I am visiting New York city and arriving 3/13 and staying until 3/22nd. My daughter lives in a college dorm downtown but wants to stay with me for the time I am there. I can get some college discounts on hotels but they aren't as much as hotwire or priceline. She wants me to get midtown, preferably around Rockfeller center area, I realize we may get only one bed, we can share, hopefully we can get a queen at least. I can't decide what to do, I would take something as low as 3.5 stars, such as a doubletree, we will be taking the subways and need internet, so I can also keep up on some work. Any suggestions, would help, I would consider breaking up time in two hotels, but don't really want to move around a lot, I would prefer something under $276 a night with taxes. The less the better, however it is New York. We did stay at the doubletree in times square a couple of years ago (4 of us) and it cost $600 a night, I can't afford this on this trip with all that college tuition I am paying. thanks everybody. should I wait longer to start looking and just go for something the week before? I have used your site before but not for new York city, I realize the rooms are small and smaller....ha.