Cheap Hotels in New York

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

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.

Book a room in Pod 39 here
Book a room in Pod 51 here
Book a room in Pod Times Square here
Book a room in Pod Brooklyn here

Cheap Hotels in New York - Pod 51


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.

Book a room in MOXY NYC Times Square here
Book a room in MOXY NYC Lower East Side here
Book a room in MOXY NYC East Village here
Book a room in MOXY NYC Chelsea here
Book a room in MOXY NYC Downtown here

Cheap Hotels in New York - Moxy Times Square

Hotel Five44

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.

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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.

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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.

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Eric’s Tip: “If you are looking for a cheap option to stay, you could also book a hostel in New York. There are several options in Manhattan and outside of Manhattan. For example, you can sleep in a pod, or go socialise and meet new people. Hostels are often more affordable than hotel rooms.”

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.

Sonder The Dutch

A really nice and affordable hotel in Long Island City is Sonder The Dutch. There is a subway station within a five-minute walk from the hotel and from there you are just one stop away from Manhattan. If you are lucky, you’ll be in one of the rooms with a city view, or you can visit the rooftop to enjoy the views over Manhattan.

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TownePlace Suites by Marriott

TownePlace Suites by Marriott is another cheap hotel near the subway. The hotel is a five-minute walk from the 21 St-Queensbridge subway station, which can take you directly to Manhattan. All rooms have a kitchenette. You can book a room with a view of the Manhattan skyline.

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Wyndham Garden Long Island City

The Wyndham Garden Long Island City offers good value for money and is located nearby a subway station. From there you will be in Manhattan in fifteen minutes. The decor of the rooms is warm and pleasant.

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LIC Hotel

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.

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Cheap Hotels in New York - Hotels in Long Island City

Nesva Hotel

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.

Book a room in Nesva Hotel here

Feather Factory Hotel

The Feather Factory is a small and tidy hotel that has everything you need. There are two subway stations nearby. From the breakfast area, you can enjoy views of Manhattan.

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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.

Book a room in Quality Inn here

Aloft Brooklyn

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.

Book a room in Aloft Brooklyn here

Cheap Hotels in New York - Hotels in Brooklyn

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