5 Replies Latest reply: May 7, 2010 2:56 PM by tjcnewyork RSS

New York hotels

shawna Platinum
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I'm planning a trip to New York City in July.  I want to see a Yankees game but other than that, don't have any firm plans.  Which Marriott hotels in New York City are your favorites and why?

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    shoeman1000 Platinum 4 Reviews
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    Hi Shawna

    I will offer up 3 options for you, none of which are anywhere near Yankee stadium, but all just a subway ride away from there. 

    HOTEL 57  -  this is a smallish boutique hotel located near the Madison Ave shopping area.  It is relatively new to the Marriott family and has quiite a history behind it.  It has charm as well as a wonderful conscerge lounge.  A down side is that many of the rooms are tiny, but all-in-all a nice place to stay.

    MARRIOTT MARQUIS TIMES SQUARE  - this is a huge hotel right at the center of times square.  If you want the hustle and bustle of the area, this is your place.  It, too, has a wonderful concierge lounge.  It actually serves quite a spread at dinner and could suffice for any appetite.  rooms are a decent size and chances of an upgrade are much better here than at Hotel 57 which is a much smaller hotel.   

    MARRIOTT EAST SIDE  -  A mix of the above 2 properties. A traditional Hotel but feels small.  A quiet street location.  Rooms arent small, but are not big.  Upgrades a possibility.  I don't recall the consierge lounge situation. 

    Hope this helps.  Have a wonderful time in the greatest city in the world! 

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    Alumni Steward Platinum 8 Reviews
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    Hi, if you are interested in Broadway plays then the Marquis is the place to be for you since you can walk to every major theater in less than 20 minutes. Some are right outside the door, and one is on the third floor of the hotel.

     

    Junior's Cheesecake place is across the street, and open late for that urge to splurge!

     

    Rooms are larger, and there are some great Times Square views to be had for an upgraded price.

     

    Good luck.

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    jaysbryant Silver
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    My choice is the South Times Square Courtyard on 40th Street. Good central location and reasonable rates for NYC

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    lesliepamel Platinum
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    The Marriott Marquis gets my vote. Right in the middle of Times Square. Express elavators that are express, the computer tells you which car will be the fastest ride to your floor, so there is noo waiting for hoards of other guests during your journey. A roodtop revolving restaurant, with great food and great views. 

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    tjcnewyork Platinum
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    Shawna

     

    A family member has season tickets so when out of town, we get first dibs.  The new Yankee Stadium is a huge modern ballpark and the July lineup is staggering with back-to-back games:

     

    Mariners 7/1

    Blue Jays 7/2-7/4

    Tampa Bay 7/16-7/18

    LA Angels 7/20-7/21

    Royals 7/22-7/25

     

    If you are thinking of a Sunday game and have access to a car, driving into the Bronx and finding free street parking is doable and stress-free.  At other times be prepared for sticker shock.  For less than $5 R/T, the Lexington Avenue Express/#4, the Central Park Local/B and the Sixth Avenue Express/D subway lines provide service to Yankee Stadium. Hotels along those lines merit consideration and the ones already mentioned are w/in a block or two.

     

    As an alternative, the Marriott New York at the Brooklyn Bridge in downtown Brooklyn is w/in walking distance of the subways.  Or, you can walk/jog/ride across the Brooklyn Bridge and take the subway from Lower Manhattan.   The Brooklyn Heights Promenade, the Heights and Prospect Park are a must to experience especially during the hot, humid days of July.  Bring bottled water!

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