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June 25th, 2006, 09:11 PM

Im coming down to the city in about 3 weeks from Rochester and will be driving. Im most likely going to get a hotel in Manhattan and was wondering where is the best place to park my SUV while im down there? thanks.

June 25th, 2006, 09:37 PM
Most hotels have arrangments with parking garages. The doorman should be able to help you.

June 26th, 2006, 09:58 AM
If you're not looking to spend a ridiculous amount of money on parking, you might want to consider leaving your car at an independent garage (i.e., not associated with a hotel). Most big hotels in Midtown (like the Marriott) charge upwards of $60 per day. There are a couple cheap places right in the heart of Midtown. Two that come to mind are both located less than a block from Times Square - on 44th between 6th and 7th, and on 47th between 6th and 7th. You'll still pay around $30 per day, but it's much cheaper than hotel parking.

June 26th, 2006, 10:01 AM
You can also park even cheaper around 10th-11th avenue in Midtown or on the upper edge of Upper East Side (1st, 2nd Avenue at 94/95/96/97th streets - lots of garages there).

Bright Lights, Big City
June 26th, 2006, 03:44 PM
I don't know what y'all are talking about, but whenever I've driven down, the hotels I've stayed at offer vouchers for a specific parking garage. For example, the Wolcott Hotel at 31st St. between B-Way and 5th Ave. is one of the best deals in mid-town and offers vouchers for a lot on 32nd so that it only costs $14 per day rather than $50 or $60.

I guess it all depends on your budget. Methinks that if you can afford to drive around in an SUV these days with gas costing what it does, you should probably be able to stomach the price of Manahattan parking garages.

But in case you are a starving artist or struggling student or something who is just borrowing their parents' SUV or some sh*t, try staying in a hotel on the Upper West Side - like the Newton - which are both inexpensive (by NYC standards) and offer vouchers for cheap parking.



June 26th, 2006, 03:53 PM
Why not just take a bus here?

June 26th, 2006, 04:06 PM
My parents pay for my vehicle so I'll look for a hotel on the UWS with cheaper parking. I'd take a bus but i'd rather not have to be stuck on a vehicle with 50 other people. I like to stop here and there on the way down. Also buses wont allow me to take my dog :(. Can anyone else recommend some good hotels on the UWS. thanks.

June 26th, 2006, 04:15 PM
Most hotels won't allow dogs, but here's a list of some that do:


Honestly, it seems pretty silly for you to drive an SUV from Rochester to Manhattan, paying hundreds of dollars in parking fees simply because you don't want to ride a bus with 50 other people.

If you are planning on living in NYC, you'd better get over that aversion to shared space very quickly.

June 26th, 2006, 04:19 PM
Why not just take a bus here?

Yuck, plus it takes nearly twice as long with all the stops. Often it's about the same price to fly, so if I were traveling alone that's how I'd go. (though I'm all about the Chinatown bus to Boston, as it's the greatest travel value ever)

rkarr, you could always park on the street - it's definitely cheap, if really a pain.

June 26th, 2006, 04:33 PM
You're correct in that a flight is a better option, as is Amtrak. Driving a car here (and an SUV, no less) is ridiculous if you're planning on leaving it parked for weeks.

Nevertheless, here's some information about driving and parking in the city:


June 26th, 2006, 05:33 PM
What's this proliferation of people that says "methinks?"
Is that even proper English?

June 26th, 2006, 05:36 PM
Schad, I'm going to post that link you provided for dog-friendly hotels in the hotel thread. You know it's just a matter of time before someone else asks about it.

June 26th, 2006, 05:54 PM
Amtrak to upstate NY is probably not a great option - it's usually more than flying and the schedule is limited. A ride share is a good option if one has access to a board at a local school.

June 26th, 2006, 06:51 PM
What's this proliferation of people that says "methinks?"
Is that even proper English?

methinks the usage is so proper that it is practically out of circulation ...

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June 26th, 2006, 07:09 PM
Did anyone even use that word on this thread?

June 26th, 2006, 07:10 PM
Yes, Bright Lights did.
lofter also uses it a lot.

June 26th, 2006, 09:25 PM
I think Jet Blue flies to and from Rochester. They are very reasonable...

June 26th, 2006, 11:22 PM
I'm only going to be down in NYC to check out a few colleges and check out some of the areas that im looking to find an apartment in. Amtrak would be great except i believe the dog has to be put in cargo :( I have no problem riding a bus with people its just that i might want to stop to some places on my way down to the city and by driving i can do this :) . I've called a few hotels and many of them accept them. I only have a chihuahua so most places have been fine about it

June 27th, 2006, 07:50 AM
Yes, Bright Lights did.
lofter also uses it a lot.
Also, Shakespeare.