New York City Choice Hotels

by Santorini Dave • Updated: February 3, 2019

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The 12 Best Choice Hotels in NYC

Choice Hotels is a collection of good-value lodging options, primarily in the budget to moderate price range. The brands in this group include: Ascend Hotel Collection, Cambria Hotels, Comfort, Sleep Inn, Quality Inn, Clarion Hotels, Extended Stay, Suburban Extended Stay Hotel, WoodSpring Suites, Econo Lodge, Rodeway Inn, and Vacation Rentals by Choice Hotels. If you’re looking for a dependable and cheap place to stay in New York City these hotels are often a great (if unexciting) choice.

Cambria Choice Hotel in Manhattan, New York City

The rooftop lounge at the Cambria Hotel Chelsea in New York City

1. CAMBRIA HOTEL NEW YORK – CHELSEA

Surrounded by restaurants and theaters, this reasonably-priced boutique hotel is located steps (2 minutes) from the 28th Street Station and a 6-minute walk to Penn Station. Rooms include refrigerators, microwaves, and tea/coffee makers, and accessible rooms are available. The rooftop lounge serves drinks, and a fitness center is on-site.

2. CAMBRIA HOTEL NEW YORK – TIMES SQUARE

Boutique hotel located a quarter-mile from Times Square (5-minute walk), Rockefeller Center (6-minute walk), and Grand Central Station (12-minute walk). On-site facilities include a 24/7 fitness center, a business center, a lobby lounge, and a restaurant, and all rooms include refrigerators and tea/coffee makers.

3. COMFORT INN TIMES SQUARE WEST

Economy hotel with free hot breakfast daily within 3 blocks of Times Square (8-minute walk). Located within walking distance to theaters and dozens of restaurants. Rooms feature coffee makers, refrigerators, and ironing facilities.

4. COMFORT INN MIDTOWN WEST

Budget hotel located a 6-minute walk to the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum and a 13-minute walk (0.6 miles) to Times Square. Free hot breakfast is served daily, and rooms include a desk, a coffee maker, and ironing facilities.

5. THE PAUL, AN ASCEND HOTEL COLLECTION MEMBER

Steps from the 28 St. Broadway Station (2 minutes) and a 7-minute walk to the Empire State Building, this economy hotel is also within blocks of restaurants, bars, and shops. Rooms have refrigerators, coffee makers, and safes, and both a rooftop bar and a restaurant are on-site.

6. THE SOLITA SOHO HOTEL, AN ASCEND HOTEL COLLECTION MEMBER

Budget hotel steps to the restaurants, bars, and shopping of Little Italy (2-minute walk), Chinatown (9-minute walk), and SoHo (8-minute walk). Rooms include pillow-top mattresses, dual shower heads, safes, tea/coffee makers, and hair dryers, and the Canal Street Station is a 4-minute walk away.

7. GEM HOTEL – CHELSEA, AN ASCEND HOTEL COLLECTION MEMBER

Boutique hotel featuring an on-site bar, outdoor terrace, and fitness center with bathrobes and iPod docking stations in each guest room. Concierge services are available 24/7, and numerous restaurants and the 23rd Street Station (2-minute walk) are within walking distance.

8. GOWANUS INN & YARD, AN ASCEND HOTEL COLLECTION MEMBER

Steps from Union St. Station (1 minute) and a 17-minute walk to Prospect Park, this boutique hotel is also within walking distance of many restaurants, bars, and craft breweries. Manhattan is 10 minutes away by train. Room amenities include local coffee, designer toiletries, and premium linens.

9. UNION HOTEL, AN ASCEND HOTEL COLLECTION MEMBER

Modern budget hotel located 2 blocks from Union St. Station (3-minute walk) and a 13-minute walk to the Barclays Center. Rooms include premium linens, iPod docking stations, and tea/coffee makers. Numerous restaurants, cafes, and bars are on the surrounding blocks, and Manhattan is 10 minutes away by train.

10. CLARION HOTEL PARK AVENUE

Walk to the Empire State Building (9 minutes), Madison Square Park (7 minutes), the Gramercy Theatre (8 minutes), and several subway stations in less than 10 minutes from this budget hotel. Free continental breakfast is served daily, and rooms feature desks, coffee makers, and hair dryers.

11. INSIGNIA HOTEL, AN ASCEND HOTEL COLLECTION MEMBER

Budget hotel located a 2-minute walk from the 8th Avenue Station and 30 minutes to Manhattan by train. Soundproofed rooms include Keurig coffee makers and USB charging ports, and a free breakfast is provided daily. Secure onsite parking is available for a fee.

12. COMFORT INN & SUITES LAGUARDIA AIRPORT

This budget hotel offers free transportation to LaGuardia Airport (10-minute drive), free on-site parking, and a fitness center, and a free hot breakfast is available daily. Rooms include desks, coffee makers, and refrigerators, and Midtown Manhattan is less than 15 minutes away by car.

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