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Lucy
22nd April 2008, 10:59
Any suggestions?

Moscow Mule
22nd April 2008, 11:00
Marriott Marquis - Times Square, merely average.

Next time we're going to go for something boutiquey.

cailin maith
22nd April 2008, 11:01
Any suggestions?

I'm going in November and staying at The Library Hotel - it's a boutique not a chain - very nice!

Churchill
22nd April 2008, 11:01
Any suggestions?

The Blue Oyster Bar.

PAH
22nd April 2008, 11:06
One that's central, so everywhere is within walking distance.

Get a room that's high up. I stayed on the 18th floor and it was still very noisy. Though having a fire station across the road didn't help. Those firemen do love their honkers, and their trucks have big ones.

snaw
22nd April 2008, 11:12
Any suggestions?

Give us a clue - what are you after in terms of area, and how much of a budget do you have? I know plenty of good ones (And please don't listen to anyone who suggests a hotel near times square).

Dow Jones
22nd April 2008, 11:16
Lots of decent hotels - stay within walking distance of Central Park and 5th Av

Pondlife
22nd April 2008, 11:16
At the risk of outing myself in an open forum

For NY chic (I hate that word) or boutique hotels then either the hudson, the library, the gramercy park or the chambers. Rooms aren't always the biggest but the service is top notch. All designed or had input from by Ian Schrager IIRC and the bars are the ones generally to be seen in sex in the city and the like.

If you prefer a big name that I'd for for a "W" which is part of the sheraton/westin group.

Other than that go with somewhere midtown and walk everywhere.

HTH

snaw
22nd April 2008, 11:18
Lots of decent hotels - stay within walking distance of Central Park and 5th Av

Why?

Depends what you're after - maybe she'd like something edgy in the east village, or the best shopping around soho - or the funkiest bars in the village or meatpacking district?

Churchill
22nd April 2008, 11:20
Why?

Depends what you're after - maybe she'd like something edgy in the east village, or the best shopping around soho - or the funkiest bars in the village or meatpacking district?

This is Lucy we're talking about...

Bagpuss
22nd April 2008, 11:21
Somewhere edgy, what about the Bronx?

snaw
22nd April 2008, 11:24
Somewhere edgy, what about the Bronx?

Yeah, south bronx is lovely this time of year ...

Best resource to use is citysearch. For pretty much everything - hotels, bars, food etc.

http://newyork.citysearch.com/find/section/newyork/hotels_visitors.html

Give us an idea of what kind of trip you're after and it'll be easier to suggest an area to base yourself in. They're all quite different, resulting in a very different experience.

Don't mean to knock mid town to much, but for me it's the kind of default super bland area to base yourself. There are much more interesting areas IMO in all directions.

Moscow Mule
22nd April 2008, 11:25
(And please don't listen to anyone who suggests a hotel near times square).

Why ever not? If you want touristy gimmicks and a view of the flashy lights it's perfect.

Bagpuss
22nd April 2008, 11:28
I like the look of the Leggat fireproof Hotel

http://www.fadingad.com/blog/bob_kisken/008kisken.jpg

snaw
22nd April 2008, 11:28
Why ever not? If you want touristy gimmicks and a view of the flashy lights it's perfect.

It's minging. Easy to get there for your obligatory 2 hour crowd crush, get some snaps then bugger off but as an area to base yourself - no way. Avoid it like the plague; You'll pay more, it's way too busy, the restaurants around there are overpriced and geared for tourists.

Actually, depending on how long you're going check out craigslist for short term apartment rentals.

Bagpuss
22nd April 2008, 11:32
It's minging. Easy to get there for your obligatory 2 hour crowd crush, get some snaps then bugger off but as an area to base yourself - no way. Avoid it like the plague; You'll pay more, it's way too busy, the restaurants around there are overpriced and geared for tourists.

Actually, depending on how long you're going check out craigslist for short term apartment rentals.

Sounds idea for the American equivalent of "Can you tell me the way to Lie cester square and the Angus Steakhouse":laugh

Lucy
22nd April 2008, 11:32
It's only 5 or 6 days. Budget is about US260 I think, needs to be not too far from the Sheraton Hotel New York & Towers 811 7th Avenue 53rd Street.

Pondlife
22nd April 2008, 11:34
It's only 5 or 6 days. Budget is about US260 I think, needs to be not too far from the Sheraton Hotel New York & Towers 811 7th Avenue 53rd Street.

Umm why not that one then. Or the other one across the road.;)

Churchill
22nd April 2008, 11:35
It's only 5 or 6 days. Budget is about US260 I think, needs to be not too far from the Sheraton Hotel New York & Towers 811 7th Avenue 53rd Street.

Try the "Ameritania" - If it's still called that.

Lucy
22nd April 2008, 11:36
Umm why not that one then. Or the other one across the road.;)

I think I would prefer more boutique - I'm tired of corporate hotels.

Pondlife
22nd April 2008, 11:45
Try on here

http://www.tablethotels.com

snaw
22nd April 2008, 11:45
It's only 5 or 6 days. Budget is about US260 I think, needs to be not too far from the Sheraton Hotel New York & Towers 811 7th Avenue 53rd Street.

OK start from this search and check out what fits your bill:

http://newyork.citysearch.com/search?context=generic&query=hotel&cslink=cs_topbar_search&searchOpt=cs

I don't really know the hotels around there that well, plus been a while since I stayed there and things change, new places appear ect.

The Warick I know is decent as big hotels go, and it's right bang where you want location wise.

Moscow Mule
22nd April 2008, 11:53
It's minging. Easy to get there for your obligatory 2 hour crowd crush, get some snaps then bugger off but as an area to base yourself - no way. Avoid it like the plague; You'll pay more, it's way too busy, the restaurants around there are overpriced and geared for tourists.



Each to their own... I quite enjoyed it's brash american-ness.

Wilmslow
22nd April 2008, 11:59
Hyatt. It is bang above Central Station, VERY accessible to everywhere, and a very nice hotel. 10 min walk from Broadway, loads of nice diners nearby and a great food market.

TimberWolf
22nd April 2008, 11:59
Central Park

tay
22nd April 2008, 13:23
Why ever not? If you want touristy gimmicks and a view of the flashy lights it's perfect.

Oh you are such a tourist! You will never be a true traveller like Snaw.. adventuring your way through deepest darkest meat packing disticts..... then preaching to anyone who will listen how fantastically intrepid you are. Shame on you!

Fishface
22nd April 2008, 13:31
Gramercy Park - Central Park South 40th floor and above park facing.

truely awesome view of the park.

or rent an apartment

Francko
22nd April 2008, 14:22
Any suggestions?

Avoid the high floors when combined with too much cocaine.

Sadguru

Lucy
22nd April 2008, 14:23
Avoid the high floors when combined with too much cocaine.

Sadguru

Haven't done any cocaine for ages.

PAH
22nd April 2008, 14:26
Haven't done any cocaine for ages.

You are Danielle Westbrook and I claim my free pass to your 4 hole golf course.

Francko
22nd April 2008, 14:27
Haven't done any cocaine for ages.

They all say that... :eyes

snaw
22nd April 2008, 18:07
Oh you are such a tourist! You will never be a true traveller like Snaw.. adventuring your way through deepest darkest meat packing disticts..... then preaching to anyone who will listen how fantastically intrepid you are. Shame on you!

I must really have got under your skin for you to stalk me this much, eh tay?

Sort of flattering, in a pathetic kind of way.

tay
22nd April 2008, 18:41
I must really have got under your skin for you to stalk me this much, eh tay?

Sort of flattering, in a pathetic kind of way.

You amuse me, oh great traveller :rollin:

snaw
22nd April 2008, 18:48
You amuse me, oh great traveller :rollin:

Glad to know my giving someone advice on a city I lived in for four years give you such pleasure. Though given your general intelligent input into CUK I'm sure that the smiley faces on the right hand side give you just as much pleasure.

tay
22nd April 2008, 19:07
This part was the pompous bit which made me chuckle oh great traveller


(And please don't listen to anyone who suggests a hotel near times square).

snaw
22nd April 2008, 19:42
Or maybe it's just good advice. Though you'd know best I guess Tay, with your extensive knowledge of NYC.

Why the obsession with me?

What was it that got under your skin - the kiwi rugby team choking hard to take. Or you missing the NZ sheep and just lashing out?

Check this out - inflatable love sheep. Just what a homesick kiwi needs:

http://www.muttonbone.com/

;-)

tay
22nd April 2008, 19:48
You actually searched for an inflatable love sheep online... oh dear.... and you think you have got under my skin...... looks the other way around to me.. I needle you for being such a pompous ass.. and you run to find an inflatable sheep site..... yeah that will teach me..... :rollin:

I better not make fun of you again... heaven knows what site you will run off to find... kiddy fiddling?

snaw
22nd April 2008, 22:42
You actually searched for an inflatable love sheep online... oh dear.... and you think you have got under my skin...... looks the other way around to me.. I needle you for being such a pompous ass.. and you run to find an inflatable sheep site..... yeah that will teach me..... :rollin:

I better not make fun of you again... heaven knows what site you will run off to find... kiddy fiddling?

Yes, I actually searched for a blow up sheep site just for you :eyes you're that important to me. No wait - you're the one stalking me, umm.

Anything positive to add to this thread on NYC hotels?

Lucy
22nd April 2008, 22:49
Yes, I actually searched for a blow up sheep site just for you :eyes you're that important to me. No wait - you're the one stalking me, umm.

Anything positive to add to this thread on NYC hotels?

Don't be silly, the toad has nothing positive to add about anything.

Board Game Geek
23rd April 2008, 00:54
(And please don't listen to anyone who suggests a hotel near times square).

I can't understand why poor Snaw is getting a kicking for this comment by Tay.

I interpreted it as just a bit of friendly advice from a traveller who knows what they are talking about.

I don't have a nasty side which interprets his advice as being pompous or arrogant.

I did stay in the Comfort Inn about 18 years ago, but I envisage that things have changed somewhat by then.

tay
23rd April 2008, 07:31
I can't understand why poor Snaw is getting a kicking for this comment by Tay.

I interpreted it as just a bit of friendly advice from a traveller who knows what they are talking about.

I don't have a nasty side which interprets his advice as being pompous or arrogant.

I did stay in the Comfort Inn about 18 years ago, but I envisage that things have changed somewhat by then.

:spel Tourist

Xenophon
23rd April 2008, 08:17
Haven't done any cocaine for ages.

I'm down to once or twice a month now.

Moscow Mule
23rd April 2008, 08:29
I interpreted it as just a bit of friendly advice from a traveller who knows what they are talking about.


It was a put down, pure and simple.

Snaw's attitude may be different to mine, but who is to say his is any more valid than mine (which is what he implied by his comment).

If you've lived in a place for 4 years you're bound to know the place inside out - all the nooks and crannies etc, it doesn't mean the opinion of somebody else who spent a weekend in the trashy lights any less valid just because it's from a different viewpoint.

If you want to experience 100% American commercialism and all it has to offer - stay at Times Square. If you don't, don't.

And Snaw, if you'd read my comment fully you'd have noticed that I didn't really recommend the hotel anyway.

tay
23rd April 2008, 08:38
It was a put down, pure and simple.

Snaw's attitude may be different to mine, but who is to say his is any more valid than mine (which is what he implied by his comment).

If you've lived in a place for 4 years you're bound to know the place inside out - all the nooks and crannies etc, it doesn't mean the opinion of somebody else who spent a weekend in the trashy lights any less valid just because it's from a different viewpoint.

If you want to experience 100% American commercialism and all it has to offer - stay at Times Square. If you don't, don't.

And Snaw, if you'd read my comment fully you'd have noticed that I didn't really recommend the hotel anyway.

Exactly.

sasguru
23rd April 2008, 09:05
Ladeez, Ladeez. Get a room FFS. Or handbags at dawn. Or whatever. :rolleyes:

tay
23rd April 2008, 09:06
Ladeez, Ladeez. Get a room FFS. Or handbags at dawn. Or whatever. :rolleyes:

The voice of reason really doesnt suit you!

Dow Jones
23rd April 2008, 09:10
We can all give advice on anything. What makes one more qualified than others? The fact that someone who has done backpacking tours all over the world may not give the best hotel recommendation on 5-star accommodation is neither here nor there. My 'advice' is to anyone that asks a qn to take everything that is said here with a pinch of salt and to anyone giving such advice not to insist that his/hers is better than anyone else's.

BA to the Stars
23rd April 2008, 09:11
I stayed at the Hotel Metro about 8 years ago, near 5th Avenue and about 35th Street. Come out and turn left and you are at the Empire State, turn right and it is Macy's. Pretty decent hotel and reasonabily central location. Booked it via Virgin as part of a package deal so you may get some initial details from their site.

snaw
23rd April 2008, 09:17
It was a put down, pure and simple.

Snaw's attitude may be different to mine, but who is to say his is any more valid than mine (which is what he implied by his comment).

If you've lived in a place for 4 years you're bound to know the place inside out - all the nooks and crannies etc, it doesn't mean the opinion of somebody else who spent a weekend in the trashy lights any less valid just because it's from a different viewpoint.

If you want to experience 100% American commercialism and all it has to offer - stay at Times Square. If you don't, don't.

And Snaw, if you'd read my comment fully you'd have noticed that I didn't really recommend the hotel anyway.

Wasn't meant as a put down an apologies if it came across that way, just the instinctive reaction of anyone who's lived in NYC towards times square (Or staying in a hotel around there) - don't know anyone who has lived there who doesn't dislike it.

It's minging; it is overpriced, it is overcrowded, it is surrounded by average restaurants that overcharge and rip off tourists and tacky shops. It is a must for anyone to visit on their first trip to NYC cause it's iconic but not as a base to live in.

Not sure what other way I could put that, that wouldn't come across as a put down. But without trying to offend you I think it's about as bad a suggestion as someone could put for a place to be based in NYC. If that's pompous then fine, I'm pompous.

DiscoStu
23rd April 2008, 09:20
My advice is not to ask anyone on CUK for advice.

HTH

snaw
23rd April 2008, 09:20
I can't understand why poor Snaw is getting a kicking for this comment by Tay.


I'd argue about getting a kicking, but a few sheep shagging comments and references to the kiwi propensity for choking on big occasions seems to have riled my little friend Tay.

It's like getting savaged by a sheep. :eek

tay
23rd April 2008, 09:29
Wasn't meant as a put down an apologies if it came across that way, just the instinctive reaction of anyone who's lived in NYC towards times square (Or staying in a hotel around there) - don't know anyone who has lived there who doesn't dislike it.

It's minging; it is overpriced, it is overcrowded, it is surrounded by average restaurants that overcharge and rip off tourists and tacky shops. It is a must for anyone to visit on their first trip to NYC cause it's iconic but not as a base to live in.

Not sure what other way I could put that, that wouldn't come across as a put down. But without trying to offend you I think it's about as bad a suggestion as someone could put for a place to be based in NYC. If that's pompous then fine, I'm pompous.

Apology accepted.


I'm pompous.

Agreed.

Moscow Mule
23rd April 2008, 09:39
Wasn't meant as a put down an apologies if it came across that way, just the instinctive reaction of anyone who's lived in NYC towards times square (Or staying in a hotel around there) - don't know anyone who has lived there who doesn't dislike it.

It's minging; it is overpriced, it is overcrowded, it is surrounded by average restaurants that overcharge and rip off tourists and tacky shops. It is a must for anyone to visit on their first trip to NYC cause it's iconic but not as a base to live in.

Not sure what other way I could put that, that wouldn't come across as a put down. But without trying to offend you I think it's about as bad a suggestion as someone could put for a place to be based in NYC. If that's pompous then fine, I'm pompous.

You said


(And please don't listen to anyone who suggests a hotel near times square).

I agree with you 100% that it would be a crap place to live. BUT if you're going for a few days, where better to experience the commercialism that typifies New York? It's all about viewpoints.

FWIW, it was clean when I went there and the streets/sidewalks weren't any busier than any of the other big streets in the city.

cailin maith
23rd April 2008, 09:40
Apology accepted.



You like my line - don't you? :laugh

hyperD
23rd April 2008, 09:43
I took my wife out here 2 years ago for a surprise birthday - she didn't know where we were going until we were taxying (she missed the first call and I "blindfolded" her through security). Not actually putting a blindfold on here of course, we would have been bundled into the interview rooms sharpish.

http://www.plaza-athenee.com/

snaw
23rd April 2008, 10:38
Apology accepted.



You weren't offered one.

snaw
23rd April 2008, 10:45
You said



I agree with you 100% that it would be a crap place to live. BUT if you're going for a few days, where better to experience the commercialism that typifies New York? It's all about viewpoints.

FWIW, it was clean when I went there and the streets/sidewalks weren't any busier than any of the other big streets in the city.

I wasn't talking about as a place to live, I mentioned as a place to base yourself (Or not). It's easy to visit and get that experience, but I gave a list of reasons why it's not a great base - and you've got to be kidding if you think times square isn't any busier than the rest of the city. It's in a league of it's own in that respect. Maybe early in the morning or on a rainy midweek during the day, but in general it's heaving.

Anyway, you're entitled to your perspective - I'll happily disagree with you, and put my point across. I'll choose to ignore Tay cause he's not really contributing, just stalking me looking for an excuse to have a go.

tay
23rd April 2008, 10:48
You weren't offered one.


No? Really???? :rollin:

sasguru
23rd April 2008, 10:49
Have to say Tay, you win the title of "Chief CUK stalker" over Lucy.

snaw
23rd April 2008, 10:52
No? Really???? :rollin:

It's like trying to converse with a 5 year old. My 18 month old daughter makes more sense.

Lucy
23rd April 2008, 10:52
Have to say Tay, you win the title of "Chief CUK stalker" over Lucy.

Have you stood up yet?

Xenophon
23rd April 2008, 10:53
Have to say Tay, you win the title of "Chief CUK stalker" over Lucy.

Aye. This has been going on for ages and tay seems to start it all up again each time.

Then again, I'm happy being a tourist, and for that reason, I'm out.

:wink @ PAH

tay
23rd April 2008, 10:53
Have to say Tay, you win the title of "Chief CUK stalker" over Lucy.

Snaw is just to easy. I cant resist mocking his travelling guru act.

And he cant resist biting every single time.

snaw
23rd April 2008, 10:59
Snaw is just to easy. I cant resist mocking his travelling guru act.

Whatever floats your boat. I'll offer advice if someone asks, you can keep mocking. Water off a ducks back. Easier to be negative, but if you'd rather spend your time stalking me then happy to bring some meaning to your life.

oracleslave
23rd April 2008, 11:01
Snaw is just to easy. I cant resist mocking his travelling guru act.

And he cant resist biting every single time.

:spel too

:spel:spel can't

tay
23rd April 2008, 11:01
Whatever floats your boat. I'll offer advice if someone asks, you can keep mocking. Water off a ducks back. Easier to be negative, but if you'd rather spend your time stalking me then happy to bring some meaning to your life.

Yip.. the fact it is water off a ducks back is clear to everyone I am sure. The way you ignore my posts and dont do internet searches for blow up sheep..... :laugh

sasguru
23rd April 2008, 11:03
Have you stood up yet?

Then again, maybe not :rolleyes:

snaw
23rd April 2008, 11:10
Yip.. the fact it is water off a ducks back is clear to everyone I am sure. The way you ignore my posts and dont do internet searches for blow up sheep..... :laugh

Why should I ignore your posts? You attack, I respond. Doesn't mean it matters, or I'd spend my online life in CUK stalking you. Ring any bells?

Think you're a bit ahead of yourself on the blow sheep bit, ever consider I might have seen it via some other format (Liek email for example)? Or that beyond your limited brainpower?

Moscow Mule
23rd April 2008, 11:14
you're entitled to your perspective - I'll happily disagree with you, and put my point across.

Thanks. Me too.

tay
23rd April 2008, 11:18
Think you're a bit ahead of yourself on the blow sheep bit, ever consider I might have seen it via some other format (Liek email for example)? Or that beyond your limited brainpower?

err ok.. thats so much better ....:rolleyes: ... you just get emailed and remember URL's about blow up sheep.

sasguru
23rd April 2008, 11:19
:suicide:

snaw
23rd April 2008, 11:20
err ok.. thats so much better ....:rolleyes: ... you just get emailed and remember URL's about blow up sheep.

Yep, I thought it was kind of funny - and seemed appropriate for a frustrated kiwi. Wasn't that what got you started on your obsession with me, the sheep shagging comment?

Didn't realise you were so sensitive. Usually I think of kiwi's as a bit mentally tougher (Well apart from major finals of course), but I guess there's always an exception to the rule.