Where to stay in NYC

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Where to stay in NYC: recommended areas & hotels

Are you visiting NYC soon and you don’t know where to stay yet? Either it’s your first trip to New Your City or not, we’ve got you covered.

On this article you will find everything you need to know to book the perfect stay in New York City.

How to find the best hotel deals in NYC

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To find the best hotel deals in NYC, just follow this easy guide:

  1. Click on the link: BEST HOTEL DEALS IN NEW YORK CITY
  2. Choose your travel dates
  3. Order by price (by best reviewed & lowest price)
  4. Check location & other guests’ reviews and location on hotels with a score +8

Do you want to play it safe and choose a recommended hotel? Check the selection below.

Things to consider before booking your stay in New York City

  • If it’s your first time in NYC or if you’re visiting just for a few days, you should stay in Midtown Manhattan.
  • The average price starts from 200-300 dollars per night for a decent room in a mid-range hotel in a good location. It’s nearly impossible to find a room in a good location for less than $150.
  • Try to book your stay as early as possible, since room rates get more and more expensive.
  • Staying in Brooklyn, Williamsburg, Long Island & Queens might be cheaper, but you will spend more time and money on transportation.

Where to stay in Midtown Manhattan

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Midtown Manhattan is the best area to stay in Manhattan for sightseeing.

Midtown Manhattan is the city’s central area. It’s where most of the touristy attractions are, including the Empire State Building, Times Square, the 5th Avenue and lots of locations you’ll want to check out. Other places like Central Park or Hudson Yards are walking distance and there’s easy transportation to get to anywhere in Manhattan.

Pros of staying in Midtown Manhattan

  • as central as it gets
  • well-connected to anywhere in Manhattan
  • all the touristy spots are walking distance
  • there’s something for every budget

Cons of staying in Midtown Manhattan

  • it’s for the tourists – no locals found here!
  • more fast food options than really nice restaurants
  • very, very noisy
  • it’s crowded 24/7

Best places to stay in Midtown Manhattan

Where to stay in Times Square

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Times Square is the best place to stay in New York City for first timers. Even though it’s part of Midtown Manhattan, it deserves a section of its own.

You may have heard that NYC is known as “the city that never sleeps”, and that’s especially true in Times Square. There’s something going on here at any time of the day… and it’s always busy!

Pros of staying in Times Square

  • it’s close to everything
  • there’s good transportation to anywhere
  • all the touristy spots are walking distance
  • there’s something for every budget

Cons of staying in Times Square

  • more fast food options than really nice restaurants
  • very, very noisy
  • it’s crowded 24/7

Best places to stay in Times Square

Where to stay in Central Park: Upper East Side & Upper West Side

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As a general rule of thumb, the closer you get to Central Park, the more expensive it gets. The billionaire’s row is located right by Central Park!

If you’re ready to splurge, do not hesitate and reward yourself staying at some of the most wonderful hotels in the world.

Pros of staying next to Central Park

  • it’s family friendly
  • located right next to the Museum Mile (Upper East Side)
  • Central Park is next door
  • it’s all peace & quiet

Cons of staying next to Central Park

  • expensive hotels & restaurants
  • no nightlife

Best places to stay at next to Central Park

Where to stay in SoHo

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SoHo, with almost 200 cast-iron buildings and lovely cobblestone streets, is the coolest place in Manhattan. It stands for South of Houston street and you cannot miss it during your stay in New York.

Pros of staying in SoHo

  • plenty of shops, including high-end designer shops and chic boutiques
  • plenty of art galleries and cool cafés / foodie spots
  • relaxed vibe
  • walking distance to West Village and Little Italy
  • the ultimate Instagram/TikTok backdrop!

Cons of staying in SoHo

  • quite expensive
  • not well connected

Best places to stay in SoHo

Where to stay in Greenwich Village

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Greenwich Village is one of the nicest neighborhoods in Manhattan. It’s the cultural capital of the city and it’s also home to the location where the LGTBIQ+ movement started. Plus, you will recognize some iconic buildings from the TV series Friends and Sex & the city!

Pros of staying in Greenwich Village

  • lovely & lively
  • authentic newyorker neighborhood
  • best area for people watching and celebrity sightseeing

Cons of staying in Greenwich Village

  • limited public transportation
  • it’s quite pricey

Best places to stay in Greenwich Village

Where to stay in Downtown Manhattan

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If you’re coming to New York City on a business trip, you might want to stay at the Financial District in Downtown Manhattan. It’s where Wall Street and the New York Stock Exchange are located.

Pros of staying in Downtown Manhattan

  • close to Brooklyn Bridge
  • quieter than Midtown
  • close to the Financial district
  • a few historical bars and restaurants

Cons of staying in Downtown Manhattan

  • not much nightlife
  • not many dining options

Best places to stay in Downtown Manhattan

Where to stay in Brooklyn

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Right across the East River we get to Brooklyn. In particular, DUMBO is a great area for travelers and there are many hotels with an amazing skyline view.

Pros of staying in Brooklyn

  • local vibe
  • many green public spaces
  • not as crowded as Manhattan

Cons of staying in Brooklyn

  • you’ll always have to take public transportation for sightseeing

Best places to stay in Brooklyn

Where to stay in Williamsburg

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Known as the hipster neighborhood, Williamsburg is such a great option for travelers interested in art, music and nightlife.

If you choose to stay here, make sure your hotel is close to a subway station or a NYC ferry terminal. Manhattan is easily accesible from Williamsburg on the East River route.

While you’re here, make sure to explore the urban art, explore boutique shops and visit as many rooftop bars as possible – some of them have the best skyline views!

Pros of staying in Williamsburg

  • well-connected with public transportation
  • fantastic skyline views
  • trendy cafés & party spots
  • less crowded yet still cool

Cons of staying in Williamsburg

  • far from the main touristy attractions
  • it becomes loud and busy at night

Best places to stay in Williamsburg

Where to stay in Long Island, Queens

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Long Island is located in Queens, not too far from Manhattan. If you’re traveling on a budget, this is a great option to find affordable room rates.

This area is really well connected with Midtown either on the subway or taking the ferry from Hunters Point South Park. Getting to Times Square will take you less than 20 minutes on the subway!

Pros of staying in Long Island, Queens

  • easily accessible
  • budget hotels available
  • amazing skyline views
  • really good dining options

 Cons of Staying in Long Island, Queens

  • it’s outside Manhattan
  • not much nightlife
  • you’ll have to take public transportation for sightseeing

Best places to stay in Long Island, Queens

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