Although finding a cheap hotel in New York isn’t hard, finding one that is comfortable as well as cheap is the challenge. Here are a precious few gems that make you wonder if you’ve read their rates right since they have so much to offer for so little!
Tempting to think the newly renovated Hotel 31 is going to cost a pretty penny, so prepare for a pleasant surprise when you see the rates at this eclectic but charming 8-story hotel on East 31st Street. Metro stops are just a block away on Park Avenue and the neighborhood restaurants range from natural foods to sushi to barbeque. Although it’s in the heart of NYC, the 60 air conditioned private rooms are remarkably quiet and the twenty-four hour concierge heads a multi-lingual staff that strives to make you feel right at home. With free Wi-Fi, hot showers and daily maid service, you’ll give yourself a pat on for finding this gem!
Former guests of the Sohotel rave about the cool accommodations they found while visiting New York, but rarely confess to how little it costs! They just mention how they found a cute little hotel with sparkling clean rooms smack in the middle of Manhattan’s ethnic hodgepodge in Little Italy near the Lower East Side, the Soho district and China Town. They talk about the great advice they got from the twenty-four hour concierge about nearby boutiques, cafes, restaurants and clubs that deliver the authentic New York City experience. With three major public transportation hubs in the neighborhood, guests can easily get themselves around the city.
Sweet and simple is the best way to describe the incredibly affordable rooms at this Upper West Side Manhattan hostel. You can’t beat the location; you’re on a tree-lined street in an academic neighborhood between the Hudson River and Central Park and Broadway’s just around the corner. The tidy rooms have all the basics including fresh towels delivered daily by their friendly staff and a clean shared bathroom. In easy walking distance you’ll find interesting dining choices ranging from New York bagels to organic groceries with some stylish clubs and pubs along the way.
Chelsea Star Hotel
This newly renovated hostel gives you a cheap and comfy place to catch some zzzzs when you’re exhausted from soaking in the delights of New York City. Take a short walk to Penn Station on 34th Street to grab the subway or stroll over to Chelsea Park or Times Square. The helpful staff happily directs you to nearby hot spots and clues you in on events at Madison Square Garden across the street. The air conditioned dorm rooms come with free linens and clean shared bathrooms where you can get hot showers twenty-four hours day, as well as laundry service and complementary Wi-Fi.
Days Inn – JFK Airport
Join the budget conscious jet setters at this travelers’ hotel with a free Airport Shuttle, making it an obvious choice for early departures and late arrivals at JFK International. Indulge in a free continental breakfast or use the self-catering facilities to whip up your favorite road food. If you have to get some work done, the free high speed wireless in the lobby and the business center will be a godsend. Also note that handicapped visitors can reserve wheel chair accessible rooms. Hang out in the lounge area while you use the washing machines to catch up on laundry and stock up on vending machine snacks.
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