Nice New York hotel room for under $200
January 11, 2005 7:23 PM   Subscribe

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?

I thought this had been asked before, but I searched and searched and couldn't find it. Apologies if I'm repeating things.
posted by ascullion to Travel & Transportation around New York, NY (10 answers total)
Two previous threads.

I know there were more but I couldn't find them either.

As always, I recommend
posted by CunningLinguist at 7:36 PM on January 11, 2005

Try the Super 8 in Times Square- it's *not* like the Super 8 you might find next to a strip mall. It's hard to get a better location for under $200. Book as soon as you can tho . . .
posted by jeremias at 7:37 PM on January 11, 2005

You risk your life staying at the rat trap that is Super 8.
posted by orange clock at 7:51 PM on January 11, 2005

I've stayed at the Chelsea Lodge and the Carlton Arms, two hotels with a ton of personality. They are both cheap--probably cheaper than you're looking for--very convenient, and awesome. Don't know about wifi. Of the two, the Lodge is the cleanest, the Arms the funkiest.
posted by josh at 8:55 PM on January 11, 2005

I rented a decent-sized room at the Ameritania, right around the corner from the Ed Sullivan theater, for about $165 last year, with only a few days' notice -- it was clean and Euro-ish, although the room I looked at before getting my real room was a bit smaller than mine. (See if you can get a suite.) It's fairly close to the reopened MoMA and the folk-art museum, as well as lots of subways.
posted by lisa g at 11:29 PM on January 11, 2005

Park South or Gershwin.
posted by anildash at 11:31 PM on January 11, 2005

Second the recommendation for the Super 8. I've stayed there many times. (albeit when it was the Quality Hotel & Suites. It just became a Super 8 a couple years back) It is in an excellent location, just around the corner from Rockefeller Center, and walking distance to Times Square and other touristy things. The rooms are kind of small but decent, no shared bath, there's a deli next door, what more do you need? : )
posted by SisterHavana at 7:54 AM on January 12, 2005

My parents stayed at the Super 8 over Christmas, and it was fine. It wasn't the newest hotel in the world, the elevator was slow, rooms were smallish, and the free Wi-Fi service was spotty, but it was inexpensive, NYC hotel rooms are always tiny, and had a decent continental breakfast. Plus, the rooms were quiet (for NYC hotel rooms) and clean. Convenient location, too.

The Super 8 is part of the Apple Core chain of five NYC hotels -- they also have a La Quinta in an interesting Korean neighborhood, a Red Roof Inn, and others.

Also, as I posted previously, I'd recommend looking at Priceline. You can get some surprising discounts that way.
posted by Vidiot at 9:26 AM on January 12, 2005

I second
posted by xammerboy at 12:50 PM on January 12, 2005

You can get the Hudson for around $200.

And not one dingy floral print in sight.

DreamNY is around the same price, and it's brand new.
posted by orange clock at 2:57 PM on January 12, 2005

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