I work as a Financial Advisor in Scottsdale AZ. I work for a big 5 financial institution.
I am originally from Scarsdale NY. Many of my clients are in the NY area so I travel back to NY 3-4 times a year, staying around 3 days at a time in NYC.
I prefer a place that is close to the subway. My favorite neighborhoods in the City are the UWS and LES.
I am a little tired of paying $350/night for hotel rooms in manhattan when all I do is sleep there and otherwise spend little time there. Most of my budget comes out of pocket so I make an effort to stretch my dollar when I can.
As someone who grew up in NY I am familiar to the area, I just need a place to crash when my day of meetings are over.