Haha Bill! Yes I know, $$$. The recommendation is actually for a friend of mine that will be visiting NYC with her daughter (2 adults). They are going to go all the usual touristy stuff. Looking for an INexpensive, clean hotel in a convenient, safe area. Preferably Time Square/Midtown. Is there such a thing for UNDER $200?
The only place I have stayed is at the Marriot Marquis, which for her dates is $300 something.