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First time to New York City. Which Hotel?

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First time to New York City. Which Hotel?

I will be in New York City for a few days and was wondering if anyone have recommendations at where to stay? I am early 20's and would prefer somewhere that has/near great nightlife where I can meet other people my age.

Price max $350 a night

Thanks!

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1. Re: First time to New York City. Which Hotel?

This is a broad request and hard to answer, but generally I would say you should stay downtown. Areas like the East Village, Soho, the Lower East Side and the Meatpacking District have a younger clientele. Also check out the Pod hotels, that draw a lot of young travelers on a budget.

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2. Re: First time to New York City. Which Hotel?

If it helps I will be arriving/leaving JFK. Not sure how else to narrow it. Thanks for the input!

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3. Re: First time to New York City. Which Hotel?

What are your travel dates? That will help the experts do a search.

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4. Re: First time to New York City. Which Hotel?

Saturday July 26 - Monday July 28 2014

Edited: 20 March 2014, 03:37
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5. Re: First time to New York City. Which Hotel?

The Dream Downtown is a cool summer hangout hotel, though it's slightly over your budget at $370/nt incl. tax. The Hotel on Rivington in the Lower East Side is well located for nightlife and meeting people. So is the Standard East Village. Both those have rates around the same as the Dream. If you go down in price from there, you have places like the Gem Hotel, Four Points Soho, Courtyard by Marriot Soho and Holiday Inn Lower East Side. Those are all on busier, noisier streets and won't have anything exciting at the hotel, but they are all well located near nightlife. You could also look at a small room at the Ace Hotel, which runs about $320/nt incl. tax. There's not too much in the immediate area, but that hotel is a young scene unto itself.

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Edited: 20 March 2014, 12:50
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6. Re: First time to New York City. Which Hotel?

I think it's a mistake to assume/expect you will meet other people your age at a hotel with such a short stay. Coming to a city is not like going to a resort where people hang out at a pool or on the beach and chat. You can pick a hotel with a pool and young vibe, but there are no guarantees. Hotel Americano or the King & Grove in Williamsburg Brooklyn are 2 ideas. But if partying with others your own age is a priority, I think you'd be better booking a group pub crawl, some other kind of group tour or looking to see if there are any

meetup.com

events for your dates that interest you.

Edited: 20 March 2014, 14:40
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7. Re: First time to New York City. Which Hotel?

Are these recommendations close to the city/ easy to get to the main locations such as times square, statue of liberty, empire state building and central park. I am looking for a nice hotel to book- we are coming over to NY October 5th 2014 till 8th October. We are currently looking at staying at Times Hotel, NY but trying to find something cheaper, but still in a great locations.

Does anyone have any further recommendations?

Thanks.

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8. Re: First time to New York City. Which Hotel?

You should be able to save some $ on your hotel room at the Ramada Eastside. It's clean and in a decent location. It's not a place to socialize with others but it's comfortable and with the $ you save you can find lots of places to have some fun.

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9. Re: First time to New York City. Which Hotel?

Cassandra P - I would suggest starting a new thread to avoid confusing things for the OP

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