My fiance and I are traveling to NYC in March for our honeymoon and would like to stay in a hotel that would be perfect for a honeymoon, but also near (a couple of blocks) a subway station. We'd like to spend less than $300 a night as we are going for 5-7 days.
The Inn on 23rd is adorable and very romantic. Also very close to subway stations although I don't know that I would worry about that too much. In New York you're never too far from public transportation.
There is an excellent Groupon for a NYC hotel right now. This is an outstanding rate for a midtown hotel. Doubletree is one of the higher Hilton brands and from this location you can get everywhere. Have a great trip; I am going myself in a few weeks and I plan to visit the Ground Zero9/11 Museum. If you have any interest in financials, the free tour of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York is free (you must book in advance) and so interesting. Enjoy.
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although there are really no areas of Manhattan left "unimproved" this can mean a lot of things. the only areas challenged for subway access are those far eastside and westside - maybe 4-5 blocks from a stop- but NY is a walkers city (traffic!) so that shouldn't be a good-deal deal-killer because those areas are also less congested and more prone to offer anything resembling a good rate. March weather is iffy, but since NY is such a popular destination 365/24/7, the larger hotels will always be busy with conventions and groups. I suggest checking with sites like booking.com or tripadvisor for recommendations for smaller boutique hotels or B&Bs. NY is always under construction- more so these days- so I would be more concerned by a location with nearby street/building construction so always ask. the irony is that the best views of Manhattan are from surrounding Jersey City NJ, Brooklyn Heights and Long Island City, Queens which are a short train ride away - these too might offer good options. the areas around Central Park, midtown tourist sites (Times Sq, Broadway) are crazy busy and crowded so I would not recommend these areas for any price. there are so many new and small hotels downtown and around major train hubs like Grand Central and Union Square so I would look at travel sites for "recent" recommendations (everything always changing)- because no matter where you stay, almost everything you might want to see and do is a train/bus stop away.
I would definitely recommend The Mark Hotel. It's about two blocks from the 6 train at 77th Street and half a block to Central Park. Gorgeous in so many ways.
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The The Marlton Hotel is a fantastic, charming hotel in Greenwich Village. Not super close to a subway (closest is West 4th Street), but by far the best and most economical for a Honeymoon.