A good value by New York standards
Posted Jul 8, 2009
I was traveling with my husband and three children, 16, 13, and 11. It was key that we have a bed for each of the kids and a bit of room to move around. It is very hard to get a big enough place in New York for our kind of family, and the Eastgate was perfect. I was a bit worried that the neighborhood would be too nondescript, and being in midtown was not my first choice. But it turned out to be a great location for getting downtown and uptown. The first night, we walked to Times Square in about a half hour, and the hotel is only about 10 minutes from Grand Central. It is about 6 blocks from the subway, but with 5 people, taxis actually ended up being as economical.