9 Budget Friendly NYC Hotels

things-to-do Apr 17, 2020

New York is extremely expensive city and this is a well-known fact. Instead of spending a huge amount of money for accommodation, you can choose a budget-friendly hotel. Thus you can use the rest of your cash for sightseeing tours, delicious dinner or even for a self-guided audio tour of Central Park.

Here are some clean and cozy places, where you can stay on budget in NYC for less than $250 per night.

Many of these hotels are new or part of bigger hotel chains, so they will offer you good quality service, great locations, and other extras. We will start with hotels situated in Midtown and other districts near to the central part of NYC


Hotel Edison

Address: 228 W 47th Street

Edison Hotel, NYC.

Edison is the heart of the city in the Theater District and very near to Times Square. It is renovated old building created in 1931 and if offers more than 500 clean classic rooms, delicately decorated and even 250 signature rooms.

Edison is a big hotel, but maintains high-quality service. The also offer free neighborhood sightseeing tours. The hotel has a fitness center and a bar – The Rum House, popular is post theater bar. Prices start from $210 for a single queen’s / king’s bed.

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Address: 7 East 27th Street NY 10016

Gershwin, NYC.

Known as Gershwin hotel, after its renovation, this significant NYC place became The Evelyn. It is located in the famous NoMad District, very close to Madison Square Park and Madison Avenue. In the previous years the hotel was divided into two part- hotel and hostel wing. Today all rooms are private.

All rooms include flat TV, WIFI, bathrobes, hair dryers, fridge. While staying there you can have complimentary coffee and tea at the lobby. The hotel has 3 types of rooms, standard single, double rooms and executive rooms. During the lowers season rooms start from $230 and in the high season might jump over $350.

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Pod 51

Address: 230 East 51st NY 10022

Pod 51, NYC.

Pod has two hotels in NYC – POD 51 and POD 39. POD 51 is in the east midtown close to East River. Pod hotels are popular with tiny, but light and comfy rooms. With the room’s simple and stylish modern interior you also receive hairdryer, TV, personal climate control and personal drawers under the beds.

In Pod 51 you can book single rooms with shared bathroom, double or single room with private bathroom and bunk-bed rooms with shared bathroom. Price depends on the season and vary between $140 and $170 for single bed per night.

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Union Square Inn

Address: 209 East 14th Street, New York, NY 10003

Union Square Inn is part of small hostel chains and it puts in front terms for extended stay. It’s perfect in case you intend to remain in NYC in a hotel for a longer than 2 weeks. Union Square Inn is located in the Lowers East side in Manhattan and has good connection points with trains and subways stations.

The little apartments have kitchenettes with toaster, fridge and coffee maker, all designed for long term stay. To book your apartment for an extended stay, go to Union Square website and make your inquiry.

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West Village

The Jane

Address: 113 Jane Street NY, 10014

The Jane, NYC.

The Jane is often marked as the best choice for a budget hotel. It is 3-star hotel located in West Village with unique vintage interior style in the spirit of ship sleeping chamber. All walls are covered with wood panels and beds are have storages built-in. Standard rooms with shared bathroom are really small, like actual cabins.

The deluxe rooms have a private bathroom and are bigger and more luxury, but kept in the old vintage style. If you like retro moods, this is your place. Prices for a single room start from $125 per night.

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Upper West Side


Address: 2688 Broadway, 10025

Marrakech, NYC.

If you seek spicy oriental flavor for your stay, you should go to Marrakech hotel in Upper West side – just 4 blocks from Central Park. The hotel is arranged in the style of Morocco nights, with dimmed atmosphere, soft lights and ornamented patterns. You can choose between deluxe, superior and double room.

All rooms have air conditioning, private bathrooms and are slightly decorated in the same style. Prices start from $203 in the lower season.

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Greenwich Village


Address: 341 Broome St. NY, 10013

Sohotel, NYC.
Sohotel; Source: Family acationCritic

Sohotel in truly a designer strike in Greenwich Village. The renovated building from 1805, which was functioning as hotel since then, today gives you interesting experience with the taste of the old days and modernistic interior elements. The hotel has 97 small but convenient rooms with bare brick walls in yellow and blue color scheme.

You will find cute compliments like bathroom products, free morning coffee / tea and roof fans. The room types are standard single rooms, double standard, deluxe and premium rooms and even a family room. Around you can visit the fresh organic Italian restaurant Piacere and the Randolph Beer and Cocktail Bar – all kept in the same semi – industrial metropolitan style. Prices are between $230 and $320.

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East Village

East Village B&C

Address: 110 Avenue C, New York, NY 10009

East Village, NYC.

East Village Bed & Coffee is very popular and charming place. Owned and ran by Anne Edris it gives you the chance to dive into designer’s experience. Every room has different themed decoration. East Village B&C will offer you fascinating and cozy hosting, with kitchens and living rooms- almost like you’re at home.

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Nu Hotel

Address: 85 Smith St, Brooklyn, 11201

nuhotel, NYC.

Nu Hotel is full of life and charm. Rooms are simple, minimalistic and are enriched with wall painting in urban style by local artists. Every room is unique and offers bath products, coffee maker and mini-bar. The hotel is in downtown Brooklyn, so everything is on stone’s throw- bars, clubs, restaurants and other attractions.

It also has a good connection with the NYC Midtown. You can have a drink or dinner in Nu Hotel’s lounge bar or restaurant. Prices for a single bed start from $260.

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