First of all, BB Lodges gets a 5* rating from me because it far exceeded all expectations I had prior to my arrival. I stayed in #4, @1598 Lex.
I was looking for someplace affordable with a neighborhood feel to it and knowing Manhattan fairly well, fully expected to find a cramped, older looking room with a bathroom/shower. I was pleasantly surprised to walk into a clean, freshly painted studio apt with kitchenette and a charming balcony. For me, this was perfect.
The bed was comfortable, and the apartment was warm (even when it was 5F outside). The bathroom was adequate, everything functional.
I stayed on the 2nd floor, up one flight of stairs.
Neighborhood felt very safe, not too busy, and easy to navigate.
Located at 101st & Lexington Ave, its only a very short block to the nearest subway station. Only 20-25 minutes to get from my apt to my meeting in midtown. The one morning I was running late, I hailed a taxi. With a gas station just up the street taxis were always available (~$15 to midtown).
The convenience of having just about any shop you might need within 1/2 mile walk was a huge plus. Groceries and a pharmacy within 3 blocks, more choices if you go all the way to 86th.
Central park and the Museum Mile is a 10 minute walk to the West.
Jonathan and Clement are excellent hosts. Very accommodating. Highly recommend.
- Also Known As:
- Bubba And Bean (Bb) Hotel New York City