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Cheap Budget Hotels in NYC

Manhattan Budget Hotels Less than $100 per Night

Cheap budget hotels in NYC are somewhat difficult to find. After all, one of the most expensive things in Manhattan is space! We all pay a LOT of money to live here and the price and size of many apartments would likely shock you. There are plenty of clean cheap budget hotels in Manhattan, NYC, some with really interesting rooms and great amenities.


Best Hotels for NYC Events & Holidays

NYC events and holidays bring in massive amounts of visitors, all of which want prime views and access to the July 4th fireworks, Macy's Thanksgiving Parade, New Year's Eve fireworks and more. Here are our top hotel picks for NYC's most popular annual events.


Cheap Budget Hotels – Downtown

Jane Hotel NYC

Cheap Budget Hotels in NYC

The rooms at The Jane are designed like a ship’s cabin. The low rate (starting at $119) catch is there is only a single bed — and the coed bathroom is down the hall. Some rooms offer bunk beds and the “captain’s cabin” with private bathroom starts at $225. The hip, but tiny rooms, come with free wi-fi, 23-inch LCD television, DVD player, iPod dock, built-in drawers and a luggage rack plus bicycles are complimentary and they are right on the Hudson River. Brunch at the Jane Hotel is a NYC favorite.


Best Western Premier Empire State Hotel

Opened in late 2021, the Best Western Premier Empire State Hotel is a very affordable no-frills hotel addition in Nomad, just 4 minutes from the Empire State Building and a short walk to Madison Square Park, the Flatiron Building and Eataly.

Best Western Premier Empire State Hotel

  • 16 East 30th St (Madison/5th Ave), Nomad


More Downtown Cheap Hotels:

  • Hotel 309 
    309 W 14th St, NY, NY 10014 (Meatpacking District)
  • Redford Hotel  – comfortable, budget friendly, free breakfast. 136 Ludlow Street. Formerly Comfort Inn (Lower East Side)
  • Hotel 17 – extended stay hotel/hostel
    225 East 17th Street, NY, NY 10003 (Union Square)
  • Solita Soho Hotel – guests love the value for the price and the free coffee and muffins. (Little Italy)
  • Hotel Mimosa – guests note the super friendly staff and clean, but cozy, rooms. (Chinatown)


Cheap Budget Hotels – Chelsea


Motto by Hilton NYC Chelsea

New in Jan 2022, the Motto by Hilton NYC Chelsea, is called a “lifestyle hotel” – designed to be affordable and compete with hostel pricing – and offers a coffee bar, sunken conversation pit, a full-service restaurant, craft bar, and lounge designed and operated by Fabio Viviani from Top Chef. The rooms are designed to be flexible including rooms with king bunk beds or king Murphy beds and there are many adjoining rooms to accommodate families.

Motto by Hilton NYC Chelsea


Cambria Hotel & Suites Chelsea

The Cambria Hotel & Suites Chelsea is right in our flower district, near the Highline, Art Galleries, Nomad, Eataly and the Empire State Building. The rooms each have a kitchenette with a microwave, refrigerator and coffee maker and many offer suites with King Beds and a pull out sofa. The hotel has an awesome rooftop bar with a city view, an in house CoWorking space and a fitness center.

Cambria Hotel Suites Chelsea

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Cheap Budget Hotels in Times Square

Some of our top value picks in Times Square include:

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Studios Midtown Manhattan

Studios Midtown Manhattan, located in NoMad, right on the edge of Koreatown and Midtown West, is a super affordable vacation rental option, with rave reviews online. If you are willing to bunk up, or share a room with 4-6 people, then you can’t beat the value offered at these studios.

Studios Midtown Manhattan Vacation Rental



Cheap Budget Hotels Midtown East

Midtown East is one of the best value spots in Manhattan since there are so many hotels from which to choose! Staying near Midtown East puts you in walking distance to St. Patrick's Cathedral, Rockefeller Center, Bryant Park, the UN, Grand Central Station, great NYC Shopping and much more. The hotels are mostly big skyscrapers, commercial brands and offer amenities targeted towards both business and tourist travelers.

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Cheap Budget Hotels Midtown West

Finding cheap hotels in Midtown West NYC is less difficult than you may think, as this is one of the best value spots in Manhattan. You'll be right near the Empire State Building, Garment District, Times Square, Chelsea and Hell's Kitchen, all while possibly paying less than $100 per night for a clean and fairly spacious room. So, if you have reasonable expectations and can't wait to stay in the very center of Manhattan, these are the best value deals in Midtown West NYC.

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Cheap Budget Hotels – SoHo

SoHo 54

SoHo 54 Budget Hotel NYC

The SoHo 54 (formerly the Hampton Inn Soho) offers well appointed and spacious rooms, flat screen TVs, comfy beds, amazing views from some rooms, a gym and garden. The hotel went through some serious upgrades since it was a Hampton Inn, so it’s less budget than it used to be, but a great value for a prime location like SoHo.

More Budget Hotels:

  • Arlo SoHo – Arlo is a NYC steal!!! Each room at the Arlo Soho features a refrigerator, flat-screen cable TV, work desk and free WiFi. Select rooms come with a terrace that offers views of the city.
  • The Gatsby Hotel – free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TV, iPod docking station, safe, desk, coffee maker and more in each room. 135 E Houston Street (1st & 2nd Aves). Lower East Side
  • Sohotel – clean, comfortable, though very small rooms. Claim to be the oldest hotel in NYC. No elevators, very popular with backpackers and young families. Great location with mostly good traveler reviews.

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Cheap Budget Hotels – Upper West Side

Hotel Newton
2528 Broadway Ave at 95th St, from $74

West Side YMCA – New York City, from $98


Cheap Budget Hotels in NYC – With Mixed Reviews

For some people, budget is the most important factor when planning a vacation. While I don’t personally recommend any of these hotels, here is a partial list of NYC’s super cheap accomodations:

Carlton Arms Hotel – funky "hostel" type hotel with shared bathrooms, artwork everywhere and themed rooms. Mixed reviews on service and reservation issues – please read carefully. Neighborhood: Kips Bay

Hotel Alexander 
306 W 94th St, New York City, NY 10025 (Upper West Side)

Woogo Park View Apartments 
31 W. 89th Street, New York City, NY (Upper West Side)

Hotel Carter (possibly closed)
250 West 43rd Street, New York City, NY 10036 (Midtown West)

Royal Park Hotel & Hostel  (possibly closed)
258 West 97th Street, New York City, NY 10025 (Upper West Side)

Imperial Court Hotel (possibly closed)
307 West 79th Street, New York City, NY 10024 (Upper West Side)

Michael NY (possibly closed)
B&B, Guest House, 15 Sylvan Terrace, NY, NY 10032 (Washington Heights – way uptown)




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Best Hotels for NYC Events & Holidays

NYC events and holidays bring in massive amounts of visitors, all of which want prime views and access to the July 4th fireworks, Macy's Thanksgiving Parade, New Year's Eve fireworks, Marathon finish line and more. Here are our top hotel picks for NYC's most popular annual events.


NYC Hotels by Type

NYC offers hotels of every type you can imagine. Boutique hotels with cool features like pools, rooftops and gyms, to suite hotels which are more comfortable for families or those who want more apartment-type lodging, to cheap budget hotels with bunk beds, check out our top choices appealing to all budgets and tastes.


NYC Hotels by Amenity

Turn your NYC stay into your home away from home with our amazing hotel amenities. Get an in-room jacuzzi tub to soothe after a long day of sightseeing, check into a hotel with an amazing rooftop to watch our skyline twinkle at you while sipping a cocktail and dive into the nooks and crannies of Central Park with a free bike. We've hand picked all the best of the best - the places where New Yorkers check into for a stay-cation.


NYC Hotels Times Square

The best NYC Hotels Times Square chosen by a NYC local! If you want to be in the heart of Broadway, all the tourist action, Restaurant Row, lounge by a pool, check out the best views from a rooftop or splurge on the live NYE Ball Drop, we will show you the best places to stay.

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NYC Hotels in Midtown

The best NYC Hotels in Midtown chosen by a NYC local! Finding good and affordable hotels in Midtown West NYC is a treat and you'll be right near the Empire State Building, Penn Station, Madison Square Garden, Herald Square, Times Square, Chelsea, Hell's Kitchen and Hudson Yards. Midtown East is one of the best hotel value spots in Manhattan and puts you in walking distance to St. Patrick's Cathedral, Rockefeller Center, Bryant Park, the NYPL, the UN, Grand Central Station, great NYC Shopping and much more. 

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How to Save on Hotels in New York City

Check out all our tips and dozens of promo codes to help save on NYC Hotels. Whether you are visiting NYC on a budget, or just looking to save a little on luxury, we share all our insight on How to Save on Hotels in New York City.

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