Hotels in NYC...May 20 2003 at 8:00 AM
|Eli (no login)|
Response to Sounds like a plan to me
...oooh, that's a tough one, Hans. I base myself in New York whenever I'm in the States, so I know how difficult it can be to get a nice hotel room without paying through the nose.
There are a lot of Internet sites that advertise 'cheap' hotel rooms in New York. With one or two exceptions, they all seem to use the same search engine and give the same prices, more or less. Some of the deals don't seem bad, but they make you pay for the room up-front, locking you in to your dates and choice of hotel, and giving you very little recourse if something goes wrong. If I remember correctly, Expedia does the same thing. I don't like it.
I have found a site that's better, though: www.quikbook.com . It stands head-and-shoulders above the rest, and I've booked hotels through it several times in recent years. Prices are good, the site is well-developed, and you don't have to pay for the room at the time of booking - meaning you can alter or cancel the reservation later if need be.
Anyone else know of any good ways to get a reasonably-priced hotel room in New York? Or have any favorite hotels there?
ps. Come in early August and we can go to Peter Luger's together...