NYC budget hotels

Old Jan 10th, 2006, 09:14 AM
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NYC budget hotels

Hi! This is my first posting on the U.S. board. I usually spend time on the Europe board.

I am seeking advice for a budget hotel in Manhatten close to the United Nations complex (going for a job interview). I am hoping to spend less than $100 per night for a single room in a charming, safe neighborhood. Dates will be in early February. Any suggestions/recommendations will be much appreciated. Thanks!
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Old Jan 10th, 2006, 09:52 AM
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Budget hotels in Manhattan will cost you over your limit; probably closer to $150 per night. What about a hostel?

 
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The United Nations area is not the most charming. Here's a place in a charming, safe, area (Greenwich Village) and UNDER $100 (a rarity, as most NYC budget hotels are in the $200-$300 range). It's a quick 15 minute subway ride uptown. Even with the round trip cost of the subway, you're spending less than $100/night.

http://www.larchmonthotel.com
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Old Jan 10th, 2006, 09:56 AM
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Oh yes, and there is a free breakfast.
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Well I don't know about $100. Right now you can barely get a hostel room for that price especially if you want a private bath. My suggestions are:

>Consider bidding on Priceline for a room. You can't guarantee that it will be right near the UN, but if you bid for Midtown east, you wouldn't be too far. Some people have "won" the Grand Hyatt which would be quite convenient for $100-120/night. Bid midtown east 4*

>Look at the Pickwick Arms. It's an "ok" hotel. Rooms with shared bath will be less than $100. Private will be a bit more

>citylightsnewyork.com has some "hosted" apartments meaning you stay in someone's apt. but get your own room. I've heard good reports of experience in one particular place in Murray Hill which would be nearby.

Have you asked the UN if they have anything they can recommend?
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Agree with the Priceline suggetion. considering it's a job interview I think you're better off staying within walking distance of your goal. And this area is perfectly fine - it is either business or upscale residential with tons of restaurants etc - although not so "cute" as some others places.

But $100 or close is not realistic without Priceline.
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Thanks for all the suggestions! I will try Priceline tonight, thanks for the tip.
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A fair warning. A woman was attacked yesterday at the W New York hotel. This is a Priceline 4* midtown east hotel. It's occured to me that while it doesn't come up often (meaning I'm not aware people "win" this hotel very often) it could now if the hotel starts getting a lot of cancellations due to negative publicity. It would be fine in terms of location for you. Just a "heads up." I'm sure they're taking extra precautions there now.

Also, don't try bidding unless you understand the concept of a free rebid. If you don't, you MUST read biddingfortravel or betterbidding before attempting. this.
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