Our trip ended up being Wed, Sept 19 - Mon, Sept 24. Wed - Sat nights we stayed in Secaucus, NJ and took the bus over to Manhattan each day. We stayed in the La Quinta, which I highly recommend. The bus was easy and took us straight to Port Authority. From there, it's an easy walk to Times Square or a subway trip to anywhere in Manhattan. The bus adds about $16/day for 2 people. On Friday I placed a bid to spend Sunday in Times Square. The first bid of $130 was accepted. Should have started lower, which brings up a question about how Priceline works. If Priceline would accept a bid for Hotel A for $90, Hotel B for $110, and Hotel C for $130, and I bid $130, which hotel would they award me? Anyway, we enjoyed spending our last night in Times Square, although the DoubleTree didn't impress. It was about equal to the 2* La Quinta in Secaucus, NJ (which included breakfast and had a pool). The only advantage it has is location.