The New York Giants won the Super Bowl and the heart of my oldest child. My brainwashing will finally be complete when I take him to a New York Giants home game this fall.
I remember going to home games (I grew up in Connecticut) and the excitement and ferocity with which Giants fans love and hate their team is best felt in the stands. The field is so much longer in person and the players are real people and everything is high fives and collective groans. My children will finally understand why I yell at our television so much.
Plus, Scott and I have each gone to New York City this year, but we have never gone as a family and the kids are starting to take it personally.
However, since the main event is the New York Giants and E’s godfather lives close to the stadium, we decided to stay in Jersey City near the Path so we can bring the kids to FAO Schwarz and the Empire State Building but also have easy access to the Sunday game. A new website, Room 77, for finding and booking hotels at the best (read: low) rates teamed up with Clever Girls Collective, and I was in the market for a nice hotel at a bargain rate so I decided to give it a whirl.
The prices are great. Not only did the site find good deals, Room 77 isn’t afraid to provide comparisons to all their competitors and even allows users to check out the other websites with a click of a button. I’m a bargain shopper who usually has to go to multiple websites to compare and contrast, but Room 77 does it all for me.
The hotels listed are all the ones our friend suggested in Jersey City and the reviews match up to his thoughts on the hotels, which allows me to feel comfortable for the next trip when I don’t have a friend in town to verify a good hotel. I need to be able to trust the ratings especially when traveling with children because staying in sleazy hotels or changing hotels isn’t fun.
I love that I can search for hotels with pools, free wifi, free parking, special rates, and a room with a view! And if I was traveling by myself or with Scott, the site would be perfect. However, there isn’t a way to let the search engine know that our small children will need a place to sleep so double beds or a small suite is necessary until I’ve chosen a specific hotel. I would like that to be a filter in the beginning or in the sidebar.
We are so excited for our trip I made a countdown calendar. I love New York City. I love subways and street vendors and city parks and pianos on the floor and building so tall I feel dizzy. But mostly I’m excited to watch my son see our favorite team live and surrounded by crazed fans. Like me.
GO BIG BLUE!
Never wonder whether you’ve gotten the best deal on your hotel room again. Check out Room 77 when planning your next travel adventure!
Disclaimer: I was selected for participation in this campaign as a member of Clever Girls Collective, and I was compensated.