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Cheap Hotels in
New York City:
Lots of GREAT Choices

I’m delighted to share my finds for cheap hotels in New York City. The word "cheap" use to be synonymous with poor quality. Today, it’s the mark of a

savvy traveler who has done his/her homework. For your convenience, I’ve done the homework for you. Here is a hefty list of great budget hotels in the big apple You’ll find many unique cheap hotels in New York City that you’ve probably never heard of. There are great hotels from which to choose for unbelievable budget prices. You can cut your hotel bill down considerably and score a host of free things. You’ll be pleasantly surprised by the long list of available cheap hotels in New York City. In order to keep up-to-date with the most current deals for cheap hotels in New York City, be sure to subscribe to my blog where I frequently highlight cheap hotels in New York City that are just too good to pass up. Additionally, I suggest that you select a hotel with free breakfast. It saves you a lot of money and save you time from looking for a place to eat. Now, shop away!!

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Cosmopolitan Hotel
95 West Broadway 
At Chambers Street
Located in an historic landmark district in the heart of Tribeca. This newly-renovated hotel is a great place to stay and the rates can’t be beat. Downtown location is convenient to Ground Zero, Ellis Island, Statue of Liberty, Wall Street.
From $129.00
Discounts/Freebies: Check website for specials, free wireless internet access, in room safes, free daily newspaper, Cable/satellite TV, flat screen TVs, Complimentary Hot Chocolate treat upon arrival.

Hotel Belleclaire
250 West 77th Street
Telephone: 877-468-3522
From $109
Located in a lovely brownstone-lined block on the Upper West Side, the newly-renovated Hotel Belleclaire is conveniently located to the American Museum of Natural History, Central Park, Lincoln Center and much more. With doubles with shared baths starting at $109, and doubles with private baths from $169, it’s one of the great cheap hotels in New York City.
Discounts and Freebies: Free WiFi, C.O. Bigelow amenities, Frette linens, on-site gym, flat screen TVs, iPod docking stations, complimentary NY Post Monday – Friday, in-room refrigerators, free issue of Time Out New York, and a multi-lingual staff. Prepay and save 20%! Lots of special rates noted on their website.

Hotel 414
414 West 46 Street
Telephone: 212-399-0006
Tourist hotel steps away from the theater district and restaurant row.
From $159
Discounts/Freebies:  37" flat screen TVs with cable, free wireless Internet access, ipod and iPhone player in each room, top of the line facial & body products (Tarocco), fluffy duvets with Belgian linens, Giga espresso and cappuccino machine available 24 hours, free expanded, continental breakfast, free tea, coffee, and juice until midnight, fireplace in lobby.

The Hotel at Times Square
59 West 46 Street
New York, NY
Between Fifth and Sixth Avenues
Telephone 212-719-2300
Toll Free: 800-567-7720
Super location. 
From $109
Discounts/Freebies: Free continental breakfast, free WiFI high-speed internet, flat screen TVs, cable TV, movies on demand and Nintendo video games, coffee makers, free daily newspaper, free nationwide phone calls, in –room personal safes, alarm clock radio (MP3 compatible) and iHome audio system for the iPod, reduced–rate parking and fitness room. AAA, AARP and senior discounts. All these amenities make this another great cheap hotels in New York City.

Holiday Inn Midtown
440 West 57th Street
Newly renovated. Near theaters and central park.
From $120
Discounts/Freebies: Rooftop swimming pool, health and fitness center, kids eat free, on-line specials, AAA, AARP,and government discounts.

The Larchmont Hotel
27 West 11 Street
Tourist hotel in Greenwich Village. Reserve in advance as it’s popular.
From $90.
Discounts/Freebies: Free continental breakfast, free use of slippers and robe.

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Hotel Metro
45 West 35th Street
Near the Empire State Building and Macy’s department store.
From $145
Discounts/FreebiesFree continental breakfast, free WiFi, Gilchrist & Soames bath amenities, iHome Clock Radios with iPod Dock, Fitness Center, Sealy Plush Top beds, In-room Keurig Coffee Maker and marble bathrooms.

The Hotel Chelsea
222 West 23rd Street 
Between 7th and 8th Avenues
Hip, renowned residence for artists, musicians, writers, and philosophers. Each room is uniquely furnished--not fancy though.
From $99.00
Discounts/FreebiesStudios with kitchenettes. Check for online promotions.

The Harlem Flop House
242 West 123rd Street 
Between Frederick Douglas and Adam Clayton Powell Boulevards
Telephone: 347-632-1960 
Rooms run from $100 - $125 including weekends!
The Harlem Flop House is a charming 1890's Victorian brownstone on a safe, quiet, street in Manhattan. Located at Harlem's cultural center, it is steps away from the world famous Apollo Theater, numerous Jazz clubs and Gospel choirs, a minute from the A, B, C, and D subway trains. There are no private bathrooms as The Harlem Flophouse was originally built as a single family home in the 1890s. Additionally, it is not air conditioned in the summer, however, each room comes with a giant fan and I’m told that there is a comforting breeze. Each room has one full-sized bed. A single sized futon with linen can be provided for no extra charge upon request. Innkeepers speak some French, English, German, and Spanish. 
Discounts and Freebies: Free WiFi. Check their website for specials. 

Tribeca Blu Hotel
276 Canal Street
Telephone: 212.941.6106
Rates from just $165!
This hotel is new to the scene offering amazing rates starting at just $165 per night. For those wishing to stay in this area convenient to Chinatown, the Village, Statue of Liberty boats, 9/11 museums etc, this is a great choice. Although there is no on-premises restaurant, the price makes up for it. The hotel is housed in a beautiful cast-iron nine-story building representative of the style of this historic district of Manhattan. It is equipped with all of today's technology and comforts.
Discounts and Freebies: flat panel TV, free WiFi in every room, iHome docking stations, sumptuous pillow top mattresses, complimentary daily newspapers. 

The Jane Hotel
113 Jane Street
Telephone: 212-924-6705
From $75
If you are on the adventurous side, try The Jane hotel in the West Village. The hotel is conveniently located near the A, C, and E subways at 14th Street and the 14th Street bus. Originally built as a hotel for sailors with cabin-like rooms, the land marked hotel was lovingly restored on its centennial in 2008. You’ll find you’ll find small bunker rooms which you can rent for a mere $75. They're not much larger than a cabana in the hull of a ship, and you do have to share a communal bathroom, but it's definitely a unique experience. Captain's Cabins, the upgraded rooms, feature 300 thread count cotton sheets, flat-screen TV, DVD player, iPod dock, free WiFi, telephone with voice mail, and in-room safe. The private bathrooms feature rainfall shower heads, marble sinks, and C.O. Bigelow amenities. All rooms have river views and/or terraces. Once you stay here, you'll understand why it's one of the great cheap hotels in New York City.
Rooms start at $79
Discounts and Freebies: Radio/alarm clock/iPod docks, free bicycle usage, cable TV and DVD player, Free WiFi, in room safes, multi-lingual staff

The Milburn Hotel
242 W. 76 Street 
Between Broadway and West End Avenue
Large suites with full-service kitchenettes. As far as cheap hotels in New York City go, this one is located in a great residential neighborhood.
From $169
Discounts/Freebies: AAA and AARP discounts, free continental breakfast, restaurant discount program, complimentary coffee maker, coffee and tea, high speed internet access, video and book library, exercise room, VCR, Playstation II, computer room, use of nearby swimming pool

The Murray Hill Inn
143 East 30th Street
Small boutique hotel located in midtown, near Empire State Building.
From $158
Discounts/Freebies: Online discounts and promotion packages available.

The New York Hotel
481 Eighth Avenue At 34th Street
Midtown Manhattan hotel offers newly renovated, great rooms for great value.
From $199
Discounts/Freebies: Take 15% off best available rate includes two free coupons for continental breakfast; thru September 7. AAA, AARP, and government discounts. Free WiFi access, Free HBO, free fitness center, suites include free breakfast.

The Pod Hotel
230 East 51 Street
145 East 39 Street
One of my favorite cheap hotels in New York City. Modern, clean hotel for a super price. Located in the center of midtown, The Pod is near Radio City Music Hall, Rockefeller Center, Times Square and more.  The other is a short walk from The Empire State Building.
From $129
Discounts/Freebies: Free WiFi access, LCD TVs, MP3 player docking station, in room safes, and rain head shower. On site restaurant, rooftop garden bar, and multilingual concierge service. Fantastic online specials

The Roger Smith Hotel
501 Lexington Avenue
Between 47th and 48th Streets
From $139
Each room is uniquely decorated and features microwave ovens, coffee makers, selection of books in each room, dreamy beds, wireless Internet Access, mini refrigerator, kitchenettes with minibar in suites, Cable TV, and VCR. This is one of the popular cheap hotels in New York City so book early.
Discounts/Freebies: Free movie library, free daily newspaper, free wireless Internet access, 24-hour access to lobby, iMacs to check email. Check out their on-line rates and fantastic package deals including a family deal that includes free cookies for the kids upon arrival--love it.  10% off with AAA card and for those over 65.

The Sohotel
341 Broome Street
Telephone: 212-226-1482
From $89
The Sohotel is another overlooked gem. Definitely fitting into my category of cheap hotels in New York City, but alive with amenities and perks. All rooms are outfitted with state-of-the-art luxury 13 inch Therapedic mattresses with 3" pillow tops and decorated in a whimsical way.
Discounts and Freebies: Free WiFi, 77 direct tv channels, complimentary bath amenities imported from Italy, high resolution 32"- 37” plasma TV screens in every room, free tea and coffee in the lobby, daily maid service and nightly turn-down service. Check their promotions on line and sign up to receive news of discounts.

The Soldiers', Sailors', Marines', Coast Guard and Airmen's Club
283 Lexington Avenue
Telephone: 212-683-4353
Toll-Free: 800-678-8443
 $130 for a single; $160 for a double.
The only private organization in the New York area to provide accommodations at subsidized rates and club-type facilities for servicemen and servicewomen, military retiree and veterans and their families visiting New York City. The NYFD, NYPD, and EMS workers are included as well. It provides convenient, safe, very affordable accommodations in mid-town Manhattan, walking distance from public transportation and great landmarks! All bedrooms are comfortably and attractively furnished. Check out the prices here. It's no wonder that this is on my page for cheap hotels in New York City!!
Discounts and Freebies: The prices are the draw! The Club’s common areas include the canteen, two lounges and a library with televisions, VCR’s and DVD units. Internet access is available in the lobby lounge.

The New York Manhattan Hotel
6 West 32nd Street
Located near the Empire State Building, Macy’s and Penn Station. Another good selection for cheap hotels in New York City.
From $129
Discounts/Freebies: AARP, AAA, and government discounts. Free WiFi, Internet, free continental breakfast, flat screen TVs, free calls within the U.S., daily newspapers, reduced rate parking, cable TV, coffee and coffee maker, micro fridges are available in 26 rooms, and fitness center.

TRYP By Wyndham Times Square South
345 West 35th Street
Telephone: 212-600-2440
This chain, part of the Wyndam chain, offers great, clean, minimalist rooms at a very good price. There is a collection of great kid-friendly and family room complete with bunk beds. Fitness rooms provide travelers with exercise equipment and workout clothing. The Samsung Experience rooms include blue ray DVD players, surround sound and popcorn machines The A, C and E subway lines are a mere 5-minute walk. From $199
Discounts/Freebies: Free high-speed Internet, free continental breakfast, HDTV’s with complimentary premium channels, Refrigerators (Family and Premium rooms only), Coffee makers, rainshowers, Gilchrist & Soames earth-friendly Zero Percent shampoo, conditioner and shower gel, bathrobes, and IPod docking stations with MP3 connectivity.

The Washington Jefferson Hotel
318 West 51st Street
Stylish, clean and steps away from lots of excitement. A great buy for so many amenities.
From $105
Discounts/Freebies: Free wireless Internet access, free daily New York Times, Frette linens and towels, Ipod docking stations, superior kings have jacuzzis, Gilchrist & Soames bathroom amenities, free cable TV with HBO, flat screen HDTV, fantastic online deals and packages.

Z New York Hotel
11-01 43rd Avenue
Long Island City, Queens
Telephone: 877-256-5556
A boutique property located in the heart of Long Island City, a few blocks from the East River and the Queensboro Bridge. Just a 10 minute car ride to Manhattan or one stop on the No. 7 subway train so this is one of my favorite cheap hotels in New York City! Each chic room features a big wall stencil celebrating the big apple and many have stunning views of Manhattan. There is a rooftop bar with a 360-degree view of Manhattan, Queens, and the East River.
From: $195 per night
Discounts/FreebiesBoca Terry Robes and signature Z flip flops, free Wi-Fi, free unlimited local and international calls, Gilchrist & Soames toiletries, rainforest showerheads, heated bathroom floors, free continental breakfast, complimentary wine hour, and free bicycles/helmets. From 7:00 am - 11:00 pm, enjoy free hourly transportation to and from Manhattan. Check for specials that are often featured.


New York City hotel deals can be found on college campuses too. Several universities in New York City rent vacant dorms to visitors. Here are some thoughts on other kinds of New York City hotel deals:

1) Columbia University: 517 West 121 Street, 212-678-3235. Hotel-style rooms are provided year round by calling the telephone number provided. Rates are $140 for 1-2 night stays, $130 for 3-6 nights, and $115 for more than 7 nights!.

2) Long Island University: 1 University Plaza, Brooklyn 718-488-1011. About $50 per night.

3) New School University: Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs, 212-229-5350, 66 W 12th St., 8th fl., New York, NY 10011. E-mail: About $250 - $350 per week.


Now that you've reviewed our New York City hotel deals, you can prepare your vacation packing list. It will help to ensure the most enjoyable and stress-free vacation possible. Forget to bring something as simple as an umbrella, and you can be sure that there will be a 5-hour downpour. Be prepared by checking out my list. You’ll be glad you did!

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