My sister and I our driving our parents down to the city as my mother is having brain surgery. Need to find inexpensive, but decent room near the hospital. My parents are the most budget conscious people I know. They are finding room rates extremely high. They're used to $45 at Motel 6 - not that they've done that much in their lives. Does anyone have any suggestions? We want to be fairly close, but I don't have any idea about traffic. 10 miles here is driven in 10 minutes. Is 10 miles away there too far? When we came down for the pre-surgery consultation it took us three hours to get from Great Neck to the other side of the city. Quite an experience for all of us.
Also asked if they were interested in seeing anything in the NYC - not really their cup of tea, but my mom did mention wanting to see the World Trade Center site. She has to be at her surgery at 5 am. Is it feasible to think we can drive down the day before and take some kind? of public transportation from wherever we end up staying near the hospital to there and get back without a lot of trouble?
Any guidance is much appreciated.