Any reasonable hotels in NYC?

Old Sep 26th, 2005, 05:55 PM
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Any reasonable hotels in NYC?

My daughter and I would like to make a trip to New York City in October or November. I've been checking hotels, and the rates are sky high! I was there in both January (Novotel)and July (Milford Plaza) and paid only $169 per night. I can't find anything under $300 a night for this fall. Can anyone help?
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Old Sep 26th, 2005, 06:00 PM
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I always use Priceline if booking hotels in NYC. Although I understand their deals aren't as good as a few years ago, I think you can probably get something quite good for 169.
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Old Sep 26th, 2005, 06:16 PM
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Look here for advice on dates and some hotel options (but not at $169.

http://hotels.travelzoo.com/new-york-hotels/
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Old Sep 26th, 2005, 06:26 PM
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Rates Oct through New Year are much higher than January (the lowest rates of the year) or even July.

I would be happy with anything under $300 per night for a decent place.

Suggest you look at places either downtown or the upper west side and reserve something you can cancel - then double check Priceline when you get closer (this time of year they won;t release rooms - if any - untl the last minute).
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Old Sep 26th, 2005, 08:11 PM
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Have you seen my current thread about "Any more budget Times Square Hotels"?
It is amazing right now, isn't it?

You might look at nyhabitat.com for apartments.

Here's a full one bedroom apartment we rented last May and you can do it for less than a week, unlike many others. It runs $176 a day for 5 day minimums, or $203 if for less than that. It's no five star hotel, but if you stayed at the Milford Plaza, you'll love this place!

http://www.nyhabitat.com./new-york-a...vacation/11462
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Old Sep 26th, 2005, 08:39 PM
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Thanks Patrick, and yes, I just read your post. Sorry I had missed it earlier. I had no idea autumn was high season in New York. My daughter and I are thinking of rescheduling our trip to Manhattan. Instead, we are considering London, Tokyo, Hong Kong or Krakow -- all of which we can do for less than New York!
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Old Sep 26th, 2005, 08:42 PM
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Incidentally, we stayed at the Milford Plaza in July. The floor had been entirely renovated, and the room was perfectly fine! I was a bit surprised because I was warned to expect the Mildew Plaza and that wasn't the case! I would stay there again if I could get the same rate ($169)!
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Old Sep 26th, 2005, 09:08 PM
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You are rigth. Pretty expensive this year. But try Hotwire if you don't have luck with Priceline. On weekends, you can get 4*s for <$300. Prices higher on weekdays.
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Old Sep 26th, 2005, 10:31 PM
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Try looking for the same hotels for the 4 nights after Christmas. You'll find the kind of rates you remember. NYC is great that week. Everything is still decorated for the holidays - but the rates are great. I checked Dec. 26 through 30.
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rkkwan, let me know what 4 star you can get for under $300 on a weekend in December, please.
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And what I meant to say was that as we approach Christmas, nearly all hotels charge MORE for weekends than weekdays, not LESS.
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Patrick - I just punched in some weekend dates in October into Hotwire, and there are 4*s for $298 or something like that. I reported what I found, as a suggestion for the OP.

She's going on Oct or Nov, not Dec. Please read the original post.
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My apologies. I've been switching back and forth between the post about NYC hotels in December and this one about hotels in October. I got confused, paraticularly by the last post at the time I posted which was talking about December. It IS nice to know that there are 4 stars (Hotwire's rating system) for $2 less than $300 in October!!!
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