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10 New York Hotels That Are a Serious Bargain

Jessica Colley Clarke | April 04, 2017

New York is notorious for expensive hotel rooms that are small on space. While unfortunately, this is almost always the case, there are some exceptions that offer good value, extra amenities, and even a bit of breathing room. These are the best cheap hotels in NYC.



Why it made the list

The small-but-smart trend continues at Yotel, a Midtown property with clever, cozy cabins (including options for families with extra bunk beds). This hotel has great views of the skyscrapers in Midtown and a large rooftop with a cocktail bar.

Look beyond the gimmicks (a luggage-storing robot, a futuris Read More


Pod 51

Why it made the list

Another pod hotel is found on East 51st Street and offers the same amenities as its sister property, including free Wi-Fi. This location also has a seasonal outdoor garden, providing an extra space to relax outside of your pod.

If cramped quarters don’t bother you, this is one of t Read More


Pod 39

Why it made the list

As the name implies, this hotel on East 39th Street offers pod-sized rooms with great technology and clever storage. From single rooms for solo travelers to bunk rooms for groups of friends, this is one of Manhattan’s best deals.

This cheap and cheerful sibling of the Pod Hotel on 51st Str Read More


La Quinta Inn Manhattan

Why it made the list

An incredible deal for the heart of Midtown, this chain property offers affordable rooms and one of the neighborhood’s most scenic rooftop bars (seriously), with outstanding views of the Empire State Building. Value-added extras include free breakfast and free Wi-Fi.

Smack in the middle of Koreatown and close to Penn Station, Read More


Hotel Le Jolie

Why it made the list

Located in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, this boutique hotel not only offers affordable prices, but also has extras not commonly found in Manhattan, such as free breakfast and limited complimentary parking. Landmarks in Brooklyn and Manhattan are easily reached via the subway.

This no-frills favorite has excellent service and is conveni Read More


Hotel Beacon

Why it made the list

One of New York’s quieter neighborhoods is the leafy Upper West Side, flanking Central Park. Guests seeking space will be very comfortable at this hotel, known for its large rooms and suites, all of which come with a stocked kitchenette.

A neighborhood favorite for a reason, this Upper West Side h Read More


Aloft Harlem

Why it made the list

Located north of Central Park, the uptown neighborhood of Harlem is easily connected to other parts of Manhattan via both express and local subway trains. This modern hotel is a quick walk from express trains at 125th Street and offers good access to the neighborhood’s restaurants, bars, and music venues.

An attractively priced option in an increasingly popular are Read More


Citizen M

Why it made the list

Times Square is dense with hotels, but it may surprise visitors to learn that there are bargains to be found in the area--if you know where to look. This minimalist hotel doesn’t offer tons of space or a long list of luxurious extras, but the basics are done well: comfy beds, rain showers, and free Wi-Fi.

A stylish property with a refreshing attitude in Midtown Man Read More


The Boro Hotel

Why it made the list

Location is often a determining factor in finding a bargain in New York. Travelers that are willing to stay off-the-beaten-path and use the subway will be drawn to boroughs outside of Manhattan, such as Queens. The Boro Hotel is in Long Island City and offers space, contemporary style, and skyline views for a lower price.

The boroughs beyond Manhattan beckon for space and views. Th Read More


The Jane

Why it made the list

Bargains in the West Village are extremely hard to come by, but this boutique property offers incredible value. The rooms are pod-style—think boat cabin—and shared bathrooms are in the hallway, but for guests that are more interested in location than space, The Jane is a solid pick.

To some, The Jane is impossibly chic; to others, the rooms a Read More

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