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NYC Hotels?

Sat Aug 20, 2005 4:18 pm

Hi all,

We just booked an incredible airfare from DEN-LGA for $99RT on Nov 3-6! Now we are looking for hotels. We want one in Midtown Manhatten. Problem is, they are all like 250+ per night. We just cannot afford that. I was curious if there is a cheap place to stay that is not a fleabag hotel that is less than 150 a night?

Your help is once again appreciated!
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RE: NYC Hotels?

Sun Aug 21, 2005 12:16 pm

Several mid to top tier hotels play in priceline.com and hotwire.com to get rid of distressed inventory. If you are not loyal to any particular hotel chain then you can definitely get a good deal on these websites. As far as I know there is nothing extraordinary going on in the city at the time. Most of our hotels are almost selling out over that time, but then after all it is New York.

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RE: NYC Hotels?

Sun Aug 21, 2005 12:35 pm

150 a night? heh there might be one in the bronx as far as possible from the subway. For that little manhatten is almost impossible. I stayed at a small comfort inn on 35th and 9th for $200 a night. Also there was the days inn on 45th and 8th-they are usually quite cheap.
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RE: NYC Hotels?

Sun Aug 21, 2005 1:01 pm

I second WindowSeat. You would not believe what you can pull up on Hotwire.com.

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RE: NYC Hotels?

Sun Aug 21, 2005 4:09 pm

So what if we stay on Long Island? How would I get from LGA to a hotel there and to Downtown then? I hear a taxi is like $85.


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RE: NYC Hotels?

Mon Aug 22, 2005 8:21 am

I live in New York, so I might be able to help. Don't stay on Long Island, it's too far from the city. Hotel rooms are going to be more expensive in summer than any other time of year, except around Christmas/New Year's when they are equally high. Additionally, the weak value of the dollar has brought droves of Europeans to New York this summer. Occupancy rates have been better than they have been in years. Consider staying in New Jersey, especially in Hoboken or Jersey City. There is a Hyatt on the water in Jersey City that a lot of people stay at that is convenient to Manhattan without the city prices. Both areas are easily accessible to the PATH train system. PATH, or Port Authority Trans-Hudson is a safe and reliable "subway" system that connects mid-town, Chelsea, Greenwich Village, and the World Trade Center to Newark, Hoboken, and Jersey City. The fare is $1.50 per person, each way. If you insist on staying in the city (what New Yorkers refer to as Manhattan) you will pay more to be near the tourist areas of midtown, Chelsea, the west village, and the upper west and east sides (of Central Park). You will also find higher prices in the Brooklyn Heights and Williamsburg areas of Brooklyn, which are right across the East River. If you can find a hotel brand you like that has a property in the Washington Heights area of Manhattan (the far north of the island) you might get good prices there. Also, Harlem is becoming a safer more upscale area than years past, especially now that Clinton's offices are there. Becareful, however, that Harlem still has some rough areas. You might also consider the area around Columbia University and the main campus of Columbia/Presbyterian Hospital which is north of Central Park. If it were me, I would stay in Hoboken. It has become quite trendy and somewhat upscale without the equivilent prices...yet. Hoboken is a university town (again, right across the Hudson from the city) and hasn't been hit by city prices. The areas along the waterfront in Jersey City and Hoboken have wonderful areas to stroll and the views of the Manhattan skyline are some of the best anywhere. Have a good time.
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RE: NYC Hotels?

Tue Aug 23, 2005 1:43 am

Cheapest I can find in Manhattan is the La Quinta which is $179 a night.

Slightly cheaper at La Guardia the Courtyard is $169 a night.

There's a Ramada Limited in Jersey City for $99 a night, but bear in mind, that there is no restaurant there, and you'll be paying for transport into and out of the city each day.
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Tue Aug 23, 2005 2:25 am


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RE: NYC Hotels?

Tue Aug 23, 2005 3:17 am

Another alternitive is saying in New Jersey. Rates should be about $100 or less/night. There are several moderately priced chain hotels in Secacus, NJ, about 8 miles from NYC (via Lincoln Tunnel) with NJ Transit bus service to the PA Bus Terminals (near Times Square) near some of them for about $3.10/one way. Some busses run into late night hours. Some hotels/motels may have connecting bus services to those buses and they have several eating and shopping places nearby. There are 3 hotels in the Meadowlands (East Rutherford/Carlstdat, NJ) along my bus route, NJ Transit #163/164 locals and run until about 1:00 am. Those hotels include the Holiday Inn Express, Hampton Inn and Fairfield Inn by Marriott. They don't have resturants with them, but there are some nearby. Besides, you'll probably be eating in NYC anyway.
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RE: NYC Hotels?

Tue Aug 23, 2005 1:45 pm

I don't recall LGA having great city acess- but if you stayed at an EWR hotel, you could just hop the NJ Transit from the airport into New York. I think its $11 each way..

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RE: NYC Hotels?

Tue Aug 23, 2005 9:53 pm

Last time I was in NYC I stayed at the EWR Days Inn, I recall that the prices were quite cheap (as the room unfortunately).

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RE: NYC Hotels?

Tue Aug 23, 2005 10:31 pm

Quoting Espion007 (Reply 2):
For that little manhatten is almost impossible.

I just stayed at the Cosmpopolitan Hotel in Tribeca in June -- it was $120/night. Tiny tiny rooms, indifferent staff, but immaculately clean and a Starbucks and subway is literally at your door. Nice nieghborhood. Soho, the Village and Chelsea are within walking distance. Subway takes you everywhere else in 10-15 minutes. Highly reccommended. Will stay there again.
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RE: NYC Hotels?

Tue Aug 23, 2005 10:49 pm

Seems like I got a Best Western in midtown for about $105 on Priceline.com. It was in March, if that makes any difference.... November should still be the shoulder season, though.
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RE: NYC Hotels?

Wed Aug 24, 2005 12:36 am

Every month is high season in NYC these days, but prices get ultra-high after Thanksgiving, with prices over $400 for the Red Roof and Super 8.
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RE: NYC Hotels?

Fri Aug 26, 2005 2:16 am

Quoting Charlib52 (Reply 11):
Tiny tiny rooms

this is not unusual for standard hotel rooms in NYC. They're not exactly known for their spaciousness.
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RE: NYC Hotels?

Fri Aug 26, 2005 7:25 am

Hey  Smile

Every time I go to New York, I stay in a place called The Atrium on Bleeker Street, Greenwich Village. It's quite far down town, admittedly, but it's just a couple of blocks from the Subway (6 line takes you close to almost anywhere uptown) and within walking distance of the South St Sea Port, Wall St, World Trade Ctr, etc.

The accommodation is out of this WORLD in size - at least 5 times the size of your average hotel room, plus you have a kettle, fridge, etc.  Smile Check it out http://www.metro-home.com/

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RE: NYC Hotels?

Fri Aug 26, 2005 7:36 am

I just got back from a trip there, stayed at the Courtyard by Marriott in Lyndhurst, NJ. View of the Empire State Building, and the 192 bus runs from the hotel straight to Times Square, 18 minutes, costs $3.10 to ride it one way. Hotel cost about $140/night plus tax.

Also might want to try hotels.com and see what you can find. Maybee at the Ambassador at 79th street near Central Park West, or possibly even the Waldorf (found it a while back for $179/night). Good luck!

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RE: NYC Hotels?

Fri Aug 26, 2005 2:46 pm

Can I be a devil's advocate and ask why you have to stay in a hotel? A hostel is really cheap ... last time I was in NYC I stayed at the Big Apple Hostel on 47th St (I think), 100m from Times Square. Very cheap, just $35 or so a night in a dorm room, and I seem to recall they have private rooms with shared facilities for about $90 a night.
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