For such a large city, New York naturally has many hotel options suitable for every kind of traveler. Naturally, most visitors to the Big Apple want to stay at hotels in Manhattan, but be forewarned, hotel prices in the popular borough can be outrageous. Even 1 star hotels in less desirable neighborhoods can start at a pretty outstanding rate.
If you want that hip New York feeling without paying outlandish New York prices consider staying at hotels in Brooklyn, the city's up-and-coming borough that is starting to rival Manhattan in what is trendy and chic. The Brooklyn neighborhood of Williamsburg is especially popular with artists and musicians because of its thriving art community and music scene. Best of all, Manhattan is easily accessible from the neighborhood thanks to the Williamsburg Bridge and the subway.
However, if you must stay in Manhattan consider staying in neighborhoods further away from Midtown, the city's most popular tourist area. Upper West Side, Upper East Side and Wall Street / Financial District all have pretty reasonable rates and are still close to many top attractions. Midtown, SoHo and Theater District have a large tourist base and are close to many of the more popular attractions such as the Empire State Building, Rockefeller Center and the Chrysler Building, so you will pay a premium to stay in those areas.
For those who are not worried about the price of hotels, then take advantage of the full New York experience by staying at one of the grand historical hotels or a one-of-a-kind boutique hotel. Hotels like The Carlyle and The Waldorf Astoria evoke old New York in both their opulence and iconic buildings while the TriBeCa Grand Hotel and The Alex showcase New York's trendier side.
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