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New York June

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New York June

Hi , we are spending 9 nights in NY for my husbands 50th - 2 adults & our 16 year old son. We are looking to visit all the tourist spots, plus do a Seinfeld tour, a food tour of some type & of course shopping. We like to head out in the morning do our exploring and return in the late afternoon - change and eat out near where we are staying (we are foodies so restaurant choices are important).What I am after please is suggestions on where we should look at staying. Our budget is $400 AUD per night and prefer smaller hotels as opposed to the large chains. Thank you in advance for your help with this, Karen

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1. Re: New York June

Put your budget in US dollars as people won't know what this translates to in US dollars unless they are from AUS.

Do you know your dates exactly? That will help you get the best advice.

There are lots of smaller hotels that are part of a hotel group/franchise. Are they ruled out?

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Thanks for your reply our budget is about $350 US and our travel dates are arriving 22 June and leaving on 1 July 2014.

No these are not ruled out - really appreciate your help, thanks Karen

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Use hotwire.com

Stay in Midtown Manhattan.

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I have no idea why you say to stay in Midtown Manhattan.

Midtown is so touristy. Everything is very expensive and many of the restaurants are mediocre at best.

With a decent budget as these folks have, I'd recommend something much more trendy and central to places where people in the know head to.

The beautiful new Hotel Marlton is in the heart of Greenwich Village, in the middle of the NYU campus, surrounded by some of the hottest, hippest and most difficult to get into restaurants. It just opened a couple months ago and I'm sure that by March / April they'll have worked out all their growing pains. Two of the city's best wine bars are steps away on the same block. Mario Batali's Otto and Babbo are also within a minutes walk.

The new Hyatt at Union Square is a fantastic option. The W Union Square. The Washington Square Hotel. So many great hotels in the super central and very convenient Union Sq / Greenwich Village area now. This time last year, we didn't have the Hyatt or the Marlton - today its difficult to imagine recommending anything but...

The W. 4th St subway station (with an 8th St. Entrance) and the 14th St. / Union Square subway station bring the luxury of super easy access to everything - Midtown & downtown and red hot Brooklyn.

Edited: 13 January 2014, 01:45
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Karena: For you convenience, $350 US INCLUDING tax, occupancy charge and fees etc. = approximately $300 US NOT including items other than strictly the room.

As you may already know, if you sort rates by websites, both figures may be helpful because some sites quote just the room (and include the others in the total displayed later), while others include all in the initial quotation as the "room rate" you search.. Thus you can receive price quotes which differ by $50, but reflect the same ultimate charge for that room.

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The very best comparison website IMO is hotelscombined. Put in your dates and search by price. Check back daily to see what prices are doing. Once you short list a few hotels, be ready to buy when a good price comes up.

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