Okay, my last New York hotel... it is actually in New Jersey across the Hudson. This is my first (and last) stay at a Howard Johnson's or as they insist on calling it... the HOJO!
Oh my gosh... Note to self. NEVER travel to New York on Thanksgiving weekend. IT WAS PACKED! Good Lord, the city was bursting at the seams and anywhere there were easily a few hours wait. So I hopped on a hop on hop off tour bus and spent the whole day happily driving around observing the chaos, only getting off to change busses or to catch the Staten Island Ferry.