Do JourneyWomen Sleep in New York City?
haven't stayed there yet but I'm travelling to New York from Australia
and I will be staying at the Wellington. The
hotel is located at 871 Seventh Avenue at 55th Street. Each room
is equipped with a microwave and fridge. When we checked the site
we learned that AAA and AARP members received a 10% discount during
the summer. And, if you book online you get complimentary email
access. Their site says, 'Manhattan is known for street fairs
and parades, many of which are just steps from the Wellington
Hotel'. Website: www.wellingtonhotel.com
Alyssa, Sydney, Australia
The Leo House Hostel...
you are traveling on a budget The Leo House located
in central Manhattan and run by the Catholic sisters of St. Agnes
provides clean, safe accommodation for a reasonable price, They
do not have a fax or e-mail address but they do have a small cafe
which serves wonderful food. Well worth the price that you pay
to stay there. The address and phone number are as follows: The
Leo House, 332 West 23rd Street. For reservations call: 212-929-1010
-- 3 day minimum stay preferred.
Brenda, Victoria, Canada
Leo House at 332 West 23rd Street is by far my favorite,
as well. Cost, safety and convenience are just some of their positive
features. A hostel owned by Catholic nuns, the prices range from
$70 per night for a single up to $160 per night for a family room
that includes 4/6 beds and full bath. Tasty, home-cooked smorgasbord
breakfast prepared by the nuns is also available for a nominal
charge (JW hears their breakfast muffins and home-baked breads
are a real treat). Thus, you don't need to go out first thing
in the morning to look for a restaurant. When you know you are
going out for the evening, you have the opportunity to sign out
which includes your destination and the estimated time for your
return. The front door is kept locked at all times. But when they
see you at the door - and you have signed out - you are 'buzzed'
in. It's less than two blocks to the subway whether you are heading
north or south. Meeting other occupants from all over the world
is another highlight of one's stay. Reservations are only taken
2-1/2 months in advance. Payment is due upon arrival.
Marilyn Karr, Rockaway Beach, Oregon
loved staying at The Leo House which is a safe,
quiet guest house with a Christian atmosphere, centrally located
within New York City. It is staffed by the Sisters of St. Agnes
and lay persons. Open to anyone to book. It is very economical,
clean, friendly and has a dining room for daily buffet. All amenities
available. This guesthouse is located within easy walking distance
to the Empire State building, there are restaurants and subway
stations available within feet from the location so you can get
anywhere you want. The staff and the people who were staying there
were friendly, helpful and sharing. Many people I met were return
Alison, Saskatoon, Canada
The Gershwin Hotel...
love The Gershwin Hotel in New York City. It's
on 5th Avenue and 27th Street and brilliantly located for tourists.
For those that like to walk, it doesn't take long to get to Times
Square, or in the other direction to the Village. The Hotel itself
is amazing - each room is decorated differently, and as you can
see from the website there are some amazing themes. I have always
stayed in the dorm rooms of six and have met some brilliant people.
The staff is friendly and will go out of their way to help you.
The best example I can give is when I arrived at 6am, and though
I would not have been able to check in until 3pm the desk clerk
let me go up and get some sleep before I headed out for the day!
Their website address is www.gershwinhotel.com
Rebecca, Leeds, United Kingdom
is a boutique hotel located at 356 West 58th Street on the west
side of midtown Manhattan, across from Columbus Circle and Central
Park West. My 14 year old daughter loves it as much as I do. It
is also an amazing night spot, a 'go to' restaurant with the best
risotto ever. It is designed by Philip Stark. The rooms aren’t
large but the hotel has so many places to hang out that the room
isn’t where you would hang about – so it doesn’t
matter. It can be had at a good price – it is a bit of a
secret. Close to the Park. Near BLISS spa. That says it all. Website:
Nora, Toronto, Canada
Hotel is ½ block from Times Square and one to
two blocks from the Theatre District. Under $200 Cdn. a night
and very secure -- you had to be buzzed into the hotel. Rooms
were small, but our bathroom was large. We enjoyed the Bakery
café directly across the street for breakfast along with
many restaurants on the same block as the hotel. My girlfriend
and I were there two years ago to celebrate my recovery from breast
cancer. I would definitely stay there again and I have recommended
it to others.
Tracey, Calgary, Canada
Bonus! Thai restaurant
a very long day of sightseeing my girlfriend and I dragged ourselves
back to the hotel. We were very hungry, too tired to change and
didn’t want anything pretentious. Bless the concierge for
sending us to Topaz, a tiny neighbourhood Thai
restaurant filled with after-work locals. Happily there was one
table left for us but soon after we were seated there was a line-up
waiting to get in. The food was excellent, portions plentiful,
service pleasant and prices most reasonable. Perfect if you’re
dining solo or with a friend! 127 W. 56th Street between 6th &
7Th Avenue. Tel: 212.957.8020. Please note: Lunch is not served
Saturday and Sunday but Topaz is open each night for dinner.
Eve, Toronto, Canada