Post # 1
My Fiance and I are planning to spend a couple of days in NYC after we get married in NJ this May (due to a work conflict, we had to postpone our official honeymoon to Italy until Sept). I lived in NYC for a couple of years, but since I never had to stay at a hotel, I’m looking for some recommendations. We want to stay someplace fun, maybe a bit trendy, and would probably be OK paying $250-500 a night. Any suggestions would be appreciated!
(I’ll also happily accept restaurant and bar/lounge recommendations. I love getting other people’s opinions.)
Post # 3
I’ve always loved the W in Union Square, and the Underbar is right in the hotel as we as the Coffee Shop nearby in Union Square that serves really yummy drinks.
Post # 4
We stayed at the Grand Hyatt right near Grand Central Station. I loved it there.
Post # 5
What about the Library Hotel? Or check out Thompson Hotels in NYC–they have quite a few: http://www.sixcolumbus.com/index.php?page=6columbus
Po is one of my favorite restaurants in the city–small, romantic, intimate and doesn’t bust the bank. Plus, it’s in the West Village so there are a plethora of cute restaurants and bars around to continue the evening after dining. http://www.porestaurant.com/main/
In terms of other bar or restaurant recs, it kind of depends what price range, vibe, type of food, area of NYC. There’s so much there!
Post # 7
Also I agree with LotusMoss on the food recs…it definitely depends on how much you’d like to spend on a meal. Let us know.
Post # 8
- Wedding: March 2005 - Westside Loft, New York
i haven’t stayed there, but i was also going to recommend the library. it looks so cool. =)
we stayed at the ritz in battery park for our wedding night because it was more convenient – surprisingly it was very affordable (low 200’s?), and of course they had great service.
any particular area you’re interested in? i would def stay away from times square though (i think the w north of times square had horrible service).
Post # 9
i 2nd soho grand and gansevoort hotel (i love a rooftop bar). if you want to splurge on a dinner, id recommend Per Se or Le Bernadin
Post # 10
I’ve always had a thing for the Mandarin Oriental. Especially if you’re looking for something indulgently ritzy. It’s at Columbus Circle so you are steps away from Central Park and the horse-drawn carriage rides.
If you’re leaning more towards trendy, I’d recommend the Dream Hotel. Totally hip and has a very popular rooftop bar which would be cool in May weather.
PS – I just learned about The View Restaurant at the Marriot Marquis in Times Square. Although I wouldn’t recommend staying their post-wedding (area is too hectic in my opinion), I’d definitely do dinner there for the revolving view at night. 🙂