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Hotel in Brooklyn near long island city, williamsburg or park slope

Hotel in Brooklyn near long island city, williamsburg or park slope

Old Sep 11th, 2009, 08:37 AM
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Hotel in Brooklyn near long island city, williamsburg or park slope

Visiting our daughter ... need a hotel near any of these sections of Brooklyn. Thanks
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Old Sep 11th, 2009, 09:35 AM
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You've mentioned 3 different neighborhoods (and Long Island City is in Queens) Where do you really need to be? Some hotels in Manhattan may be more convenient than being in a different Brooklyn area

There's a Holiday Inn Express on a dreary block at the edge of Park slope.

A couple of boutique hotels in other Brooklyn areas, like the Nu Hotel, and there's Marriott in downtown Brooklyn near the bridge.
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Old Sep 11th, 2009, 09:40 AM
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As nyer points out, these are three distinct neighborhoods that are, moreover, not on the same or even connecting subway lines. So you really have to be more specific. I guess if you are driving a car, it might not matter as much (parking rates are not that different between Brooklyn and Queens), but if you are relying on public transit, you absolutely must stay on a subway line that is convenient to your daughter's place.

There are more hotels in Long Island City than in Brooklyn. There's a concentration of hotels along the subway lines in the Queensborough Plaza area (1 to 3 stops from Manhattan). I find these very convenient for Manhattan, but they aren't at all convenient to Brooklyn.

If your daughter lives in Brooklyn, then you really need to stay there, and there are relatively few hotels. There's the Marriott and a few others. Consider the Howard Johnson in Soho or one of the other hotels in Soho if you can find one in your budget.

Where exactly does your daughter live, when are you coming to NYC, and how much can you afford? Those are three crucial questions.
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Old Sep 11th, 2009, 10:14 AM
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It would also make sense to find out what subway line she's nearest to. You might want to stay in Manhattan but near that line. Here's the subway map http://www.mta.info/nyct/maps/submap.htm
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Old Sep 11th, 2009, 12:44 PM
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I have to second mclaurie. If your daughter is in Long Island City, it really could make sense to stay in a hotel in Manhattan near 53rd street. You could jump on the E/V train and in five minutes you'd be in Long Island City. Plus that way you could be right next to the MoMA and other lovely Manhattan sights. There's a LOT to see in that part of town and lots of nice hotels there, too!
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