Go Back  British Expats > Living & Moving Abroad > USA
Reload this Page >

Hotels in NY/LA/SF

Hotels in NY/LA/SF

Old Apr 14th 2013, 5:38 pm
  #1  
Forum Regular
Thread Starter
 
Joined: Jan 2013
Location: UK
Posts: 143
LinkTen is just really niceLinkTen is just really niceLinkTen is just really niceLinkTen is just really niceLinkTen is just really niceLinkTen is just really niceLinkTen is just really niceLinkTen is just really niceLinkTen is just really niceLinkTen is just really nice
Default Hotels in NY/LA/SF

Have been looking at hotels on booking.com for a family members trip in Sep. Any recommendations on hotels or areas would be appreciated (mainly LA/SF).

Itinerary is 5 nights New York (2nd-7th Sep), 5 nights LA (7th-12th Sep) and San Fran bay area for 2/3 nights (12th onwards).

Budget around £1000 for NY, £800 for LA and as cheap as possible for a 3/4 * in San Fran bay for 2 bed room.

Have looked at The Manhattan in Times Square for New York, but have no idea for LA/San Fran.

Any recommendations?

Edit: Wrong forum, apologies. Please move to the trailer park.

Last edited by LinkTen; Apr 14th 2013 at 5:54 pm.
LinkTen is offline  
Old Apr 14th 2013, 10:22 pm
  #2  
Lost in BE Cyberspace
 
sir_eccles's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2010
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Posts: 8,106
sir_eccles has a reputation beyond reputesir_eccles has a reputation beyond reputesir_eccles has a reputation beyond reputesir_eccles has a reputation beyond reputesir_eccles has a reputation beyond reputesir_eccles has a reputation beyond reputesir_eccles has a reputation beyond reputesir_eccles has a reputation beyond reputesir_eccles has a reputation beyond reputesir_eccles has a reputation beyond reputesir_eccles has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Hotels in NY/LA/SF

Do them a favor and look further afield than Times Square save money and much nicer in other areas.
sir_eccles is offline  
Old Apr 15th 2013, 1:06 am
  #3  
 
Poppy girl's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2006
Location: Reno Nevada
Posts: 15,917
Poppy girl has a reputation beyond reputePoppy girl has a reputation beyond reputePoppy girl has a reputation beyond reputePoppy girl has a reputation beyond reputePoppy girl has a reputation beyond reputePoppy girl has a reputation beyond reputePoppy girl has a reputation beyond reputePoppy girl has a reputation beyond reputePoppy girl has a reputation beyond reputePoppy girl has a reputation beyond reputePoppy girl has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Hotels in NY/LA/SF

I would bid on Priceline for all of them!
Poppy girl is offline  
Old Apr 15th 2013, 2:37 am
  #4  
BE Forum Addict
 
Joined: Feb 2010
Location: Temecula, CA
Posts: 4,759
GeoffM has a reputation beyond reputeGeoffM has a reputation beyond reputeGeoffM has a reputation beyond reputeGeoffM has a reputation beyond reputeGeoffM has a reputation beyond reputeGeoffM has a reputation beyond reputeGeoffM has a reputation beyond reputeGeoffM has a reputation beyond reputeGeoffM has a reputation beyond reputeGeoffM has a reputation beyond reputeGeoffM has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Hotels in NY/LA/SF

Where in LA though? The downtown area is not necessarily the place to be if you're a tourist. But on the other hand, if they'll be travelling by public transport everywhere then somewhere close to the rail/bus hubs would be convenient I guess. All depends where they want to go.
GeoffM is offline  
Old Apr 15th 2013, 8:28 am
  #5  
Forum Regular
Thread Starter
 
Joined: Jan 2013
Location: UK
Posts: 143
LinkTen is just really niceLinkTen is just really niceLinkTen is just really niceLinkTen is just really niceLinkTen is just really niceLinkTen is just really niceLinkTen is just really niceLinkTen is just really niceLinkTen is just really niceLinkTen is just really nice
Default Re: Hotels in NY/LA/SF

Thanks for the replies. I'll look further afield than Times Square and have a hunt on Priceline.

As for where in LA, they simply want to be able to walk to restaurants from the hotel, and be able to get a short taxi journey to a beach. They're happy to get a taxi to any of the tourist destinations if they decide to do that, however they're only there for 5 days.
LinkTen is offline  
Old Apr 15th 2013, 11:17 am
  #6  
Often not so civil...
 
civilservant's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2010
Location: The Boonies, GA
Posts: 8,236
civilservant has a reputation beyond reputecivilservant has a reputation beyond reputecivilservant has a reputation beyond reputecivilservant has a reputation beyond reputecivilservant has a reputation beyond reputecivilservant has a reputation beyond reputecivilservant has a reputation beyond reputecivilservant has a reputation beyond reputecivilservant has a reputation beyond reputecivilservant has a reputation beyond reputecivilservant has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Hotels in NY/LA/SF

We went to NY and rented a holiday apartment - was nice, not that we were there much.
civilservant is offline  
Old Apr 15th 2013, 11:42 am
  #7  
Forum Regular
Thread Starter
 
Joined: Jan 2013
Location: UK
Posts: 143
LinkTen is just really niceLinkTen is just really niceLinkTen is just really niceLinkTen is just really niceLinkTen is just really niceLinkTen is just really niceLinkTen is just really niceLinkTen is just really niceLinkTen is just really niceLinkTen is just really nice
Default Re: Hotels in NY/LA/SF

Originally Posted by civilservant View Post
We went to NY and rented a holiday apartment - was nice, not that we were there much.
Do you mind me asking where you rented it from?
LinkTen is offline  
Old Apr 15th 2013, 2:07 pm
  #8  
Ex Expat
 
MMcD's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2011
Location: "LA LA Land"
Posts: 2,265
MMcD has a reputation beyond reputeMMcD has a reputation beyond reputeMMcD has a reputation beyond reputeMMcD has a reputation beyond reputeMMcD has a reputation beyond reputeMMcD has a reputation beyond reputeMMcD has a reputation beyond reputeMMcD has a reputation beyond reputeMMcD has a reputation beyond reputeMMcD has a reputation beyond reputeMMcD has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Hotels in NY/LA/SF

For LA - I'd opt for Santa Monica.
It's great for walking, wandering, people watching - restaurants, sidewalk cafes, shopping - and you're at the beach!!!
Try this for Googling apt. rentals by the day/week
https://www.google.com/search?q=apar...ient=firefox-a

ps: Just googled...this looks pretty good: http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-ren...page:2/p950242

Last edited by MMcD; Apr 15th 2013 at 2:31 pm. Reason: typo
MMcD is offline  
Old Apr 15th 2013, 3:17 pm
  #9  
Rootbeeraholic
 
Joined: Aug 2009
Location: Houston, Tx
Posts: 2,280
Bink has a reputation beyond reputeBink has a reputation beyond reputeBink has a reputation beyond reputeBink has a reputation beyond reputeBink has a reputation beyond reputeBink has a reputation beyond reputeBink has a reputation beyond reputeBink has a reputation beyond reputeBink has a reputation beyond reputeBink has a reputation beyond reputeBink has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Hotels in NY/LA/SF

I'm a fan of a hotel called Morgans in NYC (it's Madison and 37th). It's a boutique hotel (no signs outside to advertise it's there).

It really depends what you're looking for though. Hotels are almost as personal as buying a house - everyone has a different set of priorities!
Bink is offline  
Old Apr 15th 2013, 5:31 pm
  #10  
BE Forum Addict
 
Joined: Feb 2010
Location: Temecula, CA
Posts: 4,759
GeoffM has a reputation beyond reputeGeoffM has a reputation beyond reputeGeoffM has a reputation beyond reputeGeoffM has a reputation beyond reputeGeoffM has a reputation beyond reputeGeoffM has a reputation beyond reputeGeoffM has a reputation beyond reputeGeoffM has a reputation beyond reputeGeoffM has a reputation beyond reputeGeoffM has a reputation beyond reputeGeoffM has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Hotels in NY/LA/SF

Originally Posted by LinkTen View Post
As for where in LA, they simply want to be able to walk to restaurants from the hotel
I can do that from home! Eight restaurants within walking distance. But I wouldn't go on holiday here.

Originally Posted by LinkTen View Post
, and be able to get a short taxi journey to a beach. They're happy to get a taxi to any of the tourist destinations if they decide to do that, however they're only there for 5 days.
Ah ok. In that case I agree with the earlier comment about Santa Monica. I've stopped there a couple of times but not stayed there. There is public transport (buses) to downtown and around. If there is a budget then getting taxis to tourist destinations may prove to be expensive for that budget.

I would suggest getting a list of possible places to go so you could concentrate on particular areas. LA is huge and stuffed with traffic, so you don't want to be (say) east of the city if you travel every day to the west.

That said, SM is probably a reasonable compromise for Hollywood (sign, walk of fame/stars), Universal Studios, Getty museum, etc.
GeoffM is offline  
Old Apr 15th 2013, 7:12 pm
  #11  
Lost in BE Cyberspace
 
Michael's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2008
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
Posts: 10,678
Michael has a reputation beyond reputeMichael has a reputation beyond reputeMichael has a reputation beyond reputeMichael has a reputation beyond reputeMichael has a reputation beyond reputeMichael has a reputation beyond reputeMichael has a reputation beyond reputeMichael has a reputation beyond reputeMichael has a reputation beyond reputeMichael has a reputation beyond reputeMichael has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Hotels in NY/LA/SF

Originally Posted by LinkTen View Post
Do you mind me asking where you rented it from?
I rented one in Brooklyn using this site. People put up their apartments for short term rentals and they meet you at the apartment when you arrive and give you the keys.

https://www.airbnb.com/s/New-York--N...FU5xQgodkn4Awg
Michael is offline  
Old Apr 15th 2013, 7:45 pm
  #12  
Often not so civil...
 
civilservant's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2010
Location: The Boonies, GA
Posts: 8,236
civilservant has a reputation beyond reputecivilservant has a reputation beyond reputecivilservant has a reputation beyond reputecivilservant has a reputation beyond reputecivilservant has a reputation beyond reputecivilservant has a reputation beyond reputecivilservant has a reputation beyond reputecivilservant has a reputation beyond reputecivilservant has a reputation beyond reputecivilservant has a reputation beyond reputecivilservant has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Hotels in NY/LA/SF

Hotel Toshi was the name of the company we used, however they appear to have since gone out of business!
civilservant is offline  
Old Apr 15th 2013, 9:50 pm
  #13  
BE Forum Addict
 
Joined: Oct 2007
Location: Charlotte,NC
Posts: 1,714
Orangepants has a reputation beyond reputeOrangepants has a reputation beyond reputeOrangepants has a reputation beyond reputeOrangepants has a reputation beyond reputeOrangepants has a reputation beyond reputeOrangepants has a reputation beyond reputeOrangepants has a reputation beyond reputeOrangepants has a reputation beyond reputeOrangepants has a reputation beyond reputeOrangepants has a reputation beyond reputeOrangepants has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Hotels in NY/LA/SF

I stay at the Affinia hotels when in NYC - last time was at the Affinia Manhattan. Used to stay at Morgans or the Hudson but they got kicked off the company list as they became too expensive!
Orangepants is offline  
Old Apr 16th 2013, 8:43 am
  #14  
Forum Regular
Thread Starter
 
Joined: Jan 2013
Location: UK
Posts: 143
LinkTen is just really niceLinkTen is just really niceLinkTen is just really niceLinkTen is just really niceLinkTen is just really niceLinkTen is just really niceLinkTen is just really niceLinkTen is just really niceLinkTen is just really niceLinkTen is just really nice
Default Re: Hotels in NY/LA/SF

Thanks for the replies. I'll look at SM for LA, and like the look of the airbnb website.
LinkTen is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright © 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.