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Old Feb 1st, 2012, 03:59 PM
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Where to stay in East Village, NYC?

We are a couple of senior ladies going to NYC for about 4 days at the end of March. We'd like a hotel in East Village area for $225 or less a night to be near where my friend's daughter lives. We don't need anything fancy, just clean and comfortable, and we aren't adverse to doing a fair bit of walking. We've been searching online using some sites suggested in these forums, but its hard to narrow it down without knowing the area well. Suggestions?
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Old Feb 1st, 2012, 04:13 PM
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There are not that many hotels in the neighborhood, so the only choice you really have is based on the price you are willing to pay. You'e already done some research on this and have an idea of which hotels might meet your budget. It might be better if you tell us which hotels you are considering and we can advise on the surrounding blocks and whether it would suit your needs.
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Old Feb 1st, 2012, 04:36 PM
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As Ellenem said there is really nothing in the neeighborhood. Here are three that are realtively close.

http://www.bluemoon-nyc.com/

http://www.booking.com/hotel/us/wash...FeIRNAods11KsA

http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Rev..._New_York.html
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While it's gone up a bit in price - the Washington Square Hotel is very nice (noted above) -and my bargain place is The Larchmont. It's more European style - with the shower and toilet down the hall - but the rates are great and they have a nice, complimentary continental breakfast in the basement. Great location.

For two people - ask for one of their bigger rooms. http://www.larchmonthotel.com/
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This might be a better webpage for the Washington Square Hotel:

http://www.washingtonsquarehotel.com/
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Try the Best Western Hanbee Bowery.
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Old Feb 1st, 2012, 07:30 PM
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If you want a place with a shared bath try Hotel 17.

I have been told they clean the bathrooms hourly.

http://www.hotel17ny.com/
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Have you thought about the Lower East Side? There are more hotels there, and it is only a subway stop south. And you won't have to share a bath there.
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If you do decide to consider the Lower East Side, take a look at the Comfort Inn. It's on Ludlow Street.

www.comfortinn.com/hotel-new_york-new_york
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The above link takes you to a listing of All the Comfort Inns. Click on the NY listings and then scan to find the Lower East Side location; there are many different Comfort Inn's in NYC. The CI on Ludlow is a new hotel! Here's another link to try:

http://www.comfortinn.com/hotel-new_....xKD69g62gg.11
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Old Feb 2nd, 2012, 02:58 AM
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Thank you for the quick replies and all the suggestions. We'll check them out and let you know what we decide.
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Old Feb 2nd, 2012, 07:16 AM
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Also check in with your friend's daughter for some help. She actually lives in the neighborhood. OR are you surprising her.
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If you do stay at Washington Square Hotel (or even if you don't), we really liked North Square restaurant downstairs.

Here's our October trip to NYC (in photos and words). Have fun.

http://www.travelswithmaitaitom.com/...City_2011.html

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Old Feb 2nd, 2012, 02:13 PM
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We are all booked at the Comfort Inn on Ludlow. Seems to be good value at $210 /night for a double with breakfast and wifi so we grabbed the last room left for our preferred dates. . Nice to know about the other options--there is always a next time. (says she hopefully).

Maitaitom--I will try to avoid near death experiences and to be on the safe side will avoid cutting my toenails. Lots of great ideas in your trip report and elsewhere on the forum. I'm sure we'll have splendid time.
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Old Feb 2nd, 2012, 02:54 PM
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Great!
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Old Apr 3rd, 2012, 03:29 AM
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Just following up on my post to say we were very happy with the Comfort Inn on Ludlow. Nicely appointed room with very comfortable beds. A bit cramped, as you might expect. Great being handy to Delancey/Essex subway station. Went to the Tenement Museum the first day, which was a super introduction to the history and architecture of the neighbourhood.

A couple of minor downsides to the hotel. Breakfast was mediocre: prefab food on styrofoam plates. Also, street noise from our front room was noticeable on weekend nights (until I took out my hearing aids and my travel companion put in ear plugs). Ask for a back room and stop at the market on your walk back from the subway and use the mini fridge for breakfast food. Overall, great value in a great neighbourhood.
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Sounds great! Thanks for coming back to let us know how it went.
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