With some of the most expensive hotels in the world, New York City can be a pricey place for travelers to visit. Bargain hunters are often sorely disappointed by the lack of quality, affordable hotel options in the Big Apple. At TravelMag.com, we’ve done our best to research and select a number of great NYC hotels with low prices and high standards.
We’ve compared hotels all over Manhattan based on price, location and amenities. We paid special attention to the client evaluations each hotel received on various hotel review sites. The following are our top picks for the best value hotels in New York City.
Built in 1903, this historic hotel features beautiful design elements that harken back to the days of pre-war NYC. The hotel’s location in the Flatiron District offers proximity to Greenwich Village, NYU and the Empire State Building. On site, guests can visit the hotel café to pick up organic coffee and tea. Each room features free Wi-Fi, Frette Italian sheets, an in-room safe and a flat-screen TV.
Average rate: $149/ nightBook at Booking.com
This family-owned and operated boutique hotel is conveniently located in Koreatown within one block of the Empire State Building and three blocks of Madison Square Garden. A continental breakfast is free each morning in the on-site café. The hotel’s wine bar and lounge is available exclusively to guests during the day and open to the public each evening. Each room includes a refrigerator, a desk, blackout drapes and an in-room safe.
Average rate: $179 nightBook at Booking.com
Travel Inn Mitdown Manhattan
Stay active at this Midtown hotel which features a seasonal outdoor pool and an on-site fitness center. Located near the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, the hotel also features free parking, a gift shop and a business center. While in their rooms, guests enjoy amenities like a microwave, a desk, a flat-panel TV and a video game console. The Broadway Coffee Shop, which is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, provides convenient on-site dining options.
Average rate: $139/ nightBook at Booking.com
Pod 39 Hotel
Located in Midtown East near Times Square and Grand Central Terminal, this hotel offers efficient “pod” rooms which minimize unnecessary space to maximize your savings. Each room includes a private bath, an individual climate control system, an LCD TV with premium cable channels, free Wi-Fi and an in-room media hub for connecting electronic devices. Guests can enjoy the hotel’s 17th-floor outdoor lounge and bar along with the acclaimed, on-site taco restaurant featuring a Michelin-starred chef.
Average rate: $149/ nightBook at Expedia.com
Situated on a beautiful residential street on the Upper West Side, this hotel is conveniently located just three blocks from Central Park. A subway stop is just one block away for easy and affordable transportation around the city. Meanwhile, the hotel’s on-site amenities include a business center, computer rentals and complimentary luggage storage. Each guest room features free Wi-Fi, cable TV and an in-room safe.
Average rate: $144/ nightBook at Priceline.com
Ameritana at Times Square
It’s easy to take in New York City’s arts scene at this hotel, which is conveniently located in the theater district near the Museum of Modern Art and Carnegie Hall. Each of the hotel’s modern guestrooms features an iHome dock, Gilchrist & Soames English toiletries and a low platform bed with Belgian linens and a down comforter. Each day, guests can stop by the lobby for complimentary coffee and tea and utilize the 24-hour front desk for sightseeing suggestions.
Average rate: $169/ nightBook at Booking.com
Tribeca Blu Hotel
Located in the hip Tribeca/SoHo neighborhood, guests at this hotel enjoy convenient proximity to popular attractions like the Brooklyn Bridge, the Children’s Museum of the Arts and One World Trade Center. Built in 1828 and renovated in 2012, the property features a 24-hour business center and cleaning/laundry services. In each room, guests will find an MP3 docking station, a TV with premium channels and free Wi-Fi.
Average rate: $137/ nightBook at Booking.com