Notices

NYC / Where do I stay?!

Old Jul 13th, 2013, 05:56 PM
  #1  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 11
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
NYC / Where do I stay?!

I have no idea where to stay in New York. I'll be there the first week of November. It looks like nothing is under 300$ so my budget is in the 300$ area. I just want a safe, interesting area. Two adults traveling. My main point of interest is the metropolitan museum of art. Any help? Thanks!
pnutluv is offline  
Old Jul 13th, 2013, 07:04 PM
  #2  
 
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 650
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
No one can assure another of their safety but New York is the safest big city in America.

The public transportation in Manhattan is excellent so you can stay any where but the Met is on the eastside. A friend, who recently passed away, was a docent at the Met and said no not enter up the main steps there is a small entrance to the left. It is much less crowded. We always go through there. If you like the Met you might want to look into spending some time at The Cloisters.

I am not sure where you are looking for a hotel but booking.com has many hotels for $200 or so a night that week.
BigAleinstein is offline  
Old Jul 13th, 2013, 07:38 PM
  #3  
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 61
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
NYC is generally very safe. When I lived there, there were times when I went out and got back very late. But it wasn't a problem. If you want some budget-friendly places in Manhattan, search Chinatown. It's not ideal, but again it's budget friendly. From there, you can take the subway everywhere. Metropolitan museum is probably 20 minutes of subway (or a bit more) away.
confused20s is offline  
Old Jul 14th, 2013, 05:04 AM
  #4  
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 57,890
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
If your main reason for going is the Met I would definitely stay uptown - which will keep you at a little distance from the most frantic area of the city - Times/Square/theater district.

The west side has a lot more moderate/modest hotel choices than the east and is a great neighborhood to stay in - mid/upscale residential with a host of restaurants and shops on the avenues. And it's just a short walk through the park to the Met - or one stop on the 86th or 79th St crosstown bus.

The Newton is a reliable budget property; other good options are the Beacon, Lucern and On the Ave. But you are coming to the city at the most expensive time of year - so I would look at options for for prepayment to lock in lower rates as soon as you have dates.

Someone mentioned they had good luck finding deals through trivago.com - but I've never done it and have no idea how good it is.
nytraveler is offline  
Old Jul 14th, 2013, 08:19 AM
  #5  
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 424
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
We have used travelzoo.com to find great rates at hotels in New York City. Some times of the year are better than others, of course.

When we stayed at Morgans Hotel on Madison Avenue, we used the M4 bus to travel north on Madison Avenue; then it was a short walk over to Fifth Avenue and the Met. We would do the same for other hotels near Grand Central--the Hyatt, the Fitzpatrick, for example.

Quikbook.com has been helpful, too, but we have not used them lately.

(BigAl, we always use that side entrance, too. No stairs! Coat check is right there and we rarely have to wait.)
kmbp is offline  
Old Jul 14th, 2013, 09:19 AM
  #6  
 
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 650
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Maybe we should not tell anyone else about that entrance.
BigAleinstein is offline  
Old Jul 14th, 2013, 09:24 AM
  #7  
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 27,867
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Try The Pod Hotel on 39th. I love the Murray Hill area.

http://www.thepodhotel.com/pod-hotel-locations/pod-39/

Do you qualify for senior rate? That helps with some chain hotels. AARP or AAA rates?
DebitNM is offline  
Old Jul 14th, 2013, 10:28 AM
  #8  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 11
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Thanks for all the suggestions guys, very helpful. I'm 25 so no, no senior rates ha
pnutluv is offline  
Old Jul 14th, 2013, 10:41 AM
  #9  
 
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 650
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
BTW The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), is probably the best modern art museum in the world. If you have a second day, you
should consider it.

Shop price or the amenities that you like in hotel, NYC is very easy to navigate especially if you are 25. The East Village has a thriving under 30 scene and is the best neighborhood for value restaurants and variety.
BigAleinstein is offline  
Old Jul 14th, 2013, 11:33 AM
  #10  
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 24
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
I have stayed at the Newton and it is a very nice place. I stayed in a large room over looking Broadway, it was a little noisy but I slept very well. The beds are comfy, the bathrooms are very nice and most important the place is clean.
It is a good base for uptown.
Lmw_20 is offline  
Old Jul 14th, 2013, 11:52 AM
  #11  
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 27,867
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
The Pod would be great for you! Great rooftop bar.
DebitNM is offline  
Old Jul 14th, 2013, 12:51 PM
  #12  
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 932
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
The Milburn on W 76th is also good value and a nice hotel that includes a continental breakfast.
Clousie is offline  
Old Jul 14th, 2013, 03:14 PM
  #13  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 11
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
The US board is so helpful I wish the European board was as nice ha
pnutluv is offline  
Old Jul 14th, 2013, 03:31 PM
  #14  
 
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 650
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
There are very knowledgeable people on the Europe boards including many nationals who generously offer advice.
BigAleinstein is offline  
Old Jul 14th, 2013, 03:37 PM
  #15  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 11
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Example A
pnutluv is offline  
Old Jul 14th, 2013, 07:09 PM
  #16  
 
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 650
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Yes, there are morons on the boards, but most people offer honest advice and you are seeking suggestions for travel not a life-long mate.
BigAleinstein is offline  
Old Jul 15th, 2013, 04:53 AM
  #17  
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 10,210
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
You might also take a look at the Comfort Inn on the Lower East Side. It's not an exciting hotel, but it's a great neighborhood with many interesting shops, bars, and restaurants, and you're very close to the F train stop at Delancy.
doug_stallings is offline  
Old Jul 15th, 2013, 06:07 AM
  #18  
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 10,210
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
If you can't find anything in Manhattan for your price range, then look in Queens. There are several chain hotels in Long Island City, Queens, that are perfectly acceptable. This is by no means an "interesting" neighborhood. But it's safe and close to the subway---and more important between 1 and 4 stops from Midtown Manhattan depending on the line. These hotels are usually less than half the price of a hotel in Manhattan but just as convenient, in my opinion. The most convenient to the subway is the Country Inn and Suites Long Island City, a block from all the trains so you have options in case lines are down for weekend maintenance.
doug_stallings is offline  
Old Jul 16th, 2013, 06:13 AM
  #19  
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 16,715
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
The first Sunday in Nov. is the NYC Marathon which drives up hotel prices. I doubt you'll find any deals on travelzoo or elsewhere for that time period.

Depending on how long you're staying, you may want to stay in Queens for a few nights (Long Island City is closest) and then move to Manhattan. Just make sure you stay near a subway station and you should be fine. The area immediately around the Met is lovely but not many hotels and most are very pricey. The Franklin is probably the closest that might be somewhat affordable but rooms (esp for 1) are TINY. The upper west side, across the park from the Met has more hotel options, some of which have been mentioned already (Newton, Milburn). On the Avenue, Lucerne, Belleclaire are some others. Beaconhotel.com is very nice but likely sold out.
mclaurie is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Original Poster
Forum
Replies
Last Post
sameea
United States
20
Apr 26th, 2018 05:40 PM
chalclear
United States
5
Aug 31st, 2009 07:42 AM
laschi
United States
9
Sep 21st, 2008 02:43 PM
travellyn
United States
9
Jul 21st, 2003 04:29 PM
Beverly
United States
5
Oct 16th, 2002 07:38 AM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Do Not Sell My Personal Information

FODOR'S VIDEO