September in New York City
25/09/2016 MikeLitoris_10, Calgary, Canada
New York City in September is a great time to visit. You may get some light rain but more importantly it won't be too hot and muggy which make subway wait times a little uncomfortable. A light jacket/... more
New York City in September is a great time to visit. You may get some light rain but more importantly it won't be too hot and muggy which make subway wait times a little uncomfortable. A light jacket/sweater is all you'd need but def bring a little pop up umbrella just in case.
This trip was mainly for my parents to visit their granddaughter. Therefore I looked for a hotel in a location that was close proximity to amenities for first time New York City visitors. We're not fancy travellers and can get by on average hotels as long as they're clean and have friendly staff. Bowery Hanbee Best Western staff were great. The room we got was a suite (902). From the looks of the hotel map we got the biggest room in the hotel. There's a small gym on the 10th floor for those who didn't get enough walking from their day. There's a breakfast buffet that'll satisfy most travellers needs. Waffle maker, eggs usually scrambled and one meat item such as ham or sausage. Fresh fruits, cereal, variety of small pastries, bagel, yogurt and of course coffee and a choice of juices. Not bad since this is all included as part of your stay.
Subway stations are all within a few blocks away. When you get to a subway station take a picture on your phone of the map and don't forget to remember whether you're going uptown or downtown from your location. This can get confusing at first but eventually you'll have figured it out and will move through the turnstiles like a local. Be sure to buy a week subway pass if you're in NYC for at least a week.
This area is in between Little Italy and Chinatown. So, you're in luck if you like cultural diversity. Next to staying in Queens I would say this area is pretty good.
You like shopping ? Only a few blocks away is Broadway. You'll find enough shops to satisfy your wants. You like even fancier boutique shops. Mercer, Greene and Wooster are just passed Broadway.
The Williamsburgh Bridge isn't too far away and also the famous Brooklyn bridge. You'll no doubt want to walk across the latter. It'll be on your intinerary for sure. You can also take the subway from the hotel.
Citi bikes have a row of bikes right in front of the hotel. This is a very cool way to explore the city since there are many bike stations that you can just pick up or drop off these units.
There'll be an endless list of great and not so great restaurants nearby. As well as quaint cafes and pubs.
Don't forget to visit Brooklyn. More walking around and enriching your visit of the Big Apple. Uptown areas such as Park ave, Madison, Central Park are also a must to go and see.
Enjoy your stay in this city that never sleeps... less
TravisEng, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Bowery Hanbee Hotel, responded to this review
Thank you for taking out the time to provide such detailed feedback on your recent stay with us. We strive to continuously improve on each and every guest's experience in which ever way we can and it pleases us to hear that you made the right choice for your parents.
We appreciate your kind comments on our team and sincerely look forward to welcoming your parents back again in the future!
All the best.