Where to stay New York?
High up is nice, although it’s kind of negated when all you can see are other skyscrapers (I was in Trump Tower)!
I found it to be too much. Just felt trapped. A chore just to go down and get a packet of cigs, and a right hassle having to deal with a simple thing like crossing the road. And New Yorkers aren’t all friendly, trust me. Some right uptight feckers about.
Glittering temples of Mamon; and imposing towers of Babel. The refuge of Greed, Fear and Insecurity.
Some good cheap places to eat, mind.Posted 8 years agosuperlurchMember
I Fooking love New York!
I took the wife for her 40th a couple of weeks ago. We stayed in the “Park Central” on 7th and 56. It was great! Clean, modern and it’s got a really nice New Yoikey /art deco-ey reception.
It’s only about a few minutes walk from Broadway/Central Park/Times Square and all that but it’s still not to hectic. And there’s a subway station next door!
Booked it through Expedia and got a good rate…
sLPosted 8 years agomarcus7Member
I’ve stayed at the hilton and the wellington and they were what i expected, poor relatively speaking, but no worse that london or paris…but they are well located and getting to the tourist places is easy. plan to only sleep in the hotel and it don’t much matter, I loved the place by the way if only for the experience (both good and bad!)Posted 8 years agoYetimanMember
My wife and I stayed a couple of times at the UN Plaza hotel which is directly opposite the UN building. The views are absolutely stunning and it’s pretty close to central park and central station.Posted 8 years ago
NYC is fantastic place I was never interested in going but took my wife 5 years ago and it was an amazing place. They’re very friendly people but to expect all to be is foolish and as for everything being a chore nonsense it’s so easy to find what you want and crossing the road even easier there’s crossing on every street corner.
Can’t wait to get back.Posted 8 years agoneverfastenuffMember
2 ends of the price spectrum here, both good value for money,
The Novotel on 52nd & Broadway is a very good budget end hotel, I stayed there in 2006 and found the location to be quiet and also great for the touristy thing.Posted 8 years ago
2008 I stayed in the Westin Times Square – upmarket 42nd & 8th, beautiful rooms but I paid for a high floor with a view so paid a supplement – beds to die for..
The room was quiet cos it was so far up (45th floor) but great views.enfhtMember
I’d recommend Le Parker Meridien on 56th. Ask for a room on the top floors and you get a great view of central park. You’d be very central so it’s a good starting pont for any adventures you plan. Also, if you get time make sure you do the harbour helicopter ride it’s frickin cool!!! I wasn’t sure if I’d like New York but I was blown away with the architecture, I’d been expecting loads of faceless dull skycrapers. If you visit the Empire State buy your tickets beforehand online and get there early early otherwise you end up queuing for literally hours. Great short-break destination, not sure about staying any longer than 2 or 3 nights though..Posted 8 years ago
We got straight into the Empire State both times day and evening, someone gave us a tip of what time to go but forgot when now.
Oh an stayed at the 30 30 Hotel on err 30 and 30 very basic but clean hotel, very central though Empire State was right around the corner.Posted 8 years agoneverfastenuffMember
The best way to get about in the first couple of days – especially if its a first visit is to buy 48hr buss passes off the greyline buses – hop on and off where ever you like, tour guids thrown in – also do the liberty helicopter big apple flight – not that expensive but a good trip ( only about 5-6 mins long tho’) – But – the best value trip I have had is totally free – go down to battery park ferry terminal and catch the totally free Staten Island Ferry – the views of downtown manhatten are brilliant from the ferry, dont waste time going to the statue of liberty, go up the rockerfeller ( the lift has a glass roof ) brilliant.Posted 8 years agotakisawa2Subscriber
Went pre 9/11 & stayed in a god awful place on West 96th st. And when I mean awful it was seriously hideous. I’m sure they filmed the “Saw” films there…Posted 8 years ago
Anyhow, we almost stayed at a guest house on Statten Island, nr the ferry terminal. While there we had a ride on the ferry & took a look & it was very nice. Should have stayed there with hindsight but Mrs wanted to be in Manhattan.
Sick to to the main streets and you’ll be fine but you can easily find yourself wandering some where that looks a bit uncomfortable. At the end of very night we’d hop in a cab cost only a few dollars.
I’d say walk about the first day you’ll soon get an idea of how things work it’s built on a grid so isn’t hard to find you way about. We had a cracking guide book with a map in the back, I’ll find the name and post back.Posted 8 years ago
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