Two couples, first time sightseeing in nyc. Preference is lower price ($150?) 3*. Are 2.5* hotels in Manhatten decent? I read the posts about crowded TS so most zones are OK with us. As long as we can get to the subway, we're good. The Residence Inn (3.5*) would be awesome but I know better than to expect that. Should I book a cancellable room and bid at the last minute? All advice very welcome.