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!
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.
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.
|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 :)
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