In earlier post I had asked about parking my car, and that issue is resolved. Bringing my mom to NYC July 2nd and now leaving on the 6th instead of 7th. After sharing all the information I had learned here with her, I find out she's been chatting with her friends and she is determined to stay in times square as she wants to walk to the broadway shows. She's skeptical of a lot of subway trips despite my insight from all of you but not skeptical of how busy it will be in Times Square. The NYLO where my reservation had been made is now out, and she doesn't want the Holiday Inn on W. 31st either, she wants Times Square. I'm not going to try and convince her otherwise, I want this to be a trip she'll feel like she wanted and got. Realizing that the prices will be higher, I've raised the budget to $1200.00 for the 4 nights (after tax). I've reserved a room at the Marriott Marquis that is within that range with the Senior Discount and it is refundable. My question is, is there anything else in the area as nice as the Marquis and within budget? All the reviews are great including nywhiz's comments on other posts....I'm just afraid I'm going to miss that really good deal at another hotel because I didn't know!!! (The Hilton Times Square is out of budget range at the moment). Thank you!!!