Hotel near Upper East Side

Jan 15th, 2007, 07:21 AM
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Hotel near Upper East Side

My daughter is moving to NYC and has rented an apartment in the Upper East Side around 83rd and 2nd St. When I visit her, I will most likely be staying in a hotel. Any suggestions? I want to do it as inexpensively as possible without staying in a total dump. Thanks!
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Jan 15th, 2007, 10:20 AM
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The Bentley Hotel is on 62nd and 1st. It's not that close but you can hop on the First Avenue bus and it will take you right on up. People I know who have stayed there said it was pretty nice and I don't think it was very expensive (at least NYC standards).
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Jan 15th, 2007, 11:12 AM
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Because the location is so far esat (NOT good for tourists) The Bentley does usually have good rates for a reasonably pleasant hotel.

Another option is one of the hotels on the upper west side - and just take the 79th St crosstown bus. There are a bunch of reasonable hotels in that area ranging from the Lucerne (pretty and pleasant) to the Belleclarie, Excelsior and Beacon (basic but clean).

Have a look at tripadvisor.com to see what appeals to you.
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Jan 15th, 2007, 11:31 AM
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There's a newish Courtyard by Marriott on 92 st & 1st ave. At times it's pricey and other times very affordable. There's an indoor pool and rooms evidently very nice.
http://marriott.com/property/propertypage/NYCMH

The Wales Hotel is an olde worldy place on Madison Ave. & 92 st that used to be affordable. Some rooms really small. If you can find a good price, might be worth a shot.

The 1871house.com is a charming b & b in the low 60's near Bloomingdales.

Affinia.com has the Affinia Gardens also in the 60's and the lovely Surrey at 77 st. b/w Madison & Fifth, normally a bit pricey but sometimes very affordable (also check quikbook.com for prices vs. affinia.com prices)

There are a few other b & b's or small hotels on the UES, but none I'd recommend. What you might well find are apts. for rent either from brokers like nyhabitat.com or on vrbo.com, craigslist.com etc.
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Jan 15th, 2007, 12:23 PM
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The Franklin (http://www.franklinhotel.com/) is at 164 East 87th Street (I think its between Third and Lex).
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Jan 16th, 2007, 04:31 AM
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I am not a fan of the Franklin so didn't mention it. It is probably the closest to your daughter but really (imo) a hostel in disguise. Read reviews on tripadvisor which are very mixed.
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