NYC - Where to stay
Replies: 4 - Last Post: Jul 22, 2013 2:44 AM Last Post By: markfawkner
Jul 21, 2013 7:09 AM
NYC - Where to stayHey all
Got a small detour planned for NYC, and I'm looking for some advice on where to stay.
I understand it's an expensive city, but I'm looking for something affordable, in a part of town with some sort of nightlife: restaurants, bars, music anything... It's a big place and I don't know where to start.
I don't mind staying off the island, as long as it's near enough to the subway.
Jul 21, 2013 10:01 AM
Jul 21, 2013 1:33 PM
2Hotels.com, priceline, etc. can get you surpriisngly good prices even in Manhattan; lower end chains like HamptonInn have been opening new hotels, primarily in lower Manhattan. There are now budget chain outposts near the subway in Queens. You also can save money by staying in Newark or Jersey City which are commuter train routes that take little time. There's a Hilton at Newark's Penn Station that's often very reasonable--I padi $120 the last time I stayed there. There often are good prices at hotels near Newark airport, althought the airtrain (a commuetr rail, airport shuttle) can be quite expensive and the shuttle process can be time consuming.
Jul 21, 2013 6:17 PM
Jul 22, 2013 2:44 AM
4If you rent an entire apartment in NYC through arbnb then the person renting it to you is acting illegally. The major implication for you, I guess, is that if it isn't there when you arrive, if they cancel or if you lose your money then you don't have the same call on professionalism that you do for a hotel.
Hotel Carter is probably one of the cheapest hotels on Manhattan and it is right in Times Square. The flipside is that it is very run down. I had a perfectly fine experience when staying there but in the name of all things holy, check out tripadvisor and make your own call.
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