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Historical Traveler Reviews BEST WESTERN PLUS Seaport Inn Downtown New York City
CAN YOU KEEP A SECERT
Great hotel Great staff, only one draw back only booked in for three nights.
Recently spent six nights in this hotel. Very well located for exploring Downtown Manhattan. The room was a good size and very clean. Free high speed internet access in the room - cable, not wireless. Breakfasts were OK, and the staff friendly and helpful.
The location is interesting - right next to the fish market. We arrived on Saturday, and had a very quiet night. On the Sunday night and all nights following, the market started activity at about 3am. It was fairly noisy, but very interesting to look round first thing in the morning.
We would recommend this hotel to others wanting to be slightly removed from the hurly-burly of Manhattan.
Clean and nice
Very clean and ncie hotel with good breakfast. The location is great for touring lower Manhattan. Close to Pier17 and close to tour bus stops..
Great place to stay
We recently stayed at the Best Western Seaport Inn hotel 7 nights and I must thank all the staff for their help and good service. The hotel is very clean and well run also located in a great area lots to see and do. The deli next door sells every thing and the people working in it are very nice and pleasant.
There are lots of places to eat in the local area, pizza to fresh fish restaurants and lots of nice bars full of friendly people. With in a very short walk is pier 17 shopping mall
Full of great shops and restaurants also a fabulous food hall. Thanks to all the people in the hotel and surrounding area and New York who made our holiday so enjoy able.
If you have not been to New York go there its fantastic. We will be going back soon.
Stayed here for 2 nights in NY early Apr/04. Right near Brooklyn Bridge, easy walk around all of downtown. Free breakfast buffet but variety very limited (Spoiled by a place I stayed at in New Orleans I guess). Nice eating area with wooden tables & large screen plasma TV, but pretty crowded once you get 10 people in there. Arrived on a Saturday night and huge street out front very deserted. Come Monday morning there were trucks everywhere and lots of noise! I'm guessing it had something to do with the nearby Fish Market. No fishy smell right at or in the hotel, but walk down the block and you'll get it all right. Cafe/deli next door with huge variety, easy take-out, open late. We had booked a double room but they gave us a King & sofa bed which put a damper on things - sofa bed was not comfortable at all. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Small room in the Lobby with free internet access. Never had to wait for an elevator.
I recently stayed at the Seaport Inn and I was pleasantly surprised. It was wonderful. Everyone complains about the rudeness of people in NYC, but let me tell you, that's not my experience. The staff at Seaport Inn were really helpful, professional and warm. We had an amazing view of the Brooklyn Bridge and the South Street Seaport. Also, the hotel was immaculately clean and comfortable. It was a top notch experience. I'll definitely stay there again.
My wife and I went to the City to catch a cruise ship headed for Canada. We bracketed our cruise with one nights stay in New York at each end. We stayed at the Seaport Inn at the conclusion of the cruise.
Business Travelers Unique Location
Business travelers who need a downtown location and are "on their own dime" will love this hotel. It is one of the most unique hotels in the City. Prices are excellent and you can easily walk to Wall Street, Fed Bank, anywhere downtown in less than 15 minutes. The rooms are clean, the staff is efficient and there is a fantastic surprise. The Seaport is bascially across the street, giving you a chance to enjoy a different side of the city. Finally, ask for a room with a terrace.
That is right! A walk out terrace! most give you a spectaular view of Brooklyn Bridge and the whole downtown/ Wall Street area. PS - IT is still an easy cab ride to Mid-town and even easier to The Village, Chinatown, etc.
Was charmed by the atmosphere!
The Seaport Inn is a very old building, but that is it's charm. We found the hotel to be very clean, and the people, who worked there, helpful. Especially the Evening Desk Clerk, Leon Powell. Our group was large, and he always had a smile, no matter what came up. The Continental Breakfast was much better than most hotels, and in the late afternoon there were hot fresh-baked cookies on the Desk. They were delicious. The view from the upper floors is outstanding!
The Best Western Seaport is a nice, clean hotellocated "downtown," meaning it's a quite far from mid-town(Times Square, theaters, central park). It is within walking distanceof the Statue of Liberty ferry, the WTC, the Seaport (which is a nice,touristy area with ships, shops, and restaurants). The Brooklyn bridgeis right next to the hotel (you can't hear it, though). Interestingly,the hotel basically shares the parking lot with the famous"Fulton Fish Market," which is something you should considerbefore going here. For starters, there is often a "fishy"smell in the air (though not in the hotel), which may or may notbother you (I didn't mind at all). Another drawback is that, fromabout 11:00 PM until 9:00 AM Sunday through Monday, the hectic marketis within earshot. The first night, there were car alarms going off,trucks driving by, people yelling -- all night long. On the weekends,the whole area is pretty quiet. We got used to it real quick, but,again, it's something to consider. One last thing to consider aboutthe location is that it is a nice little walk to the nearest subwaystation (I'd say 5-10 minutes), but you can catch either of the twosubway lines (A or C) that go to mid-town Manhattan (either West ofcentral park [the A] or East [the C]. The hotel has a deal with alocal driving company; they called a "cab" for me and aMercedes pulled up, which charged a couple bucks more than a yellowcab. To get a yellow cab, you'd have to walk up about one shortblock.About the hotel...the rooms we saw were very clean and spacious(for NY standards). The 6th floor has some cool terraces overlookingthe river towards Brooklyn. Each room has a tiny refrigerator, iron,tv, and desk. In the lobby, there's a handy "businessoffice" with free internet access, which was nice. There iscontinental breakfast each morning which included bagels, fruit,cereal, oj, danishes, and croissants. There is also a nice deli nextdoor which is pretty much open all the time because it serves the fishmarket. They have full breakfasts there. There are four bars /restaurants right by the hotel. The staff there seemed excellent andvery helpful towards tourists. We had no problems and greatly enjoyedour stay. Suggestions from a first-timer......if you do the Statue ofLiberty, go early as the crowds are obnoxiously large. You can takethe ferry at Battery Park (which starts 8:30 or 9:00, depending on theseason). The ferry runs from the Statue to Ellis Island, to BatteryPark and back. If I went again, I'd take the first ferry and get offat Ellis Island (which is nice) before the crowds got there. You can'tclimb the statue anymore, so there's no point rushing that....TheCloisters (part of the Metropolitan Museum of Art) is worth the tripway uptown, provided you don't take a cab (which would be $$$). Asubway will get you pretty close (ask around; everyone knows everysubway route it seems), and a bus actually will get you to thedoor. The Metropolitan is nice, too. Personally, I would skip theMuseum of Natural History because it's basically like any big-cityMuseum (dummies wearing costumes, stuffed animals, paintedbackdrops)....Chinatown is within walking distance of Best Western andis worth the trip. It's basically like visiting China, and is verylarge. There are tons of shops and restaurants....Central Park is coolfor people watching, but very confusing if you're actually trying tofind places within it like "the castle," the carousel, orthe Alice in Wonderland section. Walking from one side to another isless than a mile, I'd guess....To get around, you can currently buy a"Fun Pass" (you can use credit cards at vending machines inlarger subway terminals) for $7 which will let you ride the subways orbuses all day. You just scan each time. This is nice if you're tryingto pack in a lot of stuff in one day without paying cab fare. To giveyou an idea, a cab ride from Times Square to the Statue of Libertywill run you about $14ish before tip....Ray's Pizza near Times Squareis highly recommended.Have fun!