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We have set aside rooms at the Hotel Thirty Thirty, 30 East 30th Street (between Park & Madison Avenue) for August 27-August 29, but have also listed other hotel options. We suggest you make reservations as soon as possible because August can be a busy month in New York and the Republican National Convention begins on Monday, August 30th which may affect availability. Make sure you check on parking accessibility as well as handicapped accessibility when calling.

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Hotel Thirty Thirty:

  • Please ask for the Philips/Alexander party and make your reservation by July 27, 2004. If you make a reservation after this date, the group rate will still apply, however room availability cannot be guaranteed.
  • Main Phone: 212/689-1900 Main Fax: 212/689-0023
  • Website:
  • Check-in is at 3pm. Check-out is at noon. You may cancel without penalty up to 24-hours before the reservation.
  • We have reserved a variety of available rooms. The room types and rates (excluding tax) are as follows:
  • Standard (Small, one queen or one king)- $110.00/night

    Deluxe (Slightly larger, one queen or one king)- $125.00/night

    Premiere/Executive (Largest, two queens or one king + fold-out couch)- $135.00/night

    Rollaway beds are available at an additional $25/night

  • The hotel was built circa 1902 as the Martha Washington Hotel, a residence for single women. It was featured in the book and movie 'Valley of the Dolls' as author Jacqueline Susann was a resident. The 'Danceteria' Night Club was located in the hotel, which is where Madonna began her career. Many famous tenants have resided at the hotel and it has been the site of recent television filming such as 'Law & Order' and 'ER'.
  • The hotel is near the Empire State Building, Penn Station, Madison Square Garden, The Jacob Javits Center, NYU Medical Center, the Design Center, Fashion Institute of Technology, the Toy Building, the Gift Building and the Garment, Toy and Fashion Districts. The hotel is within walking distance of Times Square and the Theater District.

Restaurants nearby are graded: M-Moderate, E-Expensive, VE-Very Expensive

  • Campanile - 29th between Park & Madison - Italian (E)
  • Lasaro's Cuban/Seafood - 30th between Park & Madison (M)
  • Belvedere Trattoria - Lexington between 30th & 31st Street - Tuscan (M)
  • Scopa - Madison between 29th & 28th - Italian (M) happy hour 5-7
  • Park Bistro - Park between 29th & 28th - French (VE)
  • Les Halles - Park between 29th & 28th - French (VE)
  • MI - Madison between 28th & 27th - Sushi and Asian Fusion (M)
  • Dos Caminos - Park between 28th & 27th - Mexican (M)
  • Scuisa - Park between 28th & 27th - Italian (E)
  • Houston's - Park corner of 27th - American /Steaks & Fish (M)
  • Blue Smoke - 27th between Madison & Lexington - Urban Barbecue & Jazz (E)
  • Vanderbilt Station - 33rd & Park - American - (M)


Other hotels in the low-mid rates range

Washington Square Hotel - Reasonably priced, this lovely 19th century hotel is right off of Washington Square Park and has about 170 rooms, along with a lounge and a pretty good restaurant on the lower floor. For anyone interested in hearing some good jazz bands, this is a good option since it's within a few blocks of the Village Vanguard, the Blue Note, and Small's (all great jazz joints, with Small's being the most affordable but less famous). Rates range from $166 - 240/night, and they are not handicapped accessible. Visit their website or call (800) 222-0418.

The Holiday Inn - Soho/Downtown- In the Soho/Tribeca area. They are slightly more expensive as they are renting many rooms for the Convention, but they are much closer to the wedding site. They offer parking and are fully handicapped accessible (make sure to ask for handicapped rooms). While not exactly peaceful and quaint, this is a well-established hotel in a great location providing easy access to Soho, Nolita, Tribeca, Little Italy and Chinatown. Call 1-212-966-8898.

Hotel Wolcott - At 31st Street on 5th Avenue, 3 blocks from the Empire State Building, this century-old hotel is full of history (Buddy Holly recorded a record in here in the 50s!). This place is equidistant from just about anything you may want to do in Manhattan, so you may find it to be a perfect location. It's also a few blocks from Penn Station, great for anyone taking Amtrak into the city. Parking is also available, but this hotel is also not handicapped accessible. Rates range from $120-$150/night. One of the best deals you'll find of its sort in New York. Visit the website or call 212-268-2900 for reservations.

Holiday Inn has several other locations in New York which may be slightly cheaper or more expensive. They all offer parking and handicapped accessibility as well as reasonable rates and service. Holiday Inn- Wall Street District is a little further downtown, much closer to the World Trade Center site. It is pretty quiet in general down there on the weekend, and this location offers parking and full handicapped accessibility. The Holiday Inn - Martinique is normally a more expensive Holiday Inn, but it seems there rates are lower than usual ($159/night), but we don't know how long this will last. It is located on Broadway and 32nd Street, close to Penn Station, Times Square, the Empire State Building and much more. They offer lots of amenities such as a spa and fitness center. Parking is also offered as well as handicapped accessibility. Call (212) 736-3800 for more information or visit their website. Finally, the fourth Holiday Inn is the Holiday Inn- Midtown on West 57th Street near Central Park. Their rates are about the same as the other Holiday Inns, and they offer parking with partial handicapped accesibility. Call 1-212-581-8100 or visit their website for more information.

Howard Johnson offers an express inn on Houston Street, about 3 blocks from the Orensanz Foundation. This is a small, affordable inn which offers about 40 rooms, a couple of which are handicapped accessible. Prices are very reasonable at around $100-$125/night. Right in the Lower East Side, you'll be close to the wedding site, and more importantly, next to eating landmarks such as Katz's Deli and Russ & Daughters. You'll also be in the thick of a zillion bars, music venues and clothing boutiques. Be forewarned, however, the hotel is located on a very busy and noisy street, and parking is not offered. Call 212-358-8844 or visit their website for more information. There are a couple of other Howard Johnson hotels in New York which offer good rates. Go to for more information.

Red Roof Inn - This is a rare find in New York City, especially in an area that's easily accessible by subway to practically everything. Another bonus: Since this Red Roof Inn is a newly-renovated office building--and part of a national chain--guests can expect to find much cleaner rooms and facilities than in other budget hotels in town. I checked rates for May, and it looks like around $140-150/night for that month. Partially handicapped accessible rooms. Call 1-800-Red-Roof or visit the website for reservations.


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