Post # 1
My DH and I are planning to take our summer vacation in NYC this year… however, I am a southern girl, and know nothing about where to stay that won’t be shady and will be reasonable priced… I turn to you, hive, to point me in the right direction of a convienent, reasonably priced NYC hotel!
Post # 3
Welcome to NYC! Can I ask what type of trip and what types of hotels you’re looking for? I have known many friends (mostly student) who come to NYC and stay in a B&B which there are safe places that are affordable. It might not be romantic or fancy though, no special requests, sometime it’s a shared bathroom, no room service etc. No whistles and bells but the locations are great and they are much cheaper than hotels.
Post # 4
I would just look up hotels on Expedia.com. You can search by price and stars of the hotel, to make sure it’s nice and in your price range. Then look up the hotel’s address and make sure you are staying near a subway line. I’m not sure what you mean by “reasonably priced.” That could mean anything! Better to use websites like Expedia or Travelocity to get a sense of price for the location.
Most places are not shady btw, but you should probably stay under 96th street in Manhattan, and stay further west in Brooklyn and Queens. The further out you go, the less nice, the more suburban and the longer the commute to the museums and such in Manhattan.
My mom did stay at the Milburn hotel on the UWS and she liked it. It’s a good neighborhood too. But I don’t know how much they’ll charge in the summer (she came over Christmas) and I don’t know if that would be in your price range.
Post # 5
We usually stay with family when we go, but the rare time I did stay in a hotel, we went thru hotels.com so i could read the reviews and gauge out where to stay safety wise.
Post # 6
Desmond Tutu Center has a lovely hotel in Chelsea neighborhood – its has lovely outdoor gardens, is close to subway and within walking distance of West Village. The hotel and conference center is next to a seminary but is entirely separate grounds (Desmond Tutu Center bought half of it within the past 10 years or so I think)
I discovered while searching for venues, did not know a hotel was attached. though we did not book our wedding here, we will def be booking a block for guests because it was among the more affordable and spacious places I’ve come across in Manhattan.