Firstly, Bubba & Bean not a typical serviced apartment or hotel. The rooms, carved into an old but refurbished townhouse in East Harlem are clean and serviced every other day with fresh towels and other goodies which made it very comfortable. There's no check in desk but the posted number near the door is always answered or returned quickly.
Secondly, you're way uptown here, with the closest subway not even 5 mins walk away at 101st. The neighbourhood is friendly and varied with taxis easy to catch, great shops a block or so away and Central Park not far off. The laundry downstairs is well priced and excellent. You need to plan your day if you're downtown a lot since it's a long train ride there and back, but we liked the separation and - when we felt lazy - a cab from the East Village only comes to about $15. Not bad!
Thirdly, your hosts Jonathan & Clement, along with Victor, are helpful to a fault, fixing anything that needs attention, make sure you get mail delivered to your room and that you get the to the airport on time. Perfect when you're hungover from the night before an early flight away.
Great value and comfortable, we'll be back!