I am currently planning my 5th trip to NY, four of the five stays have been at the Affinia Manhattan. I like this hotel as I have always found the staff to be friendly, the hotel clean and safe, rooms a decent size and I find the location ideal for my needs.
However this year one friend is wanting to stay somewhere different - ie cheaper, but I'm a little worried that although we may save a few pounds/dollars the hotel may not be that great and I'll then be wishing we had just gone back to the Affinia!! Also for the third person who is coming with us this will be her first trip to NY and you don't want your first experience of NY to be tainted by staying in a bad hotel!
So this is where I need some advice please!! My friend has been looking at The New Yorker and Doubletree By Hilton - Times Square South. We are looking at booking our flights and hotel together, The New Yorker is averaging about the same price as AM (therefore might as well stay at AM!) but Doubletree By Hilton - Times Square South is coming up around £70 cheaper ($106) for the whole trip so my one friend is leaning towards this, but the rooms look tiny and for 3 people in one room I think we will struggle.
So for three people in one room do you think these hotels will give us enough space? Can you recommend a better hotel within the area? Any really good/bad points you have on the hotels? I've taken a look at the hotel reviews but I know there are some fantastic posters on this forum who have such knowledge of the city and hotels that I am realy hoping you can give me some guidance, as I know if I book another hotel without asking for your advice first I will be doubting my decision until I get there and possibly whilst there too!
We are looking to travel anywhere between 1st December to 7th December 2013 for 4 nights. We know that there are no direct flights where we are coming from on 4th Dec or 6th Dec.
Thanks in advance.