Budget hotel in NY for family

Old Jan 28th, 2016, 01:15 AM
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Budget hotel in NY for family

We will be staying in NY for 2 nights in early August and would welcome advice on good hotels which are reasonably priced. We are a family with 2 kids aged 9 and 13 so we need a fairly spacious room. Preferably somewhat central but I assume that will bring price up too. Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated !
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Old Jan 28th, 2016, 04:29 AM
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You need to give us a specific amount per night that you are willing to pay.

"Reasonable" is in the eye of the beholder.

The Newton, a reliable budget property on the upper west side has double double rooms (2 double beds) available for advance purchase (as in now) for about $200 per night. This is typically one of the least expensive hotels in Manhattan that is still pleasant. But it does fill up fast (looking 2 or3 months in advance it is often full).

You might look for other options on booking.com and other discount sights. There is no telling if you will find something cheaper at the last moment - but I would doubt anything much less unless you bid blind on pricleline.
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Sorry - the latter usually works only for 2 people in a basic room with one bed.
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NYC attractions are spread out; as long as you're near a subway station, it will be easy to get around.
Another option is Long Island City, Queens, a short subway ride into Manhattan. The Country Inn and Suites is often reasonable, includes breakfast, and you could get a one bedroom suite for privacy.
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Hotel prices tend to dip in the heat of August, but they will rarely dip below $200 per night in Manhattan, and rooms are exceptionally small (not always shareable). One of the most reasonably priced convenient hotels is Radio City Apartments, but it books up far in advance. But there are a lot of newer chain hotels that can be reasonable, and the new subway stop in the far west 30s gives you many other options now.

I also recommend the Country Inn & Suites, which is between one and three stops from Midtown (making it much more central to many more popular sights than the Newton, which is on the Upper West Side, but still at a convenient express subway stop). There are now a few other options at that particular subway stop in Long Island City, which is the convergence of every major line in Queens, offering you options when other lines aren't running on weekends.

It would help if you would tell us what you believe "budget" means in terms of cost. A "cheap" hotel in Manhattan is anything under $189. By contrast, the Country Inn & Suites can be as cheap as $79, but will likely be over $100 in August, which is a busier month than, say, January or February.
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Old Jan 28th, 2016, 05:43 AM
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At least book something soon that you can cancel and continue to look for a better rate if necessary.

For the last 4 or 5 years I've only stayed at Hyatts in NYC.
I googled Hyatt for Aug 7-9th and the Hyatt Place Midtown-South came up for $170 a night in an accessible King bed.
With taxes this is just under $400 for 2 nights.
Kids would have to share the sofa bed and you'd have to join the hotel loyalty program for this rate.

Or try TripAdvisor and see what comes up for your dates. If you're not sure about the hotel or location check back here.
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That Hyatt Place is a wonderful new hotel, but the rooms are much smaller than the typical Hyatt Place. However, it does include free breakfast and Wi-Fi. I do love the chain. It's by far the best of the Hyatt brands.
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Try the Salisbury Hotel. We stayed there a few years ago and found it to be relatively reasonable (for NY prices) and very well located.
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We stayed at the Best Western Hospitality House and had plenty of space for everyone - It's HUGE by NYC standards. It is not posh, but clean, neat and walking distance to many sights. Free breakfast too.
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Another vote for The Salisbury.
Great location and two room suites with kitchenette were very reasonable.
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