Hey, I have a cousin who is coming to NYC from abroad with a couple of her friends, and they’re looking to get a hotel for 5 days in the city. Having only been there a couple of times, and always staying at friends’ houses, I don’t really have a concept of what hotels cost. So, as always, I look to Dopers for help.
They’ll be coming in mid-late Octcober for 5 days (Sunday to Thursday).
They’d like to be near touristy things, so Midtownish, Sohoish, that area.
They want to spend about $300-350 a night (3 in one room).
What are some nice hotels in this range? A nice hotel is rather important to them. If I call the hotel, is it possible to negotiate a discount or will that only work at cheaper places? I’m aware of sites like hotels.com, expedia, orbitz, etc - if I call a hotel will they quote me the same price as what comes up on those?
Any other tips and trickery would be welcome.