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Longer term accommodation

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Longer term accommodation

Hi trip advisor friends. I think this would mainly be directed to residents of NYC, however travellers may also have advice.

if we were to stay in NYC for a month, which area would be the best to look at in regard to accommodation. There are only 2 of us, so a small one bedroom apartment would be fine as long as it is self contained as far as amenities go. Firstly looking at location ... So needs to be easy to get around for the city itself and also if we wanted to go a little further afield via train. Then the second part of the question would be around agents or owners perhaps who look after the longer term accommodation.

Hope this makes sense...thanks in advance

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It is by law legal to rent an apartment over a month, however, if you are merely subleasing, you should check that it is allowed by the rental agreement (if it is a lease) or allowed by the Coop Condo Board. That said there are some longer term rentals available. What is your budget for the month? It is midnight now in NYC so you will have to wait for the "experts" hopefully, NYWhiz or Christn2 to come on board.

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Just a thought at the moment, haven't even thought about costs. We stayed at the youth hostel previously and that was quite acceptable as we had a private room and it was quite handy to everything. I thought an apartment type situation might just be a little better for comfort if we stayed longer than previously.

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the jane near the meatpacking is a hostel type spot (they also have rooms with private baths but they're much more expensive.) they don't have apt space.

is staying outside of manhattan a consideration? if so it opens up your options especially if a budget tight budget (extended stay etc) comes to fruition. queens and brooklyn have some really cool neighborhoods. not as convenient if you are frequenting manhattan but given the extendastay...perhaps viable. some have mini-cities within the city :-)

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You really need to think your budget and the timing of your stay. Think about it and make a plan and come back. New York should wake up in about 5 hours.

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For cheaper apartment-style hotels (totally legal) there is Radio City Apartments and Candlewood Suites.

If your budget will extend even further there are more upmarket apartment-style hotels such as the AKA hotels, Residence Inns, Marmara and the Affinia hotels. Other hotels have suites and one bedroom rooms such as the Beacon Hotel.

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EU--your post alludes to the fact that someone ( you?) are sending information re: illegal rentals via PM. First of all, you ( or whomever) should not be pushing illegal things onto unsuspecting tourists and second of all, sending a PM offering services is 100% against TA rules.

Anyone who receives an offer of an apartment, service etc etc. by PM should really contact TA. The credibility of someone who so easily breaks the rules of this site needs to be taken into account when contemplating the service/rental they are offering.

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There is no one best location. As long as you're near a subway station, you should be fine. It's budget and availability that will dictate your options. Most buildings don't allow monthly rentals/sublets and most agents don't want to be bothered with short term rentals OR they charge such a high fee as to make it unaffordable. Apartment hotels like those already mentioned will still charge by the night, even if they have reduced rates for a longer stay.

If it's far enough in advance, you might get lucky at a place like

Agardeninchelsea.com

A basement flat in a private home.

Chelsealodge.com

Suites is also worth checking.

Suttoncourt.com

Is a hotel that does rent by the month but will be at least $3,000 or more.for a studio (all one room).

Oakwood.com

is a company that does monthly rentals but their fees are generally quite high.

Hostels here by definition generally have shared bathroom facilities.

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kpmg put me up at oakwood when they hired me. that was all handled at relo...down the road i saw the cost...i couldn't believe my eyes. it was even more than double a regular rent (at a "CORP 'DISCOUNT'" and it was nothing special, believe me. i will echo ^^ the "quite high" indication and say it would have been utterly unaffordable for me on a corporate rate despite a very reasonable salary. if you're talking hostel, no judgements, just an observation, oakwood may not be your friend :-(