Expert reviews of cheap hotels in New York
The best budget hotels in New York... inspected and approved.
The 150-room Gershwin is a well-executed hotel thriving on the crazy energy of 1970s New York.
The SoHotel is a fabulous 96-room hotel in Nolita, a tiny 'hood between SoHo and the Lower East Side.
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.
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.
Run by the Evangelical Lutheran Church as a sanctuary for sailors, the Seafarers and International House is a real budget-friendly find.
Situated in busy Midtown East, the Hotel 31 is a dependably inexpensive alternative to the pricier hotels crowding the neighborhood.
The small and simple Hotel St. James offers basic accommdations and some of the best rates in the area around Times Square.
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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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