Hotels in New York recommended for you

Not sure where to start looking for a hotel in New York that meets your requirements and budget?

The accommodation offer is overwhelming and, without knowing the city, the search is complicated.

To keep it simple, we’ve put together this list of recommended hotels in New York. Different neighborhoods, different budgets, and many ideas for you to book … and dedicate all your energy to planning your trip to the city!

Times Square Hotels

Times Square hotels in New York

If what you want is to be in the thick of Manhattan and the crowds do not overwhelm you, Times Square is your place. Central, full of hotels, shops, and restaurants and hectic 24 hours a day.

Here are three recommended hotels in Times Square:

CitizenM Times Square

One of the most modern hotels in Times Square. Innovative and cozy design, impeccable rooms, private bathroom, and rooftop with good views. Prices.

Room Mate Grace Boutique Hotel

One of the best quality-price options if you book in advance. Unbeatable location, modern design, and private bathroom. Prices.

Novotel Times Square

Fantastic location, close to all the meters. Good facilities and value for money. Prices.Downtown and Manhattan hotels in New York

Or, if you prefer,  click here to see more hotels in Times Square

Downtown And Boutique Hotels In Manhattan


If you are looking for a central and well-connected hotel in Manhattan, but with a charm difficult to find in Times Square, these will enchant you:

Giraffe Hotel

A great and cozy option next to Madison Square Park. Breakfast included and terrace with garden. Prices.

Library Hotel

Beautiful hotel inspired by a library. Perfect location next to Bryant Park and Grand Central Station. Breakfast included. Prices.

The Evelyn

Elegant rooms, private baths, and a great location just minutes from Madison Square Park and the Empire State Building. Prices.

Budget Hotels In Manhattan

The first thing you should know is that, whatever they say,  cheap hotels in New York do not exist. Or, at least, not compared to what is considered “cheap” in other cities.

A budget hotel in New York is one that is around $ 1000 – $ 1500 per week.

Yes, there are hovels for even less, but, if you are looking for a place that despite being simple and functional is clean and pleasant, try these hotels:

Pod 39

One of the hotels that fly for its affordable prices and its rooms, small but modern and clean. Quiet but central location, 5 minutes from Grand Central Station. Prices.

Pod 51

The brother of the Pod 39 is also very popular for the good prices, the modern facilities and the central but quiet location. Both are perfect for not paying a fortune if you only use the room to sleep but don’t want to give up on a clean, new place. Prices.

The Jane

Low-cost hotel with tiny rooms and a shared bathroom, a good option if you’re just looking for a place to sleep. The best thing: it has character, and the location is fantastic, between the charming West Village and the Meatpacking District. Prices.

To save money

Jazz on Columbus Circle. Hostel with private or shared rooms, a low-cost option to sleep a few steps from Columbus Circle and Central Park for much less than usual. Modern facilities, shared bathrooms, and a great location. Prices

Downtown Manhattan Hotels

In the neighborhoods of Manhattan that lie below 14th Street, you will find a variety of accommodation. From unique hotels in Chelsea, SoHo, and the West Village to cheaper options in the Lower East Side, Hudson Square, and the Financial District.

They are ideal for you if you want to enjoy the neighborhood atmosphere without giving up being well connected with the rest of Manhattan.


Industrial-style hotel with a good location on the border between Nolita and Little Italy, an authentic area full of shops and restaurants. Simple but comfortable rooms with private bathrooms. Prices.

The Frederick Hotel Tribeca

Simple hotel but with cozy and elegant rooms in the Tribeca neighborhood, next to supermarkets and restaurants. Next to the subway station and close to the World Trade Center and the Brooklyn Bridge. Prices.

Aloft Manhattan Downtown

Aloft chain hotel with modern facilities and clean, comfortable rooms. Close to many different subway lines and minutes from the Brooklyn Bridge. Prices.

If you prefer, click here to see hotels in the Financial District  (where there is more to offer),  hotels in Tribeca, hotels in SoHo, and hotels in the West Village.

Well-Connected Hotels In Brooklyn

If you are considering staying in Brooklyn to cut your budget a little, we encourage you to do so. It’s full of authentic and lively neighborhoods that are sure to surprise you, and with the subway close by, in 10 minutes you’ll be back in the bustle of Manhattan.

Aloft Brooklyn

An excellent option is to stay in Brooklyn and be close to subways that connect you quickly with Manhattan. New and cozy hotel, comfortable rooms and good location, close to tons of shops and restaurants. Prices.

NU Hotel

Innovative design and modern, well-equipped rooms. Very good location about several meters, on the border between Downtown Brooklyn and Cobble Hill, with shops and restaurants nearby. Prices.

Le Jolie

Highly valued, perfect to stay in the hipster neighborhood of Williamsburg and enjoy their environment yet be just minutes from Manhattan. Good value for money, simple but spotless rooms, and close to the metro. Prices.

Or, if you prefer, click here to see hotels in Brooklyn and sort them according to their distance from the city center.

Well Connected Hotels In Queens

Queens is another great option to cut your lodging budget and be just a few subway stops from Manhattan.

The neighborhoods where most of the good hotels are found are still a bit industrial but don’t be intimidated. They are being renovated with many new buildings, and therefore you can sleep in new, affordable and very well connected hotels.

Boro Hotel

New and immaculate industrial-style hotel with an unbeatable value for money. It’s close to the subway, which takes you to Manhattan or other vibrant neighborhoods in Queens in a few minutes. Prices.

LIC Hotel

New and cozy facilities. Simple but comfortable rooms with private bathrooms. A good option to pay less but be well connected, since very close you have a subway that leaves you in Manhattan in a few minutes. Prices.

To save:

The Local Hostel. Modern hostel with private or shared rooms. The very close subway that in 2 stops leaves you in Manhattan. Cozy atmosphere and roof terrace. Prices

About Recommended Hotels In New York

  • In downtown Manhattan, 7 nights in a 3/4-star hotel can cost you about $ 2000 – $ 2500. In other areas of Manhattan, they can cost you $ 1700- $ 2000.
  • In more remote areas, or in Brooklyn or Queens, you can find hotels for about $ 1000 – $ 1500 per week.
  • Hotel rooms in New York are tiny, always, unless you pay a supplement for a better room.
  • Many hotels do not include the 14.75% tax and the city tax of $ 3.5 per night. Look at the time of booking.

Frequent Questions

  • I don’t know which neighborhood to start looking for, what do you recommend? In the guide to the neighborhoods of Manhattan, you have a short description of each one, so that you get an idea of ​​which one you fancy the most.
  • What should I look for when choosing a hotel? We all have different priorities, but in New York, something that is important to pay attention to is that the hotel has a subway stop nearby (5-10 minutes). In this article, you have other tips before renting a hotel in New York.
  • I have seen well-priced 2 * hotels, are they a good option? Except for specific cases, we would avoid hotels with less than 3 stars in New York, since quality, cleanliness, and comfort tend to plummet. Anyway, read the reviews of other guests well.
  • I have rented a hotel in the X neighborhood of New York, is it dangerous? We always answer two things to this question: the first is that, although most tourist areas are not dangerous, in New York neighborhoods change a lot from one block to the next, so the most important thing is which street the hotel is on and if you have a subway nearby.

The second is that we do not know all the hotels or streets, and who you should trust when looking for information on a specific hotel is the guests who have stayed there and left reviews. With their experience, they will advise you better than anyone.

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Post Author: Ronald L. Turner