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! I
have stayed at this hotel twice, and loved it just as much the second
time around. Website: http://www.hotel17ny.com/
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/
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/
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.
The Belvedere Hotel...
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.
The Larchmont Hotel...
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 clean.
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.
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.
At Home in New York...
New York B&B has to be found at www.athomeny.com.
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!
Japanese tea room...
other JourneyWomen to know about Wild Lily Tea Room.
It's located at 511 West 22nd Street, between 10th and 11th Avenues,
in the heart of the new art gallery district in NYC. The
telephone number is: 212-598-9097. Wild Lily Tea Room is a very small
Japanese tea room with lovely fish pond up front. There aren't many
seats here, but that's an advantage. The tea room is lovely and Zen-like.
The food is a mix of Asian and English tea room offerings. The set tea,
served all day, is around US$20 -- not bad for NYC. One can order a
pot of tea and other tidbits for less, although I enjoyed the set tea
with its sandwiches, wonderful house-baked scones and yummy desserts,
including a piece of dense, rich fudge cake. It's a real find and from
the looks of their guest book, guests from all over the world have already
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