New York’s 7 Best Affordable (and Stylish!) Hotels

Finding an affordable hotel in NYC that's also design forward doesn't have to be like finding the holy grail. New York has never had so many great options to sleep in style without breaking the bank, especially these days as many properties offer sweet rates for those eager to travel again. From the heart of the city to Brooklyn's Bed-Stuy, we've rounded up our favorites here. (Insider tip: many hotels offer the best available rate when booking directly through them!)

© The Nolitan
© The Nolitan



The Nolitan
Perfect for those who want to be in the middle of downtown’s buzzy action. And when you need a breather but don’t want to miss out, many of The Nolitan’s Queen rooms have balconies perfect for people watching.
Location: Nolita
Rate: starting at $115


The Marlton
This beautiful 1900s building in the heart of Greenwich Village was once a mainstay for Beat Writers like Jack Kerouc. It’s quite possible that staying in one of their 113 small but incredibly plush rooms will inspire your own “On the Road” adventures.
Location: Greenwich Village
Rate: starting at $179

© The Marlton
© The Marlton

Public Hotel
Sleek, contemporary and chic, a night at the Public will leave you feeling both well rested and glamorous. This downtown hotspot has plenty of special rates this summer, which all include access to the incredible rooftop.
Location: Lower East Side
Rate: starting at $150

© Public Hotels
© Public Hotels

Arlo NoMad
One of three Arlo hotels in the city (with a fourth Midtown location opening late May) Arlo NoMad is in the perfect location and just steps from the Empire State Building, for the quintessential NYC experience.
Location: NoMad
Rate: starting at $110 + AHL discount code here! 

© Arlo NoMad
© Arlo NoMad

Walker Hotel Tribeca
This gem in the middle of cobble-stoned Tribeca has an inviting lobby perfect for laptop-ing, sipping on delicious coffee from the adjacent Blue Bottle, or striking up a conversation with a mysterious stranger (as yours truly did, last time I stayed).
Location: Tribeca
Rate: starting at $116

© The Walker Tribeca
© The Walker Tribeca


Akwaaba Mansion
The unique, four-room property is set in an elegant, historic Bed-Stuy mansion. Husband and wife team Glenn Pogue and Monique Greenwood opened the popular B&B in 1995, offering everything from a “glamping garden” to a Black Memorabilia Suite to a Southern breakfast served every morning.
Location: Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn
Rate: starting at $205

© Akwaaba Mansion
© Akwaaba Mansion

Henry Norman Hotel
With a design as eclectic as the neighborhood itself, the Henry Norman’s rooms boast vintage furniture, found objects and pieces by local artists.
Location: Greenpoint, Brooklyn
Rate: starting at $206

© Henry Norman Hotel
© Henry Norman Hotel
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