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Expert reviews of cheap hotels in New York

Welcome to EuroCheapo's guide to cheap hotels in New York City!

Although our budget hotel sleuthing is primarily focused on European cities, our offices are located in the Big Apple. So we regularly send out our editors unannounced to inexpensive hotels all over the city, where they inspect the rooms, and pass their recommendations on to you.

New York’s hotel prices are unpredictable. Most big chain hotels in Midtown have wildly different rates from one night to the next, depending on availability. We’ve tried to avoid these properties in our hotel picks, focusing instead on smaller, less expensive hotels and B&Bs that have more straightforward (and lower) pricing. (These tend to be more interesting, too!)

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Search in the box above with your travel dates to see which recommended hotels are available.

Or click through to see a list of all of our “Editor’s Picks” in New York. Note that all of these hotels are central (within walking distance of most sights), clean and cheap (for New York).

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Stop by our city guide and our New York blog for articles and posts covering budget tips, cheap eats, and more.

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Our top 20 reviewed hotels in New York

Editor's Picks Name Price User rating

Editor's Pick
Gershwin Hotel, New York

The 150-room Gershwin is a well-executed hotel thriving on the crazy energy of 1970s New York.

7.2 Guest Rating

From

$110

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Editor's Pick
SoHotel, New York

The SoHotel is a fabulous 96-room hotel in Nolita, a tiny 'hood between SoHo and the Lower East Side.

7.3 Guest Rating

From

$100

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Editor's Pick
The Jane Hotel, New York

Part SRO (Single Room Occupancy) and part hipster den, the Jane Hotel is a beautiful beast, a glammed-up flophouse well suited to the contemporary moment.

8.1 Guest Rating

From

$100

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Editor's Pick
Chelsea Star Hotel, New York

The Chelsea Star is an interesting beast, with hostel dormitories, cheap artist-shaped rooms with shared-facilities and deluxe rooms with massive amounts of space.

7.5 Guest Rating

From

$79

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Editor's Pick
Seafarers & International House, New York

Run by the Evangelical Lutheran Church as a sanctuary for sailors, the Seafarers and International House is a real budget-friendly find.

From

$105

No online booking

Editor's Pick
Hotel 31, New York

Situated in busy Midtown East, the Hotel 31 is a dependably inexpensive alternative to the pricier hotels crowding the neighborhood.

7.8 Guest Rating

From

$89

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Editor's Pick
Hotel St. James, New York

The small and simple Hotel St. James offers basic accommdations and some of the best rates in the area around Times Square.

7.6 Guest Rating

From

$142

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Editor's Pick
Skyline Hotel, New York

From the outside, the Skyline Hotel bears resemblance to a highway-side motor lodge. Inside, the atmosphere is unmistakably that of a big city hotel.

7.6 Guest Rating

From

$139

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Editor's Pick
Hotel East Houston, New York

The Hotel East Houston, located as one might expect on very busy Houston Street, is a smart boutique hotel.

8.0 Guest Rating

From

$139

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Editor's Pick
102 Brownstone, New York

Located on a quiet Harlem side-street in a gorgeous brownstone, 102 Brownstone's six rooms comprise a homey Uptown nest.

From

$127

No online booking

Editor's Pick
St. Marks Hotel, New York

The best thing about St. Marks is likely the location, next to countless gritty Lower Manhattan attractions.

From

$120

No online booking

Editor's Pick
Mayfair New York Hotel, New York

A love song to "classic New York," the Mayfair Hotel shows its age, but the simple three-star hotel is a good value for the unfussy traveler looking for a clean, central place to sleep.

6.9 Guest Rating

From

$100

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Editor's Pick
Ye Olde Carlton Arms Hotel, New York

A budget hotel in a Gramercy-adjacent neighborhood, Ye Olde Carlton Arms looks pretty inauspicious from the outside.

From

$89

No online booking

Editor's Pick
Cosmopolitan Hotel, New York

The upscale neighborhood of Tribeca is known for pricey everything (including hotels), but the three-star Cosmopolitan Hotel offers a solid value for the area.

8.2 Guest Rating

From

$100

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Editor's Pick
Pod 51 Hotel, New York

The Pod Hotel is an appealing hotel concept: Imagine a very well-designed (if spartan) hotel in a lively and action-packed corner of a big city.

7.9 Guest Rating

From

$94

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Editor's Pick
Hotel 17, New York

There's something just slightly precious about Hotel 17. Could it be the dark warren-like lobby and hallways? The receptionist's uniform? The old-fashioned signage out front?

8.0 Guest Rating

From

$79

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Editor's Pick
Night Hotel, New York

Located at the north end of Times Square, the three-star Night Hotel offers 210 small but stylish rooms in the thick of the action.

7.4 Guest Rating

From

$149

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Editor's Pick
Chelsea Lodge, New York

Cozy, simple and well located, the Chelsea Lodge feels like a hidden gem, complete with historic building and tranquil (yet central) location.

From

$100

No online booking

Editor's Pick
The Milford, New York

Located in the hear of Times Square, the Milford offers 1,331 recently renovated and reasonably priced rooms. (Note: The hotel is still undergoing renovations.)

7.0 Guest Rating

From

$140

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Editor's Pick
East Village Bed & Coffee, New York

The ethos is communal, funky, and friendly. There are bikes, umbrellas, and museum passes on offer, all free for guests.

From

$135

No online booking

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