A new hotel review site, Oyster Hotel Reviews, has a great listing of the Best Kid-Friendly Hotels in New York City.
Oyster states that if you're looking for a hotel near Central Park, the Natural History Museum and other historic jaunts on the Upper West Side, The Buckingham is a safe bet. The rooms are touted as actually bigger than broom closets (in a town where even a fancy business trip can garner you a hotel single so small you can touch both walls,) so you'll be able to accommodate kid gear. If you snag a suite with fold-out couches and a full kitchen, invite Grandma and Grandpa along for the ride and you'll have on-site babysitting when you and your guy want to hit the town at night. Cost: about $283 per night.
In Midtown and near the Theatre District, Oyster has the 411 on the Affinia Fifty's Jet Set Kids package. With this promotion, each child in your party receives a backpack stocked with a Frommer’s NYC guide book for kids, a deck of 52 city adventure cards, their very own child's digital camera and a New York scrapbook to store their memories of the trip. (Jet Set Kids package available through 2009.) The hotel lobby also has a “Fun-For-Family” chest packed with board games, family DVD’s, arts and craft kits and bedtime stories that you can borrow during your stay. Cost: about $305 per night.
I'll see you on the Chinatown bus!
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