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jenmarsh Jan 28th, 2007 07:38 AM

Hotels options in a trendy local
I'll be going to New York with 3 of my girlfriends the third weekend of February. We were thinking of staying in Soho. What are the best hotel options if we don't want to spend a fortune? We would like to share one room, if possible. Are there cheaper areas that would be a better option? Thanks!

nytraveler Jan 28th, 2007 11:07 AM

PLEASE tell us what you want to spend. Prices in New York are different from most of the country - and we don;t know what you mean by a "fortune". Also, be aware that most hotel rooms in New York are for 2 people- and will not hold 4 (have one double bed).

To me, a "fortune" for a hotel suite suitable for 4 people would be over $1200 per night - but I strongly suspect your idea is different - so, please give us a clue.

At a guess, you might be interested in the Cosmopolitan Hotel in Tribeca, which has double/doubles sometimes available at $159 per night plus tax. Trendy neighborhood and good location - but QUITE basic hotel.

mclaurie Jan 28th, 2007 03:38 PM

The nice hotels in Soho are Soho Grand, the Mercer or 60 Thompson. Given there are only 3, you can look at each (or contact them) and find out about rooms for 4. A lot will depend on whether you're all prepared to share beds.

There are "cheaper areas" but haven't a clue about what you would consider a better option. The meatpacking district is trendy. Hotels there are the Gansevoort and Soho House. In some ways, those might be considered trendier.

The Gramercy Park hotel is trendy. You might have a look at for the hotels they include.

jenmarsh Jan 31st, 2007 04:59 AM

by a fortune I mean over $400/ york is crazy expensive. ugh! thanks for the help.

mclaurie Jan 31st, 2007 05:12 AM

Assuming you mean the week of Feb. 18th, looking on quikbook, if you were to go for most space, the San Carlos is a really nice suite hotel in midtown and a room with 2 double beds and a sofabed is $344/night.

The Shelburne Murray Hill has a 2 bedroom suite for avg. $367/night. (doublecheck those prices against

While not a trendy hotel, the Four Points Sheraton Chelsea is in the area where many of the clubs are located and you can get a room there with 2 beds for as little as $200/night plus tax. You might consider 2 rooms there at that price.

steviegene Jan 31st, 2007 05:15 AM

Me and 3 girlfriends stayed at the W in times square for a bachlorette party. Super cool, trendy place with fantastic decor and great bar downstairs.
We got 2 double beds, and a good price of around $450.
We didnt tell them we had 4 people in the room though. I think they charge extra for extra people in the room.

nytraveler Jan 31st, 2007 09:32 AM

The issue is not just not telling them you are paying for 2 but using it for 4 - which is, of course, actaully theft. The issue is that many rooms reserved for 2 people have only 1 double or 2 twin beds. This would leave 2 people to sleep on the floor or in a bathtub.

So - if there are 4 of you - you need to reserve and pay for a room for 4.

kangamom Jan 31st, 2007 09:38 AM

You should also look into the W in Union Square. This is a fun trendy area.

steviegene Jan 31st, 2007 09:45 AM

actually you can reserve a room at the W with 2 double beds - for 2 people - I know because I did it.
I also wouldnt consider it theft. But whatever.

clarkgriswold Jan 31st, 2007 09:52 AM

If you think you can deal with just two double beds, check out the Solita Soho, a great location, and new so the rates haven't gone sky high yet.

The rooms, however, are small just as they appear on the web photos.;hotel=NY288

trippinkpj Jan 31st, 2007 10:02 AM

That seems to be a pricey weekend with Presidents day weekend. How do I say this and still be nice? Holiday periods tend to be a lot higher in most large cities and tourist destinations. Whew, I did it!

jenmarsh Jan 31st, 2007 11:06 AM

I'll be there Feb 22-25 so hopefully no holiday weekend price increases. Thanks so much for the's all VERY useful!

jenmarsh Jan 31st, 2007 11:20 AM

can you tell me which one of the affinia hotels is in the trendiest location?

mclaurie Jan 31st, 2007 01:36 PM

I would not call any of the Affinia locations "trendy."

The Affinia Manhattan is not far from Chelsea though where there are a lot of clubs, but it's not a trendy area where it is.

But then, the Hudson hotel is not in a trendy area either but the hotel itself is trendy. One trendy suite hotel is the Alex. It gets mixed reviews but might suit your purposes. The Shelburne Murray Hill is near the W Court & Tuscany which have a trendy bar.

picture_girl Jun 4th, 2007 02:10 PM

Do you know which of the Affinia hotels are closest to Soho?
Many thanks!

nytraveler Jun 4th, 2007 04:16 PM

The Affinia Manhattan - 7th near 31st is closest to SoHo - but not really that near. It's actually in a business district right near Penn Station.

mclaurie Jun 5th, 2007 03:43 AM

None of the Affinia hotels are particularly close to Soho.

GoTravel Jun 5th, 2007 05:43 AM

LOL! Trendy and Affinia don't work together!

The Pod Hotel would be the only trendy inexpensive hotel I can think of.

As far as puting four people in a room and only telling them two, in Manhattan a room with two beds is NOT a standard room. For the most part it is an upgrade.

Check out hotwire and see what they have available.

You'll probably not find trendy for under $400 for four people.

However, give the Maratime Hotel a try and see what they have.

Again, a room with two double beds is usually an upgrade. I wouldn't try to book a room for two and hope for a double/double.

What about two rooms on Priceline?

picture_girl Jun 5th, 2007 11:19 AM

My head is spinning reading all of these posts, so I apologize for any questions that I am asking that are posted already...
Okay, want to stay in Soho or nearby. The W is not close to SoHo correct?
Soho Grand doesn't have double beds and I am going with a friend. 60 Thompson & the Mercer are beautiful, but WAY out of my price range. :-)
Any hotels just outside of Soho or within walking or cabbing distance? Trendy is fine, but not required. I can spend around $350 total per night.
Gansevoort is in Meatpacking district right?
Thanks so much nytraveler, mclaurie and everyone else.

picture_girl Jun 5th, 2007 12:06 PM

Please disregard this post.
I just posted a new topic with all of my questions:;tid=35011114

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