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NYC hotel near the Met?

busyparentbusyparent 1024 replies44 threads Senior Member
Any suggestions for a hotel this weekend near the Met or Central Park?
Thx
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  • LizardlyLizardly 2633 replies11 threads Senior Member
    One Hotel? Boutique hotel near Central Park. Expensive, but not as bad as some.
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  • sabaraysabaray 7291 replies80 threads 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.
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  • STEM2017STEM2017 4117 replies97 threads 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.

    https://warwickhotels.com/new-york/?utm_source=google&utm_medium=local&utm_campaign=seo

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

    https://www3.hilton.com/en/hotels/new-york/new-york-hilton-midtown-NYCNHHH/index.html?SEO_id=GMB-HI-NYCNHHH

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

    https://www.plaza-athenee.com/
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  • wisteria100wisteria100 4484 replies49 threads Senior Member
    Hotel Wales on Madison/92nd
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  • busyparentbusyparent 1024 replies44 threads Senior Member
    Gosh, so many are completely booked.
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  • thumper1thumper1 78286 replies3528 threads 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”.
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  • busyparentbusyparent 1024 replies44 threads Senior Member
    Yes, so I am realizing!
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  • Singersmom07Singersmom07 4379 replies82 threads 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.
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  • ProfessorPlum168ProfessorPlum168 4184 replies92 threads 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.
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  • busyparentbusyparent 1024 replies44 threads Senior Member
    Found a Hampton that will work but very expensive as stated. Thanks for the suggestions, I checked them all out
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  • happy1happy1 24015 replies2407 threads Super Moderator
    Enjoy your visit!
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  • cameo43cameo43 1661 replies30 threads 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!)
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  • conmamaconmama 4966 replies350 threads 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.
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  • oldfortoldfort 23465 replies308 threads 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.
    edited December 2018
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  • momofthreeboysmomofthreeboys 16651 replies66 threads 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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  • cameo43cameo43 1661 replies30 threads Senior Member
    @momofthreeboys: I hear ya. I enthusiastically recommend these particular hotels, at least the one we stayed in, but I think it works best if you plan to be out and about in the city a lot, and basically just using the room to sleep. I hate paying for a super luxe big room if it's wasted space for us. We were up and out for breakfast and didn't get back to the room until late in the evening. (True, the window, when shutters were open, had a view to another brick building and was close enough so you could probably reach out and shake hands with the person in the window across the way! LOL)
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  • ams5796ams5796 593 replies4 threads Member
    I love the William Vale in Williamsburg.
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