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NYC with family of 5? hotels, priceline, etc.?

NYC with family of 5? hotels, priceline, etc.?

Old Dec 9th, 2001, 06:15 PM
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NYC with family of 5? hotels, priceline, etc.?

We will be in NYC mid April for two nights. Willing to try priceline as we've had luck with them before. Realize we'd need two rooms for our family of five (and even then, someone might end up on the floor). Can anyone tell me how far from Times Square area is Madison Square Garden? Is it walkable? Will try to bid Midtown East for hotels. One more question: are there any good "suite" hotels for a family our size that I could book a backup reservation in case I'm not successful with PL? thanks.
Old Dec 9th, 2001, 07:05 PM
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Times Square to Madison Square Garden is very walkable -- roughly 8 blocks.

Sorry, I don't know any suite hotels in NYC. Most NYC hotel rooms tend to be much smaller than normal, though.

Have fun!
Old Dec 9th, 2001, 07:41 PM
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Check out Doubletree Suites for your backup plan. They have one in times square. And If I were you I'd try bidding on midtown west but I use to live in hells kitchen so its my heart saying that. But they do have some nice hotels on the westside. Where ever you end up staying,
have a great trip. Danny
P.S. I heard hotwire.com was really good as far as bidding on hotels in nyc. Check it out.
Old Dec 10th, 2001, 03:25 AM
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There is a suite hotel, Southgate Tower, one block from Madison Square Garden. You can get information on this place, as well as information on other suite hotels operated by the same group, at www.mesuite.com
Old Dec 10th, 2001, 04:51 AM
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You probably already realize this but it's unlikely that you'll get two rooms in the same hotel even if you bid simultaneously on two separate PC's. Also... most NYC hotel rooms have only one bed. YOU might get a good (or at least decent) suites hotel for about what you'd pay for two rooms on priceline or hotwire. IN addition to the group of suite hotels mentioned by rqf, you could check out Hotel Beacon on the upper West side in a nice residential neighborhood (it's a very fast subway ride to Times Square and other areas). If you need cleand decent but not upscale you might also check Radio City Apartments (it's an older hotel that has kitchenettes and suites). It's in a great location near 49th and 6th Avenue and reasonably priced.
Old Dec 10th, 2001, 05:31 AM
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Just a comment on your otherwise good info--you can bid for up to two rooms in the same bid on Priceline. If you do, a winning bid gets you two rooms in the same hotel.

But yes, if you can get a suite hotel for around the same price as two separate rooms via Priceline, that might be the way to go.
Old Dec 10th, 2001, 06:09 AM
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Doubletree suites is a good location. there was also an Embassy Suites in Lower Manhatten which was closed after 9/11. I may have been re-opend by now, or if not yet, soon. Location is not as good as Embassy Suites. YOu might also try the Roosevelt (near Grand Central Station) which has many rooms with 2 double beds and may have adjoining rooms. Try checking the Entertainbook Book if you have one. You have lots of time to get a great rate thru them.

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