9 Boutique NYC Hotels That Won't Break the Bank

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New York City is known for being expensive, but if you know where to look, you can find great deals on accommodations that are stylish, centrally located, and won’t break the bank. Whether you’re looking for sparkling city views, delicious dining, a hotel with an all-star fitness area, or just to be in your favorite trendy neighborhood, these hotels offer everything you need for the perfect stay in Manhattan, all for less than $300 a night.

1The Benjamin

Located a few blocks from Rockefeller Center, The Benjamin provides old school New York style with modern amenities. Rooms are bright and airy, and suites come equipped with kitchenettes perfect for storing NYC eats. A fully-equipped onsite gym keeps you fit, and the hotel’s restaurant and bar are the perfect spot for a quick bite or drink before sightseeing.

2Hotel Hendricks

If you want a perfect view of the Empire State Building, look no further. Hotel Hendricks offers a sweet outdoor patio with unobstructed views of the New York City icon, where you can enjoy happy hour or something from the onsite restaurant’s Latin-influenced menu. Rooms feature a mix of bold animal prints and deco-inspired furnishings, some with glittering city views.

3Hotel Boutique at Grand Central

You can’t get any better than being across the street from one of the most famous train stations in the world. The Hotel Boutique at Grand Central is perfect for exploring the city, with four subway stations and a shuttle that runs across town. In-room yoga mats and fitness videos are included for those looking to keep fit on their own time.

4Nolitan Soho Hotel

Foodies will love being in the center of it all thanks to the Nolitan Soho Hotel, which is smack in the middle of Little Italy, Chinatown, the Lower East Side, and Soho. Rooms are compact but super stylish, and many feature views of the city skyline. Free bicycle rentals and a local gym membership are available for guests as well.

5Roger Smith Hotel

Rooms at the Roger Smith Hotel will make you feel like you’re in a fairytale, with Parisian-style furnishings and natural bath amenities by Beekman 1802. Families especially like the suites, some of which are equipped with kitchenettes. A private terrace allows guests to relax with a drink or simply take in the sights and sounds of the Upper East Side.  

6Citadines Connect Fifth Avenue New York

Just a few blocks from Bryant Park, the shops along Fifth Avenue, and Times Square, the Citadines Connect Fifth Avenue New York offers sleek, modern rooms and suites with comfortable living areas. Citadines also allows pets, which is a huge bonus for those traveling to the Big Apple with their furry friends. Snack on the free grab-and-go breakfast that is provided for all guests.

7Artel Hotel Times Square

For a funky, artsy hotel stay, check out the Artel Hotel, where you’ll be in the heart of Times Square as soon as you step out the door. Rooms are eclectically decorated with bold colors, brass finishings, and wood furnishings; bunk bed options are available for friends traveling together on a budget, as well. 


Those looking to live it up in Soho should stay at this funky hotel, whose rooms feature exposed brick, wall décor from local artists, Therapedic mattresses, and C.O. Bigelow bath amenities. Sohotel guests are in the middle of some of the best dining and shopping in Manhattan, and can reach nearly all areas via several nearby subways. 

9The Frederick Hotel Tribeca

For a sweet splurge, stay at the Frederick, which is located in the heart of the trendy Tribeca neighborhood of Manhattan. Rooms mix modern and classic design to offer a comfortable place to rest your head, with classic subway tiles in the bathrooms. The Financial District, 9/11 Memorial and Museum, and Battery Park are all a short walk away.

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Katka Lapelosová

Katka is a writer from New York City, currently living in Belgrade, Serbia. See Full Bio

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