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  • Hi,

    Need some help.I'm planning to visit NY in October and not sure where to stay and how to book a hotel.I should stay close to Madison Sq garden so I thought of booking Hotel Pennysilvania.But I have a collegue of mine who has had a nightmare there last year, he's utterly disgusted with the hotel and the Online travel agent (hotels.com).So I'm a still be uncertain what to book.

    Pls recomend me any budget hotel in this area and a reliable travel agent.This is my first visit to NY!!.

    Cheers,
    Glitz
  • hollydayshollydays Forumite
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    Use tripadviser
  • VampgirlVampgirl Forumite
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    You probably wouldn't call it a budget hotel, but we stayed at the New Yorker (http://www.newyorkerhotel.com) a few years ago on our first trip to New York and if I remember rightly it was very very close to MSG.
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    Look at using:

    Priceline or Hotwire if the conditions suit.

    Consider staying across the Hudson in Jersey City or Secaucus.
  • shirlskyshirlsky Forumite
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    I had a nightmare trying to book a cheap hotel in NYC last year. The budget hotels I looked at all had terrible reviews on TripAdvisor. I ended up booking 5 nights at Holiday Inn in New Jersey which was £500 cheaper than if I booked the same chain in NYC! It was a 20-30 min bus ride into Port Authority (depending on traffic).

    Here is a good site to start, I wanted to book the Cosmopolitan Hotel but there was no availability at the time. It has great review on TripAdvisor.

    http://www.hotelconxions.com/

    Put in the dates you want - go for the budget you are looking for, then check out the reviews.
  • lily_the_pinklily_the_pink Forumite
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    I remember having a culture shock last year when I realised how much hotels cost in NY - just remember everything else is cheaper (food, tourist sites etc). Most of the really budget stuff that is good quality seems to get booked up months in advance - and there is quite often a 3 or 5 night minimum stay. There are some listings on trip advisor under hotels and under bed and breakfasts that are worth looking at - but all the ones I was really interested in were booked for my dates.

    Not strictly speaking budget, but the cheapest single I could find midtown, in a 3* hotel was the Club Quarters Midtown - I cant remember how much exactly but it ended up not costing that much more than a double in a not very nice 2* hotel. You cant usually book direct but it will come up through agencies. There is another in downtown, but this is usually more expensive. The single rooms are small but are absolutely fine. Probably better options if there are 2 of you for the same sort of money.

    Another hotel that does single rooms midtown is the Washington Jefferson - if I remember the direct booking rates are the same as agency ones (though you might get it cheaper on priceline). http://www.wjhotel.com/ - you can cancel upto the last minute so could be a good insurance policy hotel (ie if you cant find a better one at a better price).


    I only had 3 days which is why I stayed downtown - for longer stays though I would definately consider staying out of the central Manhattan area.
  • M4RKMM4RKM Forumite
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    shirlsky wrote: »
    Here is a good site to start, I wanted to book the Cosmopolitan Hotel but there was no availability at the time. It has great review on TripAdvisor.

    http://www.hotelconxions.com/

    Put in the dates you want - go for the budget you are looking for, then check out the reviews.


    I've stayed at the Cosmo 3 times now, and going back in 2 weeks for another stay.. The hotel is clean, and even though you think it is away from the action where it is located, you can get the subway, for $2 right outside the hotel, straight to 34th St, Herald Square, and a short walk you're AT madison sq gardens. It is reasonably priced for NYC (cheap with a private bathroom) and personally, i don't think you can get anything better..
  • sallysaversallysaver Forumite
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    Hi,
    I read your post regarding the Cosmo with great interest. The Trip Advisor reviews also give good reviews (mostly)! We are visiting New York in December and although we already have a booking in a more central hotel, this sounds ideal and could save us a few $. As you've been a number of times, who would you reccommend booking with. I've tried Expedia and the Hotel direct but didn't want to book without asking you first. Thank you and best regards - sally
  • If you really want to go on a budget try www.hostelworld.com. There are reviews of the hostels etc.:money:
  • M4RKMM4RKM Forumite
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    sallysaver wrote: »
    Hi,
    I read your post regarding the Cosmo with great interest. The Trip Advisor reviews also give good reviews (mostly)! We are visiting New York in December and although we already have a booking in a more central hotel, this sounds ideal and could save us a few $. As you've been a number of times, who would you reccommend booking with. I've tried Expedia and the Hotel direct but didn't want to book without asking you first. Thank you and best regards - sally

    this hotel IS central. 5 mins in a subway train and you're in midtown. you just save money and get a better nights sleep. also restaurants nearby are better quality, nicer food, and you get a REAL new york vibe..

    as for who to book with.. always book with hotelconxions, as the price you pay is tax inclusive, and cheaper than anything else i've found. Remember to use your nationwide credit card, as they charge in US$

    the not so good reviews on cosmo, are from people who think they are staying in a full service hotel. the staff are not that friendly, which is most complaints, and yes, all rooms are smoking, however as an EX smoker, i couldn't really tell when i stayed there in Jan, so some people must be really anal about seeing an ashtray and dream about the smell..

    if you want a bit of noise, request a street view, if not you might get a window looking out on a brick wall, dark dingy, but really quiet, so bear that in mind...

    a number of my reviews of the cosmo are on trip advisor...

    let me know if you do book, and i'll tell you a couple of good places to eat / drink at...
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