PHOTO: The Marlton

7 Downtown Hotels That Are Surprisingly Affordable

Jessica Colley Clarke | April 06, 2017

Many people are probably under the impression that in order to get a good deal on a New York hotel room, you'll need to stay far, far away from Downtown Manhattan. While distance does generally equal value, there is an exception to every rule. These properties offer surprisingly affordable rooms, often next door to hotels that are charging double (or even triple) for similar amounts of space. Here are some great cheap hotels in downtown NYC.


Ace Hotel

Why it made the list

This property may be known more for its enormous suites (with equally enormous price tags to match), but the Ace Hotel has rooms of all sizes—including bunk rooms. With twin bunk beds and a private bathroom, these rooms are tight on space, but the quality and style is still Ace all the way.

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Washington Square Hotel

Why it made the list

One of the best deals Downtown is also in an incredibly convenient location, steps from both Washington Square Park and the West 4th subway stop (just be sure to book ahead—this hotel fills quickly). The historic property has an old-world feel with Art Deco touches in the decor.

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The Marlton

Why it made the list

Located just north of Washington Square Park, this property from hotelier Sean MacPherson offers small rooms that are big on style. Thoughtful details such as herringbone wood floors and marble bathrooms give rooms a luxurious feeling. With its fireplace and cozy couches, the lobby is also a lovely place to relax.

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Riff Chelsea

Why it made the list

Set in a four-story walk-up building that used to be the Chelsea Star (where Madonna was once a frequent guest), this modern hotel offers affordable rooms with style. Rooms are bold with lots of stripes and geometric patterns. They also have a comfy garden space with lots of lounge furniture, which is a nice little added bonus feature.

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The Jane

Why it made the list

The West Village is home to some of the priciest real estate in New York, but there's still an affordable place to stay among all those million dollar townhouses, and it's at the Jane. Dating back to the early 20th century, this property is full of character and is a great pick for guests who don’t mind sacrificing space (tiny rooms resemble ship cabins and shared bathrooms are in the hallway).

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The Cosmopolitan Hotel

Why it made the list

Dating back to 1838, this hotel is inconspicuously located on a scenic corner in Tribeca. While other boutique hotels in the neighborhood charge high, eye-watering rates that will make you question if you booked one room or twelve, this landmark property still offers pretty good deals. Random fact: it's rumored that Abraham Lincoln once stayed here.

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