New York: 9 budget hotels that won't break the bank!

Ah, New York! Its buildings that caress the sky, its eternal effervescence and... its exorbitant prices! Yes, going to New York on a tight budget can quickly prove complicated. Once you've bought the plane tickets, you can quickly tear your hair out when you realise that this was only a small part of the budget and that the biggest expense remains: accommodation. Those who don't want to pay a fortune will have to spend hours scouring hotel and flat comparison sites to find accommodation that isn't too expensive but is still well placed, comfortable, with good services, etc. It's a real obstacle course! It's a real obstacle course! To help you and save you time, we've come up with 9 cheap hotels in New York, most of them in Manhattan itself. It just goes to show that you can visit New York without breaking the bank!

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1. The Wingate by Wyndham New York Midtown South/5th Ave 3*, in the heart of Manhattan

Hotel reception.

- © Wingate by Wyndham New York Midtown South/5th Ave / Booking.com

Right in the centre of Manhattan, a stone's throw from 5th Avenue and the Empire State Building, this charming 4-star hotel offers very reasonable prices, especially when you consider its perfect location and the quality of its services.

The queen-size bedroom with view.

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There is a soothing atmosphere here, enhanced by the attractive decor in light tones. The rooms are comfortable and clean, and the staff are exceptionally friendly. It's safe to say that this is one of the best value for money hotels in New York!

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Wingate by Wyndham New York Midtown South/5th Ave 3*

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2. Sleep lulled by the neon lights at the Pod Times Square 4*.

Standard room with bunk beds.

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Just a few blocks from the hustle and bustle of Times Square, this 4-star hotel has come up with a very simple idea: small rooms where space is maximised to manage to offer prices that are just as small- clever!

The dining room.

- © Pod Times Square / Booking.com

Reducing size yes, but not comfort! The pods are equipped with super-soft beds, modern bathrooms and all thehigh-tech equipment you need for a relaxing stay. There's also an Italian bar-restaurant with a great terrace, the Serafina in the Sky.

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Pod Times Square 4*

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3. A restful night at the Hampton Inn Seaport Financial District 3*.

The queen-size bedroom with balcony.

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This 3-star hotel offers modern, comfortable and rather spacious rooms for New York at affordable rates. Some even have balconies offering breathtaking views of lower Manhattan and One World Trade Center.

The view of One World Trade Center from the balcony.

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We like this establishment for the friendliness of its staff, for its hearty breakfast and for its superb location near Manhattan harbour, right next to the Brooklyn Bridge and close to the main underground lines.

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Hampton Inn Seaport Financial District 3*

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4. The Best Western Premier Herald Square 3*, one of New York's best deals

Executive room with king-size bed.

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This 3-star hotel offers unbeatable value in Midtown Manhattan, just a few minutes from Herald Square. The rooms, although small, are clean and quiet, and some even have a view of the Empire State Building!

The bar's terrace offers a lovely view of New York.

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The helpful and welcoming staff contribute to thefriendly atmosphere in the public areas and on the bar terrace. We should also mention the delicious breakfast, which will give you all the strength you need to spend the day exploring the streets of the Big Apple.

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Best Western Premier Herald Square 3*

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5. Night with a view at the Leon Hotel LES 3*.

Superior double room.

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On the south side of the peninsula, in the lively Chinatown district, this 3-star hotel isone of the cheapest in Manhattan! It's clean, comfortable and very well located, with plenty of restaurants nearby.

Some rooms have bathtubs.

- © Leon Hotel LES / Booking.com

The bright, spacious rooms offer breathtaking views of the New York skyline. Add to this the friendly, helpful staff and top-quality bedding, and you have one of the best value-for-money hotels in the city!

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6. Best Western Premier Empire State Hotel 3*, affordable comfort

The breakfast room.

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Right in the heart of Manhattan, in the NoMad district, this 3-star hotel is less than 300 metres from the Empire State Building, close to Bryant Park, the Chrysler Building and Times Square: it's hard to find better rates in the area!

La chambre lit king-size.

- © Best Western Premier Empire State Hotel / Booking.com

The hotel is clean and the staff are extremely friendly. Breakfast is a big plus, but if you don't want to pay for it, you can always enjoy unlimited coffee.

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7. Hotel Richland LES 3*: sobriety and simplicity

La chambre lit king-size Deluxe.

- © Hotel Richland LES / Booking.com

If you're looking for a well-located hotel with clean, comfortable rooms at an unbeatable price, we've got just what you're looking for: this 3-star establishment will meet all your criteria and more.

The view of the Manhattan Bridge from the bathroom.

- © Hotel Richland LES / Booking.com

In fact, you can add to all this a breathtaking view of the Manhattan Bridge from the rooms on the upper floors, super-friendly staff and a good, nourishing breakfast. This is a no-frills hotel that you'll be glad to come back to after spending the day wandering around New York.

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8. The LIC Hotel 3*, our favourite hotel on Long Island

The view from the hotel rooftop.

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By moving a little further away from Manhattan, you can get very affordable rates for high-quality establishments. This 3-star hotel is located on the other side of the East River, on Long Island, yet is only20 minutes from Times Square by underground.

The classic double room.

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The rooms are much more spacious than in the city centre, and are also clean and comfortable. The breakfastbuffet is varied and copious, and the staff offer exceptional service. But what really made us fall in love with the hotel was its immense roof terrace, from which the view over New York is breathtaking.

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LIC Hotel 3* - New York

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9. Neighbourhood life at Pod Brooklyn 3*.

Hotel reception.

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This 3* establishment is part of the same hotel chain as the 3* Pod Times Square we mentioned earlier. The principle is therefore similar, but the prices are often even lower, as this hotel is located outside Manhattan, in the charming residential district of Brooklyn.

Accommodation with queen-size bed.

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The rooms are comfortable and functional, spread over four buildings linked by bridges. Weather permitting, the hotel's restaurant, Clinton Hall, serves breakfast and meals on its magnificent roof terrace. There is also a mezzanine lounge where coffee and snacks are available throughout the day.

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Pod Brooklyn 3*

In dormitories or private rooms, this 3-star hotel in Brooklyn promises a comfortable stay at an affordable price.
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