4.4 out of 5

"We stayed 5 nights at the BW Bowery Hanbee and were satisfied with our accommodations. The hotel is located in Chinatown, with Little Italy a few blo ... " More

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Hotel Description

Best Western Bowery Hanbee Hotel puts you in the center of New York, 1.6 km (1 mi) from New York University and 2.3 km (1.4 mi) from Brooklyn Bridge. Highlights at this hotel include free continental breakfast and a 24-hour fitness center.

All 99 rooms feature flat-screen TVs with cable channels, and you can enjoy free WiFi, coffee/tea makers, and free weekday newspapers. Nice touches to enhance your stay include free toiletries and premium bedding. Additionally, free local calls, safes, and hair dryers are available.

This business-friendly hotel offers free WiFi in public areas, a business center, and concierge services. Additionally, you'll find laundry facilities, a 24-hour front desk, and express check-in.

Within a 30-minute walk of this 3-star Manhattan hotel, attractions include Federal Reserve Bank of New York and New York Stock Exchange.

Best Western Bowery Hanbee Hotel ratings based on 36 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.4 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0
4 out of 5

5 Night Stay

Pros: Staff.
Cons: Fix the bathroom window
Location: In Chinatown with Little Italy a few blocks away, which made for great walking to different eateries.
We stayed 5 nights at the BW Bowery Hanbee and were satisfied with our accommodations. The hotel is located in Chinatown, with Little Italy a few blocks away. If you are headed uptown to the typical sites of Times Square, Rockefeller Center, etc., expect to use the subway. There is a sub station 2 blocks away that is easy access. We had a queen bed room with a sitting chair and small round table tucked in a small alcove so when you're in the room, you are sitting on the bed. Mattress was a little softer than we like; bathroom window was the only ventilation and the window was not on its track and after reporting it, didn't appear was going to be. We cracked it when we needed too and used a coat hanger to get it closed. Complimentary breakfast was included and there were more choices than we expected and it was nice to not have to drop $40+ for a meal. Front desk staff was exceptional, every one of them! They gave great advice on how to travel to attractions.

Posted by , from OR on Dec 11, 2017

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4 out of 5

Nice hotel in an excellent location!

Pros: I liked the cleanliness, the location, the personnel. The furniture was pretty basic, but clean and functional.
Cons: Sound proofing would be helpful. We were placed in a handicapped room (although we didn't ask for it), but that meant there was no bathtub.
Location: The hotel is about 2 blocks from the nearest subway entrance, so if you use that system, it's easy to get around. See above.
This hotel is in a great location; it's situated in Chinatown/Little Italy, and within walking distance of Tribeca, lovely shops, and restaurants. The room itself was not at all fancy, but it was comfortable and certainly adequate for anyone who is planning to be out and about NYC for most of the day. Every day the maid did a wonderful job keeping the room sparkling clean. The front desk personnel were very helpful and gave us a map and directions to the places we wanted to go. In my mind, the only drawback was the thinness of the walls. Toward the end of our stay two young men occupied the room next to ours, and when they spoke in raised voices, I could hear much of their argument. I took care of the problem by knocking on their door and asking them to keep it down, and they were courteous enough to comply. I should add that the rates were very reasonable for NYC. We purchased a package that included the room and airfare.

Posted by , from San Diego, CA on Jun 11, 2017

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4 out of 5

Nice stay in Chinatown.

Pros: Website won't let me complete this section Large, clean updated room with new bathroom. Breakfast included. Close to many Chinese and Italian rest
Cons: Air conditioner cycled too frequently - fan wouldn't stay on all the time (nitpick). Better coffee available.
Good value for the money (I think, first time to NYC).

Posted by , from Florida on Dec 16, 2015

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5 out of 5

Served our purpose Served our purpose

Loved the location because we needed to be by NYU & Brooklyn. Loved the walk-in shower and wood laminate floors. So much better than carpeting.

Posted by , from J on Aug 15, 2015

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4 out of 5

Great location and staff!

This hotel was in just the right location for our purposes. Each and every staff member we encountered were cordial and helpful. The street noise we heard was primarily due to construction. The free breakfast was pretty basic, but the waffle maker was a nice touch. We would certainly book here again. Can't go wrong for the price. 

Posted by , from Wisconsin on Oct 31, 2013

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5 out of 5

Great Location & Friendly Staff

Pros: Free breakfast, Close restaurants, Free Internet, Quiet
My room seemed to be newly constructed with clean wood floors and modern conveniences. The staff was very friendly and helpful at all times. Location-wise, this place is a glutton's dream. Right in the middle of Chinatown & Little Italy and only a short walk to Katz's Deli, Russ & Daughters Appetizing and Yoneh Shimmels Knishes. It is also located a block away from the D train and only a few blocks to the 6 train.

Posted by , from Boca Raton, FL, USA on Aug 23, 2012

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5 out of 5

This hotel made me feel welcome

Pros: Free breakfast, Close restaurants, Free Internet, Quiet, close to subway and buses
The hotel was clean and comfortable. The lounge was very relaxing. We felt safe walking to Katz and Lombardi....it was an enjoyable walk. I plan to stay at this hotel again.

Posted by , from Florida, USA on Feb 1, 2012

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4 out of 5

Location and price

Pros: Free breakfast, Close restaurants, Free Internet, friendly staff
Cons: Noisy
The hotel has a great location close to great restaurants and shopping in SOHO.The rooms is comfortable, very clean and staff is very responsive. For this price you can't get anything better in NYC .

Posted by , from San Juan, Puerto Rico on Nov 16, 2011

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5 out of 5

Great value and great location!

Pros: Free breakfast, Free Internet, Quiet, clean and spacious
We were visiting our daughter for her performance debut and only could stay for one night, and wanted to be near her. The Bowery Hanbee was in a great location for easy access on the subway which was right across the street. The hotel room was quiet (for NYC) and was beautifully appointed with a super comfortable bed and plenty of room for the two of us. The bathroom was modern and clean, and the only critique was that the shower was rather narrow so the curtain pulled in to hit you while showering. Also, if you want to buy water/snacks do so early as everything closed up by the time we returned to our room at 11:00 pm. The staff was very helpful when we needed to find a cab in the rain, and while we did not eat breakfast at the hotel, they did have a very nice set-up in the morning that was well attended. We definately recommend the hotel and we look forward to staying again!

Posted by , from Belleair, FL on Nov 16, 2011

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5 out of 5

A Great Value

Pros: Free breakfast, Close restaurants, Free Internet
Allright, this may have something to do with the fact that we were put in a room that was wheelchair accessible, but what a great space! Hardwood floors, very clean, open, and the location is convenient to the Lower East Side, etc. There was one night where we had a very loud neighbor, but that lasted only 5 minutes or so... I'd return there in a minute. Much nicer and better value than the "boutique" hotels nearby that we've stayed at, and breakfast always a plus!

Posted by , from Chicago on Apr 14, 2011

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About the Best Western Bowery Hanbee Hotel

Location 231 Grand St, New York, NY 10013

Property Features

WiFi is free in public spaces. You'll find a business center on site. Free breakfast is available. A 24-hour fitness center, tour/ticket assistance, and multilingual staff are also featured at the business-friendly Best Western Bowery Hanbee Hotel. This 3-star New York hotel is smoke free.

  • 99 guestrooms or units
  • 8 levels
  • Continental breakfast (free)
  • Business facilities
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Television in lobby
  • ATM
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


  • Airport: New York, NY (JFK-John F. Kennedy Intl.) (27.9 km / 17.3 mi)
  • Train station: New York World Trade Center Station (2.1 km / 1.3 mi)
  • Metro station: Grand St. Station (0.1 km / 0.1 mi)

Room Amenities

Best Western Bowery Hanbee Hotel offers 99 air-conditioned accommodations with laptop-compatible safes and coffee/tea makers. Beds feature premium bedding. 32-inch flat-screen televisions come with cable channels. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. This New York hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and complimentary weekday newspapers, as well as phones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and blackout drapes/curtains. Housekeeping is offered daily and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested.

  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Weekday newspapers (free)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Laptop safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

Guests are served free continental breakfast.

Nearby Activities

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.


If you need to make special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when booking your stay.

  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 4 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 21


  • Check-out by 11:30 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.


  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed. No onsite parking is available.

  • No cribs (infant beds) available
  • Only service animals are allowed


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Nearby parking fee: USD 40 per 24 hours

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

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You should know

  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.