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How to Save on New York City Hotels

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NYC Insider Guide shows you some lesser known ways to really save BIG on New York City Hotels, which often end up being the biggest expense on a NYC vacation. Sometimes, searching the big global hotel databases can be helpful, but I have seen them promote hotels very far from Manhattan and even illegal apartment rentals and B&Bs. However, there are PLENTY of ways to save on quality Manhattan hotels and here are a few options.

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.

Booking.com – Great Value and Secret Deals

Booking.com NYC hotel pages offer some fantastic deals. Look for “secret deal” and “great value today” listed next to the hotel name. You must put in travel dates to see these features, since it is highly customized by your vacation dates. Make sure to check the box to filter only their best deals!


Booking.com Search Tips

  • Filter (in the left column under "Top Filters for New York") by "Great Value Today," however be ready to book because you may not see those deals again. I’m currently seeing deals at highly recommended hotels for $75, $90 and $120 per night!!!
  • There’s a second filter in that left column called, "All Deals," which includes Secret Deals, Luxury Picks, Great Value Today and many other deal types. I just saw The World Center Hotel as a Luxury Pick for $107 per night! There are even good hotels for Christmas Eve that start at $145 per night.
  • If your dates are flexible, booking.com does an excellent job of showing you cheaper travel dates and also highlighting their top listings with a special "deal" sign in the hotel results.

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Groupon – Daily New York City Coupons

Groupon NYC Deals

Groupon is a New Yorkers go-to deal site for just about every category imaginable, including huge discounts at NYC hotels, restaurants, spas, tours, trips, sports & Broadway tickets and much more. It’s like getting anything in NYC for HALF OFF! Almost everyone I know uses Groupon – it’s great! I’ve seen and used amazing deals at spas and restaurants, tours, bus tours, cruises, karaoke, bike rentals, kids places, sports, gym day passes, film festivals and VIP passes to various events. Check out their Hotel Deals in Manhattan

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New Hotels in Manhattan

New hotels in Manhattan give you access to crisp sheets, new linens, towels, restaurants, rooftops and more before anyone else gets to them. While you may have to deal with some grand opening kinks, you'll often get amazing rates at the newest Manhattan hotels before the full buzz is out there for everyone to discover. Recently opened hotels include:

New Hotels in Manhattan

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Hotel Week New York City

  1. Cheap Budget Hotels in NYC – Clean, centrally located and under $100 per night? Yes, it’s possible! Not always, and you may have to make some compromises, like a shared bathroom, but these are my top picks for those on a budget.
  2. Discount NYC Hotels are located in central Manhattan and start at $25 per night. These accommodations are open to public, but are not always listed on generic hotel travel websites or they may be listed as ‘specialty lodging’ and sneak right past you.
  3. Hotel Week New York City – held in January, is a GREAT time to save big on hotel rooms which usually go for $500 or more per night.

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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 Times Square

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. 

Best NYC Hotels in Midtown

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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.

NYC Printable Guides - Available for Immediate Download

REALLY??? This is a lifesaver! I’m too ADD-riddled to ever have been able to compile all this info in a useful way. Thanks to these tools, our 3 short days in NYC will be spent just how we want with no time wasted. I really can’t say enough good things. To anyone on the fence about this purchase…it truly is the best $20 you can spend and will probably save you way more than that in time alone.

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NYC Hotel Deals By Neighborhood

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Use Hotels.com the Smart Way

The Hotels.com New York Deals Page has some of the best hotel rates I’ve seen in my 10 years of writing this website. Some of the hotels I recommend on this site start at $56, $83 and $90. That is CRAZY!

NYC Hotel Deals Last Minute

  • Hotels.com consistently offers dirt cheap rates, FREE nights, cash back, last minute deals and specials and multiple booking options.
  • Hotels.com tends to round up hotels from the outskirts of NYC, like in NJ, so the first thing you’ll want to do is scroll down on the left and click "Manhattan," and Sort by "Low to High," where hotels and hostels start at $45 per night. If you don’t find something then, you can add more boroughs (Brooklyn, Queens) and eventually look further out of Manhattan
  • Earn Free Nights – Book 10 nights through Hotels.com and you’ll earn one free night with a value equivalent to the average cost of your 10 paid nights. Who else would let you stay in NYC for FREE????
  • Go straight to the New York City Deals page and check out all the 3 and 4 star hotels that start at less than $100 per night. I just saw the Doubletree Hilton in Times Square from $87. That’s unheard of!
  • At the time of this writing, the Chelsea Pines Inn is both the #1 hotel in ALL of NYC and the #1 Affordable hotel! How great is that?
  • How did I know that? I looked at the Best Cheap Hotels in New York City page
  • Traveling in the next few weeks? Check their New York City Last Minute Hotel Deals page. I just saw a 4-Star hotel going for $134 per night!

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