Great apartment if you don't mind the noise
We had a great 4 day stay at Maria's nice and clean apartment. Its strategic location is very convenient to go to Manhattan by bus. Expect 10-15 min to go to the grocery store though. We chose to rent an apartment instead of a hotel room because we absolutely need to cook our own food as our daughter has severe food allergies. In that respect Maria's apartment only lacked a couple of items as a fruit/vegetable peeler, cutting knives (only a 8 inch blade was provided... not to practical to cut an apple for a toddler, for instance!) and a microwave oven. That aside, we enjoyed our stay... after trying and failing to sleep the first night in the main bedroom... We come from a very calm suburban area near Montreal and didn't expect to hear buses stopping and going just below our window. So we moved to the living room and slept on the sofa bed for the remaining of the first night and the following. It was a bit disappointing as the nicely decorated room only served as a storage area. The sofa bed is rather comfortable if you're not to tall: I'm 5'7 (1.71m) and it was just long enough. It was neither our first nor our last stay in NYC as we live quite close and all in all, we will probably try to find something on Manhattan the next time. It might be a bit more expensive and smaller but still, it might be more convenient (stores, transportation, etc.). If this is your first time, Maria's apartment will be great to get to Time Square, the MOMA, the MET, Central Park and more...
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