I wrote to the manager, Gwen Lydle, beforehand and explained that I was bringing my wife to NY for a very special occasion and requested a quieter room away from the ice machine. We arrived and the reception awaiting us exceeded every expectation.
Without going into details this is a very well appointed hotel in lower Manhattan. It is in the middle of Chinatown (I know, I know, it's not Fifth Ave) but once you're on the second floor Lobby you feel completely at home. The staff was attentive, efficient, and top-notch. Check-in and out was a breeze. And when they told us to just ask if we had any questions or needed anything, it felt like they meant it! That alone was refreshing among NY hotels.
Our room was large and airy and best of all...quiet. Those double paned windows really did the trick. Our room had been upgraded and it was lovely. Bed was very comfy. Room very clean. Breakfast was fine and just the thing if you wanted to get an early start.
The location is excellent. You're in Chinatown. A few blocks to the west and north is Little Italy. To the east is the Lower East Side. And there's a subway a block away which, along with walking, was our favorite mode of transportation.
The Bowery Hanbee was everything we could have asked for in a NYC hotel. Actually it was more!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Best Western Bowery Hanbee Hotel is located in the heart of Chinatown. It is a modern seven story non-smoking hotel with 102 guest rooms. Many of the guest rooms overlook the streets of Chinatown. The property serves a complimentary continental breakfast daily. For the guests convenience all rooms have hairdryers, iron and ironing board, coffeemakers, clock radios, telephones with voice mail and in-room safes. The hotel offers free wireless and hardwired high speed Internet ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Best Western New York City
- New York City Best Western