Trip to NYC IN April help?

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Trip to NYC IN April help?#1
Posted: 2/20/08 at 8:05pm
I'm going to be going to the city in April and I'm wondering where I should stay?
I've been to the Miford plaza and the Travel Inn and they are both very nice
I found the Milford for $250 a night
I've heard that the St. James, Carter, & The Seton hotel are nice, any imput? I've heard that the Seton is $145 a night and St. James has rooms as low as $125 a night but whenever I go to search for St.James rooms they come up as $207 a night but the links say $125. I'm looking for a hotel that is in the theater district walking distance from the Broadway theaers. I'm not looking for a fancy hotel just a clean room with 2 double bed.

We are also looking to see some shows
How is In the Heights Is it an OK show for a 9 year old?
What about August (I've never seen a play but I've heard this one's good)

Anything else would be helpful

Thanks for all your help
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re: Trip to NYC IN April help?#2
Posted: 2/20/08 at 8:30pm
Check and see what you can find at the Edison. I really like that place.
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Posted: 2/20/08 at 8:44pm
Like the Milford, but $250 a night is pricey for it-- as far as the shows. Loved "In the Heights", and "August" is probably the most amazing thing on Broadway right now (at least in my opinion), but might be a little much (in terms of subject matter and length) for a 9 yr old.
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Posted: 2/20/08 at 9:35pm
I wasn't thinking of August for my sister bc I've heard its run like 3:45 with intermission. But would IN the heights be ok for her? I don't really know much about August (Aside from that I've heard it's amazing). What's August about?

Thanks sorry if these ?ís is stupid
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Posted: 2/20/08 at 9:39pm
I've stayed at The Milford Plaza and enjoyed it very much, but I would always suggest staying at the hotel that is the cheapest.

I don't know if you have seen any of these shows, but if not look into Young Frankenstein, Xanadu, Mary Poppins, Little Mermaid and Spring Awakening! Have a great trip!
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Posted: 2/20/08 at 9:42pm
I've seen Spring Awakening 3 times and I love it I want to go a fourth time when I go in April.
Is Xandu ok for my sister (she's the nine year old)

Any other show ideas that would be ok for the family
We're seen Rent, Phantom, Wicked, & Lion King
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Posted: 2/20/08 at 9:45pm
Yes, I would say Xanadu would be okay. Definitely look into Mary Poppins and Little Mermaid, as I could see them for her age bracket. Both are terrific shows!
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Posted: 2/20/08 at 9:56pm
We've seen MP already and no one in my family really liked it. We all liked lion king a lot better. We were thinking Litle Mermaid but we kinda wanted to keep the shows cheap. SO we were thinking of getting all of our tickets via rush or lotto & I don't think that LM has rush. I know they have SRO but she is not tall enough to see over the railing. Do they have any other cheap seats that are decent. I know they have $51 seats but they are practicaly on the roof I hear and I think for a show like that she would like something in the Orc or front mezz.
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Posted: 2/20/08 at 10:03pm
I would stay at the Paramount which is right by the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre on 46th Street I believe. It's clean and has decent rates for staying in that part of the city. As for Broadway shows--see WICKED. It's amazing but get your tickets NOW as they always sell out. I also enjoyed The Little Mermaid. Not sure what your musical tastes are but there is A Chorus Line which is wonderful and while I love Xanadu, it's only 90 minutes and is priced as a full-length Broadway show. August is supposed to be amazing, but I wouldn't take a 9 year old to it. It would really bore them. :)
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Posted: 2/20/08 at 10:12pm
What's August about? I've sen Wicked I personally would see it again so I might try lotto for it. How's the wicked lotto been if we did Wicked would A wed. Matinee be eaiser then a Thursday night?
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Posted: 2/20/08 at 10:21pm
The problem with The Paramount is that the rooms are TINY.

I suggest the Sheraton New York Hotel and Towers because you can get a room with two double beds for about $230. The reason there is such a huge price difference between the sub-total and the final cost is because of all the taxes.
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Posted: 2/20/08 at 10:39pm
I recommend The Edison Hotel or The Belvedere.
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re: Trip to NYC IN April help?#12
Posted: 2/21/08 at 1:00am
Here's another vote for the Edison. The deli next door rocks as do the blintzes at the Edison Cafe! If they say they're all booked up online, try calling.

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Posted: 2/21/08 at 1:44am
I'm staying at the Hotel 31 for 2 nights at $174 a night. Among 4 people, it wasn't a bad price.

I've read reviews on TripAdvisor and Hotels.com and they were generally good, though there were some comments that the rooms were small. There are shared bathrooms, but some rooms have a private bathroom (which we luckily got), and we have 2 double beds in our room.

I wouldn't exactly call it "walking distance," but it is an easy subway ride from the hotel (which is on E 31st between Park South and Lexington)...take the 6 line at 33rd street (on Park Ave South) to Grand Central, then the Times Square Shuttle from there. Or you can walk a little further and take the N or R train (I'm not sure about the Q or W) on 28th Street that will take you right to Times Square and other points along Broadway.
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Posted: 2/22/08 at 12:43pm
Bumping up this thread
Thanks to everyone who responded
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Posted: 2/22/08 at 12:46pm
Osage County runs 3 hrs and 20 minutes, with 2 10 minute intermissions.
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Posted: 2/22/08 at 1:11pm
I just realized that the days that I'm thinking of going in August Might not be there. What's it about anyway? IF I can't see August what other plays are good. Remember this will be my first play. Also on the hotels I haven't had much luck finding anything with 2 double beds for under $250 a night.
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Posted: 2/22/08 at 1:23pm
It's not in the theatre district (more like the financial district) but a very easy subway ride up... have you looked at the Hampton Inn South Street Seaport My parents always stay there when they come up. I don't know what it runs for 2 double beds though. That's probably going to be higher anywhere.
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Posted: 2/22/08 at 1:31pm
I just checked the Hampton inn Seaport and It's $519 a night for 2 double beds. Which is out of my price range.
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Posted: 2/22/08 at 1:32pm
Like I said, I didn't know what that ran. I stay at my apartment, so my parents only need 1 bed.

2 doubles are going to be expensive anywhere hon. Sorry.
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Posted: 2/22/08 at 1:41pm
I checked the Edison and they said they were sold out? I'm thinking of going the 22nd & 23rd is that a big expensive week for some reason, like is there a big event going on? I wonder why these hotels are so expensive. Has anyone stayed at the Seaton Hotel BC It looks like it's $150 a night. I've also heard that the St. James & Carter are cheap. Do Hotels have discount codes like Shows do(Sorry if that's a stupid question)

Thanks
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Posted: 2/22/08 at 1:43pm
The Hotel St James is no palace, but the rooms are clean, the staff marvelously quirky, and the location is unmatched for the price.
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Posted: 2/22/08 at 1:45pm
It's Spring Break for NYC public schools, not that that should make a difference. I don't know if maybe a university has graduation then? It could be anything.

Hotels sometimes do have discount rates ~ the best bet is to call the hotel directly and ask what the best rate they have is. And keep asking. They're trained to start with the rack rate and only go down if they can when the caller asks for something lower. The discounts aren't usually published anywhere.
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Posted: 2/22/08 at 1:52pm
How expensive is the St.James for 2 double beds? Also If I was going to call the Hotel's how would I get them to lower there price?
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Posted: 2/22/08 at 1:56pm
Well, it might help if Mom or Dad called ~ they'll be more likely to book the room for them (not to mention you have to be a certain age to rent a room...I think 18 but I could be wrong). But they should ask for the best rate. Listen to what that is, then ask if there's anything any better.

But seriously... I used to work in a hotel reservations department, and if it was obviously a child/teenager calling (there are clues, even beyond the voice which is obviously not always a good way to tell...exhibit Chenoweth), even our supervisors wouldn't go down because a lot of the time it's just a joke and the room ends up being cancelled.
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