New York Trip Planning Part II

A Hotel Obsession 

So I finally booked a hotel for our New York trip this coming May. Sure it may have taken a few nights of obsessive searching online to make sure we get the best deal and the best place but it's done. As I said before we are trying to do this trip on a reasonable budget and hotels in New York are crazy expensive. So we ended up booking a new Marriott Hotel not too far but not right at Times Square. To be honest I was kind of worried about the amount of street noise from the square we might run into if we were right next to it. It might not be overly fancy but honestly it's New York. We are going to spend most of our time out doing things hopefully. The place has free wifi, wheelchair accessible rooms and a fitness centre which my wife requested. There are two major transit hubs with in a few minutes walk so getting around should be easy. Also there is a Stumptown coffee roasters store really close by. Honest I didn't know that part prior to booking. However I'm not going to lie it’s a nice bonus for sure. Especially after being in Israel and having sub-par coffee everyplace.


Because we booked so far in advance of the trip we saved a decent amount on the hotel. It means the hotel is non-refundable but we were okay with that this time around. Also we have trip cancellation insurance just incase. The problem of course with booking this far is that now I'm super excited and I can't wait to go. I'll now move on to obsessively looking up reviews of places to eat at and where to buy the best coffee. Also planning what we want to see and figuring out if we need to book tickets in advance. If you've been to New York in the past few years and have some idea's of what to see, do or eat. Please let me know in the comments.