New York City is one of the most famous cities in the world, and finding an affordable hotel room in its heart may seem like an impossible task. But while hotels with nightly rates under $100 are more common in the surrounding boroughs, there are some options for those who want to stay in Manhattan and stay on budget.
Located in Gramercy Park, Hotel 17 offers rooms starting at $89 and $99 per night, though prices are higher at certain times of the year. Rooms feature televisions with basic cable, free Wi-Fi access throughout the building and in-room safes, among other features. The hotel is a block and a half away from Broadway Avenue, and near the Greenwich Village, East Village and Chelsea neighborhoods.
Hotel Riverside Studios
Hotel Riverside Studios is located on the west side of Manhattan, a block a half away from Broadway Avenue and within walking distance of Central Park and the American Museum of Natural History. Rooms are priced at between $75 and $99 per night. The bottom of the price range buys a room with a single twin bed, the high end a room with two double beds. The hotel features 120 rooms with shared bathrooms. Rooms feature common amenities such as a hairdryer, iron and alarm clock.
Royal Park Hotel
The Royal Park Hotel is located on Manhattan's upper west side, half a block away from Broadway Avenue and within walking distance of Central Park. Rooms prices start at $59 per night, though most are in the $80 to $90 range. These prices are higher at certain times of the year. The hotel has more than 60 rooms. It features Internet kiosks in the lobby, 24-hour security and concierge and tour services.
Chocolat Hostel and Hotel
Chocolat Hostel and Hotel is located on Manhattan's upper west side, a block away from Broadway Avenue and within walking distance of Central Park. Private rooms range in price from $52 for one with a single twin bed, to $88 for a suite with a full size bed and a private bathroom. Hostel prices start at $15 per night. The hotel offers an airport shuttle, tours and free Wi-Fi access. It also offers bike and kite rentals.