So I have a bunch of different reservations.
I'm going with my mom and maybe other family will join, but it's just 2 of us for sure...Booked for late September, but slightly different dates (rates I booked not available for other dates). I like to have some space. I do not have exact dates I have decided on, but ideally I'd like to avoid anything about 25 C, so probably should go in late September or early October?
Courtyard Manhattan Chelsea - Sept 19-28; family suite with 2 double beds + sleeper sofa. $ 260 per night pre-tax. Love the look of the rooms I've seen, although no pictures of the suite I can find to give me an idea. Read it's spacious enough for 4-5, but don't know what the size of the room is. Has mini-fridge and microwave. Don't love - 2 double beds and the sofa sleeper is only twin. Location is giving me some pause? Or is it okay
Affinia 50 - booked junior suite (about 500 square feet apparently, so it's BIG). Sept 27-Oct 5. 2 Queens + sofa bed, however, this is one big room, not a true suite. Also $ 260 per night pre-tax. Have some concerns about their service (or maybe the reviews are just whiny?), AC (also from reviews...not likely to be an issue, but we may get a hot day in September). Maybe slow interent (Ok, I don't care, but just being picky). Don't like that they charge for extra person in the room! This doesn't matter if it's just 2 of us I suppose, but if not, it will definitely be a factor. The location is really good IMO...like the proximity to Central Park. Already stayed at the Courtyard Midtown east nearby.
Residence Inn Midtown East - Sept 26-Oct 4. booked 1 bedroom suite with 2 queens and a sleeper sofa(queen as well). Like everything about this - location, LOVE the look of the room maybe more than Affinia, possible balcony in suite (yet to confirm that). Really well rated. OK, so room is roughly the same size as Affinia 50, but the living area is separate. Really like having breakfast and not having extra charge for additional people.However, this may be moot, as it's a lot more money- $ 337 pre-tax. Not worth it? This rate is also available for October, but only for a 1 king + sofa bed suite.
Another option would be the Courtyard Manhattan Midtown East - I can get a room with 2 Queens + sofabed for $ 260 pre-tax for Oct 3-13. That's just one big room. Smaller than the suites. Only thinking about this, because the weather may be slightly cooler and more pleasant during that time and there is less of a chance of heat.
I guess first I need to decide how many people will go... since that plays a role in part. However, that is up in the air. If more than 2 people, I think the Residence Inn Midtown East or possibly Courtyard midtown East would be best options, as I don't like extra person charges ... If it's just 2, I don't know! Love the Residence Inn option more and might splurge, but it IS a difference in $ if just for 2. Thoughts?Edited: 01 August 2014, 23:10