Frommer's EasyGuide to New York City 2014 (Easy Guides)

By Pauline Frommer

Selling for a cheaper price than any comparable guidebook, and intentionally constrained to a quick 256 pages, this EasyGuide is an workout in growing easily-absorbed shuttle info. It emphasizes the genuine stories in each one destination:the most crucial points of interest, the vintage approach to impending a specific vacation spot; the easiest offerings for lodgings and nutrients; the easiest how you can maximize the joy of your remain. since it is "quick to learn, gentle to carry", it's referred to as an "EasyGuide", and displays Arthur Frommer's life of event in featuring transparent and concise trip advice.

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Briefly: it is a good selection for occasion humans, and other people who are looking to be correct off instances sq.. a hundred twenty five W. forty fifth St. (btw. 6th Ave. and Broadway). www. room-matehotels. com. 212/354-2323. 139 devices. $179–$329 double. Subway: B, D, F, or M to 47th–50th sts. /Rockefeller heart. facilities: Bar; complimentary Spanish-inspired breakfast; gymnasium; pool; sauna; steam room; loose wireless; minifridge; unfastened neighborhood calls. Washington Jefferson resort prior to international struggle II, this lodge used to be : the Washington and the Jefferson. every one used to be a home-away-from-home for the performers who labored within the sector, and at the present time the WJ nonetheless keeps that, good, homey suppose due to the beneficial, happy-seeming employees and the straightforward, yet fashionable décor (think smooth grays with touches of deep crimson, platform beds with cushioned headboards and slate-tiled bathrooms). Rooms range in measurement and a few may be very small, so ask for a change if you’re unsatisfied. 318 W. 51st St. (btw. 8th and 9th aves. ). www. wjhotel. com. 888/567-7550 or 212/246-7550. a hundred thirty five devices. $140–$335 double. Subway: C or E to fiftieth St. facilities: eating place; workout room; room provider; loose wireless. Inexpensive/Moderate Ameritania In a urban the place each one resort room feels like the subsequent (trust me, I’ve visited just about all of them), it’s fresh to come back to a lodge with its personal aesthetics, in a cost variety that’s now not outrageous. visitor rooms are surprisingly fashionable, with good-looking artistic endeavors at the partitions, mod clocks, and textured wallpapers. they arrive in all styles and sizes, so ask to change if you’re no longer proud of the single you get. integrated within the room fee is a big breakfast, and whereas wireless incurs an additional expense, let’s simply say that in the event you ask the various employees contributors in an unobtrusive approach, they’ll percentage the password with you. (You didn’t pay attention that from me, though). 230 W. 54th St. (right off Broadway). www. ameritanianyc. com. 212/247-5000. 249 devices. $167–$263 double. Subway: 1 to fiftieth St. facilities: health club; loose continental breakfast; lounge/bar. Mayfair lodge simply west of instances sq., on a block that still homes the Majestic Theater and Eugene O’Neill Theater (and the crowds that descend on them 8 occasions a week), the Mayfair resort money owed itself a “European-style, boutique hotel,” which I’ve came across to be the code word for “Our rooms are very, very small, yet they definite do glance lovely. ” That’s definitely the case right here, with rooms which are oddly formed, often starting onto a tiny alcove region with a doorway to the rest room, at the back of that is wedged an entire, queen, or king-size mattress and a small table. lovely comes into the equation with the Wedgwood china–like bedspreads and curtains, white with both child blue or purple scenes of peasants at play. As with many Theater District resorts, charges upward push sharply at the weekends. Penny-pinching can lease unmarried rooms to percentage yet this is often purely urged for terribly loving twosomes (it’s a decent fit). unfastened net entry, pcs in a few rooms. 242 W. forty ninth St. (btw. Broadway and 8th Ave. ). www. mayfairnewyork. com; 800/556-0300 or 212/586-0300.

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