Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Patience is a virtue

My husband and I have been planning a trip to New York City for over a month. Our budget was unhappy with the hotel rates we initially encountered. So, we decided to wait until the last minute to book. If you know me at all, you know that this was an extreme exercise for me. EXTREME! The way that I was able to reconcile the situation was that I told myself that, in the worse case scenario, we simply were not going to go. My husband had reconciled himself to paying, at most, $300/night for a hotel (which was about $50/night more than we wanted to pay). If you know anything about NYC hotel rates, you will realize that anything under about $350/night is pretty good.

HA! We just booked a 3.5 star deal near Times Square for $204/night. If you have the patience, I highly recommend last minute deals from hotwire.com. We played around with priceline.com, but they failed us as recently as Saturday. Today was THE day.

I feel better now. Hee hee.


briwei said...

That would have been super hard for me as well. I like to have a place to stay when I have my vacation booked. Last minute is not my favorite. Congrats on the deal!

Summer said...

I love NYC. Hubby and I are going there at the end of November to celebrate our 25 wedding anniversary. Staying at a hotel near the Empire State Building. Take lots of money with you when you go and have fun. Do the Greyline Hop on, Hop off tour thing. Worth it.

Kitten Herder said...

Our focus on this trip is the Central Park area. We're doing the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the American Museum of Natural History, and the Central Park Zoo, none of which I've ever done before. We're also eating at a fancy restaurant on Saturday night, Esca.

I plan on reviewing the trip upon our return.