Hotel near Public Theater

Old Dec 6th, 2013, 10:30 AM
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Hotel near Public Theater

We have tickets to see Fun Home at the Public Theater in Mid January.
We generally stay on the UWS where I grew up but think it might be fun to stay downtown . Any hotel recs? Under $300 if possible.
We would prefer not tiny rooms.
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Old Dec 6th, 2013, 10:35 AM
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Shouldn't this be tagged NY, not MA??
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Old Dec 6th, 2013, 10:40 AM
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I stayed at The Strand this past summer. Loved it. Great location and really nice rooms.

The Roger Williams is also nice, but our room was small there.
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Old Dec 6th, 2013, 10:41 AM
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I realize those are more mid-town than downtown.
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Old Dec 6th, 2013, 10:49 AM
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www.nolitanhotel.com

The code Nyctrip might give you a 25% discount on their website. (sometimes requires a 2 night stay),.
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Old Dec 6th, 2013, 11:09 AM
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i meant to tag NY, sorry.


Clarkgriswold, that looks perfect, thanks.
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Old Dec 6th, 2013, 11:14 AM
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Anyone know anything about the Wyndam Garden Chinatwon?
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Jub: I don't know it but am very familiar with the immediate area, as I frequently food shop in the adjacent blocks, and we like a few nearby restaurants. I would have no hesitation about the neighborhood; within 30 minutes or so, you could easily cover all of downtown from East village to WTC site. I would call this a young area; there are pockets of the "old Bowery" around the Bowery Mission a few blocks to the north, and there is Chinatown, whose boundaries are indistinct and ever-expanding.

In general I would say this is a young, vibrant neighborhood exploding with restaurants and retail. If I had your budget and was a visitor, I would certainly not rule it out. I might not recommend the area to an elderly aunt from a conservative rural background, so it is not for everyone, but I don't think of you in quite those terms!

Reviews on Booking.com look good, too.


If you do decide to stay there, two places you might consider for dinner are Forcella for pizza/Italian food, and Pearl & Ash, a creative modern restaurant with a vast wine list and very low (some say lowest in the city right now) markups on wine.


http://forcellaeatery.com/bowery/


http://www.pearlandash.com/


Another fairly new local favorite, for classic French bistro cooking:

http://lephilosophe.us/
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Also think about eating at The Library and/or Joe's Pub at the Public Theater
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Old Dec 7th, 2013, 02:49 PM
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Thanks all.

Eks, though we are rural and getting elderly I would love a young vibrant area, so changed from when I grew up in the city in the 50's and 60's.

I think we are meeting a bunch of my wife's art school friends in Chinatown after our matinee so that is one dinner, but will look at these for dinner the other night .
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Old Dec 10th, 2013, 06:52 AM
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We decided on the Hotel Mulberry; location, rate and bed configuration decided us.

Thanks for your help
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Great Location! Lots of good places to eat within walking distance, too.
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Old Dec 10th, 2013, 10:06 AM
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I know, I am thrilled about that part. And one of my favorite NYC things is watching tai chi in the park.
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Old Jan 12th, 2014, 12:22 PM
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Just wanted to report back on Hotel Mulberry, which we thought was a hidden gem.
Rooms very large and comfortable beds, fridge in room. Extremely quiet, only 4 rooms/ floors I no noise from corridors. A window that opens. On street free parking from 7 pm Fri to Monday morning or a garage 3 doors away with a half price rate($34/ 24 hours validated by hotel).
With window closed we heard no noise and we were only on the third floor.
Very clean, helpful desk staff.
Full breakfast provided at next door luncheonette, though it was not good.

Zillions of restaurants within two or three blocks, produce and grocery stores galore.
Convenient to subway and many cabs two blocks away.

169 for two queen beds in January.

Highly recommended. Being in Chinatown is wonderful and so convenient to WTC memorial, the Village, lower East Side, little Italy, NYU.

By the way, Fun Home was my favorite
Theater experience ever.
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Tagging on to this thread for probably no good reason, but we have reservations in two weeks at Le Philosophe. We wanted to do French one night as it is very rare where we live and we like it. One night at The NoMad and one at Babbo. That reservation was a long time coming. I'm going to look up Fun Home but we already have ballet tickets.
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Old Jan 12th, 2014, 06:19 PM
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Fun Home closed today after the run was extended two or three times.
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