As some of you know, I have been looking for the right place to stay for my husband and teenage daughter, who will be staying in New York from 28 May to 1 June.
While I can find double rooms with shared baths without our budget (max $300) easily - mostly around $230-250 (for instance at The Hotel Newton) - it would really be good to have a room with two separate beds and a private bath to accommodate the teenage girl.
I have been looking at the Upper West Side, which based on input from this site seems to be the kind of neighbourhood we are looking for, and have found some options there. For instance, the Milburn Hotel seems to be able to deliver, but the price tag is at the high-end of our budget ($300 per night).
Before deciding between the Newton and the Milburn, I just want to see if I can find what I am looking for in another neighbourhood at a price that is more comfortable for our budget. We are looking for somewhere with local residents and many diners/coffee shops/eateries nearby, while not too interested in Midtown. For the hotel itself, we are not asking much, as long as it is clean. For comparison, we have for instance stayed at the Travelodge Docklands in London and were very happy with that.
Two single Beds (or bigger beds)
Area with "local vibe"
<$300, preferably <$250
Any help would be appreciated! And thanks in advance.