NYC hotel help - my head is spinning!

Aug 6th, 2010, 03:25 PM
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Not too long ago, Time Out New York said, "When the apocalypse comes, Times Square will be the waiting room for the damned."

Stay elsewhere. Visit Times Square, briefly.

Enjoy NYC!
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Aug 6th, 2010, 05:10 PM
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This is not a good strategy in NY if you requiretwo beds. Many hotels in Manhattan have few if any rooms with two beds.
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Aug 6th, 2010, 05:41 PM
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sf7307 is correct about Hotwire. I wouldn't take a chance on it in NYC. Just put in for 3 people as mclaurie suggested.
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Aug 6th, 2010, 06:50 PM
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We just stayed at The Roger Williams on 31st and Madison and it was a perfect location for subway, walking, restaurants etc.

We used and got some nice ammenities.

The room wasn't big, but it was very clean and comfortable and the bed was great. Bathroom small but functional.

We would stay there again in a heartbeat. We got it for $144 plus $19 "resort"fee which covers internet. this is a required fee, but it still gave us a reasonable cost.
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Aug 6th, 2010, 06:57 PM
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Debit - that was August, this is for October. The cheapest room at the Roger Williams for the weekend the OP is going is $445.00 a night.
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Aug 6th, 2010, 07:03 PM
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When I mentioned requesting two beds, I was referring to either the Westin or W that is available on hotwire. You definitely can't get two beds if the rooms doesn't have it Before I bid on hotwire, I almost always know which hotel I'm getting. is a great resource. In the city, I often stay at the large chains (Hilton group, Marriott/Fairfield/Courtyard, Westin/W/Four Points, etc.) that always have two-bedded rooms. Hotwire can be a great deal, especially if you do your research.

Also, having a hotwire reservation for 3 at some hotels can mean a room with a double/queen/king and a roll away. In other cities when I've had to share a bed, I simply ask the hotel for additional blankets -- it can make sharing a bed much easier.
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Aug 6th, 2010, 08:30 PM
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This is not a personal recommendation, because I've never stayed there . . .

but the Cosmopolitan Hotel in Tribeca is showing $240/nt for a "superior" room with two double beds, and it gets decent reviews on Fodors, Frommers, and TA as a basic, no frills kind of place.
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Aug 7th, 2010, 06:26 AM
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The larger hotels like the Hilton on Sixth or Sheraton Seventh Avenue or Marriott Marquis will have plenty double/double rooms.

Unfortunately on your dates, Halloween Weekend is when all of the international visitors arrive for the ING NYC Marathon.

Check The Park Hotel. I've stayed there Marathon weekend for years and the most I paid was $200 per night. Good luck!
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Aug 8th, 2010, 06:16 AM
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The Gershwin Hotel is showing a superior twin (two twin beds) for $191 a night (non-refundable rate; through for your dates. Hotel is close to Empire State Bldg. I stayed there last fall when rates were too high everywhere else. Hotel common areas and halls are trendy/artsy. Room was somewhat basic but clean and fine w/comfy bed in a good location. I would stay there again.
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Aug 19th, 2010, 05:15 AM
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ny is not inexpensive; look for senior/aarp rates at chain hotels like the marriott courtyard, W 40th, subway on the corner and 2 blocks up; holiday inn express, W39; hilton garden inn; avoid at all costs the comfort inn on W 39.
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Aug 19th, 2010, 05:24 AM
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It's a real challenge to find a reasonably priced place, isn't it? Especially in October, November, and December. Check out as an option. They've bought up some apartments and rent them out as one or two bedroom suites. We've had success with them and some of the locations are perfect. Another savings option is to stay at the courtyard in Jersey City. The PATH train is right downstairs and it connects right into the subway system at Macy's. Uses the same Metro Card too. There used to be great bargains available by bidding on Priceline, but they've gone away.
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Aug 19th, 2010, 05:36 AM
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Don't check woogo (or whatever) for apartments in New York City.
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Aug 19th, 2010, 06:47 AM
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Check out the Belvedere Hotel. They are offering a special rate for 3 or 4 night stays. This is a great hotel in a great location. Broadway theaters, Times square, Rockefeller Center are all in walking distance. It is on a quiet street but close to good restaurants. I've stayed ther on each of my trips to New York.
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Aug 19th, 2010, 07:05 AM
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First of all woogoo is well-known as scam artists - using bait and switch to put people in apartments that don;t exit - then when they arrive dumping them in dives (too small, unclean, not enough beds). There have been umerous complaints agains them - just check the board here and also

Second, short-term rental apartments (less than 30 days) in NYC are illegal. So if you rent one you are taking a risk the apartment doens;t exist or is not as described, that a complaint will be made - and you possibly evicted, and you would have no recourse (since you can't enforce an illegal contract).
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Aug 19th, 2010, 02:15 PM
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If you're willing to share a bathroom and sleep in bunk beds, the Jane Hotel has double "cabins" for those dates at $125/night. I've stayed there in a single and will be going back in September. Great location just off the Hudson one block north of 12th Street. The bathrooms were clean and I never had to wait to shower.
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Aug 19th, 2010, 05:49 PM
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We have stayed at the Hampton Inn Times Square North. It is centrally located. We stayed there in August, 2009 and in November, 2009. We will definitely be going back there. We have gone there without a rental car and with a rental car. It costs $40 per night to park your car. You can join the Hilton Honors program and earn hotel points also. The price included a continental breakfast, which was just fine for us. Both times we had rooms overlooking the main street and we could watch the traffic at night. There is a Sonic Diner restaurant right across the street. It was also convenient to take the Gray Line New York City Tour and the Hop-on, Hop-0ff busses. Elaine, Mission Viejo, Ca.
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