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Cheng


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Posted: 2017-01-02 12:46
My wife and I want to travel to NY in May. Can anyone recommend a good, reasonably priced hotel? We would like to do some sight seeing, so something central or with good access to public transport would be preferred.

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tbretagn


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Posted: 2017-01-02 13:19
Personally i enjoy the ace. I'd avoid nomad as too flashy. The bowery i havent been in years but rooms were tiny.
I don't know much about closer to the park though.

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Posted: 2017-01-02 16:16
Where do you want to be located? Ace is good. Sofitel midtown would be nice and central to transportation and sights.

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Cheng


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Posted: 2017-01-02 19:59
Dunno honestly. I've been there once, a couple of moons ago and the missus never so far, so I don't have any real preferences except for good connectivity and reasonable (as far as possible) price.

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Posted: 2017-01-02 20:17
I moved out of NY a little while back. I am there all the time, though. I've been staying at the Sofitel on 44th lately. It's in the middle of everything. I use the subway, so it is good for that. You can easily get to the west side (blue A, C, E) and east side (green 4,5) lines from there to go up or downtown. I've stopped staying at W hotels and the Gansevoort in the meatpacking district. If I am downtown I stay in the Millennium across from World Trade. Note the older, well-known hotels are really nice downstairs, but the rooms can be antiquated and not very nice.

With your wife it may not be in the cards, but would be good to try to get an NP get together.

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Kitno


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Posted: 2017-01-02 23:02
For a PA trip the New Yorker, Wyndham Hotel on 34th & 8th is very reasonably priced (read the cheapest, decent accommodation).

It's a block from Penn Station and metro. You're a few blocks from Hell's Kitchen for great food (and a few blocks from general tourist hell). If you were so inclined you could pretty much walk anywhere from there too.

I wouldn't stay at the Bowery either but definitely go to the bar for drinks and people spotting. The decor is ace. I don't get out much and have inadvertently spoken to a few 'famous' people there.

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Posted: 2017-01-03 03:25
Chiral Said:
> I am there all the time, though

Youre in the city all the time and you dont call, you dont write ....

Cheng, As to reasonable AND nice hotels in NYC; having both is tricky.

I would go Sofitel, or Novotel, or 7th avenue Sheraton (cheaper than 6th evenue sheraton and all of one block away). Avoid the Ace or Hudson Hotel (tiny roomsat)

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Posted: 2017-01-03 04:45
Wyndham Midtown is good. New York Palace is very nice and frequently has good rates. The W Downtown is also worth considering. Even though it's far downtown (right across from the Freedom Tower), it's like the infinity point in affine geometry. All the major MTA lines converge within walking distance. Even though you travel far to go uptown, you never have to worry about the crosstown pain in the ass. Plus this is 2017, you're going to want to spend a good amount of time downtown anyway.

Honestly though, the best deal is probably AirBnb. You can get a newish, luxury-ish condo with twice the space at nearly half the cost as a four-star hotel.

tabris


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Posted: 2017-01-03 06:21
Andaz (both midtown and wall street location) is actually quite nice and spacious. Slightly cheaper than Sofitel without giving up too much. I usually end up at either if I am in town...

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Posted: 2017-01-03 07:33
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Posted: 2017-01-03 07:33
Most of the suggestions are closer to business hotels than hotels for a personal getaway. I feel like I'm on an early period when I see 150 people with suits and lanyards over their necks, strewn over the lobby and setting up ad hoc social circles. And I think your wife must feel the same.

Also, it depends on what kind of 'sightseeing' you're doing. If it's stuff around Times Square and Broadway shows, I suggest the Chatwal. If it's binge-eating in 1 block's radius, I suggest the MO (Columbus Circle). If it's Carnegie Hall and Central Park, I recommend Park Hyatt (57th). If you'd like something more affordable, the West 57th Street Hilton is just opposite the PH but it doesn't have decent dining in the mezzanine like the PH.

If your spouse, you, or someone close to you, has a membership, I would recommend the Harvard Club and Yale Club (both near Bryant Park) guest rooms and they're also more affordable.

All of the above should have more private settings.

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Posted: 2017-01-03 07:33
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Cheng


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Posted: 2017-01-03 08:55
With your wife it may not be in the cards, but would be good to try to get an NP get together.

I probed that particular market last night and it looks like we can have a deal. We will be in NY around early May, probably the first week (details still tbc, but the final date shouldn't be that much off).

Does anybody know whether RRP is somewhere in this area? Last thing I read is that he spends half a year in Singapore and half a year presumably in the states, but I have no clue where.

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Posted: 2017-01-04 05:01
> May, probably the first week

Wait isnt first week of May the Derby and JazzFest?

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Kitno


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Posted: 2017-03-17 23:10
Where did you chose in the end Cheng?

Salut toi, je vais au Social Club avec des amis ce soir, c'est au 142 rue Montmartre. J'ai mis ta robe préférée. Viens me trouver.
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