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The Roosevelt Hotel

From $345 per night

45 E 45th St at Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10017
Phone: (212) 661-9600
$345 per night double occupancy cancellation fees apply
plus taxes (6.80%) & fees ($3.50/night)

The hotel offers a 24-hour fitness center, concierge service, valet parking, event catering, a business center, gift shop, luggage storage and an on-site restaurant and lounge. Your room has a 24-hour flat-screen television, custom climate controls, high-speed internet access and an in-room safe.
 

Roger Smith Hotel

Roger Smith Hotel

Roger Smith
501 Lexington Avenue, New York, New York 10017

(212) 755-1400     (800) 445-0277

$348

Featuring a performing arts center and a rooftop bar, this Manhattan hotel is less than 3 blocks from Grand Central Station. Free Wi-Fi and a movie library are available.

Individually decorated in New England style, the elegant rooms of the Roger Smith Hotel provide cable TV, a coffee maker and a refrigerator. A work desk and ironing facilities are included.

Subways and buses with a MetroCard

One of the best transit systems in the country; cheap, fast subways, convenient & 24 hours. If you are in a hurry, do like a New Yorker and take a subway. $2.75 is the current (new) one way base flat fare (based on round trip purchase, otherwise single fare is $3) on local buses and subways no matter how far you travel, and you are allowed one free transfer between subway and bus or between buses (within 2 hours of first use). City bus drivers do not give change, have cash or sell tickets! Bus fare collections boxes are by the driver & will accept MetroCards or coins only (no bills & no change returned)). Subway turnstiles only accept MetroCards, but subway stations have vending machines to purchase the MetroCards with cash, credit or debit cards. Some subway stations have attended booths where you can purchase MetroCards with a credit card or debit card (no cash accepted); $5.50 min. purchase. A few small stores (newsstands, delis) also sell MetroCards, but they can be hard to find. MetroCards are thin plastic multi-use cards that can be used to pay your fare on city buses & subways. There are two types of cards. A regular card based on a dollar value you add (Pay-Per Rides) $31 a 7 day Unlimited card is good for ONE person (or $116.50 for a 30 day Unlimited). Unlimited cards can’t be reused in the same station or bus for 18 minutes (no sharing). A 7 day Unlimited card starts to save you money if you use it .13 or more times within the 7 days (48 or more times for the 30 day card). To encourage refilling (recycling) cards, a $1 fee is charged for each new card. Pay-Per Ride (not Unlimited) cards are also good on the PATH commuter train (to New Jersey) and the AirTrain (to JFK airport). Discounts: An additional 5% is added to your Pay-Per Ride MetroCard with the purchase or addition of $5.50 or more. Effectively a discount is available on all but single ride purchases. Up to three children 44 inches tall and under ride for free on subways and local buses when accompanied by a fare paying adult. If you qualify for reduced fare (65 or older or have a qualified disability), you can travel for half fare, but must get a special ID and apply in advance. Buses that say “Limited” stop about every 10 blocks, others regular buses (called “local”) stop about every 2 or 3 blocks. Specially painted blue “Select Buses” replace “Limited” buses on a few popular routes; in an effort to save time require you to get a paper receipt from the on street vending machines at the bus stop before boarding so you can enter from any door. You can’t pay on board these Select Buses; BIG fine if you can’t produce a receipt if asked.

More info at : www.mta.info

Lodging and Travel Tips For NYC

October is the start of high season so book as far in advance as possible (right now).

Alternative to hotels are apt. room rental, B&Bs. Airbnb  Read the reviews and pay attention to the location.

Ideal location would be in midtown Manhattan near a subway stop, but hotels up to 86th street and down to the tip will work fine as subways and buses can get you just about anywhere in Manhattan within 30 minutes.

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 Rates for hotels are subject to change and do not include taxes and fees. Before you book a room check the prices on Trivago, which will give you prices on main hotel discount services. Or simply search Trivago first for a hotel.

Quikbook
 Some of the best discounts at up to 30% off. Check out the pay-in -advance and Secret Sale discounts. Good map plotting hotels.
No fee to quikbook if you cancel (hotels.com typical charges $25 even if you meet hotel’s cancellation rules).

Suggestions:

Jolly Hotel Madison Towers – Midtown East 
$238 | Boutique, quite at night, 3 blocks from restaurants
Pod 39 – Murray Hill www.thepodhotel.com
$258 | Boutique, hip, youthful, small rooms, local restaurants
 New York Manhattan Hotel (NYMA) –  6 West 32nd Street, $264 A 5-minute walk from the Empire State Building. It features a 24-hour gym and offers colorful rooms with free Wi-Fi, a flat-screen TV and video games.Each room comes with an iPod dock and safe. Free nationwide calling within the United States is available.

La Quinta Inn Manhattan – 17 West 32nd Street, $257 free Wireless Internet, free calls within the U.S., in-room personal safes, and laundry and valet services. All rooms are equipped with an iHome audio system for iPods, an iron, ironing board, coffee and coffee maker, hairdryer.

Millennium Broadway – 145 W 44th St $267 You’ll also be 3 blocks from the 42nd St-Bryant Park Subway Station.

In New Jersey across Hudson River, requires an easy PATH commuter train. 5 to 10 minutes with frequent service throughout the day
Hyatt Regency on the Hudson, Jersey City
$296 + Path Train $2.25 each way or ferry option too
The Westin Jersey City Newport, Jersey City
$317 + Path Train $2.25 each way


 


 Other helpful NYC information

 HopStop

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OpenTable

Help find and book restaurants

 TKTS

Deeply discounted Broadway and Off Broadway shows for same day performance. The phone app will display real time availability. Tip: avoid the long lines at times Square booth and go to the less busy South Street or Brooklyn locations where you can also pick up matinée tickets the day prior.

 BusBus NYC (app)

Real time bus tracker

NYC Mobile Apps

 NYC.gov recommendations to Help Visitors and Locals with New York City Navigation, Attractions, Events and Dining.

 New York Times Friday Weekly Listing of what’s going on around town. Search Google for

“NYT Spare Times for” + “{current month}”

 Free Museums plus pay as you wish times for many others:

 New York Magazine resources for where to eat, shop & party. Check out “Best of NY” menu on menu bar.

 Also look at the good neighborhood guides: