Hi. I’m planning my second trip to NYC over May 24-28 (five nights...the 28th is Memorial Day). I think I want to stay in the band of Manhattan vaguely around Greenwich Village, SoHo, Chinatown…that broad general area. Kind of between Houston & Canal but that's not absolute. Ideally I’d like to keep my hotel budget $1200 or under but am willing to spend a little more (say up to $1500) before taxes if need be.
I’m looking for location more than luxury and I don’t mind something that’s in need of updating and has few amenities. I don’t have high expectations for $1200 for 5 nights. It seems like being close to that group of Canal street stations between Broadway & Centre might be handy and I’d like a hotel pretty near where there are some things going on at night but not all bars full of 21 year olds (I'm 50ish). I’m going to want to do a little bar hopping one night and I don’t think I want to try to navigate the subway after I’ve had a few. And not fancy bars. Beer & a shot type places and restaurants with paper napkins. If that means I should be staying in a different area entirely, let me know.
Is it too early to be looking for good rates for late May? I have fully cancellable reservations (all rates shown before taxes) at the following:
Sheraton TriBeCa (Canal & Wooster) - $1185
Solito/Solita Hotel (Lafayette & Grand) - $1069
Hampton Inn SoHo (Watts betw. 6th & Varick) - $1205
I’m not making a lot of firm plans. I want to spend at least one day in Brooklyn (Green-Wood Cemetery, Barcade, that other bar I've seen Mel mention that's right by the subway stop. The one with the pinball machines). I may or may not go to a show. Thinking about the Merchant’s House Museum. Maybe Brooklyn Flea/Smorgasburg. Wander around and shop and eat and drink.
Suggestions and recommendations welcome.