NYC Hotels

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    Feb 22, 2011 3:15 AM GMT
    Hopefully you guys that live in NYC can help me. I am trying to find a relatively reasonable hotel to stay while visiting NYC. The bigger the better with 2 beds. Suite if possible. Subway accessible is preferred.
    Any advice is appreciated.
  • turtleneckjoc...

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    Feb 22, 2011 4:31 AM GMT
    "Reasonable" (as in price, I suppose) hotels with 2 queen beds and a suite?? Hmmmm. Might be kinda hard to find....

    I had a good experience at the Hampton Inn in the South Street Seaport area when I was last in NYC. The price was great (about $159 a night, if I remember), fantastic location near the Brooklyn Bridge MTA subway stop and good eats all around.

    Another choice, but at a much higher price point would be the Embassy Suites in Battery Park City.

    Travel professional here and if you need any other recommendations, please let me know.
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    Feb 22, 2011 5:19 AM GMT
    why not try priceline name your own price? i think i got a pretty good deal. just start really low and go up 5 bucks each time lol
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Feb 22, 2011 5:50 AM GMT
    I was there for a week a few years ago and stayed at THE NEW YORKER. It was very reasonable and nice -- right by subway and close to Times Square
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    Feb 22, 2011 5:51 AM GMT
    The Pod Hotel - def the best bet if you're on a budget. On 51st between 2nd and 3rd - so a block from the subway. I stayed there at the beginning of the month with a friend. It's set up kind of like a really nice/clean dorm - we split a bunkbed room with shared bathrooms (also really clean and better than your standard Holiday/Days Inn bathroom) for $89/night (the whole room...not each...). They also have larger rooms with private baths and queen beds. I think those run in the mid-$100s. For the cleanliness and location you def can't beat the price.
  • MarvelClimber

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    Feb 22, 2011 6:07 AM GMT
    First, what is your definition of 'reasonable'? Just about any hotel is near a subway. The question is which line are you going to be using the most? The closer you are to Times Square the more expensive it will be. If you're not going to worry about being lost in the subway system, then find someplace further out. Use Google Maps with the transit layer; it's a quick way of seeing which lines are at each stop. is another good transit site and app, though it significantly overestimates the travel time. Google Maps is much more accurate.

    People who live in an area are unlikely to be able to recommend a hotel based on price b/c they probably wouldn't be staying in a hotel. Your best bet is to check,, even airline sites to find deals.
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    Feb 22, 2011 6:18 AM GMT
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    Feb 22, 2011 6:19 AM GMT
    Like most New Yorkers I don't know the best prices, but if you want a suite I assure you it won't be cheap. The only hotel I have ever done anything with is the one at the New York Athletic Club, but you need to be a member or a member at a reciprocal club. If you are a member at a reciprocal club (there are tons) it is actually one of the better deals on Central Park South with park views in many rooms at "reasonable prices.
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    Feb 22, 2011 7:16 AM GMT
    I'm an Australian, so take this for what it's worth, but I have always stayed at the Red Roof Inn. It's on 6 West 32nd St. Close to the subway (though everything in Manhattan is close to a subway) and an easy walk to places like Times Square, etc. The hotel is reasonably priced and clean. I've stayed there the four times I've been to NYC.
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    Feb 22, 2011 6:18 PM GMT
    Google Chinatown NYC Hotels. Lot's of choices
  • Bunjamon

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    Feb 22, 2011 6:30 PM GMT
    I second the "try" advice. I stayed in a very nice hotel in the Financial District recently for a very reasonable rate. You can't just increase your bid $5 each time, you have to increase it in increments of $15 or you have to change your search criteria, so start with a few neighborhoods and a low price and then gradually increase neighborhoods and what you're willing to pay. You can't guarantee being extremely close to the subway, but pretty much everything in Manhattan is close to the subway, so I wouldn't worry about that too much.
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    Feb 22, 2011 6:53 PM GMT
    Priceline & Hotwire are good recommendations, but if you're arriving in the next 3 weeks also try

    I've used it for 2 out of my last 4 visits to New York and ended up both times in the Signature Suites near Washington Square. These are executive apartments---so the first time my friend & I ended up in a one-bedroom apartment with ensuite kitchenette. Booking with Signature Suites directly they won't let you book anything shorter than a one week stay, so they dump their shorter-term vacancies on ratestogo. It's not luxury accommodation but clean and well located.

    By the way, avoid the Hudson, which is where I stayed this past weekend. In our Queen Superior room, the shower was 18 inches wide and features a glass wall through to the bedroom, perfect for the voyeur & exhibitionist in all of us.