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    NYC trip & tour?

    Just wondering if any of you have visited NYC and where you'd recommend staying that is priced fairly but not a dive either. Also, where you'd recommend visiting while in the city.
    A few friends & myself are going in the spring & I'm just trying to get all prepared for our travels

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    The one time we were in NYC we stayed at Hotel Pennsylvania (Midtown Manhattan New York Hotel Accommodations | New York's Hotel Pennsylvania) just by the Penn Station so it is easy to get there from the airport. In 2006 we payed around 100 dollars for the night.

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    Since I live in the suburbs, I don't know where to stay, but tell me what you like and I can suggest what to see. It also depends on when-- cold weather or warmer?

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    Heidi, about 6 years ago DH and I went and stayed at the Red Roof was nice and an easy to walk or cab wherever. Red Roof Inn Manhattan - 6 West 32nd Street, New York, NY 10001 (an Apple Core Hotel)

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    Don't rule out staying on the river in Hoboken or Weehawken, NJ...
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    A friend of mine and I stayed at the Belnord Hotel on the Upper West Side:
    Budget Hotels in Manhattan, New York City NYC NY on Upper West Side | The Belnord

    Not fancy, but clean and reasonably priced. Close to the subway, 2 blocks away from Central Park and the Natural History Museum. We were hardly ever there, since we were out sightseeing every day until fairly late, so the fact that it wasn't a fancy hotel was not an issue for us.
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    We usually stay at the Marriott Marquis in Time Square. We stayed at a hotel on the Hudson River in Weehawken when we went for the Macy's parade and that was great with an easy ferry ride over to manhattan and less expensive too!
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    We have been to NYC 3 times and we stay every time at the Belvedere. Nice hotel rooms at a very reasonable price. Right near times square. Midtown Manhattan Hotel - The Belvedere, New York, NY

    B and H store is awesome and even look at whether you can join any workshop they are having (if you or more are keen photogs) Some are free and really worth it.

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    We have stayed at the Amsterdam Court Hotel (small but classy and right next to the subway) and the Best Western President Hotel (small) both in Time Square. We really enjoyed visiting Ellis Island and the museums....ohh the museums!

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    Last summer we stayed at The Muse hotel (Kimpton Hotels: Boutique Hotels, Luxury Travel and Chef-Driven Gourmet Restaurants) and had a wonderful experience. It's just off Broadway and Times Square...close to everything, but not in the middle of the traffic. I definitely plan to stay there again! Kimpton hotels are lovely boutique hotels, without the crazy prices. You might try finding them on There is SO MUCH to see and do in the city. I recommend ordering the Not For Tourists guide to gives a lot of great info on the city and is geared for the locals, so you get some insider info. I'd be happy to share some activities and restaurant/eating suggestions if you'd like.



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