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Okay either the energizer bunny is "in da house" or I have totally skipped the whole jet lag thing!
So I went out this morning to Grand Central Station and there are some pretty amazing shops there. So I forced myself to walk back along 5th Ave and all of a sudden I was standing in front of the New York Library WITHOUT my …
(It is 5:00am in the morning so nothing has changed in the waking stakes!)
So I finally made it to my hotel after a very long day/night/day whatever. And yes the big FEV was on our flight, but I am happy to report he behaved and I was not required to play poker or handball down the aisle, phew!
I got my car service into Manhattan …
... our way to our assigned table number 181, our placard was sitting on a couch. No table, no chairs and no window. Started chatting with the fortunate couple at table 182. We made new friends with them, an Australian couple, Dave and Beanie who were on a 10 week adventure experiencing the USA. The flustered staff found us chairs and continued to try to find a table while we sat with the Aussie couple. Finally a table was located but it was much too big ...
You forget how much time washing takes on holiday! We were multitasking this time though, so we put a load on and went in search of brekky. There is a great chain of bakery/cafés called Le Pain Quotidien which serves local super yummy food and breakfast was no exception. Given it was quite overcast I thought a bowl of steelcut oats was in order and a small coffee. Dave thought he needed a large coffee. They gave him a soup bowl. Lesson learnt. (He loved it) We ...
... all equally awesome. Carly Rae Jepsen proved that she definitely isn't faking it in the talent department. 'Call Me Maybe' was totally not a fluke.
Fran Drescher was also a sight to behold, but the best part is that they kept poking fun at her voice. It was hilarious.
Honestly, the whole thing was almost like slapstick.
In closing, I really liked Mamma Mia! but Cinderella blew me away.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Ramada Eastside New York City
This hotel was pretty old and a bit worn around the edges but still good value for money and in an excellent location. Breakfast was a bonus in NY and more than enough. Room small but to be expected. Coffee maker and TV. Bathroom pretty old fashioned but again like everthing in life - you get what you pay for.
Great hotel and really great price!
No complaints at all with this hotel! I stayed here May 20 - 25 and the room was about $100 a night ....and it was worth it! Sure the room is small, but I was only in the room at night to sleep so it didn't matter one bit. The furnishings were nice, there were tons of channels on the 27" TV, 3 phones, really clean bathroom, a block and a half from the subway...I loved it and will stay here again!
Great value with nice, clean rooms.
I stayed in NYC several months ago and found this Ramada Inn to be very cozy and quiet. My room was a bit small, but for such a low price, I couldn't really ask for anything more. I didn't know that there was a telephone deposit, so that threw me for a loop; nevertheless, my stay was wonderful. My room was kept very, very clean. The showers can be a bit tricky, and don't be too disappointed if you can't get hot water on the first try. The continental breakfast was pretty good--bagels, cream cheese, cereals, donuts etc. I'd say the Ramada is a great value and I would definitely stay there again.
Thumbs Up for Ramada.
Great place to stay (30th and Lexington). 1 block east of the 6 train line and inbetween the 28th and 33rd Streets stops. Got a 2 Queen Bedroom for <$130/night... now that's unheard of during springtime in NYC. Curry In A Hurry next door is open from 1100h to 2359h so if you're checking in late at night you can still get some hot food. 24 hr. drug store located at the SE corner of 28th and Park Ave. South. Amenities included hair dryer, breakfast, luggage storage, clock radio, 27" TV (YES... SciFi channel). Can walk to Empire St. Bldg., Macy's. NYU Med. Ctr. just NE of the hotel.
I've been in NYC a couple of times, and this is the first time I really liked the hotel we were staying in. The hotel is very clean, and very coasy. We booked a "buisness room" for 2 ppl, and we paid $117/night. We got a room at the highest floor, floor 12, with two double beds and a view over Empire state building! The staff were very helpful and the cleaning lady did a great job! I will definitly stay here the next time. The neighbourhood is quiet, but it's just a few blocks away from 5th av and Times sq. In this area you have a lot of nice Indian restaurants, especially "Curry in a Hurry", great name and great food :)
Have just returned from a 3 night stay at the Ramada Inn. Paid $89.99 a night for a clean room with all the amenities you could need, TV, telephone, hairdryer, iron, tea/coffee and a complimentary breakfast which consisted of bagels, toast, doughnuts, fruit, juice and tea/coffee. The hotel is within walking distance of most places including Empire State Building, Times Square, Central Park, Bloomingdales and Macys. The only time we needed to get a taxi was to get to Battery Park and we didn't have a problem getting one then or when we left to go to the airport.
I would recommend this hotel if you want somewhere clean and relatively quiet to return to after a days sightseeing.
Nice Budget Hotel
Look at the Ramada website to see if they have any special rates. I stayed here for a long weekend for $88 a night.....unheard of in NYC. For this, I got a clean room, with a continental breakfast. It is a good place to stay if you are coming from LaGuardia (East Side). Only problem, is getting cabs from here. Not a hub bub of activity, so expect to do some walking. Only 3 to5 blocks away from the Empire State Building! I would recommend this highly. Don't pay $250+ to stay in Times Square when you can be there in 15 minutes or less from here walking. Very safe area.
This would be an excellent place for a school group. 4 stars!
A very nice place to stay
After checking out of a horrible hotel, we had to scramble and find something decent to stay at. We find this Ramada on the east side and we loved it. Nothing fancy, rooms a bit small, but nice rooms! Very nice and quiet, no noise and the front desk staff was helpful. The location is wonderful and great resteraunts, bars and shops surrounding it. Staying here made the rest of our stay in New York so enjoyable. We will be back and would totally recommend it for a pleasure or business trip.
Just got back from new york city a few days ago and we stayed at ramada inn for 3 nights. We spent 89 dollars a night for a small room with a double bed and we thought it was a very good value. Very clean, and the service was pretty nice too. Overall everything was great, nothing fancy, just a nice place to get good night sleeps, we recommend it.