For the past couple of weeks I have been tossing and turning with hotel choices. Booking, cancelling, booking and cancelling.
Going from completely sure to completely unsure. I still have the Ace for about 1000€ all in all but decided East Midtown does nothing for me.
So. Now I have two options. Belleclare up on W 77th St, about 1250$ (910€) including taxes for 9 nights (19-28.4). Shared bath. Not bad at all. Besides, having been to NYC twice before I still feel I have neglected the UWS part of the city, and still haven't visited Riverside Park, The Cathedral of St John the Divine or Columbia University.
This was a done deal for me, until....
I stumbled upon Le Jolie in Williamsburg. 9 nights for 1500$ inclusive tax (1130€). Great reviews. Free breakfeast. NON-REFUNDABLE.
So what's the deal? Well, my plan for this trip is to spend most of my time in Brooklyn.
I have been to WB, to Brooklyn Heights, Dumbo, but want to venture out more. Park Slope, Red Hook, Fort Greene, Clinton Hill, Carroll Gardens, Prospect Heights, Brighton Beach, Green-Wood Cemetery, Botanical Garden... I want to truly dive in. Hence the thought of staying in Brooklyn. I had thought about Nu Hotel, but it's a bit too expensive for me.
The only thing I'm thinking about is travelling. Le Jolie to Manhattan is a no-brainer, but Le Jolie to the southern parts of Brooklyn? There's the G of course, but it doesn't have great connecting lines, if I've come to the right conclusion. Hopstop guides me through Manhattan when going to the Botanical Garden for instance.
But on the map I see I could take the G to, for example, Hoyt-Schermerhorn and walk to Hoyt Street and jump on a 2 or 3 train.
It's just that travelling down from the UWS seems much more straight forward when going to parts of Brooklyn south of WB, than when going in that direction from WB.... Or am I completely wrong?
I guess what I'm asking here is, which place is more convenient for me? I just can't decide.