by Trish Williams
Are you traveling on a budget to New York, specifically Manhattan?
Finding that perfect Manhattan discount hotel for you and your family means doing a little fancy footwork online or on the phone. A little research and persistence can help you land a great room in a Manhattan discount hotel near some of New York’s leading attractions. From Broadway shows, and national conventions, to some of the world’s greatest shopping districts, Manhattan is a dazzling and exciting destination to visit.
By staying in a Manhattan discount hotel, you’ll be saving some money, and you’ll have the extra cash to shop, dine, and venture to some of the world’s coolest entertainment hot spots.
Midtown Manhattan discount hotels
Finding a Manhattan discount hotel in the midtown area will guarantee you a premier location near St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Fifth Avenue Shopping, Rockefeller Center, Radio City Music Hall, Grand Central Station, Times Square, Central Park, the Empire State Building and Madison Square Garden. These fantastic world-renowned places need to be on your “must see” list, even if your Manhattan discount hotel is further away.
Seasonal Manhattan discount hotel specials
Most cities, including Manhattan, have awesome savings packages during the off-season months. Be sure to check for Manhattan discount hotel specials during these times. The good thing about Manhattan is that wonderful events and shows take place year round, so that no matter when tourists visit, there’s something fun and exciting to do.
Lower Manhattan discount hotel specials
Another part of town, known as Lower Manhattan is a great place to see, no matter your age or gender. Be sure to check out possible Manhattan discount hotel specials in this part of the city. Here you’ll find Chinatown, Broadway & Park Place, the Soho District, City Hall Park, Beekman and Park Place, Fulton St. & Broadway and so much more.
For most people traveling to a new city, getting around safely and easily is often a concern. If you’re in your Manhattan discount hotel and want to get around, here’s what Lonely Planet has to say about doing just that, “Most of Manhattan is extremely easy to navigate, thanks to a grid system of named or numbered avenues running the north-south length of the island, cut across by numbered streets that run from east to west. Above Washington Square, Fifth Ave and Central Park serve as the dividing line between the East Side and the West Side. Cross-street numbers begin at Fifth Ave and grow higher toward each river, generally (but not exclusively) in 100-digit increments per block. Broadway, the only avenue to cut diagonally across the island, was originally a woodland path; it runs in some form from the southern tip of the island all the way to the state capital of Albany, 240km (150mi) away.”
Catching a taxi, the subway, a city bus, or renting a car at your Manhattan discount hotel will get you to where you want to go. Be sure to get a map of Manhattan if you plan to drive, and do some research to find out where the best places are for fine dining, as well as some cafes for a quick soup and sandwich.