New York with 3y/o and seniors

Old Jul 6th, 2010, 12:10 PM
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New York with 3y/o and seniors

I will stay in NY on july 26-29. I already have a reservation on Hilton Times Square, I am traveling with my 3y/o son,husband and seniors parents. We have been in TS before. But I am wondering if we choose another location to stay, because TS is so crowded always. I am looking the Park Central hotel, Doubletree Metropolitan hotel, We want to go to central park ( we never visit central park before, we always stay at TS in our last visits to NY). Any suggestions please?? Do you think it's better keep with my actual reservation at Hilton hotel or move to another location?? What do you think about park central and doubletree metropolitan hotels?? Or any other rec. for hotels.
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Old Jul 6th, 2010, 05:15 PM
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With a small child I would tend to stay on the upper west side - so you have easy access to Central Park (carousel, small zoo for kids, several playgrounds, lake with boats etc)and the Museum of Natural History (ALL kids love this). It's much more a residential family area - and while the avenues are busy - they're not frantic like Times Square. Also you will find a lot of inexpensive/moderate restaurants of every possible ethnicity - most of which don;t mind kids - esp if you eat outside of prime dinner hours (8-10 pm).

You might want to look at the Beacon, the Lucerne the Milburn etc to see what they have available.
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Old Jul 6th, 2010, 05:34 PM
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I can't recommend hotels, but my office is in Times Square and it has never been more crowded - at any hour! It would be very unpleasant for your family to try to walk the hot streets in those crowds.
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I think the Hilton Times Square is a much nicer hotel than the other 2 you're considering but it wouldn't be my first choice of location for you. I'd think with a 3 yr old you'd want to try to get a 1 bedroom suite so he can nap or go to bed earlier than you or at least a room with a microwave and fridge for snacks and small meals. The upper west side is a great area near Central Park for kids near the Children's Museum and the Museum of Natural History., the Lucerne, the Excelsior are some hotels there. In midtown closer to the park, I'd look in the east and west 50's or 60's.
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I don't like the location of the Park Central. It's a long walk to anything but the park.
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