hotel question re suites

Sep 1st, 2004, 04:46 AM
Original Poster
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 110
hotel question re suites

Planning a trip in NYC with 5 other women (old college friends). Looking for a nice, but not "break the bank" place to stay that might have a 2 bedroom suite that could sleep six or 2 suites that could sleep 3 each. Looking for a good location- either east side near the shopping or soho area- not times square area. Any thoughts?
mamby is offline  
Sep 1st, 2004, 06:02 AM
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 4,203
You should probably look at Oakwood or other similar corporate lodging company.
TxTravelPro is offline  
Sep 1st, 2004, 06:14 AM
Posts: n/a
The Affina Properties (Surrey, Shelburne Murray Hill, Eastgate Towers etc) have 2 bedroom apartments as does the Salisbury Hotel.
Sep 1st, 2004, 09:26 AM
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 16,715
Just a heads up that even in a 2 bedroom suite, under the best of circumstances (2 queen beds in each bedroom and a sofa bed for 2 in the living room) some of you would be sharing beds and there would be a lot of bathroom sharing. GoTravel I think reported 2 bedrooms at the affinia group being pricier than 2 one bedroom suites. Also be aware that the affinia rooms (studios, one and two bedrooms) all have kitchen(ettes) which are convenient, but you are paying some sort of premium for that.

If the objective is to stay somewhere decent but as cheap as possible, I'd just look for the best price for 3 double rooms (or 2 triples, again assuming some don't mind sharing beds or sleeping on a pull out or roll away).

If the objective is to all stay together (to relive dorm life) I'd phone affinia and speak to someone about options. You could also check some of the bigger hotel chains like the Hilton or the Sheraton (both have big hotels in the mid fifties on 6th ave. )and see whether they have suites with connecting rooms. This option is not something IMO you can do online. You have to call. Some other hotels worth phoning
the Warwick
the Blakely

Short of that, some names of other places that have suites in the east fifties shopping area

The San Carlos
The Kimberly
The Lombardy

The Melrose is right near Bloomingdales and was once an all woman's hotel called the Barbizon. Might be fun to check with them about options. They also have a health club with a lap pool in the building you can use as a hotel guest.

There are very few hotels in Soho and they're pricey (Soho Grand and 60 Thompson). There's a relatively new Four Points by Sheraton in Chelsea. If you can get it cheap, that's an idea but last I looked prices had skyrocketed.
mclaurie is offline  
Sep 1st, 2004, 12:20 PM
Join Date: Aug 2003
Posts: 114
I second the Kimberly--it's exactly what you are looking for.
michaelcrane is offline  
Sep 5th, 2004, 12:19 AM
Join Date: Apr 2003
Posts: 17
Try Best Western Hospitality House - 2 bedroom suite with kitchen/lounge area.
jjkaine is offline  
Sep 5th, 2004, 07:12 AM
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 16,715
Great tip. Hadn't heard of this place.
mclaurie is offline  
Related Topics
Original Poster
Last Post
United States
Nov 22nd, 2007 10:12 AM
United States
Jun 9th, 2007 03:22 PM
United States
Jan 27th, 2007 11:47 AM
United States
Jan 9th, 2005 12:02 PM
Nov 20th, 2002 05:59 AM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy -


All times are GMT -8. The time now is 11:44 AM.