Myself, my husband, and another couple/friends are traveling to NYC in August. Right now we're planning for 2 to 3 days. Since this is the first time to NY for all four of us, we're likely doing some of the typical first time things - WTC Memorial, Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, Central Park, etc.
Budget is important to us but if it's between a dive hotel and a decent hotel, I'd rather pay $20-50 more a night for a decent one.
I feel as if location is key but trying to figure exactly where to stay is daunting!
We are planning this as a road trip from the midwest. That being said, we'll have a car. (We don't plan on driving while in the city but we either park and ride somehow or just park the car at the hotel the 2-3 days.)
Please help! I literally have 25 - 30 tabs open on my browser with different hotels and I'm at the point where I'm close to saying forget it and playing the booking roulette game. (Not wise.)
Can anyone help me?