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Old Feb 25th, 2013, 02:57 PM
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No I would not stay in Picadilly Circus - madness. But yes, I would stay near Harrods - a much more pleasant neighborhood.

Nor would I stay near Pigalle in Paris.

And since The Strip is really all there is to LV (awful as it is) yes I have stayed there. But won't be going back voluntarily.

As for Paris of course I have seen the Eiffel Tower. but I'm not going to Mme Tussaud's in London - or other equivalents of the giant M&M store. There's a difference between a crowded but iconic sight and a tourist trap.

and yes, there are quite a few hotels in areas of NY away from Times Square.

And upper east/west sides - plus village, SoHo, Chelsea and east village are much more trendy than Times Square. And also much more pleasant.

I understand staying there if you are going primarily for theater. Or - perhaps - if you have never seen a big, busy city center like this - but otherwise - don't get it. and yes, these areas have a bunch of hotels.

And perhaps many of the hotels in Times Square offer such bargains because they need to.

Perhaps it's simply that I am a native - and a city person - so I want the nice parts of any city - not the tacky ones.
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Old Feb 25th, 2013, 03:11 PM
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No I would not stay in Picadilly Circus - madness

Your loss. We have stayed all over London and prefer staying near Leicester Square. Just much more convenient.

And upper east/west sides - plus village, SoHo, Chelsea and east village are much more trendy than Times Square.

You didn't just put UES, UWS and "trendy" in the same sentence did you? Maybe compared to Greenwich, but that is about it.
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Old Feb 25th, 2013, 05:26 PM
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Trendy in comparison to Times Square - which is the least trendy place you can possibly find.

And of course in the overall scheme of things they aren't trendy compared to a couple of the downtown areas. But anything is more trendy than an M&Ms store - or a Hard Rock Cafe.
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Old Feb 26th, 2013, 09:07 AM
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Thanks for all of the enthusiastic posts. I have decided for the one in Midtown, a few blocks away from Times Square. I have been to NY before but my mom and sister haven't, so convenience and budget has won over. We will be seeing a bunch of shows in the evening and it will be nice not having to travel far at the end of the night. And it turns out the Midtown option was the better deal. But I really love the feel of Chelsea/Meatpacking district and The Village. Next time will look into place around there for a different experience.
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Carter @ $110 was a good bargain in 2012.....the beds ok to sleep in Times Square was so much fun even at 2 AM......Though a little dingy..the price is worth it..get Carter use the saved money for n other things
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