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6 Cheap Hotels With a Ton of Style

Jessica Colley Clarke | April 04, 2017

A cheap price tag is often a warning sign: Style is being exchanged for affordability. Yet, there are a few surprises throughout New York that manage to offer both, from properties with historic character to those with a more contemporary style. These are the best boutqiue hotels in NYC.



Why it made the list

For guests that equate character with contemporary design, Yotel is a solid, affordable pick. Cabins are small on space but sleek and include floor-to-ceiling windows. This hotel is also home to one of the largest rooftop balconies in New York City.

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Urban Cowboy B&B

Why it made the list

This Brooklyn bed and breakfast is set in a charming townhouse. It is full of historic character, from the fireplace and wide plank wooden floors of the common living room, to the red brick walls and exposed wood-beam ceilings of the guest rooms.

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Riff Chelsea

Why it made the list

The Downtown party scene and rock stars are the inspiration for this affordable hotel. Once the Chelsea Star—where Madonna was a frequent guest in the ‘80s—this renovated property has bold design with geometric patterns and striped bedding. One thing to note: There is no elevator in this four-story walk-up building.

Formerly the Chelsea Star, this hotel has a rich music histo Read More


Pod 51

Why it made the list

Clean lines, wall-mounted TVs, and open closets all give the illusion of more space within the pods at this trendy hotel. The style is minimal with pops of color, and in-pod bathrooms have cool subway-style white tiles--even the bunk pods feel polished.

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


Pod 39

Why it made the list

A prime example of the possibilities that can be found within the pod trend, this hotel offers lots of style for a small price tag. Clever uses of space and storage (plus, a focus on technology) make these pods surprisingly comfortable. The ground floor restaurant, Salvation Taco, provides another sleek place to kick back.

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


The Jane

Why it made the list

One of the best value deals in Manhattan (and that’s even before you consider the excellent West Village location), this historic hotel is full of character. Construction began on the landmark building in 1906 and many early 20th-century details remain exactly the same, especially in the old-world lobby. Make sure to imbibe at the bar--it's full of fun vintage furniture.

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

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