Manhattan Inn -
New York City
New York City!
The lights of Times Square! The glitz of the theaters! The bustle of
the people and the subway! The shopping, the flowers, the art, the clubs and
the tourist sites! The bohemian cafes in Greenwich Village! What could be more tempting?
Staying in New York City is exciting.
Finding a place to stay can be expensive.
I like to go to
New York often. But, I don’t
want to always spend a lot of money on a hotel.
Most of the time, I’m not even in my room!
With the help of my New York friends, I found a reasonably priced,
safe and very clean haven at the Manhattan Inn.
located, one block from Penn Station, on the corner of W. 30th
St. and 8th Ave., the Manhattan Inn is a place to hang my
clothes, rest, and get ready to go on the town.
Whether I drive, fly or take the train, it’s proximity to the train
station, subway and parking garages make it favorable.
Although some think it is not the “best” part of town, I find it
Walking the area,
I find many little shops selling pastries, newspapers and such.
I am happy to find several Starbuck’s around
Penn Station, as I enjoy its coffee and atmosphere. The marquis at
Madison Square Gardens next to the station displays the coming events. The
large post office is across 8th Ave. from the station, while the
Pennsylvania Hotel faces the Gardens. The
side streets are homes to clubs, stores and warehouses.
amongst the teeming crowds of the subway and railroad, I linger at the
different shops and restaurants each day, as Penn Station is a virtual maze.
After several days, I think I’ve seen everything at least once.
The Manhattan Inn
is run by Koreans, who sometimes have difficulty with English.
However, I never feel uncomfortable.
It’s lobby is modernly decorated with a side dining room / kitchenette
for the light breakfast that is included in the room price.
They provide newspapers and brochures.
My room is on the
third floor, and my only disappointment in the place is that there is no
elevator. This hotel is
definitely not handicapped accessible.
But anyone staying here will stay fit!
The small room includes a double bed, table, nightstand, framework
for hanging clothes, with the TV atop, and a coat tree.
The bathroom is also small and newly decorated with modern tiles.
The window air conditioner keeps the room adequately cool, and not
only is it comfortable, but is spotlessly clean.
The decoration is distinctly European.
international flavor, advantageous location, moderate price and friendly,
safe atmosphere, I recommend this secret to those who would rather spend
their money on the theater, clubs and food, than on the room in which they
spend one tenth of their time.
Manhattan Inn is
located at 303 W. 30th St., between 8th & 9th
Avenue in New York City. Reservations
can be made at 212-629-9612, 9615, or 4064, or on the web at http://www.manhattaninn.com.
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