Cheap Hotels in Manhattan: 4 New York Hotels Under $150!

where to stay in manhattan new york city hotels under $150 a night
where to stay in manhattan new york city hotels under $150 a night


Affordable Hotels in NYC (Under $150 Per Night!)


If you’re looking for a cheap hotel in Manhattan, look no further. We’ve combed through New York’s hotels to find affordable accommodation for travelers on a budget!

In most cities, searching for hotels under $150 would literally yield too many results to survey.  In Manhattan and Brooklyn, however, most people are giddy if they can score a couch on Airbnb for that little.

While that whole city-that-never-sleeps thing probably means you won’t be making too much use of your hotel, everyone still needs a great place to freshen up before brunch, am I right?

Here are 5 great spots in Manhattan and Brooklyn that won’t break the bank.



Cheap Hotels in Manhattan



1. Pod 39 Hotel

Neighborhood: Murray Hill at 145 E. 39th Street

In walking distance from the Empire State Building, Bryant Park, and numerous other midtown Manhattan attractions, the Pod 39 Hotel is literally a steal wrapped in a gorgeous brick building in New York’s Murray Hill neighborhood.

The absolute star of the hotel is Salvation Taco, an open-air rooftop cantina run by Michelin-starred chefs with dazzling views of midtown and even better dishes and cocktails.

As its name may have hinted, Pod 39’s calling card are its small and compact beds, so just make sure you’re super comfortable with your travel buddy!

Check current rates on Booking.com | Read reviews on Trip Advisor



2. Hampton Inn

Neighborhood: Downtown Brooklyn at 125 Flatbush Avenue

If you’re looking for a familiar place to cash in those reward points but don’t want to sacrifice an authentic New York experience to do so, head no further than the Hampton Inn conveniently located adjacent the Manhattan Bridge. Replete with local artwork and a full-service bar that more closely resembles a Bushwick lounge, this Hampton Inn will make you forget you were ever staying in a franchise hotel. For a terrific nightcap, head to one of two terraced patios for absolutely breathtaking views of the Manhattan skyline!

There are also Hampton Inn locations in Times Square and Grand Central if you prefer a Manhattan location.

Check current rates on Booking.com | Read reviews on Trip Advisor


What’s your favorite New York City neighborhood? 

If you want the quintessential “New York” visitor experience, Times Square is a very popular stop. The funny thing is New Yorkers avoid Times Square like the plague! But, if you want to stay close to the lights and action, check out this post for top Times Square hotels.


The Best Cheap Hotels in Manhattan – Summary Comparison Chart

To summarize, here’s a handy chart of our recommended best Manhattan hotels. All include free wifi and are known for comfort, great locations and great customer service.

Name Location Best For Price
Pod 39 Hotel Murray Hill All travelers Check rates & availability here
Hampton Inn Brooklyn Families Check rates & availability here


I was recently updating this post and realized that 2 out of the 4 hotels are no longer in operation so I’ve removed them. Crazy!

I guess it just goes to show how difficult it can be to find an affordable, central hotel in Manhattan. I’ve revised the post for the 2 hotels that I do still recommend, and will do some research to find more budget friendly NYC accommodation.

Guess I can look forward to some staycations :)


Read more: Where to Stay in New York City: Best Neighborhoods and Hotels (Under $200/night!)

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Brunch: The Wren, The Meatball Shop, Brooklyn’s Smorgasburg

Dinner: The Wayfarer, L’Artusi, Racines, Tamarind,

Fine Dining: Musket Room, River Café, The Modern, Annisa


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DanielleJanuary 30, 2017 - 9:23 am

Saving this for when we go to Manhattan! :)

DeasyJanuary 30, 2017 - 9:03 pm

This is a great list. Park Savoy Hotel seems very promising! I’m always looking for hotels with great value in Manhattan since I’m more interested in spending money on activities instead!

MollyJanuary 31, 2017 - 8:37 pm

Great places- I didn’t know of any of them! so helpful!!

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