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    how is Radisson Martinique on Broadway?Thanks

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    Tudor Hotel on East 42nd Street is having weekend specials for $19 until September/07 to promote the new name...I am the doormen's liar.... Check it out everybody, if it is true, it is a biggest bargain in NYC, until it ends anyway..

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    Quote Originally Posted by milleniumcab View Post
    Tudor Hotel on East 42nd Street is having weekend specials for $19 until September/07 to promote the new name...I am the doormen's liar.... Check it out everybody, if it is true, it is a biggest bargain in NYC, until it ends anyway..
    Do you have a link? Because their website doesn't show this "discount".

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    I visit NYC a lot.
    Back when I was employed,I'd stay anywhere I wanted to when I was on a business trip since the Boss picked up the tab--(ie the Marriot Marquis,a Hilton or two) and I've had rooms in every borough except the Bronx.

    When I am paying,I want the nicest place I can find for as cheap as I can get it,and I have found a few winners--and losers.I usually try to stay in a different part of Manhattan each time I visit,but a few favorites have emerged.


    Here's a short list of some of the places I've stayed.
    Among the better ones;:

    Hotel Belleclaire.Perfect location--The Upper West Side,Broadway at 77th.
    Inexpensive (at least for the shared-bath rooms),clean,comfy,historic.(It was designed by Emery Roth about a hundred years ago.He did a lot of Manhattan's grand apartment houses as well).
    Just stayed there in July,and I'll be back again soon.It was my fourth stay.My room was $119/night,up $20 bucks from 2005.

    Beacon Hotel.Same location as the Belleclaire.Same description,really,except for the Emery Roth part.There's a great little neighborhood bar streetside.I think the name is "Bar".Haven't stayed there since I discovered Belleclaire.

    Pickwick Arms (now POD).Teeny shared-bath rooms,great Midtown/UN location,nice rates.If you turn around too quickly in the miniature lobby,you bump into yourself.There is a rooftop lounge area to die for.A hotel for small people and UN delegates from poor countries.

    Hotel Wales--Madison Av at 92 St.A little pricier than the above,but nicely located on the Upper East Side.The room I had was a suite,replete with fresh flowers daily.Toss in a generous continental breakfast served in a tea room with a cellist,and the $175/night price (in 2004) was a deal.A few minutes from Central Park,museums,restaurants,etc.

    Washington Square Hotel--Just off the Sq on Waverly.Small,clean rooms at cheap rates in a hotel starved area.When I was seventeen,I ran away from home and stayed there a couple months until my money ran out.Then,it was called the Hotel Earle.At the same time I was staying there,The Rolling Stones were too.They were on their first American tour and had never been to New York.I met them--all of them--in the little bar off the modest lobby.We all got drunk together.Mick's a blast when he's plastered.
    When I stayed there in 2000,I could swear I got my old room.
    Dylan lived there.too,but I never met him.

    Holiday Inn 57th St--yeah,I know.But it's relatively cheap ($169/night when I looked it up in June) and the Midtown location is perfect.The rooms are large and recently renovated,and the hustle of Midtown is just out the front door.Haven't stayed there in this Century,but it remains near the top of my list,mainly for it's location.

    The Losers?

    Well,I suppose the Pennsylvania is on the list.Despite one of the best locations in the City,it's grown both shabby and expensive in the past few years.I have stayed there probably a dozen times.I stayed there this year for a couple nights,out of nostalgia I suppose.I was saddened...

    The New Yorker--NEVER again.The first room I got there was horrible.I asked to be moved to a better one--and I was given a WORSE one.A sick,front-desk joke,I think.That was like '99.I wonder if the Moonies still own it?

    Cosmopolitan Hotel--the definition of fleabag.Well located (W Broadway,almost in The Village)--if you need to make sudden crack purchases or are doing participatory studies of muggings.Cheap,but it should be.The room I had was DAMP,as though it had been steam-cleaned a few hours earlier.

    Then there's the Milford Plaza.The rooms are bathroom-size,the neighborhood (45th at 8th) is scary after dark.Times Square is close by.So is the Port Authority bus station and whatever remains of 8th Avenue's Porn Row.Perfect if you're a visiting pervert,or recovering from heroin addiction.

    There are a few others,some whose names I've forgotten,but including them would only make this post longer.

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    Belleclaire, Beacon, West Side: we like the same things.

    Quote Originally Posted by Hof View Post
    Pickwick Arms (now POD).Teeny shared-bath rooms,great Midtown/UN location,nice rates.
    But does it still have roaches?

    Washington Square Hotel--Just off the Sq on Waverly.Small,clean rooms at cheap rates in a hotel starved area.
    The renovated rooms are much nicer than the old ones.

    Dylan lived there.too,but I never met him.
    Bob or Thomas?

    Cosmopolitan Hotel--the definition of fleabag.
    This is old news, I suspect; you must have stayed there before the renovation. Now it would make your first list: impeccably clean and great value. But be sure you get a room looking out on Chambers or West Broadway.

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    Dylan Thomas died 12 years before I knew how to rent rooms.One would think he would stay at the Hotel Wales when he visited New York,not some potential rockers hangout.

    Bob Dylan may have been inspired to compose "Positively 4th Street" while living at the Hotel Earle.I may have caught him once at Gerdie's Folk City or The Limelight,both just a few hundred yards from Washington Square.

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    Oh,yeah,the Cosmopolitan.You're right,I haven't been there since their renovation.As a matter of fact,I haven't been there since the early '70s,when I used to get my drugs there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hof View Post

    Beacon Hotel.Same location as the Belleclaire.Same description,really,except for the Emery Roth part.There's a great little neighborhood bar streetside.I think the name is "Bar".Haven't stayed there since I discovered Belleclaire.

    .
    I think the bar is "Bear Bar West" , 2156 Broadway at W76th. St.

    See photo's on my post 226 in the thread Bars and Clubs - NYC Nightlife.

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    Brianac--
    Yep,that's the place.
    Unpretensious,inexpensive,Willie Nelson on the jukebox.
    Plus,the ladies behind the bar are knockouts.

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    any one know what the comfort in manhattan is like ?
    is there shops near this hotel ??
    thanks

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    I decided to take my girlfriend to the city. She was in Manhattan once, many years ago and didn't get to see much. So many people I've met, went with others who were not adventurous, to say the least. Y'know, Midtown walking and back on the bus. I decided to give her a tour and just happen to be in town for the San Genarro Festival. Time is short and I found a few rooms at Carlton Arms, which I enjoy, but we would have to share a bathroom and that was out of the question.

    I prefer to be in Manhattan, but we agreed to sleep in New Jersey. My "short-notice" calls to available hotels were too pricey.

    A good deal if you don't mind a short bus ride is Plaza Motor Inn, Secaucus! I've used this motel at least ten times and have had absolutely no complaints. It is family owned. Parking is free. The rooms are clean and I have never seen any kind of infestation which is mostly par on the island. A plaza with food and drink and bus #190 to Manhattan is behind this motel. A sports bar, hockey rink, library and firehouse are across the street from the plaza. This area has the feel of a small town.

    I usually have a nice breakfast in the plaza restaurant and take the bus, rested and fueled for the adventure! I just booked a room for only $69.00 a night! The bus is around $2.10 and you are at Port Authority in a few stops. (No paying to get into the city!)

    I save at least $100 a night on the motel. Save on tunnel cost. Save on the Parking fiasco.

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    I've recently been to the Plaza Motel in Secaucus.Friends who were working at Meadowlands--at the NJ Fair,during the 4th of July and the Live Earth concert--stayed there for a couple of weeks.
    I agree that it's clean and cheap,and surprisingly convenient.Manhattan IS just a bus stop or two away--but it ain't The City.

    When I do NY,I need to have the energy of the City right outside my door.That's why I don't mind paying a bit more for a room in New York.To step outside at 7AM or Midnight and be instantly immersed by the City is a quick wake-up call,just like diving into a cool,early morning swimming pool.
    I need to see the bums emerge in the mornings from the shrubbery around million-dollar apartments,I need to see the ocean of yellow heading Downtown,need the rush of hot air from the Subways beneath to grit me up.

    I don't mind the night-sounds,either.They constantly remind me that a million lives are doing a million things,right outside my building--and I itch to be a part of that,even at 1AM.
    Secaucus hasn't got that,unfortunately.

    To NOT have that available would be like going to the beach and not getting wet,or buying a new car and not driving it because you don't want to pile up mileage.It makes no sense.
    You would be going to New Jersey,not New York.

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    ^ My thoughts exactly.

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    I stayed in the bentley hotel very nice view on roosevelt island

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    Hi
    We, thats me and the wife are coming to NY fro the UK in October, we were thinking of hiring a private vacation apartment for 8 nights.
    We have seen on that looks very nice, its on the 41st floor has some amazing views of the river etc, but we are unsure of the location and how safe it is.

    The apartment is located on 350 W. 42nd St (corner of 9th Avenue)

    Please could we hear you views.

    Many thanks

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