So I'm returning to my favorite city on the planet, NYC, at the end of October. I've booked my flight, I'm working on my costume for the Halloween parade, and am making lists of all the cool things I wanna do.
I booked a terrace room at the South Street Seaport inn, in Lower Manhattan- at the time, it was a few hundred dollars cheaper than a view room at the New Yorker. But just out of curiosity, I went back to the New Yorker's website today and checked their rates, and I can score a view room for a few dollars less than my booking for the Seaport Inn.
I really like both hotels, I've had great experiences with them both, I'm just not sure if I should stay with what I have, or cancel and book the New Yorker instead.
The Seaport Inn's a lovely small hotel, but it's a bit of a walk to the subway station.
The room I booked has a terrace, which I got a lot of use from on my first visit. But would I use it as much at the end of October?
The New Yorker has smaller rooms, but it's a lot closer to many of the things I want to do, I won't have to take a subway to get something to eat after 9 pm at night (I'm a night shift worker, I keep weird hours)
So assuming the cost is about equal, which would you go for? A bigger room with that lovely terrace, or a smaller one whose location is a little more convenient?
I don't know if this would affect things any, but I'll be flying into LaGuardia, and most likely taking a cab to my hotel, and back to the airport afterwards. Would the extra distance to Lower Manhattan (as opposed to Midtown) make for a significantly longer commute?