I called Quality Suites twice throughout the month and each time I asked about the hotel shuttle and the times, and cost. It costs $15 round trip per person so I'm pretty confident it's a 3rd party shuttle service the hotel contracted with. We would prefer to stay in Manhattan for the first leg of the trip if possible. We want to keep the 2nd half flexible since we may choose to leave early or stay for an extra day or two.
Sorry I meant Medford, NY. Was a typo when I typed Bedford. Just want to go to Long Island or Hamptons area and find a nice beach there. We did consider going to the beach at the end of the trip, but we want to use the beach as a stop gap. We're definitely going to be walking around a lot so we want to use the beach day as a way for us to relax, sleep in, and chill in general. Maybe we should just hit up Coney Island or find a beach closer to NYC instead?
Yeah it seems the hotels and amenities are changing each time I'm able to check. I was trying to check at work today and the page would always refresh because the deal was "gone." Do forgive me if I don't post the amenities. I'll search those 3 hotels you listed and see how much parking is in the area. So far it's looking like staying in Manhattan is twice as much as staying in North Bergen.
Looked at Long Island City as you suggested. I guess as long as it's not a far walk to the station, it beats Quality Suites North Bergen. Even if we gotta take a taxi or Uber it's probably a lot cheaper?