New York - where to stay


Aug 16th, 2014, 12:58 AM
Original Poster
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 4,119
New York - where to stay

My daughter, aged about 25, will be spending a week in New York in early November. She's travelling solo.

She's wondering what would be a good area to stay in, she is interested in the usual mid-20's stuff, Chelsea galleries, Central Park, Brooklyn breweries, cafes, bars, Museum of Modern art.

Can any one advise, as I'm totally clueless when it comes to New York.

Peter_S_Aus is offline  
Reply With Quote
Aug 16th, 2014, 03:46 AM
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 1,530
Hi Peter. There are plenty of experts on here who can help you/her with a place to stay. To get better advice, can you advise how much she is willing to spend per night and , if possible, the exacty dates she will be there. This is essential as rates can change by day and November can be expensive. With that advice, you will get some good suggestions.
Peteralan is offline  
Reply With Quote
Aug 16th, 2014, 04:40 AM
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 57,646
She is coming at one of the most expensive and crowded times of year.

So to help we need to know her nightly budget and what she is expecting for that. (Is she willing to consider a hostel, will she be happy with cheap and cheerful and not a lot of amenities, or does she want a trendy boutique or a very upscale property?)

The sights she wants to see are in many different areas of the city and I think it's more important to find her the right bargain (unless she has an unlimited budget) near the subway - which she will be taking to get most places.
nytraveler is offline  
Reply With Quote
Aug 16th, 2014, 06:26 AM
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 17,818
A young woman of her age and with her interests might enjoy staying in Chelsea or Greenwich Village. For starters, try googling the type of place she's interested in, e.g., B&B, boutique hotel, small hotel, etc., plus the area, and see what you come up with. Another option is the Upper West Side.

The attractions you listed are spread out all over the city, but public transportation will get her everywhere so that won't be a problem.

Pretty much all areas of the city have something great to offer - the exception being, IMO, Times Square, which is tacky and crowded and loaded with tourists.

If you give us more info, maybe people can make specific recos, or help you further with your search.
panecott is offline  
Reply With Quote
Aug 16th, 2014, 06:49 AM
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 16,709
The first Sun. In Nov. Is the NYC Marathon which fills hotel rooms and inflates hotel prices. As others have said, since the things she wants to see are in different areas, her budget and availability will dictate what her best options are. Being near a subway station is key.
mclaurie is offline  
Reply With Quote
Oct 4th, 2014, 01:12 AM
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 10,868
What about Chelsea Pines? PeterS, I've not stayed there yet, but have earmarked it for my next NYC trip.

I know I'm late to this party.
PeterS, I'd like to contact you, would you kindly drop me a line? Email address on our forum under Songdoc's post. Tks - the Barwon kid
Bokhara2 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Oct 4th, 2014, 03:45 AM
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 1,530
Hi Bokhara. Well I can really recommend Chelsea Pines especially for the great staff but whether it is suitable for a young girl I am not sure.In any case as we are getting on to two months from when we heard from the poster and no further info from him maybe it is not an issue.
Peteralan is offline  
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
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

All times are GMT -8. The time now is 11:35 PM.