[nycbug-talk] [Semi OT] Convention help

Charles Sprickman spork at bway.net
Mon Oct 9 18:02:48 EDT 2006

On Mon, 9 Oct 2006, Jonathan Stewart wrote:

> Does anyone have any suggestions as far as where to stay?  I did see the 
> list linked from the convention site and if anyone would recommend any 
> specific hotels from that list or elsewhere it would be appreciated.  A 
> couch to crash on would be cool too if someone doesn't mind ;)

Be prepared to pay big $$ if you want a nearby hotel.  I live in Jersey 
and recently got married, so I thought, "what the hell, I'll get a hotel" 
- idea being that if I'm already in NYC I might make it on-time.  In the 
past I've snagged decent rooms for $100 or less using priceline.

I tried that again with the search restricted to Priceline's Upper West 
Side, then Upper East Side, then Central Park South, then Midtown East.  I 
was trying to avoid the "tourist" area...  No dice at $130 in any of those 
areas.  I finally added the financial district and got something here:


Seems like a really nice place with excellent reviews on TripAdvisor.com.

But that's going to be one hell of a subway ride. :)  Still better than 
driving in two days.

I think Priceline is pretty safe, they generally don't put crappy hotels 
in there unless you dip below 2.5 *'s.  And my failure to win a bid for 
UWS area the other night is NO indication that someone else couldn't win 
today - inventory fluctuates from day to day.

http://www.biddingfortravel.com/ has recent auction results for Priceline, 
which is handy.

As for parking, just assume that's extra.  There's a lot under the church 
that's just NW of the NW corner of the Columbia campus.  I think I paid 
under $30 for a day's parking last year.


> Thanks,
> Jonathan
> _______________________________________________
> % NYC*BUG talk mailing list
> http://lists.nycbug.org/mailman/listinfo/talk
> %Be sure to check out our Jobs and NYCBUG-announce lists
> %We meet the first Wednesday of the month

More information about the talk mailing list