By Melanie Lieberman
August 29, 2017
Courtesy of Dazzler Brooklyn

New York City isn’t exactly known for affordability — hotel room rates are in the mid-$200s, on average, and can easily exceed $400 a night.

But visiting the Big Apple doesn’t have to be expensive (or, at least, you don’t have to blow your entire vacation budget on a place to sleep).

Regardless of where you book, you can find significant savings by visiting New York City during the off-season. Winter, in particular — after the holiday traffic has ebbed — can yield much more affordable room rates at even the most expensive properties.

Whether you want to book a next-day getaway for $83 or a post-holiday retreat for $89, all the hotels on this list can be reserved for about $100 a night — or much less. So save your money for Broadway shows, world-class shopping, and some of the best restaurants on Earth by reserving a room at one of these ridiculously affordable hotels.

Dazzler Brooklyn

Cozy rooms designed by Clo-th Interiors and an indoor-outdoor beer garden make Dazzler Brooklyn — one of the hippest design hotels in downtown Brooklyn — are made better by the always affordable price point. Room rates are typically under $200 (and Wi-Fi is always free) but in the off-season, you can score a room for as little as $84 a night. Check availability.

The Ridge Hotel

Oversized headboards, complimentary PURE Gloss amenities, and marble or European glass tiled-bathrooms make this Lower East Side hotel feel downright expensive. We found room rates for as little as $104. Check availability.


After the holidays, travelers can book rooms at YOTEL for $98 or less. YOTEL calls itself a “first-class experience at an affordable price,” and has aviation-themed rooms, called cabins. Rooms have free high-speed Wi-Fi and (unlike actual airplane bathrooms) monsoon-style showers with heated towel racks. Check availability.

Pod 51

With locations all across Manhattan and Brooklyn, the Pod Hotels are interested in the democratization of travel, making hotel rooms even in hot neighborhoods like Williamsburg accessible to all. At the original Pod 51, which has a groovy design aesthetic and is fresh off a top-to-toe renovation, rooms start at $85 in the winter. Check availability.

The Jane

Located in a historic red brick building in the West Village, The Jane offers travelers year-round low prices by maximizing space. Note that for the best rates ($83 for a last-minute August booking, for example) you may find yourself sharing a bathroom. Check availability.

Pointe Plaza Hotel

You wouldn’t believe that this all-suite hotel in Williamsburg offers rooms for as little as $92 an evening. Rooms here are classic and bright, with complimentary Wi-Fi, and deep soaking tubs with rainfall showers. Check availability.

The Hudson Hotel

We found deals for $105 at this midtown hotel — not much higher than when the property first opened 17 years ago. The Hudson has a lush, plant-filled rooftop bar and intimate rooms paneled with Makore wood. Be on the lookout for incredible deals from the Hudson, too: in 2015, they offered $15 per night stays to celebrate their birthday. Check availability.

Courtesy of Row NYC


Just steps from Times Square, Row NYC sells rooms for as little as $89 during the winter. Rooms are done in crisp, contemporary colors and sleek shapes, with Euro Top platform beds and iPod docking stations. And the hotel is now home to a CyC spinning studio, so you don’t need to brave brisk winter mornings for a fitness fix. Check availability.

Riff Hotel

Totally mod rooms are available for as little as $89 — and even less if you don’t mind sharing a bathroom. All guests at this funky hotel in Chelsea enjoy free Wi-Fi, air conditioning, and flat screen TVs. You can even splurge on a Premium Double for $99 a night. Check availability.

Hotel Pennsylvania

Rooms are easily booked for $75 a night at this midtown hotel, which also offers complimentary Wi-Fi with certain booking deals and free access to the neighboring Tap Out Fitness center. Rooms are spare, but you can’t beat the central location. Check availability.