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NYC Hotel on a Budget?

Discussion in 'Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel' started by FidelCashflow, Apr 27, 2011.

  1. FidelCashflow

    FidelCashflow Well-Known Member

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    I've been scouring expedia, tripadvisor etc to find a relatively cheap hotel in Manhattan. I just want somewhere secure to leave my belongins, somewhere comfortable to sleep and night, and somewhere subway accessible - my budget for 5 nights is $750 (including taxes)

    Possiblities I've come across include the Pod hotel, the Jane Hotel and the Marrakech Hotel. Any feedback?
     
  2. Teger

    Teger Well-Known Member

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    try priceline name your own price - i got a very nice room in brooklyn for $100 a night a few weeks ago
     
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    I had no problem getting a room in mid-town on priceline for $140-150 a night in April last year, once at the Hilton at Grand Central and once at the W on Lexington. The problem is that as you get into May prices tend to go up so book asap.


    Good luck.
     
  5. GusW

    GusW Well-Known Member

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    PS- The Jane is an "adventure", especially the shared bathrooms. But probably fine if you just want a good location and a place to stash your gear.
     
  6. SirSuturesALot

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    Is it too early to Priceline for August bookings?
     
  7. Huntsman

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    I've stayed at the Chelsea Lodge -- like $110 a night, cheap, clean, secure, private bathroom. Och, rates are now up to $124 -- still think it's pretty great! http://www.chelsealodge.com/ ~ H
     
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    I suggest priceline as well. Got a room at the hilton for the parents for $125 a night 2 summers ago.
     
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    I doubt the Jane is cheap but I love it.
     
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    I like the Washington Jefferson. No-frills hotel located in Midtown, west side.

    Plus there's a fantastic Japanese restaurant off the lobby. The steamed monk fish liver is, dare I say, foie gras-esque.
     
  11. FidelCashflow

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    I like the Washington Jefferson. No-frills hotel located in Midtown, west side.
    Wow -that really looks like a nice little place - unfortunately it's a bit out of my range since their rates are starting $150+taxes
    try priceline name your own price - i got a very nice room in brooklyn for $100 a night a few weeks ago
    Can someone explain to me how this name your own price thing works? It may sound like a dumb question - but I am by no means a seasoned traveller. Believe it or not - at the age of 27, this is only the second time in my life I've had to book my own hotel. [​IMG] It sounds like I basically have to commit to taking the room before I find out what hotel it is and I can't back out. I tried to run a search using name your own price and it asked for my credit card info first - so I stopped. Seems like a dicey proposition. [​IMG]
    I had no problem getting a room in mid-town on priceline for $140-150 a night in April last year, once at the Hilton at Grand Central and once at the W on Lexington. The problem is that as you get into May prices tend to go up so book asap.
    Wow - I would pay $150 to stay at the W or a Hilton - I always thought those were far more expensive chains. Was this also through name your price? I looked on their regular site and everything like that was $250+ for July
    PS- The Jane is an "adventure", especially the shared bathrooms. But probably fine if you just want a good location and a place to stash your gear.
    I was actually eyeballing the jane pretty hard - especially because they have rooms for $100/night! But the one thing that freaked me out is all the reports of bed bugs there - apparently they have a bit of an issue with it and have numerous complaints on the bedbug report. [​IMG] It's a real shame - because their rooms look like some of the coolest little hotel rooms I've ever seen. [​IMG]
    I've stayed at the Chelsea Lodge -- like $110 a night, cheap, clean, secure, private bathroom. Och, rates are now up to $124 -- still think it's pretty great! http://www.chelsealodge.com/ ~ H
    That looks pretty nice and has killer reviews. I ended up booking at a similar place called the Larchmont Hotel in Greenwhich village for $90/night except it has shared bathrooms - it has pretty similar reviews on tripadvisor - although not as glowing as those. Has anyone ever heard of it? If I find something I don't like about the Larchmont - I'll probably switch to the Chelsea Lodge. Thanks for all the advice everyone!
     
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    Airbnb.com has some good options as well.
     
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    Airbnb.com has some good options as well.

    This.
    I've used the site 7 times now around the world and haven't gotten burnt yet.
     
  16. FidelCashflow

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    I ended up getting a room at the wellington hotel for 5 days in July using priceline's name your own prices - nice 3* midtown hotel on 57 and 7th for $150 a night which was a real bargain - only complaint about the hotel was that the room design is a bit dated.

    On my way back I had a 2 night stopover and ended up paying $210 a night for a 2* Best Western by the convention center which sucked. What the heck happened? Was there something happening that doubled the prices?
     
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    I got the Grand Hyatt at Grand Central for about $150 a day recently (3 weeks ago?) if I recall, on expedia, 4 or 5 days I think. They were doing renovations inside, which I guess dictated the price. Nice enough room and location, though. Supposedly 4 star? I don't really know anymore when it comes to hotels and their supposed star ratings, it's different in every city and I don't spend much time in more than two cities.
     

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