Do JourneyWomen Sleep in New York City?
favourite place to stay in the Big Apple is Hotel 17.
A quaint little hotel tucked about two blocks from Union Square
in the East Village and within a block or two of a subway station,
Hotel 17 is a unique and budget-friendly place to stay. The decor
is chic and funky and it is easy to see why Woody Allen chose
to film the Manhattan Murder Mystery on site. The rooms are very
clean, and at an average price of $100/night for a double room
with a shared bath, it is a steal in the heart of the Big Apple!
have stayed at this hotel twice, and loved it just as much the
second time around. Website: http://www.hotel17ny.com/
Carla, Edmonton, Canada
is the best place to stay in New York - on 17th Street near 3rd
Ave, it's clean, affordable and funky. The bathrooms are down
the hall, but if you're a seasoned budget traveller, you know
this is a great trade-off for a great deal! Website at: http://www.hotel17ny.com/
P.S. Another favorite
place of mine is the Village Guest House in the
middle of Greenwich Village between 6th and 7th Aves - near lots
of restaurants, subway, etc. There is a four-night minimum stay
- choices of rooms including a two bedroom loft. Website: http://villageguesthouse.net
Joan, Mill Bay, Canada
favorite place to stay in NYC is the Marmara Manhattan
located on the stylish, historic Upper East Side of Manhattan
(301 East 94th Street). It's much homier than regular hotel rooms,
especially for stays longer than a couple of days. The staff is
also excellent -- perfect for a woman on business. I may live
here in New York, but I recommend this hotel to everyone who needs
a place to stay (when my own home isn't available). Website: http://www.marmara-manhattan.com/
Nancy, New York City, USA
my favorite hotel in New York City is the Doubletree Suites
in Times Square. This chain hotel is centrally located, has an
excellent security system downstairs to keep out the mass of humanity
that is looking for a bathroom in Times Square, an affordable
quality restaurant (not too large) with a full service bar, and
amazing views. If you ask for a high level floor, you don't even
need to go to the top of the Empire State Building or the Rockefeller
Center for that birds eye view of NYC's big apple. This central
location allows you to regroup during your day in NYC. Click
here for their website.
Barrie, Lawrenceville, USA
The Belvedere Hotel...
favorite place to stay in New York is hands-down The Belvedere
at 319 W. 38th St. Their phone number is 212.245.7000. The location
is fabulous - close to Times Square and the theater district,
but tucked away on a side street just a block off of Broadway.
The staff are friendly and accommodating, and one of the best
features is that every room has a microwave, refrigerator, and
coffee maker! They also feature a lot of items important to the
female traveler - full-sized ironing board and iron, hair dryer,
a safe, and excellent bath products. I have stayed there several
times and never been disappointed.
Libby, Milwaukee, USA
out of town friends swear by The Larchmont Hotel
in Greenwich Village (www.larchmonthotel.com)
- the rooms are small and the bathrooms are shared but all are
you're planning on spending most of your time outside of the hotel
anyway, it's a good deal (it used to start at $80 or $99 per night,
depending on whether it was a weeknight or weekend, which is phenomenal
for NYC) and includes complimentary breakfast.
Marilyn, New Jersey, USA
favourite New York hotel is the Larchmont Hotel.
My reasons include the reasonable nightly rate, close proximity
to several subway lines, great bagel place around the corner (Murray's
Bagels), an interesting nearby coffee place (Jack's Coffee), beautiful
treed street. A great place to stay! Website: http://www.larchmonthotel.com.
Diane, Saint John, Canada
At Home in New York...
my opinion the best New York B&B has to be found at At
Home in New York, a bed and breakfasr reservation service.
I celebrated my 80th birthday by giving myself two weeks in New
York City, and this wonderful site found me an ideal place, from
the standpoint of location (Upper West Side), cost (under $100),
and specific requirements (private bed and bath). It meant a lot
to me to have safe, secure accommodation within easy walking distance/good
public transport to several major museums, Central Park, Lincoln
Center, theaters, and many wonderful shops and restaurants. I
am planning to return for my 81st.
P.S. Forgot to mention
the owner provided a marvelous breakfast each morning, tailored
to my requirements which she requested by e-mail a couple of weeks
before I arrive. How thoughtful was that! Website: www.athomeny.com
Polly, Sydney, Australia
Bonus! Dim sum in New
I joined my family at Dim Sum Go Go, 5 East Broadway,
New York, NY 10038. We were 12 adults (including teenagers and
one five year old) plus a baby at a long table in the rear of
the restaurant. Though
my daughter and her husband know this this place well, it was
my first visit. As the consummate native New Yorker, I have eaten
in many local restaurants, and I would rate this as excellent,
especially for those who prefer simplicity to grandeur.
from a printed menu we selected an assortment of individual fried,
baked, steamed rice rolls, steamed, vegetable dim sum; the restaurant
also offers 10 pc. platters, plus desserts. We also ordered other
food. Instead of the usual heavily fried chunks of vegetables,
chicken in most Chinese restaurants, we ate diced and slivered
selections with light sauces. The waiters were very patient and
helpful, and one remained at the table to assemble the ingredients
for Peking Duck for each person. The restaurant is in one room,
medium-sized, not noisy, and clean. Located near Chinatown's Chatham
Square, it is easy to find. Telephone: (212) 732-0797.
Shirley, New York City, USA