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    Anyone know of any good sites or hotels themselves that they can recommend in Manhattan or somewhere close that is easy to commute in to Manhattan? Looking to spend £600-700 for a 1 week stay, 1st-8th June 2011.

    Thanks.

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    Google the pod hotel,highly recommended by me and many on here....you cannot go wrong there.


    Good location,clean,good staff.
    Edited by: "boothy" 14th Oct 2010

    Flatotel was good great location, just of 6th ave

    fairfield hotel, times square..

    Original Poster

    All of the ones recommended are quite a bit over my budget :\

    Remember some of the websites are in dollars not pounds. Is your budget just for the room - I take it the flights are separate?

    Original Poster

    Already booked flights.

    So its for 7 nights accommodation in total? Can't believe some of the prices of the hotels per night now. Been having a look and there's not a lot of choice for under £125 per night. I've only ever booked directly for hotel once which was the Radio City Apartment and I'm sure they were only £70 a night at the time which was only a couple of years ago. It was such a bargain as it was a brilliant place, really central and lovely inside with your own fully equipped kitchen etc as it was a studio apartment.

    The other hotels were a package - the Days Inn worked out at £350 each including flights for 5 days as that was a last minute deal. The Hilton was dearer as got treated for my birthday and it was £600 each for 5 days including flights too.

    To be honest - you really only need somewhere to put your head at night because you're out all day as too much to see and do so you don't even need anything fancy or expensive. Will still have a wee look for you and see if there's something suitable.

    Original Poster

    Yeah I couldn't believe the prices myself. I know when I've searched in the past they have been nowhere near that expensive. My only requirements are that the hotel isn't too far from the main stuff like times square etc. and that it's not a hostel, I don't like hostels.

    Never been to a hostel before but have heard some horror stories. Will have a look around midtown which is your best bet though nearly everywhere is withing walking distance as a block isn't that big to walk and its a good way to see everything. Also using the subway is easy and quick and not scary at all!

    Banned

    Get some books on New York from your local library they might be helpful.

    I've been trying to remember where we stayed some years ago to tell you not to book there, but I cannot recall!
    Anyway, this place gets some good reviews, it definitely isn't the one we stayed at and the rates ( via TA links) seem OK, about £100+ a night.
    tripadvisor.co.uk/Hot…tml
    Edited by: "chesso" 15th Oct 2010

    my daughter used a company that were brilliant Airbnb I think it was called yes here it is
    airbnb.com

    octobergirl1 person likes this

    my daughter used a company that were brilliant Airbnb I think it was … my daughter used a company that were brilliant Airbnb I think it was called yes here it iswww.airbnb.com



    Was just going to say that as well - my sister in law always just rents an apartment when she goes with her hubby and 2 boys. Not sure what she uses but had a look at the website octobergirl listed and found some places (narrowed down to midtown and meatpacking district which is central as well). It shows you prices per night so easier to work out for your budget:-

    airbnb.com/sea…/v3

    just remember you want Manhattan when booking somewhere, not New Jersey or Brooklyn etc. Manhattan and preferrably Midtown but no big deal if not as you can walk most places anyway. Good luck - wish it was me!

    Original Poster

    Thanks kaks I will check that link out

    There will be other websites as well with short term lets for apartments so have a good look before deciding. Greenwich is nice as stay too but may be a little pricier. if you get a map of Manhattan you can see the distance between places to stay and places to visit etc. Times Square is a huge area not just the one bit you see on telly all the time. Theatre district is beside it too and lots of places to stay. Now I've seen what they're charging for hotels these days I'd actually be looking to rent somewhere myself next time I go.

    Original Poster

    Everyone has been saying that prices are way higher for whatever reason, just deciding whether to get a hotel now or hold off and hope the price comes down :\

    odriscoll

    Everyone has been saying that prices are way higher for whatever reason, … Everyone has been saying that prices are way higher for whatever reason, just deciding whether to get a hotel now or hold off and hope the price comes down :\



    did u get my pm - try that!

    Original Poster

    Yeah got it, will try that after I've had a few myself otherwise I'd feel really cheeky about it haha.

    Don't forget to bring home lots of bed bugs!
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