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Hotels for my girls to NY for 1st time,13 & 9

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Hotels for my girls to NY for 1st time,13 & 9

First trip, would they enjoy Times Square hotel or The Plaza at Central Park more? Doing typical first time stuff, Broadway Play and all. Thanks

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1. Re: Hotels for my girls to NY for 1st time,13 & 9


Do you mean The Hotel at Times Square?

Regardless, the difference between a great majority of the properties in Times Square, and something like The Plaza is a quantum leap apart - in style, type and price. To put it into perspective, The Plaza would be one of the premier hotels in NYC, whereas The Hotel at Times Square would be sort of 'middle of the road'.

If you're wishing for a slightly better family hotel in Times Square, the Hilton Times Square is considerably better. But having said that, there is no one 'central' location better than another, as attractions are spread out all over. Times Square is essentially only of benefit if you're distinctly after that location for access to threatre - otherwise it's of no advantage, and depending on the dates of travel, it's can get extremely hectic. Many New Yorkers avoid/not recommend Times Square for that reason.

There are so many great options everywhere - Midtown, Upper West Side, so it really comes down to your priorities, tastes and budget. As long as you're nearby a subway, it's easy to get from your hotels to all the attractions. But if your budget is high, then absolutely consider properties around Central Park.

And with a family of two children, you may want to consider a 'suite' styled hotel with separate living and bedding areas - just some more space.

I suggest you repost this question in the destination forum for NYC here - tripadvisor.com.au/ShowForum-g60763-i5-New_Y…

Edited: 11 May 2014, 06:28
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2. Re: Hotels for my girls to NY for 1st time,13 & 9

Thanks for info. I have not chosen a hotel if we decide to stay in Time Square rather than The Plaza. Being our first trip and probably last for few years to Ny, I wanted to be in an iconic location with convenient access to all. I would choose a higher end hotel with great city views. Although live near In Atlanta our daily views are rivers and trees. I appreciate your help. Lots to choose from. We have a good list of things to do and tickets to a good play.

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3. Re: Hotels for my girls to NY for 1st time,13 & 9

The actual destination forum for New York City will have lots of advice re: options for accommodation and other questions...you can easily reach that forum from here...just click on the blue link in this post.....have fun there, it's an exciting town!

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