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Pod 39
3 out of 5
145 East 39th Street, New York, NY
The price is $89 per night
4.3/5Excellent! (3,066 reviews)

"Room was clean and good size to spent time. Also good access to Times Square or famous spots!"…"

Reviewed on Mar 22, 2020

Pod 39
The Jane Hotel
2 out of 5
113 Jane St, New York, NY
The price is $108 per night
4.1/5Very Good! (999 reviews)

"It was a great experience! The staff was great and the place is definitely one of a kind."…"

Reviewed on Mar 15, 2020

The Jane Hotel
Hotel 31
2 out of 5
120 E 31st St, New York, NY
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The price is $66 per night
4.1/5Very Good! (1,208 reviews)

"It's a very unique hotel and I will come back to it."…"

Reviewed on Jun 20, 2020

Hotel 31
Pod 51
3 out of 5
230 E 51st St, New York, NY
The price is $85 per night
4/5Very Good! (16,658 reviews)
Overall good

"Great location everything more or less on your door step. The room is quiet small but it’s perfect for two people since you don’t spend much time in it. The room is very clean! Road works throughout the night so the room is as very loud."…"

Reviewed on Mar 21, 2020

Pod 51
YOTEL New York
4 out of 5
570 Tenth Avenue, New York, NY
The price is $94 per night
4/5Very Good! (7,417 reviews)
Love this place except for the noise.

"I love self-check in machine on the first floor it was quick and easy. My room on the 25th floor was awesome with a good view of the empire state building. It was quiet and I had good sleep. After I week they moved me to the 15th floor because they were going to renovate the entire 25th floor. My ..."…"

Reviewed on Mar 28, 2020

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Salisbury Hotel
3 out of 5
West 57Th Street,123, New York, NY
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4/5Very Good! (20,799 reviews)

"I liked the location. I did not like the sofas and bed"…"

Reviewed on Feb 18, 2020

Salisbury Hotel
Hotel 17
2 out of 5
225 E 17th St, New York, NY
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3.9/5Good! (2,381 reviews)

"Great location, Great price for Manhattan. Will definitely stay here again in the future."…"

Reviewed on Jun 15, 2017

Hotel 17
Hotel Newton
3 out of 5
2528 Broadway, New York, NY
The price is $109 per night
3.9/5Good! (1,270 reviews)

"I love how comfy the rooms are and the bathroom is spotless ."…"

Reviewed on Jun 22, 2020

Hotel Newton
The Watson Hotel
3.5 out of 5
440 West 57th Street, New York, NY
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3.8/5Good! (4,804 reviews)

"I enjoyed my stay at the hotel. The room was very clean and face the street which I loved. Because I love sunlight in the morning. Great lounge that I will enjoy on my next stay!"…"

Reviewed on Mar 31, 2020

The Watson Hotel
Hotel St. James
2.5 out of 5
109 W. 45TH ST., New York, NY
The price is $99 per night
3.8/5Good! (13,694 reviews)

"Central location, near Times Square. Easy to get around. Very quiet in a busy city."…"

Reviewed on Jun 21, 2020

Hotel St. James
Wellington Hotel
3 out of 5
871 Seventh Ave, New York, NY
The price is $119 per night
3.7/5Good! (15,776 reviews)

"Great location. Courteous staff and very clean. Cleaned daily."…"

Reviewed on Mar 21, 2020

Wellington Hotel
West Side YMCA
2 out of 5
5 West 63rd Street, New York, NY
The price is $105 per night
3.6/5Good! (1,096 reviews)

"It was really close to Central Park and we loved that. But the room was too small."…"

Reviewed on Mar 11, 2020

West Side YMCA
The Roosevelt Hotel, New York City
4 out of 5
45 E 45th Street, New York, NY
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The price is $122 per night
3.6/5Good! (29,852 reviews)

"The first set of passed for me to go to the room. The room was dirty. It wasn’t cleaned . The bed was not made"…"

Reviewed on Jun 20, 2020

The Roosevelt Hotel, New York City
Mayfair New York
3 out of 5
242 W 49th St, New York, NY
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3.6/5Good! (1,235 reviews)

"Great location, just off Broadway and Times Square. Great staff, building a little bit run-down but my room was kept spotlessly clean - wonderfully comfortable bed. Good bolthole for an amazing city."…"

Reviewed on Mar 24, 2020

Mayfair New York
Vanderbilt YMCA
2 out of 5
224 East 47th Street, New York, NY
The price is $75 per night
3.5/5Good! (1,075 reviews)
Great for short stays

"Lovely staff from check-in to security to passing cleaners in the hall. All so lovely. Room and shared bathrooms where clean and I had no issues being disrupted by other guests. I did have the issue of VERY loud banging pipes which I was aware of thanks to other reviews so was prepared for but couldnt ..."…"

Reviewed on Mar 8, 2020

Vanderbilt YMCA
Americana Inn
2 out of 5
69 W 38th St, New York, NY
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The price is $64 per night
3.2/5 (997 reviews)
I'll be back !!

"Had to cut my vacation short due to the Covid19 outbreak as all flights were being curtailed and/or cancelled to Ireland, however, the staff were so helpful and friendly and the rooms, bathrooms etc. so clean and will be returning later in the year whenever this is all over to continue my holidays ..."…"

Reviewed on Mar 25, 2020

Americana Inn
Hotel Pennsylvania
2.5 out of 5
401 7th Ave, New York, NY
The price is $63 per night
2.7/5 (31,572 reviews)

"near to every thing in Manhattan, but old building"…"

Reviewed on May 3, 2020

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Morningside Inn
2 out of 5
235 W 107th St., New York, NY
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The price is $96 per night
2.6/5 (972 reviews)

"It was a lovely historical building within walking distance to Columbia University and a variety of restaurants and activities."…"

Reviewed on Jan 22, 2020

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Cheap Hotels in New York

New York offers cheap accommodation options and a variety of places to visit, making it a great vacation choice for budget-conscious travelers. In addition to its well-known attractions like Times Square and Broadway, this destination is home to Central Park and Battery Park, which you can enjoy while spending very little.

If you're hunting for affordable places to stay in New York, the 540 budget accommodations in the area give you plenty of possibilities. These options offer competitive rates and get good reviews from bargain-minded travelers:

Pod 51 - 3-star hotel. You'll find free WiFi, a restaurant, and a bar at this property. Guests who stay here appreciate its proximity to the airport and central location.

Hotel St. James - Customers like this 2.5-star hotel for its comfortable rooms. It offers free WiFi and air conditioning.

Americana Inn - 2-star hotel. You'll find air conditioning at this property. Guests who stay here appreciate its overall condition and comfortable rooms.

Morningside Inn - Customers like this 2-star hostel for its comfortable rooms and central location. It offers free WiFi, air conditioning, and laundry facilities.

Planning Your Trip to New York

Still deciding on travel dates? Learn more about the best months to go with these temperature and rainfall stats so you can make the most of your time.

  • Hottest months: July, August, June, and September, with an average temperature of 83°F
  • Coldest months: January, February, December, and March, with an average temperature of 28°F
  • Rainiest months: July, April, August, and June, with an average rainfall of 4.49 inches
  • Driest months: February, January, November, and December, with an average rainfall of 3.69 inches

Sightseeing In and Around New York

New York attracts visitors with its theater scene and acclaimed art galleries, and offers plenty to see and do without spending a fortune. You can budget for the top local attractions that interest you most, such as Times Square and Broadway, and then look for sights and activities that cost little or nothing at all. Check out the local culture at Ellis Island Immigration Museum and Brooklyn Museum, or visit other spots like Radio City Music Hall.

New York is also notable for its:
  • Skyscrapers
  • Entertainment
  • Museums
  • Opera
  • Architecture
  • Parks

Getting Around New York

The nearest airport is 6.1 mi (9.8 km) from the city center in New York, NY (LGA-LaGuardia). If that doesn't suit your budget, you can look into flights to Teterboro, NJ (TEB), which is 7.9 mi (12.7 km) away. You can walk to nearby metro stations including Times Sq. - 42 St. Station, 42 St. - Port Authority Bus Terminal Station, and 49th St. Station. If you want to journey outside of the area, hop aboard a train from New York W 32nd St. Station, New York Grand Central Terminal Station, or New York Penn Station.

Frequently asked questions

What is New York like for travelers on a budget?
New York has cheap accommodation options and a variety of places to visit, making it a great vacation choice for budget-conscious travelers. In addition to its well-known attractions like Times Square and Broadway, this destination is home to Bryant Park and The High Line Park, which you can enjoy while spending very little.
What's the best budget-friendly accommodation in New York?
Based on reviews, Hotel Newton is a popular 3-star hotel for our travelers looking for an economical choice, and features free WiFi and free bottled water. Other good options to stay on the cheap include Hotel Edison and Pod 51.
How many budget hotels can I expect to find in New York?
Choose a hotel that suits your wallet among Expedia’s 507 budget hotels in New York.
What's the seasonal weather like in New York?
The hottest months are usually July and August with an average temp of 73°F, while the coldest months are January and February with an average of 37°F. Average annual rainfall for New York is 50 inches.
What is there to see and do in New York?
New York attracts visitors with its theater scene and top museums, and offers plenty to see and do without spending a fortune. You can budget for the popular local attractions that are highest on your list, such as Times Square and Madame Tussauds Wax Museum, and choose other low-cost activities to fill your itinerary. Hunt for bargains with some shopping at Macy’s and 5th Avenue, or get outdoors at Bryant Park.
What's the best way to get around New York?
The nearest airport is John F. Kennedy Intl. Airport (JFK), 13.2 mi (21.3 km) away. However, if that doesn’t suit your budget, the next closest is 11 mi (17.7 km) away: Liberty Intl. Airport (EWR). You can access metro transit at Times Sq. - 42 St. Station, 49th St. Station, and 42 St. - Bryant Pk. Station.

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