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Old 06-14-2007, 01:29 PM
 
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What are some of the best places to stay that are right outside of NYC, preferably Manhattan? Been doing some research and it seems like the best bet for someone on a somewhat limited budget visiting NYC is to stay in New Jersey. As I plan on taking the bus or subway often I want to stay somewhere with good access to public transportation, especially transportation that runs all hours of the night.
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Old 06-15-2007, 04:22 PM
 
Location: Journey's End
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You might check which towns/cities are on the Path Train (from NJ to NYC) and also those towns/cities that are on the NJ transit line (out of and into Penn Station).

The Path has stops at Church Street (downtown); Christopher Street (Greenwich Village) and Midtown (33rd Street). The fare is lower than the cost of a subway token.

I'd check the larger hotels for those areas (like Holiday Inn Express) and see if the rates are considerably lower than in NYC.

Good luck!
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Old 07-11-2007, 10:06 PM
 
Location: Roanoke VA
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If you are driving to NYC, try the Newark Intl Airport Area. I drive there on occasion, park the car at the hotel, take the hotel shuttle or cab to the Pennsylvania Station in Newark and get train into Manhattan. There are plenty of cabs around the train station. If you stay at Newark airport area, you can also access an airport bus into Manhattan's Port Authority bus terminal on 42nd Street. The bus leaves from the lower level of the Newark airport. The bus is often crowded leaving Manhattan back to Newark airport so you may have to stand some of the way. Also, if you are in Manhattan, check out the Airporter Van(blue). It picks people up at various hotels in Manhattan and takes them to area airports. Its cheaper since you have a longer wait picking up passengers. I stayed in Manhattan once and the driver took be from Manhattan back to Newark and saved me some hassle. Very cheap! If you live on the east coast, forget all of the above and just take Amtrak to NYC. It is going to be a hassle anyway you look at visiting NYC.
Stay at the Pennsylvania Hotel or Roosevelt(if they are still in the book). Just as cheap as anywhere else. Also, bring $$$ with you to this expensive city!!
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Old 10-30-2013, 06:27 AM
 
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The best place to stay is in Long Island City in Queens which is just across the East River from Manhattan. This gives one easy access (24/7 subway service) into Manhattan which is only a short subway ride away. There are many new chain hotels in Long Island City that offer reasonable room rates.
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Old 11-21-2013, 06:16 AM
 
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I found the BEST place to stay when I was there and found it totally by accident! We stayed in Secaucus NJ at a La Quintas Inn for 1/4 of what NYC was and then right in front of the hotel was the NJ #320 bus line which take you right into the Port Auth Bus Terminal for $2.50!!! So we had very reasonable accomadations, and hassle free transportation tight into Midtown. I highly recommend it.
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Old 11-21-2013, 10:52 AM
 
Location: Eureka CA
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You might also check out Brooklyn, which is a 20 minute subway ride but a different world from Manhattan. You can park on the streets and see the sky!!
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