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very favorite and best located Bed & Breakfast is Broadway
Inn. It's located just one block from Times Square on
46th St. and right across the street from Restaurant
Row (46th St.) is the street with all the great, relatively
cheap, restaurants in New York City. My favorite restaurant is
the Hour Glass, fix
price pre-theater menu. Broadway Inn is called a B&B but I
think its more like a boutique hotel. The developer bought several
brownstones in a row, connected them, remodelling them into a
great little hotel with new furnishings. Pleasant, attentive staff
and a continental breakfast included. Broadway Inn also gives
you all sorts of discount vouchers for eating places and plays
etc., and what else can I say but location, location, location.
Also its only two-three stories high so those of you that don't
like the 30th floor for what ever reason will enjoy being here.
There are steps (maybe 8) to get to the lobby but there is always
an attendant to bring your luggage up the stairs. This hotel is
a well kept secret! Website: www.broadwayinn.com
Billie, Lexington, USA
absolutely favorite place to stay in New York is called the Broadway
Inn. The reasons I love this place is that it's in the
heart of Times Square, the staff is so friendly and nice and helpful
(and very long term so they seem to know everyone), rooms are
very clean and comfortable, price is great for New York (singles
from $125 in the heart of New York!), and their price includes
a great little breakfast buffet in a very cosy setting. I would
recommend it above anywhere else I've stayed in New York.
Jan Manson, Vancouver, Canada
took myself off to my home town, where my feet never touch the
ground: New York City - one week of bliss! Stayed at a hotel which
didn't break the bank, and if you don't mind a couple of flights
of stairs (great help offered for luggage, etc.), it is really
a great find. The Broadway Inn is right in the
very soul of the Broadway theatre district. Phone #: 800-826-6300.
The single rooms are very tiny - but with all conveniences necessary;
the 'suites', for under $300 per night, are divine. I defy anyone
to discover cheaper accommodation with so much charm in that area.
And THEN...just get on that 5th Ave. bus and head down to Washington
Square (seniors ride anywhere for a mere 4 quarters - you need
to have this change - no bills), pick up The Village Voice to
find out what is REALLY going on entertainment-wise, and then
walk about Bleeker and Christopher streets, pop into one of the
dozens of adorable cafes for lunch or whatever, and savour the
diversity! It's enchanting. Stop uptown at Sardi's
(YES!), for supper. Even tho' I was alone, everyone talked to
me and I had a terrific meal at a really acceptable price. Whilst
waiting to find a cab - VERY difficult - a young man on one of
those little bicycle jitneys came along and offered me a ride.
I overpaid him because his ride became a huge highlight of my
entire trip; better even than Coney Island! (Guess you'd have
to be a senior to know what I mean.) Could go on and on. But then....I
LOVE NEW YORK!
Ellen, Toronto, Canada
Seafarers & International
new-found favorite hostel/hotel in New York City is the Seafarers
& International House located at Union Square. The
address is 123 E. 15th Street, tel: 212-677-4800.
Rooms are available with private bath ($109 for a single) and
less with a shared bath. My room was a corner one and was clean
and spacious (larger than the Westside YMCA near Lincoln Center).
The Union Square Greenmarket is a long block away, subways and
bases are a short block away, buses are a longer block away in
the opposite direction, a block away are several major stores
(Trader Joe's, chain drug stores, restaurants). There is free
internet service on the mezzanine, free food occasionally in the
lobby, coffee/tea costs 25 cents in the lobby and the hotel staff
is very accommodating and efficient (when the front desk isn't
inundated with back-packers). Best news! No sales tax is charged
because it is a Lutheran Mission and therefore is exempt from
sales taxes. Website: www.sihnyc.org
Roxanna, Carmel, USA
Park South Hotel...
favorite NY hotel is Park South, located at 124
East 28th Street, 212-448-1024. Why? It’s cozy, central
located, has a terrific restaurant (The Black Duck) for a delicious
dinner after a day of traveling or touring. Rooms are done up
in that sleek but comfortable 21st century boutique hotel style.
in all -- along with their complimentary breakfast -- a very good
place to stay. That's why I make every effort to stay there every
time I go to New York. Website: http://www.parksouthhotel.com/new/frames.htm
Kris, Austin, USA
been going to the Park South Hotel for the past
three years. It's a well kept secret and it's my favorite because
of the cleanliness and updated rooms, even though they are small.
The room has all the amenities -- the price very reasonable. I
paid $205.00 per night. The biggest plus is the buffet breakfast
which consists of fresh pastry, bagels, english muffin , fruit,
cereals of all kind, cheeses, slices of ham (plus juice, tea,
coffee all in the cozy dining room. with tablecloths on the tables.
They keep replenishing the food and its always fresh. The same
room serves dinner served at night which is wonderful). The bar
is always busy with the most interesting people both locals and
guests. The employees are all very helpful and friendly. This
hotel has a computer room as well as a health club. A real find.
Marci, Delray Beach, USA
Wall Street Inn...
recommend the Wall Street Inn at 9 William Street.
It's in the financial district so it is much quieter at night.
There are very nice restaurants and pubs within a five block radius.
It is close to the Staten Island ferry terminal and the Brooklyn
Bridge. Chinatown is a 20 minute walk away. The building has a
great history -- it feels European. Prices are very reasonable,
staff is kind. There's a sauna and workout room in the basement.
Extra tip: Ask for the 7th floor if you want a Jacuzzi bathtub
and a larger room (a little more money) Website: http://www.thewallstreetinn.com/our_hotel_wall_street.asp
Avril, Boynton Beach, USA
favorite NYC hotel is called the Jolly Hotel
and it's situated on Madison Ave & 38th Street. It offers
a convenient, quiet location with a European flair I have found
in very few US hotels. Breakfast selections are tasty and also
follow European style. Décor is fabulous old world/modern.
If you're staying here I recommend Chez Laurence Patisserie --
a bistro close by with great lunch and pastries (245 Madison Ave).
Wendy, Ellicott City, USA
Hotel Belle Claire...
My name is Victoria. A friend and I just spent a week in New York.
We stayed at the BelleClaire Hotel 250 on West
77th. It was convenient, clean, friendly, reasonable, and located
between two subway stops, three blocks to Central Park and the
Museum of Natural History and has several good diners and small
grocery stores in the immediate area. The rooms are well taken
care of and the staff hugely helpful. Tel: 212.362.7700 or toll
free at 877 HOTELBC Website: http://www.hotelbelleclaire.com
Victoria, Omaha, USA
Bonus! Yummy brunch in
New York City...
you find yourself in New York City, please treat yourself to a
meal at Norma's in Le Parker Meridien Hotel,
118 W 57th St. Breakfast is all they serve (until 3 pm, every
day). And what breakfasts they are! Picture two-inch thick French
Toast, waffles stuffed with fruit and topped with fruit and surrounded
by more fruit, lobster frittata with caviar...well, you get the
picture. They start you off with a shot glass of the smoothie
of the day and finish off with a small bag of dried, crispy orange
slices. In between, you get more calories than you care to count,
but oh, what a way to blow your diet. It's definitely pricey,
but considering that you can eat enough for breakfast AND lunch,
you can justify it to yourself. Of course you'll walk all those
calories off on the way to MOMA, the Met and the Guggenheim. Have
Terry, Washington, DC, USA