Visiting New York City is a many travellers’ dream, but that desire to be a part of it all doesn’t come cheap. With the average price of a hotel room in New York City sitting around $300 per night, splurging on luxury accommodations could mean compromising on some of the things that make a trip to New York City everything it’s meant to be. Going to a Broadway show, dining at a nice restaurant, visiting the city’s museums — that’s what New York City is about.
If you want to wake up in the city that never sleeps and still have some cash in your pocket to enjoy the sights, sounds and tastes, check out one of the following budget hotels in New York City:
Pod hotels in New York are the latest trend, their minimalist rooms allowing visitors to maximize a travel budget. Rooms at Pod 39 start at $120 per night and put you within walking distance of Central Park, the Empire State Building and the Guggenheim Museum.
The Broadway Hotel in Manhattan is a modern hotel and hostel whose rooms start at $35 per night. The Broadway has branded itself a boutique hotel and treats those staying in private rooms to LCD televisions, iPod docking stations and private baths. The hotel offers complimentary Wi-Fi, a business centre and limousine service for its guests.
This Midtown hotel offers a great location for travellers who want to do some shopping. The hotel is close to Macy’s in the city, as well as to Madison Square Gardens. The Ace Hotel has a great restaurant where you can grab a bite to eat or a drink before going out for a night on the town. Its 280 rooms start at $119 per night.
The Edison is a beautiful hotel with plush couches and colourful mosaics lining its lobby. With rooms from $140 per night, even the cheapest rooms are comfortable and of decent size. Every Tuesday and Friday, guests can enjoy live entertainment and complimentary wine at 5:00 p.m. The Edison Hotel is a great place to unwind after a day exploring the Big Apple.
NU Hotel in Brooklyn
If you’re looking for an environmentally friendly hotel to reduce your carbon footprint, this is the place for you. The NU Hotel is fitted with furniture made of recycled wood and offers free bicycle rentals for guests. For just $170 per night, you will be at the heart of Brooklyn’s music, culture and up-and-coming arts scene.
The Hotel Indigo is in Manhattan’s Chelsea Flower District and has an inviting design to match. The rooms are spacious and offer designer toiletries and bathrobes, which means you’ll be able to make yourself at home on arrival. This hotel offers excellent value for money — a concierge service, childcare, a 24-hour fitness centre and a rooftop terrace, all for just $133 per night.
Accommodations in New York City are notoriously expensive. But with a little extra effort and some judicious compromises along the way to maximize your budget, you can find a comfortable place to sleep for less than you might have thought.