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Hotel advice

New York in September 10-17/2014. 1. Should we arrange trip around the 9/11 dates for better hotel rates? 2. 50 yr old couple do not cookie cutter hotel chain but something w/ character. 3. anywhere near or south of central park. 4. Budget under $225. per night.

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1. Re: Hotel advice

Under $225 is a low budget for Sept or Oct in NY. .

I'm confused about your comment about 9/11 dates for lower hotel rates. Are you thinking that people avoid NYC around 9/11? Or flock there? September is a VERY expensive time for NYC hotels, but that is completely independent of 9/11.

Is your max budget somewhat arbitrary? Or is it a hard limit? Is there a particular reason you want to stay near Central Park? The park is big, and several neighborhoods are near Central Park.

If you are asking whether there are other dates that are more affordable than mid-September, the answer is a resounding YES, but it has nothing to do with 9/11. Summer or mid- ate Nov (excluding Thanksgiving weekend) will be more affordable.

Edited: 12:15 am, December 12, 2013
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With your dates, budget and no-cookie-cutter design requirements, you might consider Affinia Manhattan.

Other possibilities include Pod 51, the Cosmopolitan, the Verite, the Stanford, the Time, the Newton, the Ramada NY Eastside, Metro Apts. and the Marlton on their and third-party sites.

Rates fluctuate.

Hotwire 3* in Center MIdtown, Empire State Building and Madison Square Garden would fit your taste in budget, but likely not pastry.

Edited: 3:42 am, December 12, 2013
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The high prices you're seeing have nothing to do with 9/11. The fall is an expensive time. Prices fluctuate based on supply and demand and mid Sept. is when there's a fashion week and when the UN General Assembly starts it's session bringing world leaders to NYC. I doubt you'll find a hotel room in Manhattan with private bathroom for under $225 in Sept. or Oct. unless it's a last minute sale of some sort. The places listed above by LittleBiff are either for rooms without private bathroom (Pod 51, the Newton) or illegal (Metro Apts.) or over your budget from what I see, esp. if you include taxes which add 15% to prices. People with a firm budget like yours would either change their dates or consider staying just outside Manhattan a train ride away....but many of those options are chain hotels.

The only thing I can think of that would come close to what you want is one of the suites at

chelsealodge.com

or the Kennedy Suite at the Canal Park Inn, but that's down in Tribeca, nowhere near Central Park.

http://www.thecanalparkinn.com/home.asp

map

http://goo.gl/maps/N79h0

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4. Re: Hotel advice

good to know why the rates are as they are for that time period. I may adjust budget or stay a train ride away. Thanx

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Staying a train ride away is likely going to make it more difficult to find non cookie cutter options. Long Island City is the closest convenient train ride away and the hotels there that are closest to the subway are all chains (Country Inn, Verve, Vetiver, Comfort Inn). Just know not all the Long Island city hotels are near the subway. Check back before booking something there. West of Manhattan, in Jersey City near a PATH train (like a subway) are Candlewood Suites, Hyatt and Westin and Doubletree Jersey City and W Hoboken. Are you flying in? Which airport?

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