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1. Posted by eaglespirit77 (Budding Member 2 posts) 5y

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Hello Fellow Travellers and New Yorkers!!

As a 60th celebration my family and I are going to Manhatten at the end of October for a week. I've been trying for a whole month to find a one bedroom sublet in our price range. $120-$150
Or; inexpensive places to stay; I can make a list of all the places I've tried......getting so discouraged am ready to cancel our flights :( :(

As there are 4 of us it's harder and pricier. Or it is booked already.
As you will see, I've done my research. Below is where I have tried. I don't want to go to the really cheap hostels as they apparently have bedbugs
I will buy a nice dinner for 2, if someone can suggest a workable place! Thank you!

Chelsea Hostel - (works out to over $200 for 2 rooms)
Seafarers - Full
International Guest House - $220 -$250 per night
River Tower - Grotty reviews
The Bowery - Grotty reviews
YMCA's $250 for 2 rooms
Leo House - Full
Larchmont Hotel - $130 per night and more on the weekend
Jazz on the park $120 per room per night
Air B&B Pricey Pricey plus cleaning fees, plus extra charges, plus plus, plus
Craigslist - good but nothing for our dates yet.

[ Edit: Edited on 03-Sep-2011, at 12:37 by eaglespirit77 ]

2. Posted by Calcruzer (Moderator 1989 posts) 5y

The most expensive places to stay in the US are (in order):

1- Honolulu, Hawaii
2- New York City; and
3- Washington, DC

$200 is (unfortunately) right about the lower end for a stay for 4 people (as you are finding out) unless you go when the weather is bad (January - February or early March).

I'd take that deal at either the Larchmont or Jazz on the park as quick as possible (before one of them gets booked). If there was only the one person traveling, I'd stay in NJ and commute into NY each day--but with 4 people, that's not a valid option.

Hope you enjoy your trip--and sorry that I don't have a better option for you.

3. Posted by Daawgon (Travel Guru 1993 posts) 5y

I'm only paying $79. for a room in Brooklyn - try Airbnb

Long Island City hotels are also much cheaper than Manhattan - just walk across the bridge and you're there

[ Edit: Edited on 07-Sep-2011, at 10:12 by Daawgon ]

4. Posted by Gwestby (Budding Member 6 posts) 5y

I live in NYC and the Bowery hotel is VERY nice. If you found a good rate on it I would recommend the experience. Honestly one of the coolest looking hippest hotels in the East Village.

I worked at Jazz On The Park and can tell you that it is no place for families (oh the memories!) but if you are getting the private room its in a separate building and MUCH quieter at night, aside it usually tames down by Oct/Nov when it gets colder and the decks get closed.

Also, Holiday Inn has a number of locations and during peak tourist early summer I was getting rooms on the weekends for 125 a night.

5. Posted by DocNY (Respected Member 416 posts) 5y

You might also check vrbo.com (rentals by owner) or some of the social sites to see if you can find someone letting their apartment, albeit illegally, as NYC law prohibits anyone but hotels/hostels from renting for less than 30 days.

6. Posted by eaglespirit77 (Budding Member 2 posts) 5y

Thank you all - I found a 2 bedroom sublet in Greenwich Village - a little pricy at $200 but hey it's Greenwich!

Keep travelling!

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