(Closed) Ideas for hotel in NYC

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Post # 16
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2016 - Long Island

pinkshoes:  my friends hosted a boozy saturday brunch party for my birthday at YOTEL a few years ago! So much fun & very yummy. 🙂

Post # 17
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

minimgonk:  We always stay at ROW NYC just for convience (about a block from Times Square) that being said its rooms are kind of bare bone but you can’t beat the price or location.

Post # 18
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

minimgonk:  All OGs are bad.  I used to work at one in college.  You do not want to know what happens in that kitchen.  Expect a 30% markup at chain restaurants in NYC, especially in the Times Square area.  I mean if you’re going to pay at least $23 for an entree (I don’t know about OG, but Ruby Tuesday in TS charges $23 and up for an entree), you might as well as find a smaller restaurant tucked away in a less touristy area and have a good meal.  Although, good and typical restaurants will run you at least $30-$50 for an entree, but sometimes you find some gems.  If you like Italian food, I suggest going to Becco on 46th Street.  $25 for all you can eat, chef’s selection, tableside service of three types of pasta dishes.  All their pastas are homemade. It’s very good and affordable.  You have to make resos at least a week in advance for weekends, because it’s usually packed!  

Post # 20
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Buzzing bee

minimgonk:  Empire Hotel might fit the bill for you. We usually stay there when we go to NY because when in NY I almost always take the oppty to see an opera at the Met, and Lincoln Center is right there. It’s a boutique hotel with relatively affordable (for NY anyway) rates. The rooms are small and the bathrooms are a bit weird (what appears to have been someone’s idea for a fancy design for a shower results in water from the shower on the floor pretty much no matter what), but we like it overall and I recommend that you check it out. It’s in a great location (upper west side). 

Post # 21
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

minimgonk:  I personally would not recommend Yotel actually.  I’m a New Yorker, so I’m speaking from experience here. Even though that area near Yotel is getting developed, it’s still not somewhere I would want to be at night time.  10th ave can be little empty and abandoned at night time, so I would not recommend two women walking around too late at night.  I would say you probably will be cabbing it a lot if you stay at Yotel if you’re coming home at night.  Anything west of 9th ave near port authority (42nd street/Times Square) is a little dicey.  Yotel is also a younger hotel for young couples and people looking to party. I think there are better hotels to stay at in the time square area. If you want a boutique hotel near TS, go for Sanctuary or The Muse, for a chain hotel, go for the W if you’re looking for hip, young, modern feel and Hyatt if you’re looking for a more elegant and sophisticated feel.  That’s my two cents.  Good luck!   

Post # 22
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Worker bee

olive Garden was the first place I ate when I went to America on holiday. It was a piece of #%^ and a rip off. I stayed at The Manhatten Times Square , great location but basic hotel. Can walk or subway easily to anywhere!!! 

Post # 23
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Worker bee

minimgonk:  i had a tight budget though so if u can afford a nicer place, Sheraton Times Square is good 

Post # 25
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Worker bee

If it’s soon try the app Hotel Tonight – you can book up to like 10 days in advance and they have great deals on hotels (only works as an app, I highly recommend it instead of Hot Wire as you can pick the hotel!)

Since you do want the whole NYC tourist experiences, I suggest getting a hotel in Times Square so you are close to everything you want to do (nothing wrong with it, I have done it too ages ago and then happened to work in a field that sent me to NYC 5/6 times a year at least!)

Just make sure it’s at least a 4 star and a good price and you should be fine since like you said, you need it to change, shower and sleep basically 🙂 

Post # 26
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 29th, 2016

minimgonk:  I just stayed at the Millenium Broadway last week. You’re right at Times Square and we could see the Chrysler Building from our window. We walked everywhere, including to Central Park. It was about $240/night I believe. 

Post # 27
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: Laurel Hall

pinkshoes:  I stayed in the Yotel in November, it was actually pretty nice! Very comfortable bed, easy check in, easy check out. It’s not too far from the subway but it’s not right outside your door by anymeans, plus its NYC- one should expect to walk a bit 🙂 Plus they offer free coffee/water/tea in the lobby and in the morning there were like 3 or 4 types of muffins up for grabs. 

Post # 28
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Buzzing Beekeeper

minimgonk:  we always stay in Brooklyn. The marriott near brooklyn bridge is a good choice. Large rooms, a pool, easy to get to from the airport (jfk), plenty of food choices and two subway lines on your doorstep. Plus you can walk across the bridge really easily from there. 

Having stayed in times square I just don’t think the value for what you get is there compared to places just outside the main city area. The subway is so easy to use as well.

Post # 29
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Blushing bee

In 2012 I stayed at the Marriot Marquis.

2013 I stayed at the Holiday Inn (Times Square – South)

2014 we stayed at the millenium broadway

This June we’re staying at The Holiday Inn (Times Square – South).

Marriot Marquis time square is by far my fav, but most expensive.

Holiday Inn is nice and clean We’re staying there again bc its affordale. just under $900 for 5 nights.

Post # 30
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Busy bee

I stayed in Hotel Belleclaire over christmas and it was great! Friendly staff and a great Upper West Side Location. I also loved how they always had different drinks in the lobby, it felt like a boutique hotel in the city. 

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