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I tentatively am going with my mom and sister to NYC in for 3 nights in June. I have been given the assignment of finding hotel rooms. I'd like to stay in a fun area, in a decent hotel (doesn't need to be 5 star but it does need to be somewhat nice) and not pay an exhorbitant amount. Are there any small lesser known properties of which you are aware? Any place you would recommend, or NOT recommend? Thanks!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I tentatively am going with my mom and sister to NYC in for 3 nights in June. I have been given the assignment of finding hotel rooms. I'd like to stay in a fun area, in a decent hotel (doesn't need to be 5 star but it does need to be somewhat nice) and not pay an exhorbitant amount. Are there any small lesser known properties of which you are aware? Any place you would recommend, or NOT recommend? Thanks!</div>
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what's your definition of exhorbitant?
 

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I know NYC is expensive, but it would be nice if it could be under $200/night. If we could all three stay in one room (jr. suite or something) than maybe $300/night.
 

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I used to stay here for my business trips.<br><br><a href="http://www.hotelrogerwilliams.com/home.php" target="_blank">http://www.hotelrogerwilliams.com/home.php</a><br><br>
I remember it being pretty reasonable. The staff was awesome and very accommodating.
 

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The Larchmont:<br><br><br><a href="http://www.larchmonthotel.com/" target="_blank">http://www.larchmonthotel.com/</a><br><br>
Washington Square Hotel:<br><br><a href="http://www.wshotel.com/" target="_blank">http://www.wshotel.com/</a><br><br>
(from a former native who made a point to rarely go above 23rd street) The accomodations are pretty small and spartan, but truly, their location (safe, btw, and in one of the prettiest if not the most beautiful parts of the city) makes up for it. You can walk anywhere worthwhile-east or greenwich village, soho, tribeca, etc.
 

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oh, and as for places to avoid-I personally wouldn't stay in midtown (30th street-60th streetish)-it's very congested, more noisy, and imo, doesn't have as much character as downtown or uptown. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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I know sounds exhorbitant, but we (my mom, 1 sister, 2 of my sons, and one niece) stayed in a room at the waldorf with two queen beds overlooking time square for $350. But we were only there 1 night and my mom paid for it. But wow, was it an experience! Maybe you could do something like that one night, for the experience (and it is an experience! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/jaw.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="dropjaw"> ), and then do something more affordable the next couple of nights.
 

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I agree-- avoid midtown! The entire time you're there, there's just no point wasting time in midtown when there are so many other more interesting areas to visit.<br><br>
I would fedinately recommend going to the outer boroughs.. park slope or caroll gardens brooklyn is wonderful!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I would fedinately recommend going to the outer boroughs.. park slope or caroll gardens brooklyn is wonderful!</div>
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I use to travel quite a bit for work to NYC. I've stayed in almost every hotel in the downtown area. Based on your price range, I recommend the Embassy Suites on North End Avenue. It's very close to the subway, Battery Park, Statue, Seaport, all the downtown attractions. It's bascially located across the street from Ground Zero. It's great value for the money since you get a 2 room suite for the price of one small room at most other hotels. I have stayed there several times and have always had a good experience.<br><br>
Let us know what you decide!
 

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I've stayed at the Park Central Hotel. Its within walking distance of all the good stuff. they were remodeling all the rooms when I was there, and they were preeeetty.
 
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