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Old Jun 29th, 2011, 06:34 AM
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NYC low season

Does anyone know when is the least expensive times to visit NYC. Am considering taking daughter to NYC for first time and was looking in April and room rates seem higher than usual.
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Old Jun 29th, 2011, 06:36 AM
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January.
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Old Jun 29th, 2011, 06:41 AM
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Approximately 46 millions visitors come to NYC every year, so low season is relative but it is January right after New Year's through most of February.
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Old Jun 29th, 2011, 07:37 AM
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Old Jun 29th, 2011, 07:44 AM
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Sometimes there are good deals in the summer too as there are fewer conferences and other business travel needs to be in NYC.

April is probably an average priced time. Fall is usually the most expensive, with price hikes especially around the first weekend in November (the NYC Marathon),and a couple of weeks right after Thanksgiving . October when the UN is in session also clogs up hotels and raises prices
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Old Jun 29th, 2011, 08:37 AM
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Lowest season is Jan/Feb - but also the worst weather.

April shouldn;t be high unless you're looking at a week right next to Easter - should be moderate.

There are also some deals in the summer if you look carefully - but not as cheap as Jan Feb.

Sept through Dec is high season.

I you tel us what rates you are looking for people can give specific advice.
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Old Jun 29th, 2011, 08:51 AM
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We are looking for Times Square hotel $300 or less. Not so concerned about the cold weather (I like the cold) but would hate to get stranded by a blizzard.

Was looking at April as that is daughters 13th birthday and wanted to take her to see her first broadway show, but not set in stone. Thanks for all the great tips!
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Old Jun 29th, 2011, 09:02 AM
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April should be fine as long as it doesn't coincide with Easter week.

There's also a lull between mid-September and mid November, after all the Summer vacations are over and the kiddies are back in school.

The highest season is the holidays from Thanksgiving through New Years and Memorial Day through Labor Day.
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Old Jun 29th, 2011, 10:13 AM
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Old Jun 29th, 2011, 10:32 AM
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Check out the Park South Hotel on East 28th Street (?) It is in a kind of no-man's land (but completely safe), but it is in walking distance to Madison Square Park, one of my favourite parks in Manhattan. Flatiron Building is at the south end.

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Old Jun 29th, 2011, 10:44 AM
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Gmoney, DH and I often go to NY the first week right after New Years Eve. The hotel rates drop dramatically, its easy to get show tickets, air fares are usually reasonable and if your timing is just right, the Christmas decor is still up for a few days throughout much of the city. (Go as close to January 2 as possible for this) We got into The Muse on 46th Street for $219 last January and had 1/2 price tix for several good shows.
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Old Jun 29th, 2011, 11:35 AM
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Thanks TC. With school that would be hard but I might look at MLK holiday though.

P_P, I can appreciate what you are saying but we will most likely be the typical NY first time tourist. Big flashy hotel in Times Square, broadway show, Empire state building, etc.
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Old Jun 29th, 2011, 05:59 PM
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There aren;t that many big flashy hotels in Time Square- they're more big, and semi-tacky.

That time of year you should have no trouble getting a decent hotel for $300 if it's for 2 people. If three or more and you need a larger or deluxe room - that can raise the price. (Caveat: Easter week is much higher.)
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Old Jun 30th, 2011, 04:18 AM
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There are , in fact, some very nice hotels in the Times Square area. Our favorite, The Muse, on 46th is wonderful. (ask for a dbl/dbl room, an 04 number -- huge baths) The Doubletree is a very good hotel with huge rooms for spreading out. The Renaissance is so trendy and hip it makes me feel old just walking through the lobby. There is also a "W" in TS and The Royalton nearby. Then a step down to, still trendy but much smaller rooms -- Night, The Paramount, or The Time for example.
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Old Jun 30th, 2011, 08:55 AM
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>P_P, I can appreciate what you are saying but we will most likely be the typical NY first time tourist. Big flashy hotel in Times Square, broadway show, Empire state building, etc<

The Empire State Building is just a few blocks from the Park South Hotel.

I used to work in the ESB.

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Old Jun 30th, 2011, 09:31 AM
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The ESB is a terrible idea. Waiting lines - there are 3 (ticket buying, first elevator, second elevator) - are often interminable. Top of the Rock is a much better deal - no lines - and you get to see the ESB.
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Old Feb 19th, 2015, 08:17 PM
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<There aren;t that many big flashy hotels in Time Square- they're more big, and semi-tacky.>
Such total utter crap. Sorry, I can't take this bad advice one single time more! TC is right, there are nice hotels in the Times Square area.


<The ESB is a terrible idea. >
OK, slightly less crap advice, but still, believe it or not, some people want to see the world-famous ESB. Seeing it from TOTR is great, but for some people, maybe not as great.
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Old Feb 19th, 2015, 09:09 PM
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why comment on such an old thread??? The trip was years ago . . . .
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Old Feb 20th, 2015, 03:12 AM
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Why not?

It was topped by an ad. Doesn't mean that it's inappropriate to comment on it now. It's not like the original question nor the resulting conversation is no longer relevant.
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