9 Budget Hotels For Those Traveling To New York City - Updated 2022

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New York City is expensive, whether it’s the accommodations, food, or shopping. But there are cheaper accommodations available for guests who are on a budget, and here we share some great options for those needing a place to stay in the Big Apple.

1. Bowery Grand Hotel (from USD 65)

In such a great location, the Bowery Grand Hotel is a simple hotel for guests to look into. It only costs 45 USD a night to stay here, and the beds are comfortable. There is air conditioning in every room as well as Wi-Fi that guests can use as they need it. There is a shared bathroom between rooms and a hairdryer is provided for those that need it. Toothbrushes, toothpaste, and soap are also provided to guests at no additional charge. Access to B and D trains at the Grand Street subway is close by too, so for those that are traveling without a car, it won’t be too hard to get to where they want to go. There is also a 24 hour help desk so guests can get the help they need at any time during their stay.

Bowery Grand Hotel

Wifi Available

Address: 143 Bowery
Accommodates: 2

24-hour front desk Non-smoking rooms Internet services Heating WiFi Available Free WiFi Non-smoking throughout Air conditioning

2. Morning Side Inn (from 89 USD)

The Morning Side Inn is a very simple hotel with access to public transport, so the subway is very close thus guests don’t have to go too far to find a mode of transportation Rooms have private bathrooms with towels as well as a small dresser, so guests who plan on staying a few nights don’t have to live out of their suitcase. The bedrooms have a cute little nightstand next to them with lamps for guests to use if they need it. They have working Internet for guests to use and a television in all rooms. The refrigerator is big enough to put a few items in it, so guests don’t have to eat every meal out if they want to save even more money.

Morning Side Inn

Address: 235 West 107 Street, Upper West Side, New York, NY 10025 (see map)

Price: from 89 USD

3. Carlton Arms Hotel (from USD 111)

Each room at the Carlton Arms hotel is uniquely decorated with colors and drawings on the walls. Murals, paintings, and other works of art adorn over the rooms and public areas of the hotel as travelling and local artists have given the interiors a makeover. There is complimentary Wi-Fi for guests to use an there is 24 hour guests services for those that may have a question at an odd time of day. It’s close to Madison Square Park for guests that would like to walk through the lovely park.

Carlton Arms Hotel

Wifi Available

Address: 160 East 25th Street 2nd Floor
Accommodates: 4

Non-smoking rooms Internet services Heating WiFi Available Free WiFi Non-smoking throughout Air conditioning Concierge service

4. Hotel 31 (from USD 76)

Hotel 31 is a bit more expensive than other hotels on the list, but it’s a nice hotel for those that are just going to stay here for a night or two. Hotel 31 is located just 10 minutes away from the Empire State Building by foot and 1 block from the 33rd Street subway station. All rooms have a safety deposit box for guests to use, a telephone, television with cable channels, and air conditioning. The bathrooms contain free toiletries and a hairdryer for guests to use if they need it. For those that find themselves in need of help at an odd hour of the day, they have a 24 hour front desk, so there will always be someone at the desk if a question arises.

Hotel 31 Extended Stay

Wifi Available

Address: 120 East 31 Street
Accommodates: 4

24-hour front desk Non-smoking rooms Family rooms Ironing service Internet services Lift Express check-in/check-out Safety deposit box

5. The Jane (from USD 109)

The Jane hotel is a lovely accommodation that is lower priced than what you’d expect. It has wood furnishings in the bedrooms, a desk, bed, dresser, and a small nightstand by the bed. There is a flat screen television with cable channels and Internet for guests to use while they stay at The Jane. There is also a bar at The Jane for guests to visit if they need an adult beverage. All the workers at The Jane are very friendly and welcome any questions that guest may have during their stay.

The Jane Hotel

Wifi Available

Address: 113 Jane Street
Accommodates: 2

Parking Restaurant Bar 24-hour front desk Internet services Lift Safety deposit box Heating

6. US Pacific Hotel (from USD 78)

All rooms at the US Pacific Hotel contain a flat screen television and guests are more than welcome to use the Internet provided. Guests have access to shopping areas that are just a few steps away, with stores such as Apple, H&M, Prada, Zara, and Ralph Lauren among so many others. The beds are comfortable, the bathrooms are private, and towels are here for guests who want to shower. With such a clean and tidy space, it’s hard to say no to an accommodation like this.

U.S. Pacific Hotel

Wifi Available

Address: 106 Bowery 2FL
Accommodates: 4

24-hour front desk Non-smoking rooms Family rooms Internet services Heating Fax/photocopying Luggage storage WiFi Available

7. Tier31 by ABRIKIM (from USD 100)

Tier31 is the perfect little place to look into for those on a budget going to New York City. It’s super close to the Empire State Building, Madison Square Gardens, and the department store, Macy’s. There are other stores nearby for those that like to shop. Linens and towels are provided here for guests and there is an elevator and airport shuttle if needed. There is a full kitchen for guests to use, complete with dishes, cookware, and silverware. In some rooms, there is a fireplace for guests to sit by and enjoy the warm flames. With a comfortable bed and fluffy pillows, Tier31 is a great place to look into for a low priced yet comfortable stay.

8. Rostel (from USD 80)

Rostel is just a 15 minute walk from Central Park and the 116th Street 6 subway station is just a few steps away. There are a lot of restaurants and shops within walking distance of Rostel. The beds are really nice here. Some rooms have one big bed and others have two or three smaller beds for those that are traveling with a few people. Rooms share a common living area as well as a kitchen and a bathroom. The decorations are brightly colored and pretty. Guests will be happy they chose Rostel over other accommodations.

9. Harlem YMCA (from USD 61)

This YMCA is a great place to look into if you need a cheap place to stay. There is a pool, fitness center, and sauna for guests to use if they want to. Rooms have a small refrigerator in them, a bed, linens, and a shared bathroom that has towels for guests to use. There is a daily maid service, so guests should expect to have their beds made every day that they stay here. The staff is really nice, so don’t be afraid to ask questions of any sort. There is a little kitchen area with a microwave and seating with chairs. The area is always clean and the staff are very welcoming.

Affordable hotels that are just as comfortable

Each of the above hotels are simple, but they are much cheaper than some hotels that are in the same area and they are just as comfortable. For a few nights, these hotels will work just fine for people traveling within New York City.

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