New York in October before cruise

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#1
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Will be in New York a day or two before cruise. CRUISE LEAVES October 7. New York hotels are ridiculous. Would love recommendations for affordable lodging ($150?). Will also want to do the New York tour thing so need to consider transportation for that. TIA
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Originally posted by lb0456
Will be in New York a day or two before cruise. CRUISE LEAVES October 7. New York hotels are ridiculous. Would love recommendations for affordable lodging ($150?). Will also want to do the New York tour thing so need to consider transportation for that. TIA

NYC hotel prices are no different than those in most first world cosmopolitan cities. Their prices aren't " ridiculous." They are what the market will bear.

That said, because you will have missed September's UN General Assembly opening and Fashion Week, you may be able to find a few bare bones hotels for $150-$200/night. But, you're already kind of late in the game to find stuff in that price range that would be "appealing."

IMO, your choices would be far better at $300.

Check for "specials" on websites like Tingo and Quickbook. Jetsetter may have one or two current flash sales that fit your bill. If it was a day or two before you travel, you could always check the "Hotel Tonight" app, which usually has some decent bargains.

One great little hotel worth a look is the Blakely on West 55th street. Close to theaters, moma, etc. depending on the time of the year, it could range from well under $300 to more than $500/night.

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October is probably the most expensive month in NYC with regards to lodging. Head over to the East Coast departures board, and prepare for a stay in NJ.
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I just checked over at Hotels.com, putting in the dates of stay from 4-7 October in Manhattan. The $150 price isn't very doable unless you're willing to stay at the YMCA. If you can swing an additional $100 per night you'll get a whole lot more offerings. Public transportation is great in the city so you can get yourself to any sights you wish. My husband and I were there last November and walked everywhere. Food wasn't as expensive as I thought it would be and if you can survive on cheese pizza it's a dollar a slice in most shops.

Truthfully, if you can save up more money so you can stay in Manhattan you won't be disappointed. We had such an amazing time there even though one day it poured rain and was quite cold. It will be a trip you'll never forget. In fact, the Manhattan days are more memorable to me than the cruise that followed!
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Originally posted by mjkacmom
October is probably the most expensive month in NYC with regards to lodging. Head over to the East Coast departures board, and prepare for a stay in NJ.

While October is not cheap, it's mid-September when the UN General Assembly and Fashion Week gobble up most of the better hotel spaces at elevat d prices.


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As with virtually everything else in life, you get what you pay for. If you want to stay at clean, comfortable can place with a lot of attractions and a high cost of living you are going to pay for the convenience and experience. If cheap lodging is paramount, then stay where lodging is cheap.

One suggestion is to stay in a place like Stamford, CT and take the 45 minute train ride to get into the city - of course, you would have to add the train fare to the lower hotel cost to get comparable cost. Another is to stay at a less attractive hotel - Hotel Pennsylvania is not top line, but for about $200 you can be in the center of things. You can save even more by staying at a Y - and put up with the idea of a shared bathroom.
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Hi all!

I stayed at [email protected] Times Square, an Applecore hotel for only $209.99 + tax after the Vista TA in Nov.. The location is primo, near Times Square & I actually walked to the hotel from the port. A breakfast & free wifi is included plus there was a microwave in the breakfast area where I heated up some food bought on the free walking tour. I'd spend a little more if possible to stay in Manhattan & be close to things.I New York!

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Originally posted by lb0456
Will be in New York a day or two before cruise. CRUISE LEAVES October 7. New York hotels are ridiculous. Would love recommendations for affordable lodging ($150?). Will also want to do the New York tour thing so need to consider transportation for that. TIA


You might be going around time of New York Marathon. We did that once, stayed att Plaza Hotel, Prices were awful but it was great fun ! AND busy Book early, rooms fill up fast.
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Originally posted by navybankerteacher
As with virtually everything else in life, you get what you pay for. If you want to stay at clean, comfortable can place with a lot of attractions and a high cost of living you are going to pay for the convenience and experience. If cheap lodging is paramount, then stay where lodging is cheap.

One suggestion is to stay in a place like Stamford, CT and take the 45 minute train ride to get into the city - of course, you would have to add the train fare to the lower hotel cost to get comparable cost. Another is to stay at a less attractive hotel - Hotel Pennsylvania is not top line, but for about $200 you can be in the center of things. You can save even more by staying at a Y - and put up with the idea of a shared bathroom.


I just checked date of NY C Marathon is November 5, 2017, this year.
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We stay in Secaucus NJ when we sail out of NY at the Embassy Suites. There is bus you can take that will pick you up right by the hotel and take you into the city.
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Originally posted by Warm Breezes
We stay in Secaucus NJ when we sail out of NY at the Embassy Suites. There is bus you can take that will pick you up right by the hotel and take you into the city.
With luggage?
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Originally posted by retiring soon
Hi all!

I stayed at [email protected] Times Square, an Applecore hotel for only $209.99 + tax after the Vista TA in Nov.. The location is primo, near Times Square & I actually walked to the hotel from the port. A breakfast & free wifi is included plus there was a microwave in the breakfast area where I heated up some food bought on the free walking tour. I'd spend a little more if possible to stay in Manhattan & be close to things.I New York!

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Thanks. I'll check it out. E are considering canceling cruise and going back to Maui instead. Cheaper there than New York and warmer.
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Originally posted by lb0456
Thanks. I'll check it out. E are considering canceling cruise and going back to Maui instead. Cheaper there than New York and warmer.
You cannott compared Maui and NYC. Both are fabulous IN THEIR OWN WAY but hugely diferent stlye vaaction.
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Originally posted by lb0456
Thanks. I'll check it out. E are considering canceling cruise and going back to Maui instead. Cheaper there than New York and warmer.

Yeah - I forgot that Maui has all those world class museums and live theater venues...


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Originally posted by Flatbush Flyer
Yeah - I forgot that Maui has all those world class museums and live theater venues...


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Then, of course, St. Maarten has its own creative and performing arts venues - while being a bit closer to home than Maui.
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#20
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Originally posted by sail7seas
With luggage?
OP was talking about being there a day or two before and wanting to do the "tour" thing. When we stayed at the Embassy Suites in Secaucus we took the bus from our hotel into NY (leaving our luggage in our room) to have my DD do a Masters Dance Class with the Rockettes and tour Radio City Music Hall and tour Times Square. We also did the Statue of Liberty/Ellis Island Tour from the NJ side. I was just giving OP options to do that while staying outside of the expensive city.
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