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Family of 4 on a budget looking for place to stay in NYC...

Old Nov 1st, 2008, 05:54 PM
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Family of 4 on a budget looking for place to stay in NYC...

Family of 4 is looking for an affordable place to stay for 10 / 15 days early spring in NYC conveniently located nearby all the main touristic atttractions.... Any rec's ? Thanks in advance for your kind feedback....
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Old Nov 1st, 2008, 07:37 PM
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Hi, Christinesd.
NYC hotels are very expensive compared to other parts of the country.
How much can you spend per night?
When are you coming? March can be much cheaper than April
How old are the kids? If they are over 12 they will be considered adults in figuring out rates, number of beds, etc. Are you looking for a place with kitchen facilities?
Any place in Manhattan, and some places in Queens and Brooklyn will all be convenient because the "main" attractions are all over the city! Are there any special sights you want to concentrate on?
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Old Nov 1st, 2008, 07:40 PM
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Have you considered possibly renting an apartment? I have not done it but a friend of mine found one on Craig's list and was happy with it. Perhaps others can give more info. Good luck!
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Old Nov 1st, 2008, 08:51 PM
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There are a couple of suggestions I can make. First, I would look a hotels that have rooms with kitchens-- though the room itself might be a little more expensive, overall you will save a lot. Take a look at the Shelburne Murray Hill and I think the Flatotel. Another option is extended stay hotels-- there is a chain called AKA properties, they have 4 in the city which have beautiful apartment-like rooms.

Try calling New York Guest-- http://www.newyorkguest.com. They can help you find something and will work within your budget. They can also give you advice on affordable sightseeing/dining/shopping etc.

Have a good trip!
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Old Nov 2nd, 2008, 06:20 AM
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"All the main tourist attractions" are not in the same place. Times Square, Rockefeller Center, big dept. stores, St. Patrick's Cathedral are in "midtown" but the ferries to the Statue of Liberty, the financial district, Chinatown, Soho, Greenwich Village are "downtown" or lower Manhattan and many of the museums are uptown on the upper east and upper west sides. As long as you stay some place (preferably on the island of Manhattan) within a short walk to a subway stop, you should be ok.

Renting an apartment in NYC is not really a good idea as most apt. buildings don't allow it and there are loads of scams on the internet. Your best bet is to find a "suite hotel" which provides the conveniences of an apt. (more space, kitchen) and the services of a hotel. A few that are usually affordable are

If you find these are not within your budget on the dates you need, you might have to consider staying just outside Manhattan some place easily commutable by train.
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Old Nov 2nd, 2008, 06:48 AM
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Major tourist sights are spread out over an area 8 miles long and 2 wide - plus island in the harbor. Other sights are even further afield. So no matter where you stay you will be using the subway a lot.

Agree that in NYC 12 and up is considered an adult.

Radio City Apartments are central and a VERY good deal - if they still have room - check NOW for your dates. If not, reserve something cancelable now and then look at the discount sites (travelzoo.com and hotwire) - but probably won;t have info for spring until after the the holidays. Unfortunately you can;t use Priceline unless you bid for 2 rooms - since in NYC they have rooms for only 2 people.

If you tell us your budget people can provide more perspective.
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