New York City, the Big Apple, is probably one of the few cities in the world where it is always full of tourists. With the great number of places to visit, it is no wonder that it is not easy to find a good and cheap New York hotel.
Did you ever wonder what it’s like to just fly to New York, thinking of all the wonderful sights that you will see? You’re probably thinking of visiting the Statue of Liberty, the Empire State Building (and imagine King Kong climbing its heights), the great and expansive Central Park or even the sight of the former World Trade Center? New York City is history itself and it has been a testament to the growth of the United States not only as a superpower, but also as the top economic power of the world.
Getting there is one thing, getting a New York hotel is another and it should be the first thing that you should consider if you are planning such a trip. It is not impossible to get a good and cheap New York hotel, that is, if you book in advance.
Your first stop for information in finding a New York hotel would be your travel agency. With all probability, they have a list of partner hotels where they can recommend you and perhaps even easily book a good and cozy room for you. Ask for it outright when you first deal with them about your travel plans. I’m sure they would just be very happy to help you out.
The next place that you should look for is the World Wide Web. There are a number of helpful travel websites listing all the major hotels and even the small hotels. Visit these sites every now and then because they occasionally offer discounts or promos, but these are more common during the off peak seasons. You can also look for a New York hotel at the city’s own website, www.NYCVisit.com. They also have news and guidelines about staying in New York City.
An important reminder though. You must be very wary whenever you encounter the word ‘cheap’ in any hotel offering and promo. Cheap is a very relative word and in the travel and accommodation business, it is often abused. For one thing, you might find a few hundred dollars worth of a day’s stay but the hotel might be located on the outskirts of Manhattan or worse, even farther. You can even find a New York hotel room for less than a hundred dollars but at the expense of poor amenities. The worst that you can find? You can stay in a dormitory-type place and share a room, including the bathroom, with six strangers.
Again, finding a nice and cheap New York hotel is possible if you book months in advance. This way, you can also take advantage of the promos that hotels often offer especially during off peak seasons. So go read your New York City guide and start planning your trip now.