Finding the Best Hotels in Midtown
perhaps the most common question from New York City tourists
& visitors coming to stay a week or more:
to do I book a cheap hotel room in a safe, convenient neighborhood?"
answer is out there. So - rest assured that with a little
help, and a little digging - reasonable rates can be had
at well-run, clean & conveniently located hotels all
over the city.
one example, there's the Clarion
on Park Avenue South.
it's not located on fashionable Park Avenue (where the rates
are much higher), but the one further downtown. Let's call
it commercial Park Avenue, where you'll find the
Clarion situated amid 5 cent copy shops and local diners.
don't let the neighborhood put you off. Actually, it's one
of the safest in New York.
you, the Clarion at this location caters to business travelers.
But far-flung country cousins who have stayed here at one
time or another report just as high a level of dedication
to family friendly service. Add to that a block's walk to
the subway station, a five-minute walk to the Empire State
Building, a 10-minute walk to Macy's, and cultural treasures
like the Pierpont Morgan Library right in the neighborhood
- and you have all the makings of a real New York find right
in the heart of the city.
around the corner, Hotel
31, is another tourist class hotel located on a residential
block, away from the hubub of Park Avenue South. Located
between Lexington & Park Avenue South on 31st Street
(thus the name) Hotel 31 is clean, quiet and even less expensive,
but offers fewer amenities which you don't have to pay for.
west within another busy neighborhood you'll also find the
huge tourist class Hotel
Pennsylvania, directly across from Madision Square Garden
(for premiere entertainment & sports events), and Penn
Station (for quick day trips by train out of the city.)
And - for rabid shoppers - know that from the Hotel Pennsylvania
you can practically fall out of bed - and land feet first
all of the above cheap, clean hotels can be had for half
the price of New York's four-star hotels, but again it takes
the intrepid spirit of the bargain hunter to find them.
the Net, use your favorite search engine to find "tourist
class hotels New York City" or browse the following
recommended sites for insider info and insider comments
on some of the best hotel discounts to be had all over town:
Deli New York City Hotel Guide
- Official Guide to New York City Hotels & Tourism
Guide to Budget Hotels in New York City