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well that settles that

February 21st, 2009 at 07:34 pm

I have become compulsive on saving on the NYC hotel stay. My hotel has dropped to $112/night with breakfast, so I'm sticking with it.

I did try a couple of priceline bids for $85, but with breakfast, a steam room, and a cappuccino machine, I'm staying put.
I've also decided NOT to buy a guidebook, but use the current one at the library.

I'm getting excited to go! We're doing the usual round of museums, shopping, but also a jazz club and the Metropolitan Opera.

9 Responses to “well that settles that”

  1. anonymous Says:

    I'm heading to NYC July 23rd by train. I'm staying (with my DH and kids) with my xSIL in Manhattan for four nights before going to the Hudson Valley. I've got Statue of Liberty/Ellis Island, Central Park Zoo, and the Guggenheim on my list thus far. Looking forward to your feedback! (My travel companions are 11,10,6,4 and 3 so I am limited in what I can and can't do!)

  2. crazyliblady Says:

    You could contact the Chamber of Commerce for the area. I do this when I go on trips. They usually send some coupons for area restaurants or shows, a street map, and information about area attractions.

  3. monkeymama Says:

    $112 is not bad at all. The YWCA isn't much cheaper (where we stayed on our last visit - a friend and I - and that was a decade ago).

    Priceline can be pretty iffy in a place like NYC. You're probably better off not having used it - lord knows where you'd end up. (I had a bad experience and won't use it for big cities any more).

    Have Fun!

  4. my english castle Says:

    I've never had a problem with Priceline, but we've used it mostly in Chicago, Minneapolis, and Miami. But I'm happy with the $112, and am now busy trying to figure out the subway and bus routes.
    It's funny, I know London like I know my own neighborhood, but I haven't been to NYC in 15 years.

  5. Analise Says:

    I just got back on Monday from 5 days in NYC... loved the crisp, cold weather and the dynamic atmosphere. $112 for a room w/ breakfast is a great deal. I paid $174 w/ breakfast and thought I had done well.

    For the subway, a Metro Card is the best deal. For $20, you get $23 worth of fares (11 rides plus $1 left). Here is a
    Text is link and Link is
    link that gives routes, etc. I used it before I went to help me get a better idea of the routes.

    The City Pass is also a money saver if you plan to visit several museums, Empire State, Ellis Island, etc.

  6. Amber Says:

    Sounds like so much fun, enjoy Smile

  7. my english castle Says:

    Excellent! Thanks for the suggestions. I had the City pass on my list and also the Metro card.

  8. Carolina Bound Says:

    Sounds like you're going to have a wonderful vacation. Enjoy!

  9. frugaltexan75 Says:

    Sounds like you're going to have a great trip!

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