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Old 07-16-2018, 02:56 PM
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Hello! I'm planning on coming to NYC with the wife from Dec 26-Jan 1. I have a couple questions.
1. Where's a good affordable city to stay in that's relatively easy to get to NYC via bus/train etc? We're trying to stick to $100/night at most, and I'm aware anywhere near NYC will be well above that cost during that week. Is AIRBNB good around the NJ area close by? Hotels?
2. We are trying to avoid renting a car for obvious reasons.. is it easy to get around the surrounding areas outside of NYC, primarily the Union City/Jersey City areas, or wherever we will stay, directly to/from NYC?

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Old 07-16-2018, 09:40 PM
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Old 07-17-2018, 06:19 AM
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I would look at Long Island City, Queens for affordable hotels. This area is just across the East River from Midtown Manhattan and has 24/7 subway service to/from Manhattan.
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Old 07-17-2018, 06:51 AM
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$100/night sounds really low, even for areas that are not in NYC but nearby. That said, I just did a quick search on hotels.com for Long Island City and there is a place called the Feather Factory (I've never heard of it) that has rooms for $135 at that time of year. There's another hotel called Mayflower for $152 that has extremely bad reviews, so buyer beware when you're looking for budget hotels.

You could also check hotels in Jersey City, Hoboken and Weekhawken. I'm not that familiar with NJ but those are areas that are commuting distance to Manhattan. Just check the transportation options and make sure you can easily reach the PATH train to NYC, or other easy form of transportation.

You can also do a search on the NYC forum for something like "NJ hotel" and see what comes up.
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