More New York travelling questions... :)

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    May 12, 2012 10:43 PM GMT
    Hi Guys, I am prepping my trip to NY in June and I have a few questions.

    1) What moderately priced hotels would you recommend? I was planning on going with, but I only found out about all the bed bug crap in NY, so looking to avoid that as much as I can.

    2) How can I best travel to the niagara falls and then to Montreal after a day there? I don't want to take the plane, so my options are car (rental), train or bus... what'd you recommend? I have the time.

    Thanks a mill in advance!
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    May 13, 2012 1:21 AM GMT
    I stayed at the Country Inn and Suites in Queens for $100/nt. It's two blocks from the Queesboro bridge subway station. That line runs to Fifth avenue at the Plaza hotel, and museum row.
    I didnt have any problem with bedbugs. The hotel also has a great free breakfast buffet every morning.

    I did book early and stayed in December, so the price may be different this time of year.

    I hope that helps.
  • MarvelClimber

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    May 13, 2012 1:28 AM GMT
    There are no moderately-priced hotels in Manhattan during June. icon_neutral.gif You're better off looking in the boroughs of Brooklyn or Queens. I'm partial to Brooklyn because of the cool stuff to do in June. I recommend the areas of Park Slope, Prospect Heights, and Williamsburg for a tourist. The gay districts of Manhattan are Chelsea and Hells Kitchen. You can might be able to find some deals around 34th/broadway and near Penn Station.

    If you're here for at least a week, get a 7-day unlimited metrocard for the subway and buses.
  • turtleneckjoc...

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    May 13, 2012 1:32 AM GMT
    My best answer for question number one would be the Hampton Hotel in the South Street Seaport area. It's about as mid-priced as one can get for NYC, the staff is friendly and customer service-oriented. Within walking distance to Chinatown, Little Italy, Lower Manhattan and the subway station is very close by...

    For your second question, if it were me I would Amtrak it to Niagara Falls, then on to Montreal which Amtrak serves. Flying is out as even on Air Canada there isn't even a commuter flight to YUL (Montreal) from BUF (Buffalo).

    Enjoy New York's my personal all-time favorite!
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    May 13, 2012 11:05 AM GMT
    What's wrong with airbnb ? You make it sound like you think every apartment in the city must have bedbugs. You can probably still find a place cheaper than a hotel, and if you're that concerned, just make sure the place is reviewed by previous travelers. I can't imagine an apartment with bedbugs would rate favorably.

    I rented out my apartment in Inwood most of last summer, and it's already booked for most of June and July this year. As people leave favorable descriptions of the place, future travelers have peace of mind knowing what they're getting. It's mid-May though and you're looking to travel in June - there just may not be much availability left.
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    May 13, 2012 12:26 PM GMT
    Hi Guys, you are absolute stars for your answers. Thank you loads! Very helpful.

    @ citpolo, you're making a very valid point. I was just freaking a bit out. After I wrote my post yesterday I read more about bed bugs and apparently 5* hotels can suffer from it as well. So am looking into airbnb again, I have used it for all my other travels in the last year, and love it icon_smile.gif
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    May 16, 2012 12:31 AM GMT
    What about the brand new OUTNYC in North Chelsea? It opened March 1, 2012.