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BEST WESTERN Bowery Hanbee Hotel
Ranked #249 of 477 Hotels in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Bayport, New York
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2013

This was a real good one. Once you get there it is easy to make your New York experience with the subway access. Good stuff walking distance too. China Town, Little Italy, Nolita, Lower East Side. Subway right up to Midtown and over to Murray Hill, Turtle Bay or up to Upper East Side, Museum Mile

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Review collected in partnership with Best Western

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Gwen L, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Bowery Hanbee Hotel, responded to this review, December 27, 2013
So wonderful to hear you enjoyed our New York City neighborhoods while you stayed with us. I see new things everytime I go for a walk. The accessibility from the hotel to anywhere in the City is easy with the Subway station so close to us. Thank you for staying with us and reviewing the hotel. Please come stay with us again the next time you are in NYC.

All the best!

Gwen Lytle
General Manager
212-925-1177
Gwen.Lytle@InterstateHotels.com
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2013 via mobile

We stayed here for 4 nights. We were expecting the place to be in little italy but it's located in China town. But our room was facing inside which means very quiet and all nights we slept really well. The hotel staff were always polite and friendly. The breakfast was good. I loved the freshly baked waffle and their coffee was good. There are plenty of places to eat nice breakfast in NYC but if you eat out 3 meals a day could be very costly, so a free breakfast really did help us. The only thing we were not expecting was our room did not have a bath tub. The room had a safe box and wifi internet which was very handy. We'd definitely stay here again.

Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Gwen L, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Bowery Hanbee Hotel, responded to this review, December 30, 2013
Thank you for selecting to stay at our hotel and taking the time to write the review of our hotel. I will certainly celebrate with my team what they are doing well. They are a great group of people. The interior rooms have a single queen bed and shower only. Our rooms with two queen beds and the King suites have bath tubs. We look forward to your next stay with us.

Best Wishes,

Gwen Lytle
General Manager
212-925-1177
Gwen.Lytle@InterstateHotels.com
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2013

I would highly recommend this hotel, the location for us was second to none, the room was great, clean, comfy beds, tv - work is going on outside the hotel but it never bothered us, breakfast was more than enough, and coffee available 24 hours a day!!
The whole staff team were so helpful especially john and Shaun who helped direct me on my first ever subway trip alone, thank you.
We have had the best stay in NYC and got the most out of our stay with help from all the staff - thank you :-)))

  • Stayed December 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Belluk1
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Gwen L, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Bowery Hanbee Hotel, responded to this review, December 30, 2013
Thank you for the very kind review of our Best Western Bowery Hotel. We appreciate you staying at our hotel. I will certainly share your review with my team and celebrate John & Sean! I am so glad you enjoyed your stay and our area. We look forward to your next stay with us.

Best Wishes,

Gwen D Lytle
General Manager
212-925-1177
Gwen.Lytle@InterstateHotels.com
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Canada
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2013

Ignoring the construction outside (not the hotel's fault), the location and quality of the room was very good. The staff were helpful and friendly, the breakfast was satisfactory (good options, on par with any Best Western), and the room and bathroom were very clean. Only minor criticisms might be the size of the room (but who goes to New York to hang out in a hotel room?), and the mattress sank to the centre a little. Still, being within walking distance to Little Italy and SoHo, out of the major bustle of Midtown, but only a block from the B and D line, it was perfect for us.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Review collected in partnership with Best Western

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Thank Jeremy H
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Gwen L, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Bowery Hanbee Hotel, responded to this review, December 30, 2013
We appreciate you selecting our hotel and writing the review. Thank you for the feedback. If you can provide me with the room you stayed in, we will look at the mattess. We are glad that overall you enjoyed your time with us. Please stay with us the next time you are in NYC.

Best Wishes,

Gwen D Lytle
General Manager
212-925-1177
Gwen.Lytle@InterstateHotels.com
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32 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2013

Stayed here for 2 nights over Thanksgiving using Priceline. Room was spacious enough for the 4 of us. Note that if you use priceline, this hotel charges extra for 2 double beds. Room was clean and the hotel is close to the subway and great restaurants in Chinatown and Little Italy. Some may say it's out of the way, but if you're familiar with NY and comfortable with the subway, it's a great value for NYC. Only complaint is they ran out of breakfast the day after Thanksgiving and the poor woman refilling the food trays seemed annoyed. Overall a good stay.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank mythreechicas
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Gwen L, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Bowery Hanbee Hotel, responded to this review, December 30, 2013
We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and our neighborhood. Thank you for taking the time to review the hotel. I appreciate your feedback about breakfast, so we can improve. We have a llimited number of rooms with two beds and they are very popular, so they are priced higher than the rooms with one bed, no matter how you book them. We hope that you will stay with us again the next time you are in NYC.

Best Wishes,

Gwen D Lytle
General Manager
212-925-1177
Gwen.Lytle@InterstateHotels.com
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Los Angeles, United States
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2013

This hotel has a very contemporary feel, while still being comfortable. The rooms are not nearly as small as I thought they would be. The staff was so helpful, and friendly. I would definitely stay here again. The location was great, near little Italy and the BD subway stop, which lets you get anywhere in the city. I was expecting less, and was very pleasantly surprised.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Review collected in partnership with Best Western

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Gwen L, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Bowery Hanbee Hotel, responded to this review, December 30, 2013
I am so glad to hear our hotel was a pleasant surprise for you. It is wonderful that you enjoyed the hotel and the great location. It is very easy to get anywhere in NYC from here. We look forward to your next stay with us.

Best Wishes,

Gwen D Lytle
General Manager
212-925-1177
Gwen.Lytle@InterstateHotels.com
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Florida
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656 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 206 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2013

The location of this hotel is perfect for exploring Little Italy and Chinatown. It's at the corner of Grand and Bowery so it's pretty easy to hail a cab.
Enter through the elevator bay and take the elevator to the 2nd floor to Reception. The door is locked at night so have your key ready if you enter late at night. You also need your key to take the elevator to the rooms.
The room we had was on the 7th floor and was spacious and clean. The bed was comfortable and the bathroom larger than in most NY City hotels.
The shower is great - speedy hot water and a great shower head.
Our TV remote didn't work and it was quickly fixed without question. The staff greeted us each time they saw us in the hall.
We were at the front of the hotel and did hear some street noise (you are in a huge city after all) and heard some construction noise but that should abate when the improvements to the roads are completed. The location is great because it's right in the middle of Chinatown so if the noise of a thriving and "happening" neighborhood would ruin your visit, stay elsewhere.
I recommend this hotel for location, room quality and hospitable staff. They made some super restaurant recommendations for us.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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3 Thank travchef
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Gwen L, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Bowery Hanbee Hotel, responded to this review, November 18, 2013
We appreciate you taking the time to provide the very detailed review of the Best Western Bowery Hotel. It was a pleasure to have you stay with us. We are glad you enjoyed the many great things our hotel and location has to offer when staying in NYC. THank you for your kind words about the staff. I will certainly share your comments with them.

Please come stay with us again the next time you are in NYC.

Best Wishes,

Gwen
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Property: BEST WESTERN Bowery Hanbee Hotel
Address: 231 Grand St, New York City, NY 10013-4246
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Location: United States > New York > New York City > Chinatown , Manhattan
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#41 Best Value Hotel in New York City
#186 Romantic Hotel in New York City
#192 Family Hotel in New York City
#223 Business Hotel in New York City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — BEST WESTERN Bowery Hanbee Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 99
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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