You don't have to spend a fortune to have a fantastic time in New York. Basic and budget-friendly, Days Hotel Broadway is on the Upper West Side, just a half-mile west of the city's best free attraction: big, beautiful Central Park. Or walk about 5 minutes in the other direction and find yourself in picturesque Riverside Park, with a promenade along the Hudson River. It's the perfect place for a morning run or an afternoon picnic.
The huge American Museum of Natural History/Rose Center for Earth and Space, a mile from the hotel, is well worth the price of admission. Giant dinosaurs, gems, and meteorites, along with the famous dioramas, are sure to fuel your imagination. And if all this sightseeing has fueled your appetite, stop by Zabar's, a massive food emporium about halfway between the museum and the hotel. Pick up a classic New York bagel or deli sandwich, and a black-and-white cookie for dessert. Or stop by the popular diner adjacent to the hotel. Visiting Columbia University? The campus is 1 mile north. A subway stop, with easy access to Times Square and Broadway theaters, is less than a block from the hotel. If you bring a car, parking is available near the hotel for an extra charge.
Another bonus for the budget-minded: Complimentary wireless Internet access is available throughout the hotel. Newspapers are also complimentary. Too rainy for a run in Central Park? The hotel's small fitness center is open morning till night.
They say you don't go to New York to stay in your hotel, but the Days Hotel Broadway's guestrooms are comfortable and nicely appointed. Accessible via elevator, the air-conditioned guestrooms include cable TV and coffee/tea makers. Private bathrooms offer hair dryers. Both smoking and nonsmoking rooms are available.