The Cheapest and Best Hotels in New York Right Now

PUBLIC Hotel in New York

Lower East Side, Manhattan

While the Lower East Side is no longer the tough spot of decades past, it’s always been a desert for affordable hotels that weren’t of the hostel variety. Everything changed with the arrival of the PUBLIC hotel in 2017: Ian Schrager’s sexy and chic boutique hotel that brings a bit of uptown to the city center. While the sheer number of restaurants and bars is certainly a draw here (this is a Schrager hotel, after all), we also love the minimalist-chic rooms. Think Brutalist-style concrete ceilings, paired with beds encased in backlit wooden frames, with huge floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking one of New York’s liveliest neighborhoods.

Price: from £275 per night

Radio Hotel

Washington Heights, Manhattan

Washington Heights rose to prominence last year with the release of In the heights; and this year, Manhattan’s North End finally gets its first-ever full-service boutique hotel. The multicolored Radio Hotel, which opened in June 2022, has 221 rooms and offers architectural and gastronomic tours of the neighborhood, a lively rooftop with picture-perfect views of the city and the famous GW Bridge, as well as the first US location of popular Dominican Restaurant, Jalao.

Price: from £195 per night

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