NEW YORK

Folks, me and the missus are off the NYC for a few days in NOVEMBER,
can anybody reccomend a good value place to stay, must be pretty central and clean, dontwant to spend loads on accom but at the moment i am stumped,
i want to buy an aftermarket zorst for the blade i reckon they will be a load cheaper there, anybody know af any decent bike shop in around the city (NYC)
heres hoping Jim.

No such thing as good value, cheap and clean in NYC! I have been visiting NYC for the past 20 years and I have stayed at many disappointing hotels!

My favorite is Hotel Avalon (independently run) around £200 per night including breakfast. This hotel is in mid town. Don’t be be tempted to stay outside Manhattan as you’ll spend your time travelling on the subway!

http://www.avalonhotelnyc.com/

Avoid the Holiday Inn, the pictures look great, but rooms are poor value for money.

You could try this link for motorcycle shops.

http://www.newyorkcitymetro.com/motorcycledealerships.htm

I normally stay in the Millennium UN Plaza Hotel but as said before, nothing is cheap or that nice unless you pay reasonable money for it. I usually pay between 100-200 pounds per night B&B depending on when you book.

http://www.millenniumhotels.com/millenniumunplazanewyork/index.html

As for bike bits… sadly there isn’t much in the way of bike shops in central Manhattan. There is a Harley shop: www.nycharleydavidson.com (which does Furygan stuff) and the others are mainly Chop shops and scoots.

Here is the search result on google:
http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?ie=UTF-8&oe=utf-8&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a&um=1&q=motorcycle+shops+%2B+manhattan&fb=1&view=text&sa=X&oi=local_group&resnum=1&ct=more-results&cd=1

I would very much recommend La Quinta Inn Manhattan having stayed there a couple of times.

http://www.lq.com/lq/properties/propertyProfile.do?ident=LQ751&propId=751

It’s not the biggest hotel in town but it is very clean, comfy and reasonably priced considering it’s only 2 minutes walk from The Empire State Building.

It’s got a nice Skyline bar up on the roof too, with an amazing view at night.:slight_smile:

Some good comments up on here…

NYC isnt cheap…unless you go in the height of winter when its Arctic.

There is a chain called the “club quarters” hotels http://www.clubquarters.com/locations.aspx that are business hotels that my company use occastionally. I’d reccomend them as they are cheaper than usual and offer business services (free wi-fi and the likes)…you might need to be a member to book and if you do get asked, drop me a PM and I’ll give you the log on for it…although I think you can use expedia to work it out…

I’d recommend using www.tripadvisor.com to look at reviews of hotels, I find this a good site, take some reviews with a pinch of salt and look at how often they post on the site to get a feel for whether they are seasoned travellers or not! :slight_smile:

In terms of getting kit in the US… I’d recommend buying it over the net and getting it sent to your hotel. There are a huge number of US companies (competition accessories - google it, is a big company out in the states) but if you want I’ll have a look through this months “sport rider” and put some links to the companies that are advertising on there…most will offer next day delivery or 3 day delivery and just tell your hotel you are expecting a parcel…

thats my tuppence!! :slight_smile:

thanks for the offer i will have a look tommorrow, i didnt realise how expensive the place was to stay in, flights were cheap though

I was here:

http://www.newyorkerhotel.com/

good price, central and clean… nothing luxurious

EM

wicked thanks, so many to choose from .

I stayed at the Park Central hotel - was very reasonable when me & 4 mates stayed, the concierge arranged trips for us, tickets to a Nicks game & a limo back to the airport :cool:

I stayed here in February http://www.gershwinhotel.com/ fairly central to everything.

But my mate paid less and stayed at the Radisson for less that me. I think he booked it through lastminute.com

You could ask on an American m/c forum? Google maps isn’t terribly helpful - there’s a Honda dealer in Brooklyn, accessory and parts stores scattered about the wider state.

As for hotels, there’s nowt cheap that’s clean. You could stay in Jersey and commute in - it’s not too bad, I’ve done it before. How long are you staying there?

We went 5 years ago and stayed at the Comfort Inn Manhattan, minutes from the Empire State Building, It was cheap, included breakfast, yet was clean, well managed, and well kept. We had a fab time, we went for St Patricks Day, went to the parade even though it snowed, and then hit Coyote Uglys!

Great memories!

http://www.comfortinnmanhattan.com/

We stayed here, internet rates are the best. This is right in Times Square.

http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/nycmq-new-york-marriott-marquis/

Good luck on the Hotels :wink: they are all pricey, but as has been said, its better to be intown rather than comute, its also likely to coooooold ! so wrap up :slight_smile: if you get a chance this is a great place to eat and listen to music http://www.bluesmoke.com/