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... of town; the Village, where 'Friends' is set and the town houses give Islington a run for their cost; and the view of the whole skyline from the Top of the Rock (Rockefeller Centre). Then sadly it was time for me to leave, all together too short, but in the best way inviting a return visit for the millions of other attractions we'd missed. Fought through both traffic and the surprisingly reasonable TSA to catch my flight to a different world altogether across the ...
... off we went to see Peter and the Starcatcher, the slightly musical play (tickets at fully musical prices) adapted from the novel by Dave Barry and his pal Ridley Pearson. This is a prequel to Peter Pan. The signs all tout the fact that it won five Tony's and a Viewer's Choice Best Play award. The Tony's, it turns out, are for costumes, lighting, set design, sound, and "Best Featured Actor." Not "Best Actor"; I don't know what ...
... of fried onions beside the hot dog vendors accosts your nostrils and there is so much neon and movement you don't know where to look next. I found myself walking around thinking 'Whats all the fuss about', and i looked up and there was The Empire State Building or the wonderful Crysler Building, to remind you of New York's unique qualities. Unfortunately the weather was very misty, So my chances of taking some photographs of these ...
We left Trumansburg on Tuesday heading for NYC. The first stop was High Point, New Jersey. It is the highest point in New Jersey elevation 1803 feet. Marv, Milly, Vern and I checked into the Travelers Inn in New York . It is on 42nd street.
After checking in, we walked to Times Square. We did some shopping and decided to stay and get tickets to Phantom of the Opera. First Broadway show and it was remarkable. ...
... in the gaps in the game. We celebrated American national fervor participating in 'Star Spangled Banner' and 'God Bless America'. Even the groundsmen put on a performance while raking the diamond to the tune of the Village People's 'YMCA'. Great experience - oh incidentally we think the Yankees won 4-1.
Our plan for sightseeing NY was to use the hop on hop off bus tickets we had purchased from Adelaide to determine where/what ...
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Not fit for human habitation!!!
This hotel goes from bad to worse - first impressions are the porn shop downstairs and the filthy reception area. The rooms are tiny, dirty and in terrible repair but the worst part is the other guests - the vermin!!! DO NOT STAY HERE!
What I expected
The hotel is about what I expected, considering the price. $85 in New York is NOTHING. Yes, the hotel was run down and could have used a bit more upkeep (actually, I ran out to the drugstore and got a few cleaning supplies), but there was nothing really wrong with it. It's just what it is. The 'remodeling' is just an excuse to have a run-down hotel- or did you think you were staying at 4 star for that price?
A Big Mistake Too Late
I wish I had gone to this site first to read the comments before booking (and staying) here. Everything you see and read is absolutely true. I expected and accepted a small room. But the broken dresser, lamps, shower curtain, blinds and sink made for unsafe surroundings.
The bags of garbage piled high in the hallways each night no doubt provided the unsanitary surroundings. The condom wrappers still in the room upon check-in and in the kleenex container (which remained empty and uncleaned during my stay) added to the overall dirtyness. The place is no doubt a leftover of the seedy times of 8th Ave and Times Square.
Even the renovations being down can't save this place. Avoid at all costs.
Don't even contemplate it
My friend and I booked this mainly due to good price and location, however once arriving we stayed for about 5 mins and then left to find somewhere else (considering we arrived at 10.00pm, one only has to imagine how awful it was!) the whole place was run down - the stair case felt like it was about to collapse at any time. Our room was down some dark corridor (room number had disappeared) and once entering, our attention was drawn to the ceiling panels that were missing (the others we stained by what looked to be a previous leak). we asked for 2 double beds, we got 1 double and a single (which moved when you sat on it).
behind the beds was all sorts of dirt and dead bugs. the bathroom - large enough for one (just), this too had stained and missing or dislodged ceiling tiles. the shower curtain was filthy and was the shower. we didnt dare lift up the toilet seat. after walking around new york for a while we found the comfort inn and happily paid more. I'm not exaggerating in the least and would suggest to anyone to never go near this place.
My boyfriend from out of town made reservations at this place and I got their before he arrived. This place was so decrepit and scary. The room was the size of a large closet. The stairs leading to the room were dirty and in disrepair. The entire place had a funny smell. When I went to cancel the reservation at the front desk, the clerk got very upset and said this wasn't possible & that our credit card would be charged.
Thankfully my boyfriend knows his rights & prevented this from happening. Whatever you do DO NOT stay at the New York Inn.
We reserved a room from here on orbitz, where they said in the description that it was a nice place, being "renovated" but good, and the picture didn't look to bad, with price and loation how could you beat it? well as we ran down the street, we almost missed the hole in the wall, which is the new york inn. the loby full of old news papers, and smelling of subway (hotel is connected to a subway, not by choice) the man at the desk seemed nice. the room was another story, the bed covers had some "unknown" substance on it, the bathroom was about the size of a small closet, with mildew overtaking the tile and a hanger holding up the shower rod. we knew we could only stay there for one night at the most, but as we sat on the bed and noticed a rat move quickly from under the bed, we packed our bags and left in a hurry, the man at the front desk could only say "did you leave food out" to make us feel better about this problem, so we ran to the best western down the street where we got a hotel for 10 dollars cheeper! dont stay here!!!!!
staff very nice.have stayed there 4 times since last year. prices are a bit high but they always welcome me and my girlfriend.
My friend and I booked the hotel online through CitlyBase..... when we got there we were scared! The place was being "renovated" and there were sand bags in the front entrance. We booked a double bed, but the man at the desk kindly told us we could have 2 twins... which we accepted. The room was awful.... there were hairs in the bed and our bathroom had no toilet paper and no towels... you wouldn't want to step foot in there with fear that you would get a fungal infection... and I'm not exaggerating..... We were nervous about asking for reimbursement, there was NO way we were staying there. We told the guy at the front desk that our room was unsatisfactory... he got the maid to clean it and to change the sheets.... we still hadn't planned on staying... we phoned CityBase from the payphone and they told me it was okay not to stay there and refunded my money...... hopefully by the end of the month my VISA will be reimbursed. We went down the street to the Howard Johnson and got a king size bed and a NICE bathroom for $10 more a night.... my advice is definitly stick with the chains... the picture they show of the room online of the New York Inn is deceiving.... two young women definitly did not feel safe there!
Stayed here might be a misleading term
I initially booked this hotel based on price and location, but once I got there, I was looking for another hotel within an hour. The room was dark and dingy, with a tiny bathroom and shower that needed some serious scrubbing. Dissatified with this room, they showed me another that was even worse--two of the three beds had no bedspreads and there was an army of little bugs in the shower.
Thanks to the Best Western President on 48th St for having an available room. It blew my budget, but it was immaculate.
Dirty...run down...scary.....don't bother. Run, don't walk someplace else.