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Hubby and I are thinking of booking a weekend break to NY. We're trying to get an idea of cost for hotels and have been looking on the net but it's so hard to choose not having a clue about where is good, and where is not.
Does anybody have any reccomendations for good, but not too expensive hotels in NYC ? ?
Appreciate any advice.
Were going in December. When trying to find a decent hotel we found http://www.tripadvisor.com/ really helpful as it has real reviews from real travellers. Only down side was that most of the decently priced Hotels had lots of people slagging them off. There were a few mid range hotels though that got great write ups, just so happened that they weren't available when we were booked.
We are now staying on a docked yacht across from Manhatten Island. We don't like to do things the traditional way :lol:
I can't remember how much we paid but we got a good deal for the Crowne Plaza which is brilliant for location (about a minutes walk into Times Square). Our friends stayed at the Park Central (think that's what it was called) which was actually closer to Times Square and cheaper. We never went to their hotel but they said it was lovely. Rooms on the basic side but if you're anything like us all you do is sleep there anyway.
Have a fantastic time if you go. It was my best holiday ever. You can see some pics here (http://www.damsels.org/forum/showthread.php?t=6340)
ETA Tell a lie, it was the Paramount hotel they stayed in!
I went for the San Carlos Hotel in New York for when we go in October. I found a great deal on www.venere.com (http://www.venere.com) which has discount hotel rates. Found it via the trip adviser site that Fantasee mentioned as it gives great reviews. Let us know where you decide!
We stayed in the Hilton, Times Square & loved it. It is on 42nd st, just around the corner from Times Square, huge rooms, lovely hotel, good views.
I did my research & actually found it cheaper to book directly through the Hilton Website. I think that if you are only staying 2 or 3 nights it is worth paying a little bit more for your accommodation. It just makes the whole trip that bit more special, rather than "roughing it" as we call it :wink: :teehee:
I found that we did spend some time in the hotel room as New York is pretty exhausting, so lie ins & siestas before the evening starts are quite nice!
Some pics of our room & views:
View of the skyscrapers
Room was about twice the size of what you can see
We had a corner room so panoramic views of the Hudson to Times Sqare. From the other side you could see the Empire State Building
When I went last time, I stayed at the Roosevelt HOtel, which was fine - clean and comfortable, near to Grand Central Station.
Whatever you do, do NOT stay at the Manhattan Pensylvania opposite Madison Gardens - it is AWFUL. The first room they put us was facing another room (about 15 ft away), but there were no curtains at the window :loco: . They moved us to another (huge) room, that still had boxer shorts and clothes in the drawer from the last occupant :shock: . Disgusting.
Pikey, look at your view :faint:
BP, I just found this while I was mooching for NY threads, I bet you were all 'NOOOOOOOOO' when I posted where I was staying :lol:
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