Best Western Bowery Hanbee Hotel Rating: 3.0 Pearls
Lower East Side, Manhattan, New York City

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Pros

Cons

  • No on-site bar or restaurant
  • No room service
  • Far from most major tourist attractions

Bottom Line

Located well outside the conventional tourist zone in Chinatown -- close to Little Italy -- the 102 clean white guest rooms at the Best Western Bowery Hanbee Hotel are significantly more stylish than most hotels in its price range. And given its bright fitness center, free Wi-Fi, and free breakfast, it's an excellent pick.

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 Location

In Chinatown on the Lower East Side -- it's surrounded by noodle shops, warehouses, and authentic Italian restaurants; not fashion boutiques.

The Best Western is on a not-too-popular street in Chinatown; the banks on the ground floor (Chase and Capital One) are the only signs in the vicinity not written in Chinese characters. But it is on one of the tidier parts of Chinatown -- a bit removed from the fish markets, knockoff vendors, and excess garbage -- and sights like the New Museum of Contemporary Art and the quaint (if overpriced) restaurants of Little Italy are just a few blocks away. To the north, there is the trendy new Thompson LES and a bit of a hip Lower East Side bar scene. Some of the nightlife does trickle down into Chinatown, which has a handful of swanky, but discrete, bars and lounges.

 Rooms

Clean, comfy, and far more stylish than the typical Best Western

 Bottom Line

Located well outside the conventional tourist zone in Chinatown -- close to Little Italy -- the 102 clean white guest rooms at the Best Western Bowery Hanbee Hotel are significantly more stylish than most hotels in its price range. And given its bright fitness center, free Wi-Fi, and free breakfast, it's an excellent pick.

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Address

  • 231 Grand Street, New York, NY 10013-4246

Hotel Is Also Known As...

  • Best Western New York City
  • New York City Best Western

Room Types

  • One King Bed Room
  • One King Bed Suite
  • One Queen Bed Handicap Room
  • One Queen Bed Room
  • Standard Room
  • Two Queen Bed Room

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Hotel Features

Number of Rooms: 102
Fitness Center: Yes
Internet Access: Yes
Cribs: Yes
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Hotel Information

Location: Lower East Side, Manhattan
Address: 231 Grand Street, New York, NY 10013-4246
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