I know you get a lot of questions regarding transportation options to and from airports all the time. My apologies for asking yet another one of these, but I'm trying to make the best informed decision I can.
I will be arriving at Newark airport and will need to get Cosmopolitan hotel in Tribeca (at West Brodway and Chambers street).
Trying to figure out if I should go with the most convenient but expensive experience which would be cab or car service which would drop me off right at the hotel or if I should go with the most economical option which would be 12.50 for NJ transit and then take the subway to Chambers street station served by line 1, 2 and 3. (since I'll be buying a 7-day metrocard anyhow the subway part would be paid for anyhow by using the card).
I'm slightly worried about how easy / difficult navigating the turnstiles with a large and fairly heavy suitcase would be at Penn station and the Chambers street 1, 2, 3 station? I have a slight mobility / balance issue that makes me move rather slowly. And I can't remember if those stations have the high turnstiles or the low ones from my previous visit which is something you could probabaly give an answer to.
Using the subway in NYC without a large suitcase isn't a problem for me despite my balance issues but with one, perhaps the cab or car servide would be best?