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Old 07-08-2010, 08:08 AM
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Hello NYC!

I am going to the US open in September and I am only staying two days. One day will be spent at the open and one day will be doing the tourist thing.

I want to stay at places that are around $300-$400 a night. Looking at reviews some hotels although may have a famous name attached to them are a little "dated" and not really worth the premium prices. Most of the day will be spent out and just want a CLEAN comfortable bed for the night.

Can you give me some suggestions?

John in NC.
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Old 07-08-2010, 08:38 AM
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Most of the big chain hotels (Sheraton, Marriot, Hyatt, etc.) are a bit old and dated. I wouldn't stay in them unless you're part of an awards program and can get a good deal. If you want a mainline chain, the best are the W (various locations) and the Westin. The rooms in the Westin are quite nice, but it's right on 42nd Street.

The newer hotels tend to be stand-alone boutiques or boutique chains (like Thompson, the Ace or the Standard).

What are your interests? Do you have a particular part of town in mind?

If it's your first visit I would recommend something like the W, Union Square. Union Square is bustling and the real New York experience, without the craziness of Times Square. It's very central and within walking distance to the Village. It also has great subway access. If you're doing tourist things, it's useful to be on the R train which runs through most of the major tourist destinations from Central Park to Wall Street via Times Square, Herald Square, the Astor Place, SoHo, Chinatown, etc. If you're going to the Open you want to take the 6 train to Grand Central to get the Long Island Rail Road to Flushing. Union Square has direct access to both subway lines.

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Old 07-08-2010, 09:32 AM
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Here's one you might want to try.

I stayed there right after 9/11 when the city's hotels cut rates to get tourism back up so it was within my budget back then.

It's a small quaint and cozy hotel, the room was beautiful and bathroom had marble floors with florentine tiles. It has a small bar/restaurant right off the lobby.

Manhattan Hotels - The Avalon Hotel - Hotels in Manhattan, NY
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Old 07-08-2010, 02:10 PM
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The Warwick Hotel on 6th Avenue & West 54th Street!!

Rooms are $350-ish/ night for a bigger room (not suite). William Randolph Hearst built the hotel in the 1920's so he & his mistress could entertain their friends while in NYC.

It is across the street from the Museum of Modern Art, a block from Rockefeller City/ Radio City Music Hall, close to Times Square & Theatre district without being in it, 1 block from the storied Fifth Avenue shopping, and my favorite- a lovely 5 block walk to Central Park!

Also, conviently located in Midtown to get out to the US Open.

My other suggestion if you can get a good price is the Essex House on Central Park South (West 59th Street). Totally renovated in the past 2 years and you cannot beat the view out onto Central Park from a high-floor room. Heavenly!!
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