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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Hotels in the Garment District Area: Any Recommendations?

If you aren't a local like me, what hotels do you stay in when you come to NYC? Readers have asked that I include hotel recommendations here. I know that's a pretty broad question, as New York has a gazillion hotels large and small, so I'd like to focus on hotels in the Garment District general vicinity first, followed by recommended hotels in the Midtown West area. Let me know! And I'm still seeking restaurant recommendations too...

14 comments:

  1. Hotels suggestions are really hard. I love the GD's supplies and services, but it's an armpit.

    The only nice hotel I can even think of is the W in Times Square. It's a "boutique" hotel and I imagine it's very expensive.

    http://www.starwoodhotels.com/whotels/property/area/map.html?propertyID=1234

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  2. I was thrilled with the Comfort Inn Manhattan when I stayed there in Aug. '09. Super location, very clean and spacious, and the "continental breakfast" had lots more to offer than just coffee and donuts. I paid $150/nt, but it was nice and I felt safe.

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  3. Marriott's Residence Inn is a great hotel on 6th Ave. between W. 38th and W. 39th -- VERY convenient location & only a short walk to all the fabric shopping. You can see M&J Trim from the front door.

    Each room is a suite with one or two beds, a sofa bed, and a complete kitchen with microwave, fridge, dishwasher, toaster, crock pot, hot plate, dishes, pots & pans, etc. -- whatever you'd need to make yourself at home. I've saved a lot of money on restaurants by either using the kitchen or going to their free breakfast & dinner buffets (light dinner buffet served M-Th). They also have coin laundry in the basement, so you don't have to pack a lot of clothes, even if you're staying a week.

    You can order basic groceries for your room, or the closest full-service grocery store is over on 3rd Ave. @ 38th. Some groceries available at Duane Reade or Walgreen's, on Broadway, behind the hotel or up at Times Square. Speaking of Times Square, it's an easy walk there, but you don't have the noise or pedestrian traffic at this hotel vs. a Times Square hotel.

    Room prices @ the Residence Inn last year were in the mid-200's, but are showing mid-300's for next year (2011). Use your Marriott points (35,000 per night) or any other discounts that might apply to you. Bring a friend & split the room cost.

    It's a very nice hotel, and everything seems fairly new. Staff was friendly & you can request early check-in if you need it.

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  4. Anonymous, your comments have been great, and please keep them coming! Just one favor: Would you mind signing your comments in the future with a name or alias? I'd like to quote you here on STGD but preferably not as plain old Anonymous. Thanks!

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  5. The Sheraton 4 Points in Chelsea is tiny but great, and it's right across the street from The City Quilter and around the corner from a Whole Foods. Highly recommended.

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  6. We've tried about six different ones. Last trip we stayed at Hotel Thirty Thirty - 30 E. 30th. Didn't break the bank since it was a small room with no amenities but the a/c worked fine in very hot weather. We were able to get our fabric purchases back there and then to Penn Station the next day - walking - without any problems. We always look for specials and read the reviews.

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  7. Lindsay/Meg, I thought maybe you'd figure out who I was...we traded e-mails over the weekend. ;)

    I'll sign my posts as "QuiltB" from now on...if I don't forget! The only profile I seemed to fit here was Anonymous, since I have no Google account or blog or URL or anything, poor me.

    ~QuiltB~

    Love these hotel reviews, BTW!

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  8. I too like the Comfort Inn in Manhattan. 5 minute walk to sewing class, breakfast is good, clean and centrally located. Price not bad, location everything.

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  9. I like the Hotel Alexander but it is on the upper west side 94th street from memory. It is cheap, comfortable and very quiet.

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  10. I just stayed at the Sheraton Four Points--Times Square Hotel on W. 40th Street. It was right on the edge of the garment district and a 15 minute walk to City Quilter. It is the cleanest place I have ever stayed in NYC and I would definitely go back. Unfortunately, I don't know the cost as someone else paid for the room.

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  11. I've never done a full blown GD trip, but we've stayed at the Salisbury a couple of times. It's not terribly far away at 123 West 57th Street. It's been a few years, but it was a nice hotel, and because it was originally designed as a suite hotel, the rooms are quite large. At one point it was owned by a church, can't remember the denomination. Prices very reasonable. On our first trip to NYC they had to upgrade us to one of the big suites. Darn :-)
    http://www.nycsalisbury.com

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  12. Also stayed once at The Muse. Very nice, much smaller rooms than the Salisbury-probably standard by NYC standards.

    130 W 46th St

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  13. We're coming over from France for a week and used Air b'n'b's website to rent a studio. We filtered by type of accomodation and price, looked at all the feedback and chose one. Plus, it's cheaper than a hotel and we don't have to eat out all the time.

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  14. I just wanted to thank you for doing this blog. Visiting the garment district is a dream of mine.... maybe next year :-)

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