Budget New York City Hotels for Every Budget

by on November 29th, 2010
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New York, New York is the center of the universe. So many millions of people pass into and out of this city 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year; it’s just a fact. People come here as much for business and commerce as The Naked Cowboy and “Wicked.” Culture, entertainment, dining, history, rude straphangers, and kind passers-by; New York City will never cease to amaze even the most hardened hypocrite.

The hotel scene in New York City is about as varied as you can find. Generally all the prices are high but all the other wonderful things the Big Apple hides more than makes up for the cost. Consider the following levels of budget hotels for your next trip to New York , New York for every type of budget and you’ll be alright.
Budget Hotels

Chelsea Hostel: (313 W 29th St) One of the biggest ways to stretch your budget hotels spending in New York City is to not stay in a hotel at all. Hostels are the European answer for pricey hotels; if you have never stayed in one before your next trip to New York City is the perfect occasion. A hostel is basically a bed in a dorm-style room with a shared bath. Some hostels offer limited private rooms with two twin beds; these are generally in higher demand. Chelsea Hostel offers kitchen facilities, a common area, Wi-Fi access, 24 hour reception, free continental breakfast and so much more. If you’re staying at a hostel for a while you may want to bring your own pillows; some require you bring your own linens as well.

Hotel Carter: (250 W 43rd St) Another ancient hotel in Times Square which fits into the budget hotels category is the Hotel Carter. Located nearby the theatre district and all that has to offer, Hotel Carter is cheap but is also stuck in the past a little bit. Their website says they still charge extra for Wi-Fi. You don’t need to worry about that; there are 10,000 free Wi-Fi signals floating around just outside your window. There are also some scandalous images attached to a search engine search for this hotel but truthfully, the same could be said for anywhere if you look hard enough. If you’re looking for midtown on a budget, there are few options for you to consider.

Mid-Range Hotels

Latham Hotel:(4 E 28th St) One mid-range hotel for you to consider is the Latham Hotel. Located on the east side of midtown; south of Grand Central, Latham Hotel is a short jaunt to the Empire State Building and Macy’s Herald Square. If you can’t figure out where to go eat; it also has an attached Chinese food restaurant.

Hotel 91: (91 E Broadway) One more mid-range hotel property that you just have to check out is way down on East Broadway on the Lower East Side; Hotel 91. Hotel 91 is located due east of the financial district and is two short blocks from Eldrdige Street Synagogue. Hotel 91 features complimentary tea and coffee and has free Wi-Fi for guests.

High-End Hotels

Westin Times Square: (270 West 43rd) For a true luxury New York City experience you can stay in any of the towering Times Square properties like the Westin New York at Times Square. Checking in at 45 floors and decked out with fine food and drink you could drop a substantial amount at Westin and not think twice about it.
The Carlyle: (35 E 76th St) If you really want to stay among the well-to-do The Carlyle on East 76th Street is about as close as you’re going to get. Located just east of Central Park and nearby the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Carlyle offers every bit of luxury anyone could imagine.

New York City has the worlds most comprehensive and impeccable subways system. Think about that when you’re walking on the street; dozens of feet below rumble this cris-crossing madhouse of a subway system which gets everyone where they need to be, when they need to be there: 24/7/365. In an off-hour-cross-town-style pinch? Try a taxi. Leave your car at home; you will be towed.



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