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Old Oct 19th, 2003, 08:21 PM
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Joe,

Try quickbook or Priceline ,com for cheap rooms in NYC.

As far as what to do in The City, the first thing I would recommend is a grayline double decker bus tour to get a good overview. At the same time when you buy the grayline tickets, you can also but tickets for the Statue of Liberty/Ellis Island boat tour as well as the Empire State Building.

http://graylinenewyork.com/

http://www.nycvisit.com/home/index.cfm


Here's a list of some reasonalbe hotels in The City:

Chelsea Star Hotel Lowest avg rate $99.00
300 W 30th St (at 8th Avenue)

Chelsea Inn Lowest avg rate $159.00
46 W 17th St (between 5th and 6th Ave)

Arlington Hotel Rate $105.00
18 W 25th St (between Broadway and 6th Ave)

Hotel 31 Rate $85.00
120 E 21st Street 31 Street (! between Lexington and Park Avenue)

Herald Square Hotel Rate $99.00
19 W 31st St (between 5th Ave and Broadway)

La Quinta Manhattan Rate $136.79
17 W 32nd St (between 5th Ave and Broadway)

Wolcott Hotel Lowest avg rate $126.50
4 west 31 St (between 5th Ave and Broadway)

Hotel Pennsylvania Lowest avg rate $135.00
7th Ave between 33rd and 32nd streets.

Deauville Rate $145.00
103 E 29th St (29th St and Park Ave)

Marcel Hotel Lowest avg rate $159.50
201 E 24th Street (@ 3rd Ave)

Thirty Thirty Hotel New York Lowest avg rate $159.00
30 E 30th St (@Madison Ave)

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Old Oct 20th, 2003, 05:21 AM
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There is a fairly new hotel in town I visited recently called the Hotel Grand Union and it is in a great location, close to the Empire State Building, but just east of all the noise, so it should be very quiet at night. It is located at 34E 32nd St (212) 689-7379. I think the front desk told me the rooms are around $100 a night and they are on hotels.com so you might even get a better price. Also check the website www.hotelgrandunion.com. The lobby was done quite nicely and I asked to see a room and by NY standards I thought it to be a good size and it's nicely furnished.

Also look into the Roger Williams Hotel on Madison Ave at 29th St, really pretty hotel and again, just off the beaten path so it's in a quiet area at night. I had a client and his wife stay there not long ago and loved the hotel and said the service there was very good.

Have a great time while you are here.
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Zizz- I re-posted my trip report.
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Old Oct 20th, 2003, 06:57 AM
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You have been given some very good advice. Calling hotel directly is not necessarily to the best way to get a good rate. Check bookings sites (expedia, travelnow, and some of the others mentioned here). There definitely are hotel rooms in decent hotel in good neighborhoods for under $200. Priceline is also a great way to go, especially if you will have no more than 2 people in the room. We've down it for visiting guests with great success. Check biddingfortravel.com.
There are many good areas to stay in manhattan that are convenient and near much. The sites are spread around but easily accessible from many areas. Times Sq is congested and noisy, with many restaurants that don't compare in quality and price to other ares of the city. Consider Midtow East, Midtown south, greenwhich/soho or central Park west, all good neighborhoods, walking distance to some sites and good transportaitn to others.
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For discounted advance sale theater tickets, check broadwaybox.com, playbill.com, theatermania.com or hitshowclucb.com. The handful of big current hits won't have dicounts, but many other good shows do.
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As others have mentioned- you do NOT want to stay outside Manhatten. Consider my favorite "cheap hotels". The Days Inn and Hojo on 8th Ave. Location can't be beat, book either online then keep checking back, they sometimes run specials. There is also a Super 8. But the Days and Hojo have a location that is 1 long block from Times Square and is right on the subway. I would head to the TKTS line near showtime and pick up a show that way. Research before several that are of interest and go that way for a bargain.
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We were in NY for the first time last March and stayed at the Salisbury on W56th (nycsalisbury.com). It was a great location (across from Carnegie Hall - near good restaurants, 5th Ave. shopping, and within walking distance of Time Square and Central Park). The staff were very helpful on directions and recommendations. The hotel was recently renovated and was a great bargain for the money. FYI - we saw the Producers. Have fun!
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I wanted to show you the special package at the Avalon Hotel. Remember that the dollar amount includes 2 nights in a suite (w/ 2 queen size beds, a seperate living area w/ TV and a huge marble bathroom)
KEY TO TO THE CITY GETAWAY PACKAGE

Package Includes
* 2 night's accommodations in a Suite
* Complimentary Continental breakfast served daily
* Complimentary glass of Champagne upon arrival
* Complimentary morning newspaper each morning
* Complimentary access to Bally's Sports Club
** 2 Citypass booklets with tickets to New York's most popular attractions:
* Empire State Building Observatory
* Intrepid Sea Air Space Museum
* The Museum of Modern Art
* American Museum of Natural History
* The Guggenheim Museum of Art

PACKAGE PRICE: $450
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