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Visiting New York City is sort of like déjà vu – countless films and shows are filmed here, so all the yellow taxis, hot dog vendors, and crazy Manhattan lights always feel strangely familiar. It's also home to the world's most famous skyline, dominated by the Empire State Building, an Art Deco masterpiece. Constantly reinventing and setting new trends in fashion, food, and art, the city is also a major hub for finance and trade with the famous Wall Street at its core.

The city is split into the boroughs of Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, The Bronx, and Staten Island, and each has its own unique feel. Manhattan is home to hip neighborhoods like the Greenwich Village and SoHo, while Brooklyn has its Botanic Garden, the New York Aquarium, and the famous Coney Island boardwalk. A ferry from Battery Park to Ellis Island offers incredible views of the city before reaching the fascinating Immigration Museum. You'll also sail past the iconic Statue of Liberty with plenty of time to take photos from all angles.

Broadway shows are second to none, featuring a variety of major musicals and plays. The enormous Central Park offers an oasis in the middle of all the busle, perfect for a peaceful stroll past its lakes, outdoor theaters, and ice-skating rink.

New York is served by three major airports: JFK, Newark Liberty International, and LaGuardia, with public transportation options available at each one.


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Average weekend price $142 per night
Average weekday price $137 per night
Average stay 3 nights

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Amazing things to see.

May 4, 2021

Amazing things to see. 9/11 Memorial, Jewish Museum, Times Square, and Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. We took an Uber to a few places well worth it. Its a lot of walking so bring comfortable shoes :) The only thing that I didn't like was there are a lot of people smoking pot in the streets.

Stacy United States of America

Theres no place like NYC.

May 4, 2021

Theres no place like NYC. From the vibe to the people to the lights. I must say I love being from here and always coming back to visit. We have amazing food, amazing people and in general an amazing city. There is always something to do.

Francesca United States of America

NYC is coming back from the pandemic shutdown.

May 3, 2021

NYC is coming back from the pandemic shutdown. Too bad there are mixed messages all over the city in terms of local business/shop policies, entrances/walk paths, open times not consistent with web sites, etc. it’s a roller coaster kind of an experience for tourists but definitely do your research before embarking on a trip to NYC.

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It is nyc.

May 3, 2021

It is nyc. However the small of weed was at times nauseating. If you plan in staying with children think it twice. Also don't bother by asking for use if a microwave, they will plain out tell you No!

Paula United States of America

The best thing about this hotel is the location.

April 26, 2021

The best thing about this hotel is the location. Besides that it was almost all bad. Employees rude incorrect information on covid guidelines then could not get to the hotel upon arrival because all the streets were police blocked off. We called the hotel the front desk woman basically told us they have no idea what's going on or how we can get to the hotel so we drove in circles till we found a parking garage for 50 a night 9 blocks from the hotel. So we had to walk with all our luggage and belongings. Checked in no covid form to fill like we were told we would need to fill out never asked any covid questions!!! Once in the room we noticed some type of red sauce on the wall and carpet. The bathroom was very dirty and the complimentary covid sanitary package they leave when we opened it and I was gonna use the rubber gloves there was a dead bug inside one glove. So of course we were all very nervous and did not sleep well. Then trying to get the elevator to the 22nd floor was nearly impossible we waited 20 minutes then took the 22 flights of stairs down to leave out for the day, it was not at all what I expected very disappointing beside the location that was pretty awesome.

Lisa United States of America

This was my 3rd time in NYC, and it’s still, in my opinion,...

April 25, 2021

This was my 3rd time in NYC, and it’s still, in my opinion, one of the best cities in the world. The people are more helpful than the average person would think. I specifically went to see the last public Banksy in NYC, and I went to see some of his work from the 90s in a private establishment. The trip did not disappoint. Great first trip since the pandemic. NYC is alive and well

Melissa United States of America

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