After having been there almost twenty times, modestly, I think today I have the necessary hindsight to recommend you hotels in New York that are friendly but above all affordable for a trip to New York. It’s often the crux of the matter when planning a trip to NYC. I’m actually going through this situation when I leave for New York tomorrow. I kept comparing prices and waiting several weeks before making up my mind because it was so expensive, but my patience paid off! I’ll tell you more in the article about this new trip. Air tickets to NY are today at ultra-competitive rates, all seasons included, on site many activities are free, enough to fill a program of several months! Accommodation is what usually hurts!
New York hotel commonalities in my favorites list
Before presenting you some hotels in New York that I have tested and approved, from my point of view as a former tourism professional but also as a globe trotter, I would like to tell you first of all what are my criteria to define a friendly hotel with a good quality/price ratio, no “cheap” and “no expensive” in NYC? My conditions are different in different countries and cities.
– A well located hotel (this does not necessarily mean in the city centre) to quickly and easily access the points of interest in my program (shopping, cultural visits, restaurants, parks, running routes, …) on foot or with a metro line nearby. For example, for this new trip, I would like to stay in Brooklyn near Brooklyn Heights Promenade for daily running sessions, evening strolls by the waterfront and then be away from the tourist hustle and bustle of Manhattan to end the days.
– A hotel with a cosy decoration to feel as at home as I do. I’m a big fan of boutique hotels in New York.
– A hotel with a helpful, welcoming staff, ready to listen to all requests. Nothing is more frustrating than paying an arm and a leg for accommodation and being in front of a staff that is anything but friendly.
– A clean hotel: arrival hall, room with private bathroom, elevator …
– A hotel that offers a complete and richly flavoured breakfast.
– A hotel with modern services: TV, free wi-fi, well-equipped gym (the base in New York), …
– A hotel with a minimum of calm, well soundproofed especially in New York. An important detail to spend pleasant nights after a long day of walking.
– A hotel where I can go home at night so a safe neighborhood!
Well, the icing on the cake, it’s a nice pool and a rooftop bar but it’s paid for and it’s not essential for me!
The average cost for a night in a *** hotel in the center of Manhattan in New York (which at least meets my criteria of good value for money defined above) is between 120 € and 150 € for a double room in low and mid season (the low season in New York is mainly the winter period from January to March, it is cold and freezing) or by falling on a special offer for the periods of higher affluence in terms of affluence.
This is lower for hotels in New York, which are a little further away in less touristy but not less accessible areas: from €80 per night in low season for a double room. For example, I am thinking of Lower Manhattan, Long Island City, Downtown Brooklyn, Bushwick, Red Hook and even Bed-Stuy, where a lot of infrastructure has been developed in recent months.
Of course, there are hotels in New York City that are slightly cheaper, but it is difficult to guarantee a minimum of comfort and you might also risk having a shared bathroom. It all depends on your priorities and your budget.
You make your first trip to New York:
>For this first discovery of New York, I advise you to stay in Manhattan (where 90% of New York’s must-see attractions are concentrated) close to the tourist sites or just a few minutes walk/by subway to visit the must-see attractions more easily. Some of my favourite neighbourhoods on the island are: Theater District, Hell’s Kitchen, Upper West Side, Financial District, NoHo, SoHo, Downtown Manhattan, Greenwich Village, Meatpacking District, Harlem.
A new trip to New York with a desire for less touristy neighborhoods to get a glimpse of local life.
in Brooklyn, the neighbourhoods of Greenpoint, Bushwick, Downtown Brooklyn or Fort Greene and otherwise in Queens in Long Island City or Astoria.