New York: The city that never sleeps! Even though this is true, it doesn’t mean YOU can’t… The metropolis has so many incredibly great hotels on offer that it would be a shame if you don’t take advantage of their many fluffy beds, fantastic service and delicious food served in them. However, I do admit, it can be pain to find a really good hotel in or close to the centre, without spending your complete savings on them.
Best Affordable Hotels in New York
So what are your options here? You don’t want to stay in a cheap hostel with bad service. It would be nice to have a little bit of luxury and keep some money on your credit card at the same time. I have looked around and came up with 10 fantastic hotels in the centre on New York, or in the surrounding trendy suburbs. I hope this will make it easier next time you’re looking for the perfect place to stay. The hotels vary in their unique style and range from around €100 – 150 per night, but it also makes a big difference what day of the week you stay, so make sure t pick your ideal and cheapest date! So let’s have a look:
Hotel Indigo Brooklyn – The Artsy Place
The first hotel I would like to introduce you to is the Indigo in trendy Fort Greene, Brooklyn and a real bargain. Its pure and modern design mixed with art deco gives it a fresh ambient and is the perfect place if you’re looking to explore the hipster neighbourhood of this high rising suburb of New York. The affordable hotel fits right into the artsy area and you’ll be delighted to see many galleries and alternative restaurants surrounding. You can find signed artwork as well as furniture in the hotel, which provides the hotel will this individual character. My favourite thing: You have a great view across Brooklyn and the Hudson River from the hotel’s balcony.
Lefferts Manor Bed & Breakfast – Home Away from Home
This amazing 3-star bed and breakfast can be found close to Prospect Park and the Botanic Gardens. From only €107 per night you can reside in their brightly designed rooms. Some rooms are equipped with a full kitchen, if you prefer to sort out your own food. Rummage in the hotel’s own library and enjoy your stay in this spacious and tidy manor hotel in the middle of the city…
Seton – Pompous Chic
Location, location, location! This hotel is not only perfectly situated only 2 minutes from Grand Central Station and therefore in the very heart of NYC, it also convinces with it’s chic design and pompous furniture in the rooms. Great plus about this hotel, kids under 16 years of age stay for free! The staff is very friendly, which isn’t always easy to find in New York and this will make your stay even better!
The Pod – Quirky Low Budget
The Pod is a great option when you look for a low budget hotel right in the centre of Manhattan, only a couple of blocks from Central Park. It is a mixture of a hostel and hotel, but even the bunk beds are comfy and the rooms really spacious. It is a great place to meet people and make new friends. So if you’re looking for a modern and clean place to stay with your backpack, then The Pod is the right choice!
Four Points by Sheraton Midtown – Times Square
This 3.5-star property in NYC is located within walking distance to Times Square, so will save yourself a lot of time by walking to the main sights. It’s the perfect choice if you plan to go to the theatres or are looking forward to a shopping trip to New York. Try to fit in a Wednesday stay, because the chef offers free hores d’oevre at 5pm in the restaurant :D
Park Central – Between Green & the City
What a view! From this brilliant 4-star hotel you can enjoy the proximity to Central Park but at the same time overlooking the busy streets of Manhattan! Luxuriously designed rooms help to make this stay as comfy as possible and the ones that simply just cannot sit still can use the 24-hour gym. The hotel is huge and well organized with concierges, tourist desks, a business centre and even tech support. This one leaves no wish unfulfilled!
Pod 39 – See the Colours!
Oh this is one of my favourites!! The colour scheme of this hotel make you happy from the from the second you enter it. Your hotel stay here will create a big part of your New York experience on its own. You can choose between private rooms and shared bedrooms, which are all held in this super modern style. Located in Midtown, this hotel makes it easy to reach all the main attractions! So sit down at this bar and enjoy a colourful drink!
Z New York – A Room with a View
From this amazing hotel in Long Island City you will have an unforgettable view across Manhattan, especially at night. Make sure you take the time and relax up there with a drink and watch the sun set over this incredible metropolis. All rooms are held in a quirky but stylish design, which gives this hotel such a very contemporary atmosphere. Great about this price, breakfast is also included!
Ace New York City – Industrial Design
Next to the Empire State building you find the Ace New York City hotel. It created a unique character due to its industrial design held in black and wooden colours. A mix that works extremely well if you ask me! The hotel offers events on the weekend and the very attentive staff will make sure to fulfill every wish you have. From the hotel you are also within walking distance of the High Line, the former train tracks that have been turned into a lovely path for walkers, runners and cyclists!
Q4 – Royal in Queens
This budget hostel is located in Queens and a great choice if you are looking for this little amount of extra service. The staff really makes an effort to help you planning your day in New York. Below you can see a list of museums that are free on specific days. The subway into Manhattan is just next to the hotel, so you won’t waste much time getting to the main sights.
Hope you enjoyed my list of the best affordable hotels in New York and that I could give you some useful advice for planning your trip over. If you know of any other hidden gems let me know and comment below!