(Closed) Hotel – Manhattan in October?

posted 6 years ago in New York City
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Have you tried Hotel on Rivington? My fiance and I spent a just-because night there last year, was very nice, if a little trendy. (ps we’re Slope-ers too!)

Post # 4
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2012

We were searching for something similar — nothing sketchy, but a place our friends could afford that would be convenient.  We got a very reasonable rate for our block with the Hampton Inn at the South Street Seaport.  There were also some Marriotts with reasonable prices as well, particularly the Fairfield Inn in Chelsea, I believe.  I’d also run some searches on this board, there were some helpful threads! 

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

My wedding is in late October and I did a block of rooms in Manhattan. I was in contact with dozens of hotels and the average seemed to be about $260-$280 for group rates; it went higher with the boutique hotels. The lowest price I got was $180 for one of the Hiltons in the Financial District, but it didn’t have the best reviews. I ended up just picking another Hilton in FiDi ($200 queen/$220 double), and figured if guests could find a better deal or wanted to stay in a different neighborhood they were more than welcome to book their own.

 

Post # 7
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Bumble bee

Marriot Marriot marriot (Did I mention Marriot)?

 

I stayed there last October with my Fiance and LOVED IT!!! The rooms are 200 a night and up, clean, modern, good amenities, two blocks from Time square. We had a modern room with flat screen, safe, coffee maker, gorgeous bathroom, fluffy white towels, and the marriot beds are so comfy-I sleep like a baby! It is a security building, buzz in and out affter certain hours. They do have free coffee in the lounge and also a restaurant on the main floor.

I cannot stress how much of a Marriot addict I am-I was a concierge for a five star hotel (not a Marriot) and met a lot of people in the biz. The Marriot chain is so consistently clean, affordable, you can’t go wrong.

Also, no bed bugs there, as reported by bed bugs USA.

http://www.marriott.com/hotels/hotel-information/travel/nycmd-courtyard-new-york-manhattan-times-square-south/

 

 

 

 

 

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

i used hotelplanner.com to get a bunch of quotes from Manhattan hotels.  They also included quotes for Jersey, Bklyn and Queens, so you’ll have to filter through those.  My wedding is November 2012, which is also surprisingly busy (after NYC marathon and before Thanksgiving, so I thought we’d be ok).  I got a few quotes for right around $200 in the financial district, but everything else was around $280-$300 at best.  We ended up blocking at the Kitano for $280/night, and I’m encouraging my budget-concious guests to search for deals on their own.  

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@PSlope2012:  I signed my hotel block contract in late February. When I reached out to hotels, I got a few quotes for $240 as well, and sadly those were on the lower end of the spectrum. I did get a couple places to lower their prices (only by $10 or so- most weren’t willing to budge). I ended up just flat out asking if they could go any lower than their initial price, or by going on travel websites to see how much they were charging and seeing if they could match that. The thing is, a lot of the group rates they offer aren’t much of a discount – it’s basically what the rooms are going for at the moment. The rate is basically them holding that rate for your group at the time you sign the contract.

You may have better luck if you wait a bit, but it may be a gamble. The hotel I ended up doing a block with with quoted me at $280/$300 in December (I had taken a break from doing hotel blocks for a few months out of pure frustration). $240 isn’t too bad; it’s not ideal, but if you can get them to lower it, jump on it.

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