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Hotel for family?

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Hotel for family?

My family (2 adults, 2 kids) is driving to NYC July 31 and staying until or through Aug. 4. Is it possible to get a place for under $200/night? An additional problem is we'll need a place to park our car that won't cost a fortune.

Someone mentioned Union City, NJ, or Newark as having cheaper places to stay with easy access to the city. Worth looking into?

Thanks!

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1. Re: Hotel for family?

There are already some pretty good summer sale prices for your dates, so it may be possible to get something in Manhattan for around $200 (but not necessarily under). It will depend on your needs.

How old are the kids? Can they share a bed? Are you all small enough and/or cozy enough to manage with sharing two double beds? Or do you really need two queens?

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If you want to save money by staying outside Manhattan, Jersey City near a PATH train is best on the west side of Manhattan. Newark and Union City are really too far for comfortable daily commuting. You should also consider separating where you park to where you stay. You can park in say Weehawken, NJ at the Port Imperial Ferry terminal for ~$12/day, much less than you'd pay in Manhattan. Doesn't mean you have to stay near there.

I think it's unlikely you can pay less than $200/night in Manhattan unless you use a discount website like Hotwire which will force you to pay on booking and you won't know exactly which hotel you're getting. Remember taxes add ~15% to prices here so a room for $175/night will actually cost $200 total.

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Edited: 6:37 pm, February 05, 2014
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4. Re: Hotel for family?

The kids are 9 and 12 and can share a bed, so I was thinking two double beds. Thanks for the ferry terminal tip! I don't know if this matters, but we're going to Greenwich, CT, after our NYC stay...

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If you want to stay in Manhattan, one hotel that is refundable and under your budget for a double-double room itself, but over the budget with tax and occupancy fee, is the Cosmopolitan Hotel-Tribeca, if booked at the hotel using the promotional Code SPRING. It is less than 1 block from the Express stop of the 7th AVenue subway--a decided advantage in getting wherever you want to go quickly. If you want to save money, look at the Whole Foods-Tribeca--a dream of a supermarket with prepared foods etc--2 1/2 blocks away. Two interesting neighboring neighborhoods to Tribeca are SoHo and Greenwich Village.

Edited: 8:07 pm, February 05, 2014
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6. Re: Hotel for family?

The Millburn Hotel has a cancelable rate of $199. That includes continental breakfast, WiFi and a kitchenette. I'd go for that, because it gives you flexibility to watch as more hotels post summer discount prices. That rate is on Kayak.com, linking to Travelocity.

Having a kitchenette is great, especially with kids. It's located in the Upper West Side, which is a great location and especially popular with families.

Are you visiting family in Greeenwich? If so, consider driving there, leaving your car, then have family drive you to the train station to visit NYC. Take the train out again to continue your trip.

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