From Nunavut in Canada to Shanghai in China everybody knows about the magic of The Big Apple. So many of us aspire to spending some time in New York City with its celebrity spottings, theatre, museums, dance, funky fashion and marvellous people watching. That's why we thought it would be fun to ask our JW Network where they stay when they visit this happening city. We knew that some of you would favour bed and breakfasts, others would choose budget hostels while for some it's always big splurge all the way. Here, in their own words, are the down-to-earth descriptions of female-friendly 'Best New York Sleeps' sent to us from over 40 women travellers around the world.
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The East Village Bed and Coffee..
East Village Bed and Coffee - My friends from Australia used this
one the last time they were in New York and really liked it. They found
it reasonable and clean and the owner friendly. Access to a kitchen
meant they were also able to save money on meals.
Courtyard by Marriott...
recommend the Courtyard by Marriott at 114 W 40th St,
phone 212-391-0088. A perfect location for the theatre district, shopping,
work at the New York Public Library, or the West Side restaurant scene.
Helpful staff, a nice restaurant for dinner, clean rooms great for work
or relaxing, high speed internet and wifi, and a lobby beverage bar
dispensing 24 hour coffee, tea, and hot chocolate. Concierge and desk
staff are helpful with recommendations and reservations! All my stays
here, and there have been several, have been productive AND fun!
favourite hotel in NYC is the Hotel Edison... location,
location, location! My friend and I stayed there last summer for almost
a week and it is great for wandering about at night....safe...near Time's
Square and the theatre district. We went out every night without worry.
There is shopping nearby and lots of restaurants etc. It is an old fashioned,
art deco style, smoke-free hotel and it worked great for us! Would stay
there again. Address: 228 West 47th Street (btw. 8th Avenue and Broadway)
Tel: 212 - 840-5000. Website: http://www.edisonhotelnyc.com/index.asp
Hotel is wonderful - it is located mid-town, is very retro
due to a reno about five-six years ago, very trendy with all sorts of
interesting people staying there, very clean and the staff are wonderful.
The bar on the main floor is fun and has windows to the street - book
in advance as they are busy. The Hotel was built in 1931 and is in the
same Art Deco style as Radio City Music Hall. he Hotel email is firstname.lastname@example.org
The Hotel features several restaurants, one is a piano bar & lounge
at street side - a fun spot. Rates start at about $150/night. Book early.
On the Ave...
boutique hotel in NYC is On the Ave (2178 Broadway
at 77th St). The ambience is sophisticated
casual, with very friendly staff, a grand piano in the foyer, and close
to great neighbourhood breakfast spots. The bell captains are very knowledgeable
and always recognize and greet you on your return. The rooms are small
(New York style) but modernized and very clean. Prices can be negotiated
so don't go by the website rates. I always seem to get a better rate
if I call the hotel directly rather than book online. My daughter and
I stayed there for a week in the fall and had breakfast several times
at the Fairway Food Market located just a block down the street. Very
yummy fresh croissant baked with pear, gouda cheese and apricot preserve...
so delicious... especially with their huge bowl of creamy latte. The
hotel is close to the subway station, Central Park, Lincoln Centre and
many great shopping finds (I found a wonderful pair of Italian riding
boots in a store on our way to breakfast one morning!). We definitely
will stay here again. Website: http://www.ontheave-nyc.com/main.htm.
Park Central Hotel...
old daughter and I stayed at the Park Central Hotel
in 2007 at 870 7th Ave New York. The reason
it was a great place to stay is: reasonable rates: for New York City
(3 stars). Rooms are smallish, but clean, nice decor, and fine bed linens.
The location: Midtown Manhattan: across the street from Carnegie Hall
and short walk to Rockefeller Centre, The MOMA, Times Square, three
blocks to Central Park, and one block to Broadway Theatres. 1/2 block
to a subway station. Approximately $165 to $350/night. We felt safe
and staff at the hotel were friendly. Star Bucks coffee located right
at the SE corner of the Hotel. They gave me an AARP senior discount
(I'm barely 55) but I saved $150. They now have internet access in all
the rooms. They stored my luggage after I checked out. So we could 'sight
see' on the last day in town.
She recommends Indian restaurants in NYC...
good Indian restaurants in a new city isn't always easy so I thought
I'd pass the names of a few along JourneyWomen visiting my part of the
world. I recently went to Mainland Restaurant (1081
Third Ave. in Manhattan) which was very clean, the food was very good,
the service was excellent, and the prices reasonable. Based on what
friends and colleagues have told me I can also recommend Utsav (1185
Ave of the Americas), Jewel of India (in the theatre/Times Square area)
and Bukhara Grill (217 E 49th St). They are all a bit pricey for dinner
but each offers an excellent $14.95 lunch buffet. Enjoy everybody!
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