(Closed) Travel to New York City… HELP!

posted 5 years ago in Travel
Post # 31
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2016

Have you looked at vrbo?

also, I know this isnt ideal, but we fly for free so we’ve randomly flown to NYC before without a hotel. I get a hotel through hotels.com once we land and they’re usually cheaper since they’d rather have them full than empty. I got a hotel right off times sq last December for $130. And it was a nice hotel. 

Post # 33
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2016

I just did it online! I’ve never heard of hotel tonight but others have so Im assuming it’s sort of the same thing.

Post # 34
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2016

Don’t look in NYC – look in areas of NJ where you can quickly hop on the train to NYC.  Secaucus, Linden, Rahway, Elizabeth, Iselin… there are nice Hotels in Newark, but you also have be to cautious of hotels in the bad areas too.

You can take the PATH to NYC, too.  Newark, Jersey City, Hoboken…

But for ease of travel, I would recommend NJ Transit > PATH/light rail.  It’s more expensive but more comfortable, especially if you’re not used to sitting “subway style,” in trains, or even being forced to stand if the trains are crowded.

Here’s a map of NJ Transit stops: http://www.njtransit.com/pdf/rail/Rail_System_Map.pdf

Most lines have direct trains to NYC.

Post # 36
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Helper bee

agree with others who suggested just paying for a nicer room. Every time I have travelled to NYC around xmas my hotel was around 300/night…I think 200 would be a minimum for a room. 

Post # 37
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Busy bee

If you’re looking for a hotel, try something on the jersey side. Check out all the hotels in jersey city in the Newport/grove street area. It’s only about a 10 minute train ride (it’s call the PATH) into the city and you will save a ton of money and you will get spectacular views of New York city from the other side of the hudson. Hoboken is only like 5 minutes away also if you want to check out Carlos Bakery from the show cake boss. I live in Hoboken and LOVE the ridiculously easy access into NYC. If you have any questions id love to help you!

Post # 38
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Bumble bee

A lot of my friends stay here in Queens. I believe the chain is holiday inn in Long Island city thats one subway stop on the E train to manhattan. 

Post # 41
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Busy bee

Definitely! There is only one hotel in Hoboken (it’s called the W) but it’s ridiculously expensive. But right next door in jersey city there’s a ton of more reasonable hotels right on the waterfront. There’s a double tree, courtyard Marriott, etc. Look it up! But make sure your looking at the ones in Newport. The Newport PATH station is right there to take you right into the city. One line will drop you off RIGHT at the World Trade Center/financial district area and the other line makes stops at Christopher street, 9th, 14th, 23rd, and 33rd (which drops you right off at Herald Square where the popular NYC Macy’s is). Time square is located on 42 which is totally walkable from the 33rd street station. Walking it is more fun cause you’ll pass things on your way like Bryant Park and the NYC public library. If you walk a little bit more you will hit Rockefeller, the big xmas tree, and radio city music hall! If you get tired you can always just take a cab to where to need to go. We always end up walking to our point of destinaction and then cab it back to the PATH station. 

Post # 42
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Busy bee

Actually now that I think about it, it’s probably just about the same? Each has their own benefits! 

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