The Best Affordable Hotels In NYC 2019

Affordable lodging means more room in your budget for the city's best eats

People from all across the globe dream of visiting the Big Apple to dine at award-winning restaurants, witness world-class entertainment and shop 'til they drop. But nobody ever claimed the city was cheap. With nightly hotel rates that can soar higher than the buildings of Manhattan's skyline, you can see why it's the city that never sleeps. Luckily, there are a handful of affordable hidden gems, from big-name chains to charming boutiques, sprinkled throughout New York's five boroughs. 


Cambria Hotel New York – Chelsea

Tucked away in Manhattan's ever-trendy Chelsea neighborhood, this Choice Hotels property is just minutes from top attractions like the High Line, Empire State Building and Madison Square Garden. Guests will undoubtedly enjoy the spacious rooms, free WiFi, rooftop lounge and full-service restaurant and bar.

Starting at $130/night

Moxy Times Square

Entertaining and energetic, this 612-room hotel is right at home in the heart of Times Square, love it or hate it. Outfitted with an array of room types, stylish eateries and an ever-changing calendar of events, it's perfectly suited for the modern-day traveler.

Starting at $139/night 


Pod Brooklyn

Built with the urban nomad in mind, Pod Brooklyn is effortlessly cool (just like its Williamsburg neighborhood). Its 249 chic rooms are simple and snug, but expertly efficient. Plus, with complimentary walking tours and four seasonal rooftops, there's no need to stay indoors.

Starting at $99/night

The Hoxton, Williamsburg

The verdict is in and this newcomer from Ennismore is a bonafide hit, thanks to its vibrant public spaces, three restaurants and cleverly designed rooms. Popular perks include their daily breakfast bags delivered straight to your door.

Starting at $159/night


The Local

With shared dorms, private quads and twin rooms, it's no wonder The Local in Queens has become New York's top-rated hostel. Be sure to stop by the bar for a light breakfast each morning or swing by in the evening for a late-night drink.

Starting at $40/night

Courtyard by Marriott Long Island City

This recent addition in Long Island City is sleek and sophisticated, serving sweeping views of Manhattan from across the river. Grab a bite at their nosh! restaurant, or work off any travel-induced stress at the fitness center.  

Starting at $109/night


Harbor House

This charming escape is perched on the banks of the New York Harbor overlooking its neighboring boroughs. Cozy and quaint, it feels more like a friend's beach house than a bed and breakfast. They also offer pick-up services, daily breakfast and laundry as requested.

Starting at $89/night

Navy Lodge New York

Located on the Fort Wadsworth Parks Department Base, the Navy Lodge is exclusively available to those who serve our country and their families. Eligible patrons include active duty and retired military personnel as well as employees of organizations like the Red Cross.

Starting at $100/night


Opera House Hotel

This unique South Bronx boutique hotel inhabits a converted opera house that dates back to 1913. Its decor, friendly staff and expansive rooms make it a beloved local gem. Be sure to visit neighboring attractions like Yankee Stadium and the Bronx Zoo.

Starting at $135/night