Everyone should travel on at least one city break to New York during their lifetime. The Big Apple is perhaps the most legendary metropolis in the world, and offers very special experiences. Here you get help to find the right hotel when you plan your trip.
New York – not the cheapest city to stay in a hotel in
The US economy has been doing well for a long time now, and the cost of hotel accommodation has also risen steadily. In general, one can say that a double room in Manhattan is considered quite affordable, if the price is around $ 200 per night. At today’s dollar exchange rate, this corresponds to close to NOK 2,000 a night. A normal price is usually up to $ 300 per night, especially if you book during the busiest periods. This is for three and four star hotels.
Between the relatively stiff prices, there are good hotels that cost from 1000 Norwegian kroner per night. If you want accommodation that is cheaper than this in Manhattan, you normally have to look for a youth hostel, or something similar.
Note that in New York, 14.25% is added to the tax on the daily price. If the hotel’s website states that a room costs, for example, $ 300 per night, the actual cost will be approximately $ 342, ie almost NOK 400 more. The hotel fee is usually paid either when you check in or when you check out. You should check this when you book, so that you avoid surprises.
10 great hotels in New York
We have selected 10 great hotels in different districts of Manhattan. The recommendations are in all price ranges, and with different star ratings. All hotels we have selected offer excellent service, and we focus on you getting the most for your money in terms of quality, comfort and location.
Conrad New York Downtown
Conrad New York is a five star hotel located right next to the One World Trade Center, Rockefeller Park, and the 9/11 Memorial and Museum. The hotel is relatively new, with very stylish and elegant decor. If you want to stay luxuriously in Downtown, this is one of the best options.
Because the hotel caters to business people, they often have very good rates when their stay includes weekends. Conrad is quite large, with 463 guest rooms and suites of various sizes.
The hotel has a restaurant, bar and lounge, a 24-hour fitness center, business center, café, and a superb roof terrace with bar . From the patio you have great views of the Hudson River, towards New Jersey and Ellis Island.
Casablanca Hotel by Library Hotel Collection
This small four-star hotel is a hidden gem in the lower part of Midtown Manhattan. It is located across the street from 6th and 7th Avenues, close to Bryant Park and Times Square. You can stroll to Broadway or 5th Avenue in less than five minutes from the hotel door.
The hotel has only 48 rooms and suites, as well as its own Italian restaurant with bar and lounge. Here you will also find a nice library, which is a perfect room to sit down with a cup of coffee or a drink in the evenings. In Casablanca it gets full quickly, so here you should book early. If you get a bite, you will hardly regret it.
Casablanca Hotel offers large and beautiful rooms, top location, phenomenal service, and everything for a reasonable money for New York to be.
citizenM New York Times Square
CitizenM is a small hotel chain that operates about 15 distinctive hotels in the most popular cities in Europe, America and Asia. All hotels are gorgeous and elegantly designed, with fresh colors and a modern feel.
This 4-star hotel is almost perfectly located for those who want to stay in Midtown Manhattan. Broadway is just around the corner from the hotel, and you can walk to Rockefeller Center, Times Square and Central Park, among others. The number of rooms is 230, spread over 17 floors.
Facilities include a very good restaurant, 2 bars with lounge, 24-hour fitness center, and on the roof there is a very cool terrace. The lobby of a citizenM hotel is decorated as if it were a pleasant living room. Here you can sit down with good reading material, and be served proper coffee and good snacks.
citizenM New York Bowery
The sister hotel to the one mentioned above is located in the Bowery District, part of Downtown Manhattan. This hotel also has four stars in the book, and a few more rooms (300) than the one in Midtown.
The building is on 15 floors, so here you get a phenomenal view of Manhattan when you sit down on the roof terrace with something good to drink. Rooms and other facilities are gorgeous and cool, as befits a citizenM hotel.
As mentioned, Downtown is a bit cheaper than Midtown, and therefore the rooms here cost a little less. However, both options are well worth the money. The service is top notch and the standard some of the best you will experience in a four star hotel.
Archer Hotel New York
The 4.5-star Archer Hotel is housed in a 22-story (but narrow) building in Midtown. It is located on one of the side streets of 5th Avenue, and is great for those who go shopping during the holidays.
You are also a short distance from many of the sights and famous streets, such as the Empire State Building, Chrysler Building, Times Square, Broadway and Grand Central Station (yes, the famous train station is definitely a sight to behold). If you are lucky enough to book one of the hotel’s 180 guest rooms, you will end up on one of the upper floors. Then you get phenomenal views of Manhattan. The view will be even better if you take the lift up to Archer Hotel’s beautiful roof terrace.
The hotel also has a restaurant, 2 nice bars with a lounge, a kiosk and a gift shop, as well as free access to a fitness center located nearby.