Traveling on a budget, but still want a great Manhattan location? The Belnord Hotel just might fill the bill. Located in an Upper West Side residential area, the value-priced Belnord is just a half-mile west of New York’s greatest free attraction: the emerald expanse of Central Park. Go for a run, rent a boat, or talk to the animals at the wonderful Central Park Zoo. People-watching at the park is world-class, too. Or stroll about 5 minutes in the other direction to Riverside Park, bordering the
Hudson River. Pack a picnic with classic New York bagels and lox from Barney Greengrass, right around the corner from the Belnord. From giant diamonds and dinosaurs to moon rocks and meteorites, the American Museum of Natural History/Rose Center for Earth and Space is a must-see, and it’s less than a mile from the hotel. Take time for an out-of-this-world space show at the Rose Center’s Hayden Planetarium.
If you want to explore Midtown, just hop the fast and budget-friendly subway, 1 block from the hotel. In 10 minutes, you can be in the heart of Times Square and the Broadway Theater District. The cross-town M86 bus takes you through Central Park to the extraordinary Metropolitan Museum of Art on the Upper East Side. The nearest bus stop is just a 3-minute walk from the Belnord.
Another way to save some dollars: Complimentary wireless Internet access is available throughout the hotel. Forgot your laptop? A computer with high-speed Internet access (surcharge) is in the lobby. And, while the Belnord doesn’t have its own restaurant, you’ll find plenty of budget-friendly options within a short walk, including delis, diners, and ethnic eateries. Zabar’s, Manhattan’s famous food emporium, is 7 blocks south.
When you’ve had your fill of food and fun, return to your compact guestroom. All of the 119 rooms offer flat-screen TVs with basic cable, and blackout curtains ensuring a good night’s sleep. Wakeup calls are available upon request.