Cheap Hotels in New York City
While cheap hotels may not have the same cache as high-end luxury resorts, they do exist in New York City and can be just as comfortable. You can find these affordable accommodations across the city’s many cool neighborhoods. From hip boutique hotels in Manhattan to lofty converted industrial buildings in Brooklyn, you’ll find a great place to sleep that won’t break the bank.
You can also save by booking directly with a hotel, particularly big brands that offer loyalty programs. The biggest savings are often found on advance, non-refundable rates.
For budget travelers, a room in a good location in Midtown Manhattan starts at around $150 (£120) per night. Consider staying at Carlton Arms, a boutique hotel with just 54 rooms, where you’ll get personalized service and homey facilities. Rooms have either shared or private baths, and you can choose from a variety of sizes including a suite. The Pod 51 is another affordable hotel in Times Square, within walking distance of top attractions. Guests appreciate its quirky design, and the hotel’s staff are friendly.
Budget Traveler’s Guide: How to Find and Book Cheap Hotels
Those on business can stay in the Financial District, which is the home to Wall Street and many offices. Mr. C Seaport and the World Center Hotel are among the many cheap hotels in this area. Hotel prices are seasonally driven, so if you can, plan your trip during the cold months of January and February when rates are lower.
Pod NYC in Williamsburg is a trendy, modern option for guests on a tighter budget. This “micro” hotel is a hit with younger visitors, who enjoy the funky interiors and cleverly designed sleeping quarters. Hotel RL in the multi-cultural neighborhood of Bed-Stuy is another affordable option for guests with style and comfort, and its rooftop bar offers amazing views over Manhattan.