Where To Stay When Visiting New York for US Open 2016
The best location for lodging is in Midtown East (or West but that is tad further). This would be roughly between 34th-68th Streets and 2nd-8th Avenues. You want to be as close to an E or F subway station. The fastest way to the Open is to take the E or F to Jackson Heights-Roosevelt Ave and switch to the 7. NYC Subway Map Link
Lodging Type and Discounts
There are tons of great hotels in NYC and the ones I've listed below are recommended based on price and location. Another option is Airbnb if you want to save money. There are places to stay for a fraction of the cost of a hotel- in addition using this link will get you $25 off a reservation. For specific, customized advice on finding the best lodging for your needs check out my travel plans.
Last year, the Westin, the official US Open sponsor hotel, offered a package deal for guests attending the US Open. It included a complimentary upgrade and some US Open souvenirs and gift cards. They have not announced anything yet for this year but it may be worth checking. The price was around $400. Some more affordable lodging can be found at other hotels (recommendations listed below).