Location - the best part about this hotel was the location. Given it’s relatively central location, sites such as Old Nice, the beach, and the Nice train station (for day trips to Cannes or Antibes) was an easy walk. The port (where you can catch transportation to Monaco or check out the yachts) was a bit further out, but still walkable in less than 30 minutes. If that’s too far for you, the hotel is located on a tram line, so that will take you more than 50% of the way. Along Jean Médecin, you can get anything and everything you need. The hotel is next to a supermarket (Monoprix) which sells literally everything. You’re sandwiched between two McDonald’s restaurants if that’s what you fancy. Or there are some awesome places a block or two off on either side of the main tram road. Try Manneken for the best fries you will ever have.
Noise - I was hesitant to book here because of all the reviews citing noise. That being said, I had some of the best sleeps of my year here. I got used to the tram noise and loud tourists relatively quickly. If you want no noise at all, find a VRBO in a quiet building a long hike away from the action. This wasn’t bad at all (for reference, I was basically above the entrance, on the third floor, with a balcony. I could see Jean Médecin). Don’t let the noise be a deterrent from booking here. The location makes up for it.
Breakfast - To put it simply, not worth the 12€. Croissants, yogurt, fresh fruit, cereal, scrambled eggs, and pork-based hot and cold meats. Pancakes were available one day. If you show up later, the fruit stock dwindles. If you have any dietary requirements that would preclude you from enjoying the above staples, grab a stash of food from Monoprix.
Wifi pocket - as a Canadian with outrageous roaming charges on my phone plan (like 99% of us), this was money very well spent. I had free wifi everywhere I went (including Cannes/Antibes, and spotty in Monaco). In fact, I found this wifi to be better than the hotel wifi. I would definitely recommend this.
Cleanliness - I found my room to be okay... definitely not the sparkling beauty you would see (and expect from) a 5-star hotel. Every day I’d find random different colour long hairs around my sink or in my shower. I had a lizard visitor on my last day. Anyways, standard 3-star expectations :)
Toiletries - I didn’t really find much info on this in previous reviews. You get a bottle of all-in-one shampoo/bodywash stuck to the wall, and two little hand soaps. That’s it. Bring whatever else you need, or buy it from the Monoprix.
Service - friendly, professional, helpful, and courteous. True to the expectations of an international brand name. No short-cuts here! The welcome package in my room was unexpected and above and beyond. I especially appreciated the personalized card!
Don’t undervalue the excellent service and location. You can buy everything else you need. I hope you enjoy your stay here, as I did. less
Direction D, Directeur général at Best Western New York, responded to this review
Thank you so much for the lenghty and detailled review of your stay.
It is a pleasure to hear that you have enjoyed staying with us whilst visitng our lovely city. Indeed our location is ideal for all purposes in Nice and to visit the surroundings. We will for sure take your recommendation and try the fries in Manneken ;)
We are very glad to note that you had some of your best nights sleep in our hotel. Our mattresses are new and a high quality range from Simmons. Being in the city centre means that there can be some noise in the surrounding streets but we are happy that it did not disturb you.
Our buffet breakfast offers a great range for 12€ and you will hardly find that much selection for the same price in the surrounding cafés.
I have taken note of your comments regarding the cleanliness and I will make sure to review the issues with the houseekeeping team.
With regards to the toiletries, we can provide extra amenities on request and should you have forgotten some items.
Thank you so much for your praises on the service, we really pride ourselves on providing all our customers with a warm welcome and we try to pamper them throughout their stay.
Please do come back to visit us soon !