So I found out today I have a traveling partner for the US Open!
I've looked up bus information, but now I'm looking for hotels. Does anyone know a hotel that isn't too pricey while being accessible to the US Open? By accessible I mean close to a subway that is a reasonable commute to the USTA International tennis center?
PS: Moderators, I'm sorry if this is in the wrong section - I just think more people will help me if I post this in GM..
I'm not sure what your price range is? But look for all the hotels on 42nd st (between 2nd-9th ave), Lexington Ave, Times Square (near 42st st) for starters. The 7 train (which goes directly there) terminates on 42st. The 4, 5, 6 train connect with the 7 train at 42 st, via Lexington Ave (hotels on 34-72 st on Lexington being optimal).
Keep in mind, The Grand Central Area of the 7 train is on the East Side (different neighborhood, different vibe then Times Sq). And you take a shuttle train (The S) to Times Sq, until they finish the current # 7 Subway expansion into Times Sq).
You can also catch the E or the F (or even the R) train, and transfer to the 7 Train, at the "74th Roosevelt Ave, Jackson Heights" stop in Queens to the Tennis Center. So all hotels near those trains work as well, if you wanna keep it down to two trains.
These are all relatively easy routes, that require only one to two trains.
The Grand Hyatt on 42st
, Grand Central would be perfect. It's located at a beautiful landmark, and where the 7 train starts in Manhattan. But there's a bazillion hotels in that area, I outlined for you.
There's also a Holiday Inn Crowne Plaza
in Queens (by Laguardia Airport), is not to far from the Tennis Center. Find out and ask, do they have a shuttle bus, or City bus that runs there (and see how direct the route is). If you wanna hang out in Manhattan, or a kool/hip Queens or Brooklyn neighborhood. That's another deal. Lol.
Also, the Brooklyn Bridge Marriot
(in Brooklyn), is a nice hotel, in a nice location, but it's a little longer subway ride (if you don't mind; but good value for similar hotels in Manhattan). It's the F train to the 7 train in Queens.
But you'll love the location, and can look up Brooklyn Heights, DUMBO, Lower Manhattan. It's a relative good bargain, and gets good reviews.
Check the specials with all the Hotels, and you can get back to me here, if you have any other questions on neighborhoods, Subways, and commute times, etc?
They're so many!
In very Simple terms, start with Hotels near the 7 train in Manhattan To the Tennis center (optimal), Then the S train (42 st between Times Sq and Grand Central, near optimal), or The F, E or R train (near optimal above 42 st), transferring in Queens for the 7 Train, or 4, 5 and 6 train at/near Lexington (near optimal when close to 42 st, or can walk to 7 train), to the 7 train from Grand Central.