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Old 12-29-2008, 03:15 PM
 
Location: Living on 10 acres in Oklahoma
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We are planning a nice trip to NYC in the Fall. Being the planner that I am, I wanted to start getting some ideas of where we should stay. The last time I was in NYC was in 2000 and I stayed in Manhattan. Of course, I do not remember which hotel.

Does anyone have any suggestions as to hotels or areas to stay in? Is Manhattan still the best place to stay? I would like at least a 3 star to 4 star. Yes, I do realize that these hotels aren't cheap. I am aware that my question is fairly open ended...but I'm up to researching and considering any hotel suggestion that someone can report a great experience.

Thanks in advance for any feedback!
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Old 12-29-2008, 03:42 PM
 
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The Hilton Times Square over on West 42nd Street is good. Also the Waldorf Astoria(on Park Ave.) and the Grand Hyatt New York(on East 42nd Street) are good. I stay at those all the time when I am there for business trips or when we are there visiting friends and family, as I am from NYC.
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Old 12-29-2008, 04:14 PM
 
Location: Cosmic Consciousness
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I have a couple of thoughts, from one who grew up in NYC.

When I go to Manhattan, I stay at the Hotel Chelsea on West 23rd St. and the Warwick Hotel on West 54th St., because of their complex, fascinating histories and their charming, quirky architectures. They just feel good, very European, another world from cookie-cutter U.S. hotels, and are excellent, enjoyable hotels. For similar reasons, friends have enjoyed staying at the Iroquois, Chelsea Lodge (different hotel), and the Library.

Also, I do not recommend staying outside Manhattan if you want to spend your time in Manhattan, because I'm sure you know that to get to midtown from Queens, the Bronx, Brooklyn or New Jersey can really eat up your play time.

Here's my best resource when I travel anywhere. TripAdvisor is a world-wide venue where real travelers report their real experiences everywhere. This will open to the NYC hotels page. The hotels are listed in the order in which travelers reported satisfactory experiences:
New York City Hotels: Read New York City Hotel Reviews and Compare Prices - TripAdvisor

Have fun!
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Old 12-29-2008, 04:24 PM
 
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Two sets of couples I know have both stayed at Greenwich Village Manhattan New York City Hotel Bed and Breakfast Inn | Abingdon Guest House and loved it. It is a small hotel, a guest house really, with beautiful suites in an old house in a tree-lined street, very private and much more 'local' feeling than any big hotel.

Historic Greenwich Village - New York City
Abingdon Guest House
21 Eighth Avenue
New York, New York 10014
Abingdon Guest House is located on 8th Avenue between West 12th and Jane Streets, near Abingdon Square, in Greenwich Village. (click for map & directions)
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Old 12-29-2008, 06:07 PM
 
Location: South
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Waldorf Astoria
Hilton New York
either Ritz Carlton
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Old 12-29-2008, 06:09 PM
 
Location: Land of 10000 Lakes +
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Nothing wrong with any of the 3 or (is it 4) Marriotts.
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Old 12-29-2008, 06:52 PM
 
Location: Florida
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anything near Times Square puts you in good proximity to most everything. I stayed at the Paramount once but actually plan to stay at a B&B on my next visit.
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Old 12-29-2008, 07:29 PM
 
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Probably the only thing I have heard was not to stay in a hotel "in" Times Square. I have heard it's never quite or dark...for obvious reasons.
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Old 12-29-2008, 09:46 PM
 
Location: Florida
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I love Times Square. When I go to Manhattan it is for excitement so people and noise are part of the experience.

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Probably the only thing I have heard was not to stay in a hotel "in" Times Square. I have heard it's never quite or dark...for obvious reasons.
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Old 12-30-2008, 06:36 AM
 
Location: Amelia View
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The Warwick
The Library
Sofitel
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