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Jul 22nd, 2009, 01:29 PM
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I am by no means a travel expert! I have personally had great experiences with apartment rentals, but like anything you would need to do research and be comfortable with your choice. It is just a suggestion. Good luck!
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Jul 22nd, 2009, 04:50 PM
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Yes, but the OP is coming next week - so it's a little late to do planning and research. At this point they need to pick what is reliable (a hotel will be there - and apartment - who knows without a lot of checking)?

And you CANNOT put 5 people in a hotel room in NYC - it;s against the fire laws. You can if it's a suite -depending on the configuration. Many suites have one double or queen bed in the BR and a pull out sofa in the LR - so cannot hold more than 4 people. And a "junior suite" often isn't a suite at all - but just a larger room in which they have one double bed and can add a rollaway (for a child).

At this point I think you need to call possible hotels to make sure what you're reserving can be occupied by so many people.
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Jul 22nd, 2009, 05:09 PM
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Maybe you should consider using priceline and bidding for two hotel rooms. You should be able to get a pretty decent deal, and it's not too hard to figure out what the better priceline locations are.

I've purchased five tickets at TKTS on a number of occasions, and the last time I was in NY, about three weeks ago, the people in front of me purchased six. Buying on or may give you a slightly lesser discount, but it saves you the time waiting in line at TKTS.
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Jul 23rd, 2009, 06:32 AM
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I've heard that the lines are much shorter at the TKTS booth in lower Manhattan - of course, you have to get down there. The line at TKTS in Times Square is so long and there is no shade....not my idea of vacation fun.
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Jul 23rd, 2009, 07:55 AM
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Yes the TKTS location by the South St. Seaport is a good idea, you can tour the Seaport, and the Wall St area, then head up to Chinatown for Dim Sum and some shopping.

The TKTS booth opens at 10am I believe, so you can get your tickets very quickly, the line is rarely very long, and head off to site-see.
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