The Best Cheap Hotels in NYC

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Updated: October 24, 2020

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The 19 Best Budget Hotels in New York City

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Row NYC – Great affordable hotel steps from shows, shopping, and Times Square.

1. HI NYC Hostel – Budget

Nestled in the Upper West Side, this affordable hostel is located in a historic building just a 2-minute walk (0.1 mile) to the 103 Street subway station and an 8-minute walk (0.4 mile) to Central Park. In addition to mixed and female-only dormitory rooms with shared bathrooms, amenities include an outdoor patio, cafe, theater room, spacious lounge area, game room with billiards, and a large communal kitchen.

2. Blue Moon Boutique Hostel & Hotel – Budget

A few short blocks from SoHo (17-minute walk, 0.8 mile), Chinatown (13-minute walk, 0.6 mile), and Little Italy (10-minute walk, 0.5 mile), this cozy hotel features private rooms with ensuite bathrooms and refrigerators, and dorm-style rooms with shared bathrooms. A cafe and 24-hour front desk are onsite, and the Delancey Street subway station is a 2-minute walk away (0.1 mile).

3. Americana Inn – Budget

Budget hotel located a 3-minute walk (0.2 mile) to Bryant Park, an 11-minute walk (0.5 mile) to Times Square, and within short walking distance of shopping, restaurants, and theaters. All rooms can utilize the shared bathrooms and communal kitchenettes on every floor, and the hotel has a 24-hour front desk and an elevator.

4. Hotel 31 – Budget

Budget hotel located 10 minutes on foot (0.5 mile) to the Empire State Building, 10 minutes (0.5 mile) to Madison Square Park, and steps to numerous restaurants and bars. Some rooms have shared bathrooms; Deluxe rooms, some with views of the Empire State Building, feature private bathrooms and coffee makers.

5. Travel Inn – Midtown Manhattan – Budget

Economy hotel located an 8-minute walk (0.4 mile) to the Javits Center, a 7-minute walk (0.3 mile) to the Hudson River waterfront, and a 14-minute walk (0.6 mile) to Times Square. The hotel features an outdoor pool and 24-hour room service from a nearby restaurant, and all guest rooms have private bathrooms, desks, refrigerators, and microwaves.

6. Row NYC at Times Square – Budget/Moderate

Recently renovated, this centrally located hotel is steps to a huge range of shops, restaurants, and attractions, including the Majestic Theatre (next door) and Times Square (4-minute walk, 0.2 mile). Amenities include a modern fitness center, cafe and bar, gourmet food hall, filtered water stations, and concierge service. Rooms have blackout curtains, ironing facilities, and colorful wall art.

7. The French Quarters – Moderate

New Orleans-inspired accommodation offering a continental breakfast (complimentary), restaurant, and room service. All rooms have kitchens and desks, suites have two bedrooms and balconies. Within a 10-minute walk of numerous restaurants and theaters, the property is situated a 5-minute walk (0.3 mile) from Times Square and a 6-minute walk (0.3 mile) from the Port Authority bus terminal.

8. East Village Hotel – Moderate

Surrounded by the restaurants and bars of the East Village, this boutique accommodation features studio-style rooms with fully equipped kitchens (including dishwashers), brick walls, funky artwork, and daily housekeeping. A cafe is on the ground floor, and the hotel is a 5-minute walk (0.2 mile) to Tompkins Square Park and a short walk to several subway stations.

9. EVEN Hotel Brooklyn – Moderate

This wellness-oriented hotel features a restaurant, bar, modern fitness center, and on-site parking (fee applies). In-room amenities include yoga mats, standing desks, and eucalyptus-infused linens. The hotel is located a 6-minute walk (0.3 mile) to Atlantic Terminal and the Atlantic Terminal Mall, a 9-minute walk (0.4 mile) to the Barclays Center, and a 10-minute walk (0.4 mile) to Fort Greene Park.

10. Hampton Inn Manhattan/Downtown – Moderate

No-frills hotel with a free breakfast buffet (including make-your-own waffles), business center, and fitness center. Some rooms feature balconies and sofa beds. Located a 3-minute walk (0.2 mile) to Battery Park, a 4-minute walk (0.2 mile) to Wall Street’s Charging Bull statue, and under 5 minutes to the Whitehall St subway (2-minute walk, 0.1 mile) and the Staten Island Ferry Terminal (3-minute walk, 0.2 mile). Valet parking is available for a fee.

11. Chelsea Inn – Moderate

Surrounded by shops and restaurants, this value-priced hotel has rooms for up to 3 guests with either private or shared bathrooms. The hotel is a 5-minute walk (0.2 mile) to 14th Street Station, a 5-minute walk (0.2 mile) to Union Square Park, and an 8-minute walk (0.4 miles) to the Flatiron Building.

12. Holiday Inn Lower East Side – Moderate

This mid-range hotel has a gym, business center, and restaurant, and guest rooms feature desks, coffee makers, closets, and private bathrooms with bathtubs. The hotel is within walking distance of the shops and restaurants of SoHo, a 3-minute walk (0.1 mile) to the Delancey Street subway station, and an 8-minute walk (0.4 mile) to Katz’s Delicatessen.

13. Hilton Garden Inn Times Square Central – Moderate

Steps from Bryant Park (2-minute walk, 0.1 mile) and Times Square (2-minute walk, 0.1 mile), this mid-range hotel is surrounded by shops and restaurants and sits a 10-minute walk (0.5 mile) from Grand Central Station and a 12-minute walk (0.6 mile) from Rockefeller Center. Hotel amenities include a 24-hour sundry shop, gym, lobby bar, and restaurant; rooms feature refrigerators, microwaves, coffee makers, and desks.

14. Empire Hotel – Moderate

Steps to the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts (1-minute walk, 270 feet) and Central Park (4-minute walk, 0.2 mile), this landmark hotel offers a rooftop pool and bar, lobby bar, restaurant, on-site parking (fee applies), and fitness center, plus minibars and sleek private bathrooms in every room. The hotel is located a 5-minute walk (0.2 mile) to Columbus Circle and an 11-minute walk (0.6 mile) to Carnegie Hall.

15. La Quinta Inn & Suites New York City Central Park – Moderate

Close to Central Park and the 72th Street subway station (3-minute walk, 0.1 mile), this good-value hotel is located a 10-minute walk (0.5 mile) from the American Museum of Natural History and a 10-minute walk (0.5 mile) from the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. Free continental breakfast is served daily, and guest rooms feature coffee makers and ironing facilities.

16. citizenM New York Times Square – Moderate

Modern hotel with a 24-hour lobby cafe and bar, gym, terrace, rooftop bar, and comfy lobby lounge with iMac computers. Room amenities include lights and temperature control via an in-room tablet device, rain showers, and oversized king beds. The hotel is a 5-minute walk (0.2 mile) to Times Square, a 10-minute walk (0.4 mile) to Rockefeller Center, and a 12-minute walk (0.6 mile) to the The Museum of Modern Art.

17. Freehand New York – Moderate

Trendy boutique hotel with a mix of modern and vintage decor, a sleek fitness center, games room, communal kitchen, self-service laundry room, and several onsite dining options, including the rooftop Broken Shaker bar. Guest rooms feature a variety of bedding configurations (some with bunk beds). Located a 5-minute walk (0.2 mile) to Madison Square Park and a 17-minute walk (0.8 mile) to the Empire State Building.

18. The Frederick Hotel – Moderate

Hip Tribeca hotel with an all-day restaurant, fitness room, and valet parking for a fee situated a 7-minute walk (0.3 mile) from the One World Observatory, an 11-minute walk (0.5 mile) from the 9/11 Memorial, and a 17-minute walk (0.8 mile) from Chinatown. Every guest room features Frette linens, desks, designer toiletries, and mid-century modern decor; some rooms have sofa beds.

19. The Standard – East Village – Moderate

Sleek boutique hotel located an 8-minute walk (0.4 mile) to Washington Square Park and within walking distance of the restaurants, bars, and shops in SoHo (20-minute walk, 1 mile) and Greenwich Village (17-minute walk, 0.8 mile). Hotel amenities include several dining options, access to a gym across the street, and free bicycles for guest use. Rooms come with sweeping city views, deep-soaking bathtubs, bathrobes, bluetooth speakers, and minibars.

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