In response to few requests for less expensive accommodations in New York, we have checked with all hotels in reasonable walking distance and found the following to offer less expensive rates.
Note: These are not official VLDB'98 hotels, no rooms have been reserved, offer no special discounts to our attendees, and the quoted rates are as of June 30, 1998 (no guarantees that the quoted rates will be in effect when you call for reservation).
Portland Square Hotel (145 rooms), +1-212-382-0600
132 W 47th Street, New York, NY 10036-1502
one single bed $85; one double bed $99; two single beds $109; plus taxes
Aladdin Hotel (200 rooms), +1-212-246-8580
317 W 45th Street, New York, NY 10036-3803
single room $75; double room $85; plus taxes