Cheap hotels in New York
Are there cheap hotels in New York? Yes, there are cheap hotels in New York, but you get what you pay for. The price of a hotel in New York depends on the location, the moment of booking, and the travel season. A nice and beautiful hotel for a good price is rare, but it can be found.
The term ‘cheap’ is also relative, especially when it comes to New York. A cheap rate in New York can be very expensive in another city. In addition, the Big Apple does not have a high or a low season, as it is one of the most visited cities in the world. Rates usually drop in February and March, but it is always good to be on the lookout for offers from websites like Booking.com.
- 1 Cheap hotels in Manhattan
- 2 Cheap hotels in Long Island City, Queens
- 3 Cheap hotels in Brooklyn
Cheap hotels in Manhattan
I always recommend staying in Manhattan, especially if it’s your first trip to New York. You are close to the most major attractions, you can easily take the subway or grab a cab, and you are in the heart of New York.
The Pod Hotels
The Pod Hotels in Manhattan have excellent locations in the city. You are close to major attractions such as Times Square, Empire State Building and Central Park. The hotel rooms are not very big, but offer everything you need. In the Pod Hotel bar you can end your New York day with a drink.
MOXY NYC has several hotels spread across Manhattan. This New York accommodation offers rooms for both two and four people. This makes MOXY NYC a nice hotel for a group trip to New York, for people who don’t mind staying in a compact room. MOXY NYC’s locations are close to famous landmarks such as One World Trade Center and the Flatiron Building. The hotels have a restaurant, bar, and gym. In addition to the amenities that multiple hotels have, MOXY NYC has a hairdresser and there’s even a tattoo artist in some hotels.
Hotel Five44 is a small but comfortable hotel in Midtown Manhattan. The hotel offers good value rooms spread over four floors. There’s no elevator. However, by New York standards the rooms are large and there even is a kitchenette. Hotel Five44 is located in Hell’s Kitchen, a safe neighbourhood with many bars and restaurants, and only a few minutes walk from Times Square.
Night Hotel Broadway
Night Hotel Broadway is located on the Upper West Side, close to Central Park. In addition to being near Central Park, the hotel is also just two subway stops from the American Museum of Natural History. The rooms, including rooms for four people, are comfortably and spaciously furnished.
The Hotel at Fifth Avenue
The Hotel at Fifth Avenue is located in a beautiful building on one of the most expensive shopping streets in the world. The hotel offers rooms with classic furniture and decorations. There is a gym and business center open 24 hours a day. The Hotel at Fifth Avenue is just a four-minute walk from the Empire State Building.
West Side YMCA
YMCA is a well-known chain of hostels in New York City. The West Side YMCA is located on the Upper West Side, just 50 metres from Central Park and a five-minute walk from Columbus Circle. The hostel has both private and shared rooms. The rooms are soundproofed and air-conditioned. The hostel also has a gym with a sauna, steam room, and two indoor pools.
Cheap hotels in Long Island City, Queens
A good choice for those who want to save money but don’t want to sacrifice comfort is to stay in Long Island City, in Queens. This area is changing rapidly and is becoming more and more popular. As a result, this is a neighbourhood with many startup companies and art galleries. Your best bet is to find accommodation near a subway station so you can be in Manhattan within 15 minutes.
Sleep Inn is a simple, cheap hotel, with friendly staff and breakfast. There is a subway station within a five-minute walk from the hotel and from there you are just two stops away from Manhattan. If you are lucky, you’ll be in one of the rooms with a city view.
Best Western Plaza Hotel
The Best Western Plaza Hotel is located behind the Sleep Inn and offers good value for money. A subway station is 160 meters away for easy access to Manhattan. In addition to nice rooms for two people, the hotel also offers family rooms.
Microtel Inn by Wyndham
Another cheap hotel near the subway is Microtel Inn by Wyndham. The hotel is a three-minute walk from 39 Av – Dutch Kills subway station. From there you will be in Times Square in fifteen minutes. The decor of the rooms is warm and pleasant.
The LIC Hotel in Long Island City is just a three-minute walk from the subway which takes you to Central Park in twenty minutes. You can enjoy the view over the city from the roof terrace of the hotel. The rooms are clean and comfortable. You can also use the fitness room.
The Nesva Hotel is not close to only one metro station but to three. The rooms, which are also available for families, are compact, modern, and clean. A room above the fourth floor has a view of the New York City skyline. It is also possible to have breakfast at the hotel.
Cheap hotels in Brooklyn
Brooklyn is a trendy borough in New York and it has long ceased to be a cheap place. Every day its popularity is growing and there is a huge variety of shops, restaurants and art galleries. The Brooklyn borough is very large and it can take a long time to get to Manhattan depending on where in Brooklyn you stay. Here are some suggestions for hotels in Brooklyn:
Quality Inn near Sunset Park
Quality Inn near Sunset Park is a very basic and affordable hotel on a busy Brooklyn Street. The hotel is a five-minute walk from the subway and two blocks away is Sunset Park, a nice place to stroll during the day. The rooms are standard and have very simple decor. Some rooms are suitable for four people.
The Aloft Brooklyn hotel is not only close to the subway, but also about a ten-minute walk from the Brooklyn Bridge. It is a slightly more elegant hotel than the rest of the options listed. There is a restaurant for dinner, a rooftop bar, an indoor pool, and a gym.