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Old 01-09-2011, 09:55 PM
 
Location: Sydney
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The World Police and Firefighter Games are in NYC for 2 weeks from August 26 this year. As some of my mates are taking part in this event I thought I'd use this as an opportunity to fulfill my lifelong no.1 travel ambition of visiting NYC. As I'm neither a Police Officer nor a Firefighter (actually I'm a History teacher) I'm not part of the official group and am looking to stay in the East Village or Lower East Side rather than a hotel near Times Square with the Firefighters from Sydney. Can anyone recommend a hotel in these areas that isn't going to cost me $300 per night? I've scrolled thru many sites but trust the opinions of locals more than expedia or trip advisor etc. I've also looked at 'airbnb' at a sublet but the info on the net often mentions the 'airbnb' scam. During my stay I'm planning on a day in Brooklyn, what's your view on basing this day around Coney Island? As well as a day in the Bronx, but I'm unsure what Bronx neighborhood to use as a base for this visit, any ideas would be welcome. I'd also welcome the local advice on where a group of 40 somethings would enjoy a beer or 2. Cheers
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Old 01-10-2011, 10:52 AM
 
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The hotels in the EV/LES are for the most part newer & trendy.....ie, expensive.

I believe there is still a Holiday Inn near Lafayette & Canal that is relatively inexpensive.

I have always had good luck with the Chandler & Carlton hotels which are in the East 30's near the Empire State Building. If you book out far enough, you can get rates around the low $200's in both hotels. It's not the most exciting neighborhood, but it's quiet & residential, and close enough for a short taxi or subway trip to downtown neighborhoods & the other things you want to see.
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Old 01-10-2011, 11:16 AM
 
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My friends and I sometimes go out to the hotel on rivington. It's pretty fun and the bar is fun. Not sure about the price tho.
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Old 01-10-2011, 03:27 PM
 
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My friends and I sometimes go out to the hotel on rivington. It's pretty fun and the bar is fun. Not sure about the price tho.

P-R-I-C-E-Y
Hotel on Rivington

Regular King Room (cheapest available) is a little over $300/night with taxes. The pretty rooms skyrocket into the $500-600 range.


Personally, I adore the vibe at the recently renovated Bowery Hotel Downtown Lower East Side Hotels | Luxury Boutique Hotel NYC | Manhattan | Bowery Hotel, New York, NY. Cozy bar, great restaurant. Shamefully, the smallest room there is $375/ night with taxes.
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Old 01-10-2011, 03:29 PM
 
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P-R-I-C-E-Y
Hotel on Rivington

Regular King Room (cheapest available) is a little over $300/night with taxes. The pretty rooms skyrocket into the $500-600 range.


Personally, I adore the vibe at the recently renovated Bowery Hotel Downtown Lower East Side Hotels | Luxury Boutique Hotel NYC | Manhattan | Bowery Hotel, New York, NY. Cozy bar, great restaurant. Shamefully, the smallest room there is $375/ night with taxes.
My bad.
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Old 01-10-2011, 03:36 PM
 
Location: New York City
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You could try the Gem Soho (SoHo New York City Hotels: Welcome to The GEM Hotel SoHo). It was built as a Howard Johnson and was much cheaper a few years ago. It’s probably the least expensive option in a very expensive (as far as hotels are concerned) neighborhood.

You might want to expand your requirements. There are cheaper places north of 14th Street (in the 20s) on the east side. It's not the East Village proper, but close, and you could save a lot of money.
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Old 01-10-2011, 05:40 PM
 
Location: East Village
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There's a Comfort Inn on Ludlow. Not sure of the price though.
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Old 01-10-2011, 05:51 PM
 
Location: NE Phoenix!
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I'm not a local, but visit NYC twice a year to see family/friends. Here's what I know:

There's a Best Western on or near Bowery - if I remember right, it's closer to $200/nt depending on the season.

I've stayed at the Hotel on Rivington. Very nice but pricey.

My wife and I usually stay at the East Village Bed and Coffee. It's a European-style guesthouse on 7th St/Avenue C. A really fun woman named Anne runs it and it has private rooms and a really cool layout. Shared bathrooms though - I know some won't deal with that. Roughly $140/nt.

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Old 01-10-2011, 06:39 PM
 
Location: East Village
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Private bathrooms though - I know some won't deal with that.
Do you mean shared bathrooms? I don't know anyone who would object to a private bathroom.
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Old 01-10-2011, 06:41 PM
 
Location: NE Phoenix!
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Do you mean shared bathrooms? I don't know anyone who would object to a private bathroom.
Err - yes! Oops. Edited.
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