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momum
October 10th, 2006, 08:48 AM
were looking for a very cheap hotel,hostel or private rest/appartement in manhatten...or near manhatten?
we have twin-babies (11month) and we want to save as much as we can on the hotel and spent more on sightseeing and eating.
any suggestions?

thanks a lot

Schadenfrau
October 10th, 2006, 12:36 PM
Manhattan.

You should be able to find something here, but I'm not sure about their policy concerning children:

http://www.westsideinn.com/

ThisIsntMyRealName
October 10th, 2006, 06:17 PM
Hotel17ny.com in the NYU area, but you have to share a bathroom. The bathrooms are very clean, however.

ablarc
October 10th, 2006, 08:25 PM
westsideinn
You'd better read the reviews on this one: http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g60763-d99287-Reviews-West_Side_Inn-New_York_City_New_York.html

Caveat emptor.

ablarc
October 10th, 2006, 08:29 PM
Hotel17ny.com in the NYU area, but you have to share a bathroom. The bathrooms are very clean, however.
Reviews are a lot better on this one: http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g60763-d93379-Reviews-Hotel_17-New_York_City_New_York.html

Might be what you're looking for, momum.

Schadenfrau
October 10th, 2006, 08:38 PM
Hotel17 is much nicer, certainly, but it's also about $200 a night. That's double what Momum is looking to pay.

ablarc
October 10th, 2006, 08:51 PM
^ Tripadvisor says "average $142", while Expedia says they have rooms there "from $99."

Something to keep in mind, momum: all quoted prices don't include the hefty tax.

Another thing to keep in mind: by calling the hotel direct you can usually sweet-talk them lower than rack rate --especially if you book way in advance and tell them about the twins. ;)

ablarc
October 10th, 2006, 08:55 PM
Craigslist.

milleniumcab
October 10th, 2006, 09:33 PM
Hotel Carter in Times Square, on W43rd Street...?????...It is certainly cheap enough but I don't know whether I would stay there with 11 month old twins...

momum
October 11th, 2006, 05:14 AM
you guys are really awesome!thanks for your tipps...i thought finding a cheap hotel in new york is easy because new york is such a big town...
compared to hotels in europe its really expensive...i hope that donuts,chocolate fudge,cheesecake etc. are not that expensive too ;)

btw
magnolia bakery - is it as good as its said in "sex and the city"?
we would like to see it and try some cake there...

any suggestions for good diners (with the best shake in the world)?
where can we have good breakfast?with pancakes and muffins...
im really looking forward to visit your beautiful town and of course new yorkers...

anytime you come to visit cologne we would like to show you our town!
no kidding :)

momum
October 11th, 2006, 05:28 AM
what about the carlton arms? anyone heard about this hotel?
160 east 25th street

Schadenfrau
October 11th, 2006, 10:38 AM
Carlton Arms is a great place to stay for younger people, but I'm not sure it would be the best with young children. It's a bit noisy, and I would definitely phone to ask if children are even allowed, as it's definitely not the most family-friendly place.


Magnolia Bakery is really overrated. Are you looking for cake or cupcakes?

momum
October 11th, 2006, 11:09 AM
Magnolia Bakery is really overrated. Are you looking for cake or cupcakes?[/QUOTE]

both...just everything that tastes good and sweet.

ThisIsntMyRealName
October 11th, 2006, 11:56 AM
How about the Waldorf Astoria?

Schadenfrau
October 11th, 2006, 01:44 PM
As for cupcakes, try Billy's Bakery:

http://www.billysbakerynyc.com/

Buttercup Bake Shop:

http://www.buttercupbakeshop.com/

or Crumbs:

http://www.crumbsbakeshop.com

ryan
October 11th, 2006, 02:10 PM
Schadenfrau, I love you, but I take issue with you asserting that Billy's is better than Magnolia. For sure the experience is better, but their cupcakes don't compare. Magnolia is so over-hyped it's hard to quantify, but their product is really pretty amazing - and the demand keeps it all fresh. Billy's doesn't taste very good and seems like it's been sitting around for a while. Buttercup is only slightly less good than Magnolia, and I've never been to Crumbs.

I say, for a tourist with time to kill, waiting in line at Magnolia - waiting in line for a f*ing cupcake at all - will be novel, and the anticipation will make the goods - which are quite good - taste better.

Schadenfrau
October 11th, 2006, 03:09 PM
And I love that you're a man who knows his cupcakes. Your advice is good, but I'm not one who's willing to wait very long for that. For tourists, I can see it being fun, though I did find Magnolia's cupcakes to be a bit dry.

Do you want to take on burgers next? Because while I'll give up the fight for cupcakes, I'll defend JG Melon over Corner Bistro to the death.

ryan
October 11th, 2006, 03:22 PM
And I love that you're a man who knows his cupcakes.

haha. I'm so proud. I'd take up your burger fight, but I'm a vegetarian. Best dosa? Pongal. I'd also be happy to trash Tasti D Lite as it is neither tasty nor delightful, though that's about the limits foodie fight I have in me.

kanopemainer
October 20th, 2006, 09:56 PM
" all quoted prices don't include the hefty tax "

HERE IT IS : 13.65 % (percent) TAX per room per night
PLUS : $ 3.50 per night for I don't know what

So a room quote of $ 100.00 will cost $ 117.15 (plus Maid tip?)

ThisIsntMyRealName
October 21st, 2006, 07:45 PM
I have seen more than a few cupcakes in Chelsea, if you know what I mean...


As for cupcakes, try Billy's Bakery:

http://www.billysbakerynyc.com/

Buttercup Bake Shop:

http://www.buttercupbakeshop.com/

or Crumbs:

http://www.crumbsbakeshop.com

Schadenfrau
October 22nd, 2006, 10:55 AM
I think those were Twinks.