Now that Halloween is over I know a lot of people start to think about traveling for the holidays. If you plan to travel to New York with your family I am sure you will want to stay at a hotel with suites that are spacious instead of painfully cramped particularly if you plan to visit New York for several days.
When traveling, especially with older children, it’s far easier to stay in hotels with suites. That way everyone has their own space even on a mini vacation.
My family and I had a great experience at the Affinia Dumont on East 34th Street in New York City a few years ago and I haven’t forgotten about it. Note, this was not a comped stay. We loved it so much I wanted to give the Dumont some love.
While we have stayed at the Affinia Dumont before, we didn’t know they had suites. The Dumont has one and two bedroom suites with a full kitchen that includes a dish washer, microwave, oven, refrigerator (with a mini bar), plates, glasses, cutlery, utensils, and even a cutting board. Having a suite with a full kitchen is really convenient because it helps you cut down on the cost of eating out in New York which adds up really quickly if you don’t watch yourself. You can shop at a nearby grocery store or corner bodega or deli and buy all the food you need to prepare your meals back at the hotel.
One of the things I love about the Affinia Dumont’s suites is the sheer size of the living space. It was huge with a great view of the river. I hate being cramped in tiny New York City hotel rooms, but the Affinia provides a lot of space for its guests.
Our girls were able to enjoy their own bedroom and TV. That way they can watch what they want and just relax when we’re not out and about in the City.
Even though the suite was huge it was by no means expensive. In fact, Affinia Hotels run sales and specials all of the time with rates that are far below most Manhattan hotel prices making it a great stay for a family or group who would like to share the cost of a hotel, but have plenty of room to stretch out. If you want to change things up a bit, try to travel the day before Thanksgiving, on Thanksgiving, and the day after Thanksgiving. Since everyone will be at home, hotel rates are extremely inexpensive.
I highly recommend Affinia properties in New York City for your family vacations or even if you’re staying alone in the city. Rates are great and we’ve never had a problem with any of their hotels.