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Topic: Good Places To Stay In New York
Username: Ryanb741
Posted 2002-11-06 15:24:47 and read 1963 times.

Hi guys, where is a good area to stay in New York that is reasonably priced and fairly near the attractions?

Topic: RE: Good Places To Stay In New York
Username: Cerulean
Posted 2002-11-06 15:38:58 and read 1958 times.

A Best Western in New Jersey.

Topic: RE: Good Places To Stay In New York
Username: Trickijedi
Posted 2002-11-06 18:33:06 and read 1951 times.

Ryan, do you intend to stay in NY city or the NY area? Because I usually book hotels further up north in Westchester county and just commute down to the city. So much cheaper that way!

But of course, if you like the excitement of being in the city then it may be worth the extra cash you plump down.

Topic: RE: Good Places To Stay In New York
Username: TWFirst
Posted 2002-11-06 18:36:23 and read 1948 times.

It's definitely possible to find some good hotel deals in Manhattan. I have plenty of times. Check Travelocity.

Topic: RE: Good Places To Stay In New York
Username: Qantas744
Posted 2002-11-06 18:41:39 and read 1944 times.

We went there in July and stayed at the Jolly Hotel Madison Towers. It's on Madison Ave at 38th Street and is nicely located in between the Empire State and Grand Central. We booked it through Trailfinders in Kensington High St but my wife paid so I don't know how much it cost.


Matt

Topic: RE: Good Places To Stay In New York
Username: AA61hvy
Posted 2002-11-06 18:58:23 and read 1942 times.

i stayed at the novatel and one of the sheraton towers.

Topic: RE: Good Places To Stay In New York
Username: Ryanb741
Posted 2002-11-07 00:01:25 and read 1937 times.

Thanks for the replies. What I meant though was what is a good area of town to stay in for close access to most attractions?

Topic: RE: Good Places To Stay In New York
Username: Rooinc
Posted 2002-11-07 03:00:15 and read 1919 times.

I love the Millennium Broadway. It's a classy hotel and it's a great location: Times Square/Midtown. I recommend midtown no matter the hotel, it's just a good jumping off point. And though Times Square is crazy and busy, once you walk into the Millennium the city is left outside. Killer BBQ joint right across from the lobby as well. Best hush puppies I have ever had! Have fun.

--TJ

Topic: RE: Good Places To Stay In New York
Username: 174thfwff
Posted 2002-11-07 04:16:02 and read 1912 times.

Try the Bentley Hotel. Granted it's far, but it's close enough to a lot of stuff. By Taxi it took us 6 minutes to get to Little Italy. I love their rooms and the lobby. Very nice.
Also Essex house was great too.

-174thfwff

Topic: RE: Good Places To Stay In New York
Username: STT757
Posted 2002-11-07 04:17:49 and read 1908 times.

I highly recomend the Jersey City Courtyard Marritott, it's in an affluent business area right on the Hudson river less than two miles from Wall Street, 3 miles from the Statue of Liberty and has a PATH station right next to the hotel.

http://www.marriott.com/dpp/PropertyPage.asp?MarshaCode=EWRNW

The PATH is a Subway/Commuter train run by the Port Authority that runs between NJ and Manhattan, especially tourist areas like the Village, Soho, and Herald Square. From the Newport Courtyard Marriott to Greenwich Village is one stop 5 minute ride on the PATH, to 33rd street/ Herald Square it's about ten minutes.

It's really just as good if not better than staying in Manhattan, the PATH costs the same as the Subway ($1.50) but is alot safer and cleaner.

There's also ferries to points all over Manhattan, and a new light rail which will take you to Liberty State Park and Hoboken. Hoboken is a very trendy town next to Jersey City where lots of young professionals live and hangout.

It's also the home town of Frank Sinatra and the First baseball game.

Topic: RE: Good Places To Stay In New York
Username: STT757
Posted 2002-11-07 04:21:22 and read 1908 times.

Lots of Brits and Irish folks hang out in Hoboken, lots of Pubs. I go there almost every weekend, great town right across from Manhattan.

Topic: RE: STT757
Username: TWFirst
Posted 2002-11-07 05:05:08 and read 1902 times.

>>It's really just as good if not better than staying in Manhattan<<

Only someone from Jersey would say that Big grin

Don't get me wrong, I like NJ and use the PATH all the time, but let's be real. Someone flying across the pond from the UK to visit NYC should stay in Manhattan. If you were going to visit London, wouldn't you want to stay in the heart of it and truly experience it? Trying to sell a European on the rickety old PATH system is laughable - Europeans are used to sleek new efficient rail systems. I mean, they built the Chunnel for god's sake. Plus the fact, saying the PATH is safer and cleaner than the subway is delusional - I've been hit up for money WAY more on the PATH than on the subway. The Pavonia station is a mess and the ceiling is leaking with mold growing all over it. The Christopher Street station is on a very scary block, especially on Friday and Saturday nights. Also, the PATH doesn't go through SOHO as you mentioned.

Ryanb741: I think the real question is: what attractions are you most interested in? New York is gigantic, so depending on what most interests you will determine the best answer to your question.

Topic: RE: Good Places To Stay In New York
Username: STT757
Posted 2002-11-07 05:21:09 and read 1899 times.

It's two miles from Wall Street, Ellis Island, Liberty Island and the WTC to Jersey City.

Which is the same distance (if not closer) as from Mid-Town Manhattan to the same area, without the headaches and high costs for food, drinks, hotels etc.

Ever compare the prices of a fast food restaraunt in Manhattan to the rest of the World?.

This is about how close the Jersey City Courtyard Marriott is to Lower Manhattan, the Light rail shown in the Picture is across the street from the hotel.

Topic: RE: STT757
Username: TWFirst
Posted 2002-11-07 05:28:30 and read 1896 times.

Yes, but this light rail ISN'T the PATH and can't take him to Manhattan now can it? And everything he wants to see is most likely in Manhattan... because he can get all the real pubs he wants in England rather than Hoboken. Sorry, but people don't come to New York to drink and eat in New Jersey dude, prices be damned. Now, for those of us that live here, picking up a cheaper bottle of Crown Royal in NJ or having a night out in Montclair where the buck streches a little farther is just fine.

Topic: RE: Good Places To Stay In New York
Username: Jcs17
Posted 2002-11-07 06:18:01 and read 1890 times.

Just stay at EWR airport and catch the airtrain to NYC when you want to go in...its a fairly reasonably priced ticket compared to a taxi. But, when I left to EWR at 2:30AM last time I was there I was able to pick up a limo for $25 into the city. Big grin

Topic: RE: Good Places To Stay In New York
Username: BCal DC10
Posted 2002-11-07 11:14:34 and read 1887 times.

I always stay at the Royalton Hotel on West 44th St. Its pretty funky, great bar downstairs and the bedrooms are pretty chic. Its also close to most things...
I'm staying there in December for my weekend shopping trip to NYC.  Big grin

Topic: RE: Good Places To Stay In New York
Username: Twaneedsnohelp
Posted 2002-11-07 17:54:11 and read 1875 times.

coming from a NYer I like these replies!

Ryan, don't stay in jersey City. That hotel was designed for business travelers visiting the new Jersey City office parks built on the hudson

As for Manhattan - where you want to be is Midtown (57-42nd streets between Lex and 8th avenues). Midtown comprises Times Square, fifth Avenue, the theatre district, the top hotels, restaurants etc.. Plus lots of office buildings.

The upper east side (east side of central park) is the affluent residential part of manhattan with good hotels too. A little quiter and cosier, less touristy, but a little farther from the attractions.

For younger hipper travelers, Chelsea, SOHO, TRIBECA and Greenwich village are also attractive options. Nestled in between Midtown and Downtown (the southern tip of NY) these neighborhoods are trendier, more exciting, more artsy, and intelectual.

Hotel choices:
SOHO Grand (in SOHO)
Tribeca Grand (in Tribeca)
Hudson (Midtown 57th and 9th)
Royalton (times square 44th and 6th)
Millenium Broadway (Times Square also)

feel freel to email me if you have any questions.

have a terrific trip, pack warm.
russ - tnnh

Topic: RE: Good Places To Stay In New York
Username: Arsenal@LHR
Posted 2002-11-08 00:52:52 and read 1864 times.

Trying to sell a European on the rickety old PATH system is laughable - Europeans are used to sleek new efficient rail systems

Not the British!  Big grin

Topic: RE: Good Places To Stay In New York
Username: Ryanb741
Posted 2002-11-08 00:59:16 and read 1862 times.

Thanks for all the advice guys, but I have to confess that the info is actually for a work colleague. I knew the airliners.net posse would be far more useful than any travel agent! Big grin

Topic: RE: Good Places To Stay In New York
Username: STT757
Posted 2002-11-08 01:07:51 and read 1863 times.

I think a good comparison is Disney World, you can stay at the Contemporary resort or Floridian which are actually inside the Magic Kingdom (which I have). Or stay outside the park at places like the Mariott World Center or Hyatt Regency which are just as nice (if not nicer) than the resorts inside the Park, but for half the price.

He mentioned price was a factor, if you do not have $250-$350 dollars a night to spend on a hotel room your better off not staying in Manhattan, because what your going to get is not equal to what your paying.

To go from Jersey City to Lower Manhattan (WTC, Village, China town,Wall Street etc) takes 2-5 minutes and costs a $1.50, it's the same distance for the same amount as taking the subway from Mid-town Manhattan. But your going to get a better deal, in nicer accomadations.


Also your very close to Ellis Island, and the Statue of Liberty in Jersey City, plus the views of the Manhattan skyline are the best from the Jersey side of the Hudson.

Here's another great hotel which just opened on Jersey City's Waterfront near the Courtyard, it's the Jersey City Grand Hyatt hotel. It's built on a pier in the Hudson river, with ferry service and PATH service to Manhattan. Plus it has spectatcular views of Manhattan, without the big Manhattan price.

http://jerseycity.hyatt.com/property/index.jhtml

http://jerseycity.hyatt.com/property/hotelinfo/slideshow/index.jhtml;jsessionid=1Y4XZV4CEGM2CP5QSESCM4Z54CISKJVC


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