Abingdon Guest House

13 Eighth Ave., Btw. W. 12th and Jane Sts., New York City, New York, 10014, United States

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by pedalpusher

OK, thinking of going to Manhattan this coming May. Might just go alone. Can anyone recommend a cheap (I know.....nothing is cheap in Manhattan) hotel maybe near Greenwich Village or something? I am not picky....just so long as there are no bugs.

RE: hotel

by nyc10025

Though not near the Village (a 15 minute subway ride), here is a good value hotel:

The Newton Hotel is on the Upper West side on Broadway and 95th Street. It gets good reviews, especially for value. It is in a safe residential neighborhood with close by shops and good moderately priced restaurants. It is one block from the subway which can get you to midtown in 10 minutes and most anywhere in Manhattan in 30 minutes.

http://www.thehotelnewton.com/index.shtml

http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g60763-d112039-Reviews-Hotel_Newton-New_York_City_New_York.html


RE: RE: hotel

by Hopkid

Here's a place in the Village that I came across recently when checking for affordable accomodations in Manhattan:

http://www.abingdonguesthouse.com/

http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g60763-d112014-Reviews-Abingdon_Guest_House-New_York_City_New_York.html

Here also is a place in the East Village:

http://www.stmarkshotel.qpg.com/

http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g60763-d290987-Reviews-St_Mark_s_Hotel-New_York_City_New_York.html

You might also want to try Priceline. They have a few hotels that use them that are in the SoHo/Village area.

Travelling to NY in August!

by daynab

My partner and I are looking for a hotel in NYC. Something that is affordable with a central location, must have a TV and own bathroom. Hostels are out of the question.

Any ideas are appreciated.

Thanks in advance!
Dayna.

Re: Travelling to NY in August!

by TexasDave

There really are many hotels which fit the bill. I would recommend consulting Quickbook.com and any other hotel website as a reference. For added comfprt compare with tripadvisor.com ratings. Start now and then check back periodically until you get closer to your date (maybe 6-8 weeks before) then get serious and reserve.

Re: Travelling to NY in August!

by von.otter

I think that the Abingdon Guest House, located at 13 Eighth Avenue, is always a good choice (www.abingdonguesthouse.com).

It is well located in the West Village, near to a lovely park, Abingdon Square Park (see my NYC Things-To-Do Tip on this park for photos of it). This is a quiet residential neighborhood where you can get a flavor for living in NYC rather just visiting.

The Guest House is also near to some major subway lines: the Blue Line (A, E, & C) is located just up Eighth Ave at 14th St. And the Red Line (1, 2, & 3) is at the corner of 12th St. and Seventh Ave. This will make getting around town easy.

Re: Travelling to NY in August!

by 10028

You might consider using priceline.com. You can easily get a 4* hotel for the cost of a 2*. Never bid blindly though, there's lots of info on biddingfortravel.com and betterbidding.com.

Re: Travelling to NY in August!

by RonManager

Hi Dayna
We were last there in 2005, staying at the Best Western - it's reasonably prices and has a TV and bathroom. It's a bit on the small side but enough room. It's just round the corner from Times Square and a couple of minutes walk from the Metro

Enjoy your visit!

Re: Travelling to NY in August!

by Lady_Godiva

Paramount at Times Square. Rooms are very small but comfortable and safe and the location is brilliant

Travel Tips for New York City

NYSE - the Stock Exchange

by yooperprof

The New York Stock Exchange has been called the nerve center of the world's economy, and increasingly it's being guarded as if its Fort Knox. You'll have to walk past post 9/11 barricades and police to see the NYSE, but it's worth it. The enormous Corinthian columns of the front of the building give it monumentality and weight, even though its in a crowded space on a crowded street. The architect was George B. Post, and the building was opened in 1903.

The site of the former world...

by Jim_Eliason

The site of the former world trade center now looks more like a construction site than a disaster site. However a cross formed by steel girders from the site remind everyone of the tragedy that took place here

MUSEUMS IN NY.

by Hosell

In formation since 1870, the Metropolitan Museum's collection now contains more than two million works of art from all points of the compass, ancient through modern times. About 6,500 objects—fifty highlights from each of the Museum's curatorial departments as well as the entire Department of European Paintings and the Department of American Paintings and Sculpture—can be searched by artist, period, style, or keyword. You may also explore other works from the Met's collection by taking the director's tour; viewing some of the Museum's recent acquisitions; learning about the Museum's Sherman Fairchild Center for Objects Conservation; or by visiting the Timeline of Art History, the Period Rooms: Virtual Reality Tour, or the Provenance Research Project.

See a complete list of most important Museums in New York city at must see activities.

In this picture you can see the Metropolitan Museum. The beautiful views of Manhattan from top of Empire State Building,was amazing!.

Good Photo Opportunities.

by dejavu2gb

A good place to take nice photos is from Brooklyn Bridge. Whilst walking over the bridge, you get great views of the Manhattan Skyline, and also the lower Manhattan Skyline.
Take the Subway to to Brooklyn Bridge, and then from the Eastern Side of the City Hall is where the walkway starts, the views are great.

Then if you are walking over the bridge to booklyn, you will get to a part where there is a split in the road, go left and downstairs, you will cross under a bridge. Cross the intersection and walk in the direction of the water, you will reach a walkway where you can also take nice pictures of the skyline. Unfortunately I dont know the exact way as I was strolling, but its very close to Cranberry Street. You will be under the Expressway... its a lovely walk, and you can even see the statue of Liberty from there.

Greenwich Village

by seagoingJLW

Starting at Washington Square Park ( and New York University's urban campus, go southwest to MacDougl Street.

Don't venture into Greenwich Village without a map. The streets run in all kinds of crazy angles and directions. Greenwich Village is full of townhouses, second hand stores, stores featuring the work of proprietor artisans, cafés and restaurants.

Many of the buildings here have historical significance. Buy a good guide book and have fun.

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