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Old Oct 12th 2002, 8:30 am
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As Manhattan can be expensive for hotel rooms,are there alternatives in New Jersey that are cheaper and still allow easy access to Manhattan?
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Old Oct 12th 2002, 8:32 am
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Originally posted by Fred_Scuttle:
As Manhattan can be expensive for hotel rooms,are there alternatives in New Jersey that are cheaper and still allow easy access to Manhattan?
sure, you can stay in nj, either near the holland tunnel, or licoln tunnel, the commute is easy, by bus, or pathtrain..and a lot less costly.
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Old Oct 12th 2002, 6:10 pm
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vladimir29 wrote:
    > Originally posted by Fred_Scuttle:
    >> As Manhattan can be expensive for hotel rooms,are there alternatives
    >> in New Jersey that are cheaper and still allow easy access to
    >> Manhattan?
    > sure, you can stay in nj, either near the holland tunnel, or
    > licoln tunnel, the commute is easy, by bus, or pathtrain..and a
    > lot less costly.

Not that much less costly, a whole lot more hassle, and a whole lot less of
the New York experience.

I would never recommend doing this unless your time is worth absolutely zero
and you have an infinite amount of it.

You'll save, net, $5 or something a night, and spend one to three hours
commuting.

Instead, focus on discount hotel booking services, which can get you a room
in Manhattan for $80 most of the time.

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Old Oct 12th 2002, 7:38 pm
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Miguel Cruz wrote:

    > vladimir29 wrote:
    > > Originally posted by Fred_Scuttle:
    > >> As Manhattan can be expensive for hotel rooms,are there alternatives
    > >> in New Jersey that are cheaper and still allow easy access to
    > >> Manhattan?
    > >
    > > sure, you can stay in nj, either near the holland tunnel, or
    > > licoln tunnel, the commute is easy, by bus, or pathtrain..and a
    > > lot less costly.
    > Not that much less costly, a whole lot more hassle, and a whole lot less of
    > the New York experience.
    > I would never recommend doing this unless your time is worth absolutely zero
    > and you have an infinite amount of it.
    > You'll save, net, $5 or something a night, and spend one to three hours
    > commuting.
    > Instead, focus on discount hotel booking services, which can get you a room
    > in Manhattan for $80 most of the time.
    > miguel

What miguel said. Hotels outside of Manhattan that are convenient to Manhattan
(meaning less than 30 minutes travel time) will be as expensive as those in
Manhattan. If you are willing to travel an hour each way you can save a little
money, but probably no more than $20-$30 a day. What percentage of your total
vacation cost would this be?

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Old Oct 12th 2002, 7:58 pm
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On Sat, 12 Oct 2002 18:10:56 GMT, [email protected] (Miguel Cruz) wrote:

    >vladimir29 wrote:
    >> Originally posted by Fred_Scuttle:
    >>> As Manhattan can be expensive for hotel rooms,are there alternatives
    >>> in New Jersey that are cheaper and still allow easy access to
    >>> Manhattan?
    >> sure, you can stay in nj, either near the holland tunnel, or
    >> licoln tunnel, the commute is easy, by bus, or pathtrain..and a
    >> lot less costly.
    >Not that much less costly, a whole lot more hassle, and a whole lot less of
    >the New York experience.
    >I would never recommend doing this unless your time is worth absolutely zero
    >and you have an infinite amount of it.
    >You'll save, net, $5 or something a night, and spend one to three hours
    >commuting.

And you will not have a hotel room in which to perhaps rest up a bit
between the afternoon and evening schedule. The streets of New York
can be tiring, and any sensible tourist would return to the room for a
respite so as to get a second wind.

It is nice to be able to leave your hotel and wander around in the
area you are staying in. Find a restaurant, etc. You will not really
experience the full ambience of the city staying in Jersey.
    >Instead, focus on discount hotel booking services, which can get you a room
    >in Manhattan for $80 most of the time.
    >miguel
 
Old Oct 12th 2002, 8:36 pm
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Originally posted by Rita:
On Sat, 12 Oct 2002 18:10:56 GMT, [email protected] (Miguel Cruz) wrote:

    >vladimir29 wrote:
    >> Originally posted by Fred_Scuttle:
    >>> As Manhattan can be expensive for hotel rooms,are there alternatives
    >>> in New Jersey that are cheaper and still allow easy access to
    >>> Manhattan?
    >> sure, you can stay in nj, either near the holland tunnel, or
    >> licoln tunnel, the commute is easy, by bus, or pathtrain..and a
    >> lot less costly.
    >Not that much less costly, a whole lot more hassle, and a whole lot less of
    >the New York experience.
    >I would never recommend doing this unless your time is worth absolutely zero
    >and you have an infinite amount of it.
    >You'll save, net, $5 or something a night, and spend one to three hours
    >commuting.

And you will not have a hotel room in which to perhaps rest up a bit
between the afternoon and evening schedule. The streets of New York
can be tiring, and any sensible tourist would return to the room for a
respite so as to get a second wind.

It is nice to be able to leave your hotel and wander around in the
area you are staying in. Find a restaurant, etc. You will not really
experience the full ambience of the city staying in Jersey.
    >Instead, focus on discount hotel booking services, which can get you a room
    >in Manhattan for $80 most of the time.
    >miguel
If you want to get a cheaper hotel outside of Manhattan, go for the Days Inn in North Bergen 1/4 mile from the bus stop $1.50 to the port authority, only a couple of miles to the Lincoln tunnel and it doesnt cost $30 a day to park your car like it does in NYC....i always stay there love the place
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Old Oct 13th 2002, 12:39 am
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In article ,
Fred_Scuttle wrote:

    > As Manhattan can be expensive for hotel rooms,are there alternatives in
    > New Jersey that are cheaper and still allow easy access to Manhattan?

Why keep us all in mystery? What's your price range? Believe it or not,
you might find a decent room in a convenient area of Manhattan for the
price you have in mind. It is a myth that all Manhattan hotels are
outrageously priced; you can get some real bargains if you know where to
look. For starters, take a look in this group's archives at
http://groups.google.com/ for plenty of
references to budget hotels in
Manhattan.
 
Old Oct 13th 2002, 8:55 am
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Originally posted by Me:
In article ,
Fred_Scuttle wrote:

    > As Manhattan can be expensive for hotel rooms,are there alternatives in
    > New Jersey that are cheaper and still allow easy access to Manhattan?

Why keep us all in mystery? What's your price range? Believe it or not,
you might find a decent room in a convenient area of Manhattan for the
price you have in mind. It is a myth that all Manhattan hotels are
outrageously priced; you can get some real bargains if you know where to
look. For starters, take a look in this group's archives at
http://groups.google.com/ for plenty of
references to budget hotels in
Manhattan.



As I travel on my own and pay out of my own pocket I would say 80 dollars or less.Many people travel in two's or threes but the single traveller often finds hotels can eat up a large part of the vacation budget.If there are not big savings going over to NJ how about the other boroughs of NY? The reason I'm asking is that in many countries if you travel out from the town centre you can save,or get more for your money.I travel to the US quite often and although good deals can be found,it's always difficult in the Northeast.
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Old Oct 13th 2002, 9:31 pm
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Fred_Scuttle wrote:

    > Originally posted by Me:
    > > In article ,
    > > Fred_Scuttle wrote:
    > >
    > > > As Manhattan can be expensive for hotel rooms,are there alternatives
    > > > in
    > > > New Jersey that are cheaper and still allow easy access to
    > > > Manhattan?
    > >
    > > Why keep us all in mystery? What's your price range? Believe it or
    > > not,
    > > you might find a decent room in a convenient area of Manhattan for the
    > > price you have in mind. It is a myth that all Manhattan hotels are
    > > outrageously priced; you can get some real bargains if you know where
    > > to
    > > look. For starters, take a look in this group's archives at
    > > http://groups.google.c-
    > > om/http://groups.google.com/
     for plenty of
    > > references to budget hotels in
    > > Manhattan.
    > >
    > As I travel on my own and pay out of my own pocket I would say 80
    > dollars or less.Many people travel in two's or threes but the single
    > traveller often finds hotels can eat up a large part of the vacation
    > budget.If there are not big savings going over to NJ how about the other
    > boroughs of NY? The reason I'm asking is that in many countries if you
    > travel out from the town centre you can save,or get more for your
    > money.I travel to the US quite often and although good deals can be
    > found,it's always difficult in the Northeast.

The difficulty is that the Northeast US is one large city. You must get very
far from the centre city before hotel prices drop significantly, and then
you have the added cost of travel that eats up a lot of the savings. And the
value of your time. I live quite close to Manhattan, in New Jersey (8
miles). It takes me 1 1/4 hours each way to get to the city, and costs me
$15 round trip by public transportation. Hotels in my area are well over
$80. People live as much as 50 miles, and spend 2 to 3 hours each way. If
you go that far the hotel prices will be lower, but you will lose half of
each day in travel.

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Old Oct 14th 2002, 12:52 am
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On Sun, 13 Oct 2002 08:55:31 +0000, Fred_Scuttle
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    >As I travel on my own and pay out of my own pocket I would say 80
    >dollars or less.Many people travel in two's or threes but the single
    >traveller often finds hotels can eat up a large part of the vacation
    >budget.If there are not big savings going over to NJ how about the other
    >boroughs of NY? The reason I'm asking is that in many countries if you
    >travel out from the town centre you can save,or get more for your
    >money.I travel to the US quite often and although good deals can be
    >found,it's always difficult in the Northeast.

Forget about the other boroughs. The hotels around the airports
in Queens are not inexpensive, or if they are they are dumps that
cater to the hourly love-in trade. Also lack of public transport from
the airport hotels.

I know what you mean by single travelers paying more -- but you
should be able to find something around $100 and change --
the Habitat on 57th street for one -- and you could easily spend
$20 a day on commuting costs.

If all else fails, try a hostel. I would prefer staying in a hostel
and being in Manhattan to any hotel in New Jersey.
 

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