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New York on the cheap

Posted by guest  December 3, 2009 02:08 PM

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I love a good deal, especially when it comes to finding a hotel in
Manhattan. When I lived in New York, I always put my family and friends up
at the Excelsior Hotel on the Upper West Side, across from the Museum of
Natural History. Then they rehabbed the hotel and jacked the prices
considerably. I think I finally found a replacement. Last weekend, I stayed
at the Hotel @ Times Square, a new hotel that just opened up in Midtown, on
46th Street between 5th and 6th Avenues. Since the place was spanking new,
the beds were comfortable, the baths had large shower heads, and the room
was equipped with Wi-Fi, Ipod docking station, and flat screen television.
Included in the $125 a night price was a free continental breakfast of
bagels, donuts, hot and cold cereal, coffee and juice. Word spreads quickly,
because the hotel is already packed with European families. If you’re headed
to New York this December to skate under the Christmas Tree at Rockefeller
Plaza, catch the Rockettes at Radio City Music Hall, and see all the holiday
windows on Fifth Avenue, then it’s hard to beat the location and price of
this hotel.


Posted by Steve Jermanok, Globe correspondent
Jermanok blogs daily at www.ActiveTravels.com


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