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#938110 by gwamgwam
05 Sep 2017, 20:25
Hi

We did Las Vegas and Los Angeles with my wife and two daughters in August (flew upper Man - LAS both ways). Trip reports to follow. We've got the holiday bug and are now booking New York for 6 nights at Easter.

Can anyone recommend good hotels for families in New York? We've looked at Crowne Plaza Times Square which looks good for location and the fact it has an indoor pool if we fancy a swim. Any other recommendations around the same price range would be appreciated.

Thanks
#938135 by pjh
06 Sep 2017, 19:53
gwamgwam wrote:Hi

We did Las Vegas and Los Angeles with my wife and two daughters in August (flew upper Man - LAS both ways). Trip reports to follow. We've got the holiday bug and are now booking New York for 6 nights at Easter.

Can anyone recommend good hotels for families in New York? We've looked at Crowne Plaza Times Square which looks good for location and the fact it has an indoor pool if we fancy a swim. Any other recommendations around the same price range would be appreciated.

Thanks


Some (hopefully) clarifying questions...

1. What is the price range of the Crowne Plaza?
2. What is the age of the family? What is good for an 8 year old may be less good for a 16 year old..
3. What are you looking for in the family hotel - all in one room, the ability to have adjoining rooms?
4. What capacity do you have for walking ? Times Sq can get very busy and wearing after a while.
5. What do you like to so - shop? Visit museums? Explore historical sites?

NYC is a huge, vastly enjoyable beast with something for pretty much everyone.

Thanks

Paul
#938140 by gwamgwam
06 Sep 2017, 21:34
Price range is £250 to £300 per night.

We want a central location with plenty going on at night close to restaurants.

Our daughters are 11 and 13. They love shopping and we want to do the normal tourist type stuff.

An important part of the hotel is to have an indoor pool and a lounge/bar area suitable for us to have a drink before we go to bed. We wants a room with two double beds rather than adjoining.
#938150 by tontybear
07 Sep 2017, 01:51
There are very few NYC hotels that have pools. You can use e.g. expedia to do a search with that as one of your criteria.

Also, and I say this with some experience, there is really no need to look at a central = times square hotel. You'll likely find something more to your budnet / needs by extending that search area.

I once stayed at the Millenum one UN plazza which does have a pool (on something lke the 28th floor) but it's not really 'central' being on 1st and 44th
#938430 by mswadley
14 Sep 2017, 21:22
We love the Conrad. Stayed there three times.
Most are the rooms are suites, bedroom + living room and it's high end being a Conrad.
Prices often seem better than equivalent hotels uptown.
It's right by the new World trade centre, Battery Park & boat to Statue of Liberty.
Although not central we prefer this location and it's also closer to the HighLine, a must for New York. Have a great trip!!
#938434 by kayzers
15 Sep 2017, 00:04
I stayed at the Crowne Plaza three years ago and while it was nice, the location does get tiring and the hotel lacks personality in my opinion. I agree with other posters that you can get nicer for your money a little away from Times Square and still be well linked.

I had to live in NYC for a few months this year but while I was sorting my apartment I stayed at The Paul hotel. This is just off 29th between 5th and 6th and my room had an amazing view of the Empire Stare Building and a great rooftop bar. However I'm not sure if this would be suitable for a family.

Good luck, and if you have any questions about NYC itself let me know as I may be able to help.
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