Before your trip to New York City, you need to know something: is not cheap staying here. But, it is not impossible. I always say that, if you wanna stay at Times Square, ok, there is no chance to save money. But, if you think outside the box, you can save some money! New York City is not just about Manhattan! There are a lot of hotels outside the island! I don’t know if you know, but dolar is very expensive right now in Brazil, so, I will share today two testimonials from Brazilian readers that came to New York and choose to stay in Queens and Brooklyn. Check it out!
Hotel – Best Western Plus Prospect Park
Address – 764 4th Ave, Brooklyn.
Subway: in front, R line.
“We visited New York in October 2015, me, my mother and my sister. We have chosen a good hosting, without luxuries and without high expenses. We chose Best Western Plus Prospect Park in Brooklyn. Great choice. It was away from all the touristic places of the city, however, with the subway station that was ahead and our best friend, Metrocard, we managed to visit everything we wanted. In about 20 minutes, we were in Times Square. We got the R train for mere convenience because we had the option to take the N in a station ahead. We were there for 7 nights with breakfast included and we paid about $1800 – it was a triple apartment – two twin beds. We also felt super safe and the neighborhood was very solicitous and surprisingly receptive. While we were lost, people did not hesitate to help, opening maps on their mobile phones, computers, answering questions and trying to understand our English “Poorly “, typical from who is nervous and lost. Employees from the hotel, in the same way that the neighborhood, were incredibly humorous and proactive. Remember that the hotel also had Wi-Fi. It was a very positive experience! “
Luisa Macalós and Maria Victória Scalco.
Hotel – Home 2 Suítes by Hilton
Address – 39-06 30th St, Long Island City, Queens.
Subway: N and Q lines.
“I traveled with three others people between 12/27/2015 and 01/06/2016, critical time for choosing a hotel in Manhattan. I used all the usual search websites, such as Trivago, Booking and Hotels .com for search a place where the price was a little less expensive than the ones I was finding. Regarding to New York, one thing caught my attention:. Booking prices were much lower than the prices of other websites, but, checking the observations, I realized that the amount did not include the taxes and fees that should be paid by me directly in the hotel – thing that I did not want to do. From the beginning, my idea was to travel with all paid in Brazil. In dollars cash, I wanted to take only what was necessary for touristic places and shopping. After much searching, I finally bokked Home 2 Suites by Hilton in Long Island City, with Hotels.com, which allowed me to pay the full amount including all fees and taxes on my card and Real – about $1350, room for 4 people. I chose the more affordable price reading TripAdvisor reviews – but remember that this is not the cheapest hotel in Long Island City. There were others, but they were sold out for the date I wanted or were badly evaluated. I can say I have not regretted it for a minute of my choice as the hotel is great in every way: wonderful breakfast, great room with full kitchen (which allowed us to prepare some meals), large bathroom and cleaning and change of towels every day. The location was the best: 200 meters from the subway station – N and Q lines – and in 15 minutes we were in Times Square. Unfortunately, for recommendations (that now I realize exaggerated) to whenever possible stay in Manhattan, I booked this hotel for the first part of our trip. After New Year’s Eve, we had already booked, also by Hoteis.com, Four Points in Chelsea and on 01/01 we moved from one hotel to another. Four Points is not exactly a bad hotel, it’s a hotel that offers what is expected, but compared to the other was much lower: no breakfast, the room was tiny to accommodate four people and although it is close to a subway station, is not as close as the previous and the station was not the one which stop the express lines. The positive aspect of this place was location: from there we were walking to the High Line, for example, we walked by Chelsea, which is a very charming neighborhood, we went to Chelsea Market. Another positive point is that the hotel was right next to stores like Burlington and Harmon and it was very night nice arriving at night and buy delicious things at Whole Foods for dinner in the room. But even so, I believe that on the occasion of a new visit, I will stay again in Long Island City. “
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Laura Peruchi is a Brazilian blogger, author, and entrepreneur. She has lived in Manhattan with her husband since 2014. Since then, she has shared on her blog varied content about the Big Apple. From travel tips, including unusual things to do, shopping tips, etiquette, restaurants, and a lot more, her blog has become a reference in Portuguese (also available in English) for anyone planning a trip to New York City.