1) We are open to staying over the weekend, but Sunday and Monday evening theatre options are limited. It USED to be that theatres were dark Sunday and Monday evenings...and while that isn't always the case anymore, there aren't many options. Matinees are hard to do (post lunch sleepies - since we fell asleep due to travel-lag during A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder we haven't done matinees). So, we tend to avoid being there Sunday and Monday, just because of that. But I suppose we can do matinees and sleep when we're dead. We can leak a few days into March or May, too...
Weekend trains run later -- not so bad for coming home, but for traveling up we lose some time in the Big A.
2) $200 all in. Hopefully. (and resort fees are stupid but there's no getting around them I suppose. UGH) I do think this is possible just from checking on my own.
3) We can bring a jacket. Didn't understand what you said about February? We don't want to go in February...too cold! 😄
I LOVE how helpful you always are. Thank you! (and always I will clickie the links here)
Hotels we've stayed in in NYC if this will help:
Tryp by Wyndham on 35th (loved)
The Row (meh, location was wonderful but loud at night)
Comfort Inn, I swear it was in the 50s but can't find it - at least 6 years ago maybe more - horrible
The Westin near Grand Central (I think) - at least 3 block walk from Grand Central, walking back to the hotel at night was a bit scary.
A Quality Inn in the UWS (85th St. or so, probably since switched hands) - very nice.
Dream hotel: The Algonquin (but think it will be too spendy)...one day