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9 Cheap New York City Hotels

Stay within your vacation budget by staying at one of these budget hotels


Finding an affordable hotel in New York City is no easy feat. Rates at some New York City hotels can easily eat up most or all of your vacation budget, so I've put together this list of Cheap Hotels in New York City that offer options for making your stay more affordable. Located all over New York City, our picks have a variety of amenities, whether you want wi-fi, a room for four or breakfast included with your stay.

Most are under $200 per night in the low season. If these hotels are outside your price range, check out a New York City Hostel.

The rates below don't include 14.75% in hotel, city & state taxes or the $3.50/room/night occupancy fee.

(Hotels below are listed in alphabetical order.)

1. Chelsea Savoy Hotel

Chelsea Savoy  Hotel at the corner of Seventh Avenue and 23rd Street looks like it was designed by the Borg.
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One of the best bargains at this well-located Chelsea hotel is the quad room, which accommodates up to four guests for $155-395 a night. Conveniently located to several subways and good nightlife and dining options, each room in this hotel has a private bath, cable television, and goose-down pillows. Rates include continental breakfast served beginning at 7:30 a.m.

  • Address: 204 W. 23rd St.
  • Telephone: 866-929-9353, 212-929-9353
  • Neighborhood: Chelsea
  • Subway: 1 to 23rd Street
  • Price Range: $99-425
  • Website: http://www.chelseasavoynyc.com/

2. Colonial House Inn

Colonial Inn
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Housed in an 1850s townhouse, the Colonial House Inn welcomes both gay and straight visitors. Continental breakfast, a rooftop patio and an internet kiosk are available for guest use. Economy and standard rooms have shared baths; deluxe rooms have private baths. Sink, cable TV, and some rooms have fridges and/or fireplaces. Some of their rooms can accommodate groups of up to five travelers.

  • Address: 318 W. 22nd St
  • Telephone: 800-689-3779, 212-243-9669
  • Neighborhood: Chelsea
  • Subway: C/E to 23rd Street
  • Price Range: $130-375
  • Website: http://www.colonialhouseinn.com

3. Cosmopolitan Hotel-Tribeca

All rooms at this downtown New York City hotel offer cable TV and private baths. It's well located for visitors who want to explore downtown New York City, and the subway is located just across the street for guests who want to further explore the city. Rooms with two double beds offer a great deal at $199 for groups of four traveling together.

  • Address: 95 West Broadway
  • Telephone: 888-895-9400, 212-566-1900
  • Neighborhood: Tribeca
  • Subway: 1/2/3 to Chambers St
  • Price Range: $159-259
  • Website: http://www.cosmohotel.com/ 

4. The GEM Hotel SoHo

GEM Hotel SoHo
Heather Cross

Well situated for visitors who want to explore downtown New York City, the GEM Hotel SoHo offers some nice features for that you don't find in all cheap hotels in New York City including free wi-fi, free bottled water, private baths, iPod docking stations and in room coffee makers. Their duo-double rooms can accommodate four guests, making it a particularly reasonably priced option for groups, but be aware that the rooms are small, despite the perks.

  • Address: 135 E Houston Street (between 1st & 2nd Avenues)
  • Telephone: 212-358-8844
  • Neighborhood: East Village/Lower East Side
  • Subway: F/V to 2nd Avenue
  • Price Range: $149-299
  • Website: http://www.thegemhotel.com/soho/index.iml

5. The Gershwin

Primarily frequented by European and Asian guests, this New York City hotel offers a fun, funky vibe and clean rooms for a great price. Most rooms offer private baths, but there are also some dormitory-style accommodations. Available suites are great for families & groups. Be sure to check online for specials.

  • Address: 7 East 27th St.
  • Telephone: 212-545-8000
  • Neighborhood: Murray Hill
  • Subway: 6, R/W to 28th Street
  • Price Range: dorms: $39-59, private rooms: $109-359
  • Website: http://www.gershwinhotel.com/

6. The Jane Hotel

Cabin Room at the Jane Hotel
Courtesy of The Jane Hotel

If you're looking for style in a budget hotel, the Jane Hotel might be a good choice. Of course, everything comes with a trade-off, so you'll have to be willing to tolerate tiny accommodations, shared co-ed bathrooms and a location near the West Side Highway. All that said, it's a great choice for visitors on a budget looking for a downtown location -- you're in the West Village and close to the Hudson River Park. All cabins are just 50 square feet; standard cabins ($99) accommodate one guest and bunk bed cabins ($125) accommodate two. Captain's Rooms ($250) have private bathrooms, full, queen or king beds, views, and more.

  • Address: 113 Jane Street
  • Telephone: 212-924-6700
  • Neighborhood: West Village
  • Subway: A/C/E to 14th Street
  • Price Range: $99-250
  • Website: http://www.thejanenyc.com

7. Larchmont Hotel

If you don't mind shared baths, this West Village hotel offers great value in a great neighborhood. Rooms feature tvs, phones, robes and sinks, with full baths available in the hall. Continental breakfast is included and there are shared kitchenettes on every floor.

  • Address: 27 West 11th St.
  • Telephone: 212-989-9333
  • Neighborhood: West Village
  • Subway: A/C/E, B/D/F/V to West 4th Street
  • Price Range: $90-165
  • Website: http://www.larchmonthotel.com

8. nyma, The New York Manhattan Hotel

The nyma, The New York Manhattan Hotel is a well-appointed and well-located New York City hotel for the price. Free WiFi access and continental breakfast; all rooms have private baths, cable, & coffee makers.

9. The Pod Hotel

The Pod Hotel Bunk Room
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If you can get past the small rooms (and shared baths in the single/bunk pods), The Pod Hotel's location, atmosphere and amenities may appeal to you. The location is safe and convenient with easy subway access, as well as walkability to some popular midtown museums, Fifth Avenue and Rockefeller Center. Rooms feature mp3 docking stations, dimmer lighting, free WiFi, and LCD TVs.

  • Address: 230 East 51st St.
  • Telephone: 212-355-0300, 800-742-5945 (US Toll-Free)
  • Neighborhood: Midtown East
  • Subway: 6 or E to 51st Street
  • Price Range: $129-309
  • Website: http://www.thepodhotel.com

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