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Where to stay in NYC

GrundlterrorGrundlterror Registered User
edited September 2008 in Help / Advice Forum
So, my friends and I just arrived in New York City today and we pretty much flew in not having a place to stay. We have a few friends here, but everyone has too many roommates/not enough space/other people already staying with them to accommodate three people. No problem, my friend put in a reservation (or so we thought) for us to stay at the YMCA. Unfortunately what he put in was a request for a reservation and when we called the YMCA it was totally booked.

So right now we're staying with my Uncle on Long Island, but we'd rather not do the ~90 minute train ride on the LIRR every night we're here. Can anyone else think of other options we might have for the weekend?

edit - maybe i should also mention that we'd rather not get a hotel room if possible because of money... we're hoping for maybe about ~100 bucks a night (or less) for all 3 of us if possible.

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  • SG MahonaySG Mahonay Registered User
    edited September 2008
    Go bunk up in the homeless towns under the subways, don't forget to bring your shank.

    Really though your only options besides friends and YMCA that I know of is a hotel. If you'll put down some money, the Exchange Hotel in the financial district is a quality hotel for cheap (relative to other New York hotel prices). I've booked with them through Hotels.com a couple of times and have gotten great prices.

    NYC is the last place in the world you'll find abundant free places to stay. Sorry!

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  • supabeastsupabeast Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    $100 a night for three guys is doable if you stay in a hostel: http://www.hostels.com/en/us.ny.ny.html
    Just make sure not to leave your shit where anyone can steal it in those places. And next time plan ahead and stay at the Waldorf!

  • GrundlterrorGrundlterror Registered User
    edited September 2008
    That's what we've come to find out... we're paying about 120 for a room tomorrow night... we aren't looking for free, just cheap!

    We'll see hat happens, thanks! Probably gonna look into the Hostel thing too.

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  • illigillig Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
  • winter_combat_knightwinter_combat_knight Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Presidential Suite, The Plaza Hotel

    Location: Fifth Avenue at Central Park South, New York, NY 10019

    Luxury Trademark: A wine cellar, library and hotel staff at disposal

    Rates: $15,000 per night

  • GrundlterrorGrundlterror Registered User
    edited September 2008
    nice, 15k!

    we are staying in a new jersey hotel. great idea for anyone in nyc.

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  • Idx86Idx86 A man chooses A slave obeysRegistered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Hilton Garden Inn near Times Square is ~$300/night which split up would be economical. Plus you are within walking distance of a LOT of stuff so you're not spending money on trains/taxis.

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  • JustinSane07JustinSane07 __BANNED USERS regular
    edited September 2008
    Presidential Suite, The Plaza Hotel

    Location: Fifth Avenue at Central Park South, New York, NY 10019

    Luxury Trademark: A wine cellar, library and hotel staff at disposal

    Rates: $15,000 per night

    Isn't that where Obama is right now?

  • ErandusErandus Registered User
    edited September 2008
    Presidential Suite, The Plaza Hotel

    Location: Fifth Avenue at Central Park South, New York, NY 10019

    Luxury Trademark: A wine cellar, library and hotel staff at disposal

    Rates: $15,000 per night

    Isn't that where Obama is right now?

    I see what you did there.

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  • ArtereisArtereis Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    There's supposedly a fairly healthy craigslist community where people rent their furnished apartments for weekends and such.

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  • BEAST!BEAST! Adventurer Adventure!!!!!Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    yeah couchsurfing.com would have been a great idea....the furnished apartment thing on craigslist is also good

    i would have offered to put you up but my apartment is the smallest thing in the world and you'd all have had to spoon eachother on the floor

    good luck in jersey!! ha

  • JustinSane07JustinSane07 __BANNED USERS regular
    edited September 2008
    Erandus wrote: »
    Presidential Suite, The Plaza Hotel

    Location: Fifth Avenue at Central Park South, New York, NY 10019

    Luxury Trademark: A wine cellar, library and hotel staff at disposal

    Rates: $15,000 per night

    Isn't that where Obama is right now?

    I see what you did there.

    No, I'm serious. He's in a presidential suite next to the CBS Studios in NYC and I believe both buildings are on 5th Ave near Central Park.

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