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Opinions on these budget hotels?

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Message: We are travelling from Australia to New York next September and would like to know if anyone has stayed in these budget hotels. We are looking for something with a private bathroom, clean and in a safe area. Any opinions on these would be appreciated: The Hotel Wolcott, Herald Square, Portland square, Carlton Arms, Pioneer Hotel, Malibu Studios, Senton Hotel. Or any other suggestions for under $100 a night.

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    I'm familiar wioht the first three and have always heard that they are acceptable tourist class budget hotels - safe and clean but very plain and not fancy. Of the rmeaining three I've only heard of Maibu Studios and recall seeing mixed reports but it should be easy to find by searching this forum - it has been discussed here. Grand Union is in the same general area as the Wolcott and is similar in price and reputation. The Hotel Madison gets good reviews here as a budget property including comments from a fellow Aussie (Alan Jarman) who posted here about staying there with his family. I have also read a favorable review of Hotel 41 on 41st Street just below Times Square. It's a new property with small rooms but said to be clean and nice (it's an odd and mostly commercial block but an incredibly convenient location). If there are only two of you and you're okay with having one bed you should consider Priceline. You could do pretty well and most likely get a 3* property for well under $100 per night - somethign much nicer than the budget places you mention. Theoretically I save lots of money when I use Priceline but the reality (which is fine for me!) is that I now stay in much nicer properties than I did before and spend about the same (but quite often a bit less). I never, ever stayed in Marriott's, Hyatt's or Hilton's in the past but I do so now because I'm paying about what I paid for lower end chains.

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