Will be traveling to NY this summer for work for a week.
Need to spend days on upper east side (5th and 104th). Nights I am free. Like to be able to walk to restaurants, windows browsing, perhaps some jazz.
Any advice on what neighborhoods to look for hotels? I realize with the transit options perhaps this question doesn't make much sense, but I would rather not spend a lot of time or money in transit.
And if you wouldn't mind suggesting some favorite gems of neighborhood restaurants, places that might be worth the trouble to get to?
posted by dougiedd
on May 25, 2014 -
I have been charged with organizing a 2-day meeting in NYC for approximately 23 people, all coming from out of town so I will also need sleeping rooms for about 4 nights. Can you recommend a nice hotel? [more inside]
posted by miaou
on Oct 23, 2013 -
We have two free nights to use at any Hyatt in the US. The catch is that we must use them by Aug 31. We would like to do a weekend away from our home in Brooklyn. There are 3 of us -- two adults and a 7-year-old boy. We tend to spend very little on hotels, so this is our chance to treat ourselves to a special hotel. Can you recommend a very nice Hyatt property within reasonable driving distance of NYC? That could include Philly, Boston, upstate NY, Connecticut, Rhode Island, etc. More concerned with hotel "wow" factor than location, but a great location is certainly a plus! [more inside]
posted by ROTFL
on Jul 26, 2013 -
My friends and I live in NYC. We want to spend a night at a local beach (Far Rockaway, Sandy Hook, Fire Island, whatever). Ideally, this would consist of a trip via public transit to a beach, and then staying at a reasonably priced hotel close to said beach. If possible, we'd like to avoid renting a car or splurging on a vacation rental. [more inside]
posted by Viola
on Aug 6, 2012 -
Travel with kids filter: Going to NYC with young kids, wife busy with work, I need to entertain, suggest fun fun fun! Hotels. Cool toy stores. Weirdness! I heart NYC, I want my kids to heart NYC, enlighten me. [more inside]
posted by Ponderance
on Jan 7, 2012 -
but for NYC midtown. Coming up on an anniversary and need to escape our apartment and find a room with a hot tub! Preferably without selling a kidney. Super bonus points if you can also recommend a place to buy super-soft women's PJs in NYC. [more inside]
posted by Wretch729
on Nov 29, 2011 -
How do large companies decide where to hold meetings in a big city like NYC? There are hundreds of options if not more. Has anyone participated in this process and can you please shed some insight? [more inside]
posted by brynnwood
on May 16, 2011 -
I am at JFK waiting to fly to Bermuda. Most likely, my flight is going to be cancelled due to weather in Bermuda. In the event my flight does get cancelled, what is the best thing to do regarding finding a room for the night that isn't going to be dodgy? I have had a look at rates in Manhattan and even something as simple as the Courtyard Marriott on 3rd is going for $450 a night. Should I stay near the airport? If so, where? Do I have any leverage on such short notice? Can I just call the hotel, and say 'Hey, I need a room, if its not you, its gonna be someone else. What's the best rate you can give me?' Help me find a decent place to stay and not pay an arm and a leg in NYC.
posted by trinigirl
on Dec 5, 2010 -
Any recommendations for New York City Midtown/Times Square hotels for about $250 a night, including taxes? [more inside]
posted by jroybal
on Mar 13, 2010 -
Four western ladies are gathering in NYC in October. We're from Washington, Oregon, California, and Nevada; the "other coast" is foreign territory for us! We'd like current wisdom on finding a reasonably priced hotel, with rooms that sleep four, in Manhattan, or Times Square, or the Upper East/West Side.
We'll be happy with only the basic amenities.
Also, what places/activities should take top priority in a brief visit? Our group is comprised of three 30-somethings...and their mother :-).
Thanks in advance!
posted by ragtimepiano
on Sep 21, 2009 -
What interesting but not too hipster NYC hotel should I choose for a four-night near Christmastime stay in December? [more inside]
posted by objdoc
on Nov 3, 2008 -
Hotel recommendations needed for NYC. Ideally downtown. Not crazy expensive, but it's for my parents, so it needs to be fancier than a backpacker's hotel/hostel (eg, private bath, not too noisy, clean, etc). Many thanks!
posted by fingers_of_fire
on Mar 2, 2008 -
I'm planning a trip to New York with my girlfriend in March of 2008. We're leaving with a bus that stops at Port Authority. I'm wondering what are some moderately priced near by hotels that we could check into.
posted by bostonhill
on Nov 26, 2007 -
I have to be in Manhattan Dec 6th - Dec 9th. My flight is booked and my appointments are scheduled. I am flying solo. My plan was to stay in Manhattan, and goof off after my appointments. Unfortunately, every hotel in Manhattan for those days is $600+ a night. Ordinarily I can Priceline $150 and get bites, but even after a $250 bid, I got nothing on a 3 / 4 *. So......where should I stay and still be able to explore Manhattan without freezing my ass off?? I can be a bit of a snob and would prefer not to stay in something lower than 3*. Any secret Manhattan hotels that I can get into that are not sh*t holes? Brooklyn? New Jersey? Connecticut?
posted by jasondigitized
on Nov 6, 2007 -
My beloved and I are headed to NYC for our honeymoon in early September, and we're looking for nice but inexpensive accomodation. Any pointers? [more inside]
posted by hot soup girl
on Jul 9, 2006 -
What's the best high-end place to stay in NYC? I'm not looking for absurdly priced penthouse rentals, just a weekend stay in NYC that's somewhat more unique than a Hilton. I'm specifically looking at the Soho House and have family that raves about the Waldorf (a little too blueblood for me). Any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by geoff.
on May 23, 2005 -
NYC Hotel Splurge: My bf bought Spamalot
tickets for a weekend in June and we are looking for reasonable deal on a high end hotel ($250-350/night) to live it up a little. Royalton? Sofitel? Other? Also seeking food recs. [more inside]
posted by onlyconnect
on Mar 1, 2005 -
Coming to New York for a week's holiday. I'd like to find a nice, interesting hotel in a convienient location for touristy things, preferably with free in-room wifi, for about $200 per night (for a double room). Any tips? [more inside]
posted by ascullion
on Jan 11, 2005 -
Anyone have a favorite hotel in Manhattan? Myself and a few mates are all meeting up in NYC for a getaway weekend and are looking for a cool place to stay, somewhere in the $150 - $300 / night range. We are all in our late 20's / early 30's, like to shop, party, eat, and chat up classy single women. Any places that might fit that bill?
posted by jasondigitized
on Jun 30, 2004 -