Where to Stay in New York – Hotels for Every Budget

One of the most common questions I get from readers is where to stay in New York. There are so many neighborhoods and hotels to choose from, I completely understand how this can be overwhelming.

We’ve all heard of the fabulous New York hotels like the Waldorf and the Plaza, but when it comes to moderate priced, boutique, or budget hotels—it can be difficult to navigate through all of the choices. I pulled together a list of hotels I’ve either stayed at or heard good things about from friends and family. Hopefully this will help you narrow down a few places to stay for your next trip to the big apple!

Splurge ($300 and up)

If your budget has no limits or you’re on a once in a lifetime vacation.

Boutique ($200 – 300)

If you’re looking for a small, unique, and trendy hotel to call home for a few days.

Moderately Priced ($150 – 300)

Looking for comfort and luxury without the heavy price tag.

Budget-Friendly ($100 – 200)

Just because you’re on a budget, doesn’t mean you can’t love your hotel. Keep in mind that most budget hotels are going to have tiny rooms.

Brooklyn Bound

  • The William Vale
  • Sheraton
  • Even Hotel Brooklyn

    If you have any great hotel recommendations, please leave them in the comments below for other travelers!

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    Looking for more travel Tips?

    Traveling Chic’s New York City Restaurant Guide Here.

    Traveling Chic’s New York City Bucket List  Here.

    If you’re planning a trip with your family or kids, check out Traveling Chic’s list of kid-friendly recommendations here.

    If you’re visiting over the holidays, check out Traveling Chic’s “Christmas in New York” travel guide here.


    Happy Travels! xo

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  1. 3.20.18
    Lisa R said:

    Love the William Vale! My friends also found a cool air b and b and then used usebounce.com to store their luggage after check out if you have a problem with that!

  2. 6.6.18
    Kristi said:

    I am totally in love with you! I’ve been to New York many times and am planning a graduation trip with my girls and looking for new ideas. Your site is by far the best I’ve come across. A huge thank you!

    • 6.6.18

      Thanks, Kristi! Congrats on graduating! Have fun with the girls!

  3. 6.18.18
    ally said:

    What is the best hotel(s) to stay for sightseeing? Planing a short weekend & want to make the most of it

    • 6.23.18

      Hi Ally, If you’re exploring all of manhattan (i.e. this is a first time visit) it doesn’t matter too much where you stay as you’ll be exploring everywhere. I typically like to stay in soho/tribeca area! Have fun!

  4. 4.9.19
    Signs NJ said:

    Hey Jenny,
    Thank for sharing such informative post, It’s really very helpful for new tourists who come to NYC for making fun.