Thursday, April 24, 2008

New York hotels?

I'm feeling a sudden and urgent need for a mini vacation in New York. Any recommendations for cheap - but not downright dirty, thanks - hotels would be extremely appriciated.

16 comments:

Andreas said...

What is your budget?

When I visited Manhattan 2000 I stayed at http://www.heraldsquarehotel.com - good location, not too expensive, nice personnel.

On my 2006 visit I rented an apartment I found at http://newyork.craigslist.org - even better.

Malin Strid said...

Radio City Apartments? Var prisvärt för att vara NY när vi var där i januari förra året i alla fall.

http://www.radiocityapartments.com/

Det är alltså lägenheter med pentry, det tycker jag är suveränt -- det är ju så kul att gå i mataffärer! Läget är mitt i smeten, som namnet antyder nära Radio City Music Hall, mellan Rockefeller Center och Times Square.

Pille said...

How cool! I'm going to be in New York in early June for a couple of days - cannot wait!!

Anne said...

Andreas - the cheaper we can live, the more fun the shopping will be! :) Thanks for your tips!

Malin, tack för det! Jag kollar!

Pille, how fun!! We don't have any definite plans at all, but I'm leaning towards a girls' getaway with one of my friends, with tons of shopping, eating and Starbucks-ing.

FatB said...

Pfft. Forget New York, you should come to SoCal. We have the weather, we have the beach and we have asparagus in season!

Anonymous said...

Hi!

I'd suggest the Chelsea Lodge. The rooms are small, but it's cheap and cheerful. They also have suites that are larger, but still great value for money.

http://www.chelsealodge.com/

And they usually get good reviews on Tripadvisor:

http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g60763-d80083-Reviews-Chelsea_Lodge-New_York_City_New_York.html


-Sarah

Anonymous said...

Hi Anne!

Brad and I have tried several times to book the Chelsea Lodge, but they're always full! (No doubt a good sign, definitely worth a try.) Our last visit (in '04) we stayed with friends in Jersey and a few days at the Y uptown. We were seeing operas at the Met and the Y is within spitting distance. Enh... What can I say, it was the Y, but it was cheep ($66 a night in an amazing location!) Have a lot of fun wherever you stay! We're heading to Rome and Tuscany next month!

Ciao bella!

Jeff

Dagmar - A Cat in the Kitchen said...

Wow! if you'll be having some extra space in you luggage, please let me know ;-)

Debbie said...

Hotel Marceau is a boutique Hotel, clean and wonderful, parking acoss the street, walk to East Village...google it, you cannot go wrong.

Josie said...

I live in NYC, and when we have more people visiting than we can possibly host or parcel out to friends, I suggest they stay at the Super 8 Hotel in Times Square. My parents have even stayed there (mostly when they know the party will be going on well past when they want to head to bed! *smile*)and liked it. Super 8 is a notoriously cheap motel chain in the states, and when this one opened up and was so 'fancy' compared to the normal Super 8, it caused quite a sensation.

Josie said...

Oops--I meant to give you the link! Here it is: http://www.applecorehotels.com/super-8-hotel-times-square/

linda said...

I am going in August and have booked the Chelsea Lodge and Washington Square hotel. Radio City appartment were also reccomended to me AND THe Super 8 in times square. i opted fpr the cheaper choices, though.

onemorehandbag said...

I was in NY in February and stayed at 414 Hotel, http://www.hotel414.com/ which I found good value for money.

Jeanne said...

I also tried Chelsea Lodge as my first port of call but they were full. Radio City Apartments were another option I was very keen on, but in the end we went with the Cosmopolitan Hotel because we wanted to be in funky Tribeca. It was very reasonable for NYC and the rooms were big by European standards and very clean, if not inspiring. Our room faced.. well, a wall but was very quiet so we got a good night's sleep every night. There were rooms facing the intersection but I'm guessing they would be noisy. No on-site restaurant but who needs it - you're in New York! We found it to be a great base for exploring, especially with the subway station literally outside the door.

http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g60763-d93351-Reviews-Cosmopolitan_Hotel_Tribeca-New_York_City_New_York.html

Jeanne said...

Forgot to mention - it's also within walking distance of the Brooklyn Bridge, Battery Park and the fabulous discount designer store Century 21!!

Elina Jonsson said...

oh welcome to new york :) take a look at my blog for tips on funky areas and supernice restaurants. there are so many nice things just off the tourist tracks. havent found any nice and cheap hotels to recommend yet. but it seems you got some help with that already..!

http://strollingnewyork.blogspot.com