There are tons of hotels in NYC to choose from, so really the first thing to consider when traveling here is where to stay. While many people think they can't afford to stay in the city near all of the attractions they'll want to see and things they want to do, that’s just not the case.
Lizz Riggs, editor of NYCTourist.com, says that "boutique hotels are a great choice when staying in NYC, because you get a more personal experience than chain hotels offer. Plus, with all the deals and packages that many of the boutique hotels in NYC have available, the price often winds up being about the same as it would in one of the big chains."
Boutique hotels are popping up all over Manhattan, Brooklyn, Jersey and everywhere in between, so it’s easy to stay in the best neighborhoods without spending thousands on a room. Luckily, many of these spots offer NYC hotel deals that make traveling more affordable as well. Many offer discounted rates when the room is booked online, or package deals that cater to museum lovers, romantic getaways or the sightseeing fanatics.
Near the Empire State Building: Hotel Wolcott
Hotel Wolcott NY gives guests the style and comfort of a fancy hotel, but cut out all the unnecessary extras so that they can offer such affordable rates. The hotel provides a complimentary breakfast each morning, preparing NYC Tourists for the long day that awaits them in Midtown Manhattan. Just blocks from the Empire State Building, NY Skyride and the Museum of Sex, for all those looking for an entertaining and unique thing to do on Valentine’s Day. Be sure to check out all the current New York City deals that save on many of the top attractions in the area like museums, Broadway shows and famous landmarks.
Near Penn Station: Chelsea Star Hotel
While the hotel boasts affordable rooms in a great neighborhood, don’t be fooled. Not every room in this hotel is affordable every day, but some really are. Check the calendar to find rooms as low as $47 a night at times, while other nights they can be as high as $400. It’s quite a stretch, so check out their rates for the dates you’ll be in NYC. There really isn’t a better place to spend a few nights in New York City though. The Chelsea Star Hotel is located near some of the top hotspots in the city like Penn Station, Greenwich Village and Times Square. It’s perfect for travelers who like a clean room to come home to after spending 18 hour days sightseeing, exploring and probably enjoying some cheap drinks and good times in the bars nearby.
Near Central Park: Morningside Inn
If Central Park is a must on the to-do list this time in NYC, and it should be, then this affordable hotel is a good option too. Rooms start around $75 a night, and they also offer rooms by the week. Get a MetroCard to ride the subway to get to all the places and attractions around town during the course of the trip. Luckily, Morningside Inn is conveniently located just a few blocks from several subway lines that make it easy to get all over town. This is one of the only hotels in NYC that also offers coin operated laundry machines in the basement, and it’s just $1 to wash or dry dirty clothes.
These hotels offer great prices year round, but many hotels are also offering NYC hotel deals that make staying in an upscale room more affordable than ever. Check out all the deals, savings and things to do in New York City to start planning your next trip.