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NYC hotel near the Met?

busyparentbusyparent Registered User Posts: 1,021 Senior Member
Any suggestions for a hotel this weekend near the Met or Central Park?

Replies to: NYC hotel near the Met?

  • LizardlyLizardly Registered User Posts: 2,493 Senior Member
    One Hotel? Boutique hotel near Central Park. Expensive, but not as bad as some.
  • sabaraysabaray Registered User Posts: 7,060 Senior Member
    Hotel Elysee on E 54th - D and I stayed there last year and it was very pleasant. Very clean, quiet, nice people. They have a lounge where breakfast (included with your stay) is served - also wine in the evening. It was very close to MoMA, very walkable.
  • STEM2017STEM2017 Registered User Posts: 4,092 Senior Member
    edited December 2018
    Warwick Hotel - 54th and 6th. Not that close to the Met, but half a block from MOMA and pretty centrally located. It's about a mile and a half stroll through Central Park to get to the Met.


    New York Hilton is also right across the street (from Warwick).


    Or, for a few hundred dollars more, The Hotel Plaza Athenee (64th between Madison and Park) - very elegant, but more expensive.

  • wisteria100wisteria100 Registered User Posts: 4,190 Senior Member
    Hotel Wales on Madison/92nd
  • busyparentbusyparent Registered User Posts: 1,021 Senior Member
    Gosh, so many are completely booked.
  • thumper1thumper1 Registered User Posts: 76,061 Senior Member
    @busyparent yes...this is a busy time of the year in NYC, and many folks made reservations months ago.

    You may find you have to go further out than “near the Met”.
  • busyparentbusyparent Registered User Posts: 1,021 Senior Member
    Yes, so I am realizing!
  • Singersmom07Singersmom07 Registered User Posts: 4,168 Senior Member
    There is a Hilton Garden Inn off Broadway at 54th. I have walked that far to the Met and it wasn’t bad if weather not bad. Or cab/Uber it. A Fairfield Inn at 57th and 10th. All are expensive since it is New Years weekend.
  • ProfessorPlum168ProfessorPlum168 Registered User Posts: 3,398 Senior Member
    edited December 2018
    New Year’s Eve is this weekend, pretty much everything will be booked and/or super expensive in midtown Manhattan. If you know the area well and have no issues taking non-car public transportation I would suggest looking at Jersey City or Brooklyn, lots of decent hotels there. There might also be some decent places in lower Manhattan that might be had as well.
  • busyparentbusyparent Registered User Posts: 1,021 Senior Member
    Found a Hampton that will work but very expensive as stated. Thanks for the suggestions, I checked them all out
  • happy1happy1 Forum Champion Parents, Forum Champion Admissions Posts: 24,504 Forum Champion
    Enjoy your visit!
  • cameo43cameo43 Registered User Posts: 1,673 Senior Member
    edited December 2018
    We made a last minute trip to the city the week before Christmas. Stayed at one of the Pod Hotels... Pod 39. I was expecting very little, given how most places were booked up... but I was really impressed! Small, adorable, functional rooms with shower, no tub... but they even had a desk... for a "pod", we didn't feel nearly as cramped as I expected! It was really clean, had a cute bar off the lobby... and on a nice residential street a couple of blocks from Grand Central. We liked everything about it, but the best part was the price... an incredible $69 per night! With all the taxes and fees added in, it came to $95/night. I want to go back and stay at the others (on 51 St, Times Square, and in Brooklyn). What a hidden gem! I don't know why I'd never heard of them before! Yesterday, there were still a few rooms for New Years Eve.... (PS: I am a former travel writer, and have stayed at all kinds of hotels. My D, who was with me, is a bit fussier about accommodations, but she really liked it too. When I made the reservation, I thought it seemed too good to be true... but it was really a perfectly delightful place. You can't beat it for location and price!)
  • conmamaconmama Registered User Posts: 4,318 Senior Member
    I also stayed at the Hilton Garden Inn on 54th. It’s not a bad walk to the Met and they have a decent complimentary breakfast.
  • oldfortoldfort Registered User Posts: 23,005 Senior Member
    edited December 2018
    One of my favorite hotels up that way is the Surrey Hotel. It is not too big and the service is great. When I worked abroad, I would stay there there even though my office was in midtown. It's a quick ride via 65th/66th st across the park.
  • momofthreeboysmomofthreeboys Registered User Posts: 16,676 Senior Member
    cameo43 I have stayed in similar hotels...one I liked very much and one that felt like a prison cell because the ceiling were super tall and the room super narrow and the windows were way up high on the brick walls, like at least 4 feet above our heads. The bathrooms were great and the bar handy, but that room! I would never do one of those "city" pod/flat type hotels without knowing exactly what the room looked like.
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