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NYC - smaller hotels that have a B&B feel - any in NYC

Old Jun 29th, 2009, 05:42 PM
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NYC - smaller hotels that have a B&B feel - any in NYC

does anyone know of any smaller style hotels that have a home like feel to them?
any recommendations?
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Old Jun 29th, 2009, 05:46 PM
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First, when are you coming?

Second, what is your budget?

Third, what do you mean by small - 25 rooms? 50? Obviously you don;t the Hilton with 900 rooms or however many it has - but how small are you looking for? (There are quite a few "boutique" hotel, but many aren't that small and most are fairly pricey.)
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Old Jun 29th, 2009, 06:26 PM
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Check out Hotel 414. (http://www.414hotel.com/) It came up when I did a B&B search in NYC and it looks very nice.
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Old Jun 29th, 2009, 06:27 PM
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www.414hotel.com works better....
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Old Jun 30th, 2009, 05:28 AM
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I'm not necessarily recommending any of these because I don't know what it is you're looking for nor have you given a budget. Some of these are pricey and imo, not worth the expense, especially if you're coming over the summer. Hotel prices in NYC have come down considerably in the current economy and inns/b & b's have not followed suit so are not generally as good a value as they once were.

Here are 2 inns

The Inn on 23rd St.
The Inn at Irving Place

Here are some smaller hotels with more traditional decor
The Wales Hotel
The Elysee hotel
The Casblanca
The Warwick (special on travelzoo.com)
The Fitzpatrick Grand Central (special on travelzoo.com)
Washington Square hotel
The Excelsior

Here are b & b's that are really more like having an apartment
west-eleventh.com
countryinnthecity.com
1871house.com
wymanhouse.com
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Old Jun 30th, 2009, 07:43 AM
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We have stayed at Inn on 23rd twice.~one time in early Summer and once in early Fall. It's very comfortable. The "library" is where breakfast is served. It is also immensely comfortable at any time of day(a large sitting area). Folks get take out and eat it there also for meals other than breakfast. You are a few short blocks from The Shake Shack which has the BEST burgers. W 23rd has so many subway access points. The place is in Chelsea.
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Old Jun 30th, 2009, 07:44 AM
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Oh` and the Inn on 23rd has an elevator.
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Old Jun 30th, 2009, 09:08 AM
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I like:

The Surrey Hotel
NY Salisbury
Park South

The Surrey might be closed for renovations or something but if not, it is a wonderful hotel.
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Old Jun 30th, 2009, 10:14 AM
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The Larchmont (www.larchmonthotel.com)
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Old Jul 1st, 2009, 03:31 AM
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we're arriving Sept 11 for 2wks...so end of summer
not sure of our budget yet haha we know NYC is pricey so hoping to find a special deal.
yeah somethingn with a more traditional feel I guess...
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Old Jul 1st, 2009, 02:16 PM
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I have stayed at the Elysee and the Casablanca.

They are both wonderful!

They have upscale continental breakfasts and offer wine, cheese and crackers during the week between 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
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Old Jul 2nd, 2009, 05:47 AM
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Sept. 11 for 2 weeks is not considered end of summer here, it's "fall" and prices jump after Labor Day (Sept. 7 this year). With a 2 week stay, I'd think you'd want something more akin to an apartment with some extra seating space and a small kitchen. All the b & b's that I list above would provide that but may be pricey. You might also look at jacksbandb.com and beaconhotel.com Another idea is to contact the London agency www.apartments2book.com who have contracts with many of the apartment/hotels in NYC and can sometimes have better prices than booking directly. When you go to their website, the properties are numbered. I've got a list identifying which hotel is which number if you are interested.
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Old Jul 6th, 2009, 07:14 PM
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oh really? didnt realise it would be 'fall'
does that mean all the leaves will be beautiful autumn shades? how exciting! heard Central Park in the fall is just beautiful!
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Old Jul 7th, 2009, 06:22 AM
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It will be considered the "fall" business season and those rates apply, but don't expect colorful trees for another months or so. In NYC, the colors really begin to come in October and well into November, depending on how wet the summer has been.

Labor Day (first Monday in September) is a handy cut-off date to summer rates applied to hotels and summer beach rentals.
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Old Jul 7th, 2009, 06:36 PM
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yeah thats what I thought...and I assume it will still be warm mid Sept - i guess we'd need a jacket for the evenings right? does it get cooler in the evenings?
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Old Jul 26th, 2009, 03:29 PM
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anymore suggestions for boutique style hotels?
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Old Jul 26th, 2009, 03:49 PM
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I really like the atmosphere at the Algonquin, although the rooms are tiny, and the price can vary from reasonable to not worth it.

The staff is friendly and helpful, and the hotel has an interesting literary history. There is a 25% discount for writers.

Here's a link for the hotel, and a $5 birthday party for Matilda, the house cat on August 12.

http://www.algonquinhotel.com/algonquin-cat
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