The words modest and Manhattan don’t typically belong in the same sentence, but if you’re willing to stay a little farther north (read: Harlem), your bank account will thank you.
The steps pictured lead to a Manhattan vacation rental priced well below any Midtown hotel at just $155 a night through Dec. 15. And it’s no matchbox either, people. You’ll be getting a whole one bedroom. In New York terms, that’s huge. It could mean squeezing in an extra bookcase, sofa or person. And in this case, you also get a full-sized kitchen.
We’re not talking kitchenette with a puny-excuse-for-a-hotel-refrigerator, but a tricked-out, Bosch dishwasher- and Wolf range-fitted chef’s station. (Check out those granite counters, glistening cabinets, deep sink and hood, the envy of any foodie.) The bathroom is equally impressive with its seamless glass shower wall and subway tile.
And for those very upgrades, you’ll feel better for staying here over a walkup in Chelsea, regardless of the “help yourself” bagels in the lobby. Save your dough for shopping and boozing.
Valerie Moloney is your resident blogger and the Expansion Markets Editor for Citysearch.com, who oddly enough, feels panicked when asked, "What's the best place to eat in Chicago?" or her favorite, "It's my birthday. Where should we go with a party of six?" No stranger to travel--and traveling with kids--she is a young mom who ODs on the Internet when it comes to planning family trips or buying clothes. Here's hoping she finds you the vacation you deserve.