(Closed) NYC Ideas

posted 9 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Hmmmm NYC can be tough when it comes to nice accomodations at reasonable prices, or anything at reasonable prices for that matter. Have you checked out kayak.com? It’s a site that checks prices across all the major online booking sites and gives you a list of the best prices available from all sites. Much easier (and quicker) than going to each individual site. Also, do you know generally where in NYC you’d like to stay?

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2005 - Westside Loft, New York

Check out Pengy’s post on her recent trip!  She stayed at a lovely B&B in the west village that was under $200 a night!

The Penguins Storm The NYC – Day 1

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

OMG that place is a block from my apartment and I’ve walked by it a million times and never knew it was a B&B! So cute!

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2008 - Imperia Hotel (modern chic hotel)

We did our mini moon last year in NYC. We used Priceline.com to book our hotel… much cheaper actually… Check it out! 🙂

Post # 7
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

http://www.step-to-ny.com/

My Japanese friends stay here when they come visit NY. It’s super cute and cheap…they paid like 50-60 ish (last year’s rate).

Don’t get intimidated by the Japanese website, just call and ask for availability.

It’s a very cute B&B…nothing fancy at all more like a ‘room in a shared apartment’
than a hotel, but it is very cheap for it’s awesome location in Chelsea (W27th and Broadway I think)

Might not be romantic enough for a honeymoon though.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

I did a quick search on Orbitz and I can vouch that all of these hotels are in an OK area.  I know nothing about the hotels themselves as I live here and don’t need one!

Wellington (avg $172/night), East Gate Tower (avg $180/night), Hotel Mela (avg $234/night), Club Quarters Midtown (avg $188/night), and Club Quarters Rock Center (avg $200/night).

If you use the coupon SUMMERVIN and use a Visa card to pay you’ll get 15% off those prices.

If you want me (or probably any of us familiar with Manhattan) to confirm or dissuade you based on the location of any other hotel you find, we can do that.

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Some of these hotels have communal bathrooms so beware and read everything! And make sure that you stay in a hotel in Manhattan it’s self because anywhere else, no matter the cost… it’s not worth it.

Post # 10
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Fiance and I went to NYC and stayed at Milford Plaza. It’s a block off of Times Square. The room wasn’t fabulous, but it was very reasonable. We paid an average of $135/night. Please note this was still during the off season (late March).

Post # 12
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Free/cheap fun things:

Walk over the Brooklyn Bridge and along the Brooklyn Heights Promonade ( great view of the sky line)

Central Park Walking tours

Chealsea High lines- amazing elevated park walk 

Friday Night at the MoMA ( museum of modern art)-  If you are there on a Friday evening I believe the MOMA is free admission

Coney Island – ride the cyclone, wonderwheel, and get a nathan’s hot dog all for less than $20 a person

Shake Shack in Madison Square Park

Union Square Food Market 

TKTS -1/2 price ticket booth for broadway shows ( there’s one at times square, South Street Seaport, and Downtown Brooklyn)

Touristy Things You Should Not MISS

Top of the Rock

Ellis Island/Statue of Liberty

Empire State Building

 Grand Central Station

MET, Museum of Natural History, MoMa, and Guggenheim Musuems

Also this company

http://watsonadventures.com/new_york.html

runs scavneger hunts, food tours,  and walking tours of the major museums, neighborhoods that are a little pricey but really fun. 

 Have FUN! feel free to PM me if you have any questions.  

 

 

 

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

For a view, if you’re going to pick one high rise building to go up, choose Top of the Rock over the Empire State building.  The wait is less long and they have a multi level indoor/outdoor observation deck.

 If you’re looking for a break from the tourist stuff, take a walk around the streets of SoHo (anything BUT Broadway) and see all the fancy shops and go to a local Village bar.

 Food is 10 times cheaper and better (with the exception of the couple really really expensive restaurants like Per Se) outside of Midtown.  Midtown sucks.  Go below 34th Street for food or go to the Upper East or West sides.

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

For a nice drink from an excellent mixologist: PDT

Please Don’t Tell (name of bar)

ST. Marks between 1st and A ave. on north side of street

* go into the eatery called EAT ME; then look for the old phone booth on your left and go inside; pick up the phone; someone on the other line will ask "how many" and if your party is 2 or less you have a reallly good chance of getting a seat at the bar. 

This is an old speakeasy. The adventure of getting inside is fun and the drinks are amazing!  

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

why dont you rent an apartment, it’s much roomier and you get more space for your money; I rented a 3 bedroom apartment for my 13 membered family to stay at $199/night or $13 /person; they had 3 beds the families will share (half are kiddies below the age of 6) and we have an extra air mattress they can use  during the wedding

NYC is notorious for being expensive, no way you can find a  luxury place for under 200; there are the usual hampton inn and comfort inn which is the cleanest deal under $200

 

look for a studio you can rent for short rental; same price as a fancy hotel or less with more amenities

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