24-27 March Stay in New York, child friendly.

Jan 12th, 2013, 01:07 PM
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Thanks for all your help, having never been before I find it all very confusing.
I'll let you know what I find or where I end up booking, I've got a few more days hunting yet.
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Jan 12th, 2013, 08:18 PM
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You could try looking at Tingo.com for hotel listings. Its owned by trip advisor.

Do not stay at the airport hotels in NYC. Too much time will be spent traveling to and from the sites in Manhattan on a daily basis.

Long Island City is OK, and there quite a few newer hotels right near the subway. Cheaper than Manhattan if you cannot find a decent hotel at the price you want to pay. But as others have said if you are paying $100 a night you are in a dump. You want a safe place for yourself and your child.
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Jan 13th, 2013, 02:09 PM
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Check out the Affinia hotels.. they have a 3 day sale right now for stays through march 31 .. starting at $129 a night ..in Manhattan
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Jan 14th, 2013, 01:10 PM
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Hi Maxima,
Thanks for the pointer but I don't seem to be able to see the Affinia offer?
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Jan 14th, 2013, 03:33 PM
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Just put in your dates and see what privy cels come up. It's possible that thus sale is already over.
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Jan 14th, 2013, 04:55 PM
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Looks like these rates are already sold out. You might try emailing the affinia group - to see if they have any special deals - but for prices this outrageously low you need to jump on them immediately.
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Jan 16th, 2013, 01:36 PM
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Managed to book a hotel for the last night at LaGuardia for less than $90 I think it was at the Comfort Inn. Reviews seem okay.
Two more nights to sort out.
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Jan 16th, 2013, 06:05 PM
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Not what I would recommend, Do look into how you would have to get to this hotel via public transit (may be a trekand not easy in the evening).

Check out hopstop.com to find out how to get there via public transit. And make sure it has a free shuttle to LGA - or getting to the airport can be a tedious, lengthy process,
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Jan 17th, 2013, 03:54 AM
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Ah, they do a free transfer to and from the airport. If we have any issues its only a few minutes in a taxi.
The trip from the centre to the airport appears to be subway then linking bus to the airport.
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Jan 17th, 2013, 05:27 AM
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zak1976, it's certainly your decision, but I think it's going to prove a very annoying one for you. You're going to have to check out of your previous hotel around 11am and will not be able to check into your new hotel until 3. So you have to go all the way out to LGA, drop off luggage (or store it at your old hotel). There's really no easy and direct subway/bus service to the Comfort Inn at LGA. You can get there, but it is a log slog and a difficult one. I've actually been there, and it took me over an hour to get there from Manhattan.

It's actually not that difficult to get to LGA from Manhattan if you don't mind taking your luggage on a crowded city bus. You take the N/Q train to Astoria Blvd., walk downstairs and hop on the M60 bus that takes you to the airport in about 15 minutes. I can do that trip to or from my office in 30 to 40 minutes (my office is at 55th/Broadway) and have several times. It is considerably easier and faster to do this trip than to get to the Comfort Inn by subway and bus. It's even difficult to find the bus once you exit the train in Jackson Heights.

I hope you will reconsider, but I understand if you will not.
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Jan 17th, 2013, 05:28 AM
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Oh ... and by the way, you will NOT be able to get a taxi easily from the Comfort Inn LGA to the airport. Yellow taxis simply don't visit outer borough hotels. You have to call for a car service, which is more expensive and might take 15 or 20 minutes to arrive. Just FYI.
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Jan 20th, 2013, 09:18 AM
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Unfortunately the LaGuardia hotel is booked so I'm just going to have to worry about that one now.
Anyway, main choice seems to be between the Edison and Comfort Inn Long Island. Price is nearly identical at £150 for either, the Comfort Inn offers breakfast though.
The comfort Inn seems to offer the easier travel options to the airports though.
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Jan 20th, 2013, 09:50 AM
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Scrub that, up to 200 now for the Edison.
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Jan 20th, 2013, 10:12 AM
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NYC gets more than 50 million visitors per year - and good hotel deals are rare. the longer you wait the higher the prices will be as those who move quickly take the best deals.

I really don;t think you have time to keep dithering - but should reserve now something that can be cancelled if you find something better.
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Jan 20th, 2013, 12:54 PM
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Zak ... Book something ... Anything ASAP. Prices are only going up the closer to your time of travel. You can always change later if you find something better.
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Jan 20th, 2013, 04:51 PM
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I would book the Edison. The hotel cafe is pretty inexpensive for breakfast. Its in the theater district, and you can walk to a lot of places. And you won't have to spend time just getting into and out of Manhattan.

Doug is right.. book right away and then look for a better deal. and do not stay at the comfort inn la guardia unless you want to hear planes flying over head and well yes, the Flushing area does have problems with human trafficking.
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