Hi everyone - me again. See tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g60763-i5-k1871489… for previous discussion.
Hotwire has a 3* in the Times Square area for $239/night for my dates (June 11-16), which according to Better Bidding will either be the Hilton Garden Inn or the Washington Jefferson, both of which have decent reviews. My backup is the Comfort Inn Midtown at $238. Should I still hold off for a better deal on Travelzoo, Priceline or Hotwire, or just book and have it over with? I'm looking for something nicer and/or cheaper than the Comfort Inn, but also a great location.
I also saw the Milburn on the UWS for $219/night on the hotel's own website. Staying somewhere that's more like an actual neighbourhood also has its own charm, as long as the subway is very close by and we can easily access the rest of Manhattan, as we are first-time visitors and have lots to do!
My other main concern is that we want to try to book a Big Apple Greeter and they need your number in New York for booking. Not sure if that's changeable after I have made the request, so I don't want to switch hotels on them very much.
What are your thoughts, NYers? Thanks in advance!