Choosing the Right New York City Hotel

When you are ready to visit New York City, you’ll want to determine what the best New York hotel is for your needs. There are many different kinds of New York hotels, and depending on what you’re needs are you will need to make sure you pick the right New York hotel.

The first thing you need to do is look at a map of NYC. There are many maps of New York available, and this will allow you to decide what part of the city you want to stay in. There are many different districts, and if you are not familiar with New York a map of New York hotels can really come in handy. Depending on what your plans are you’ll want to stay close to the attractions that you plan to visit.

So can you get a cheap hotel room in New York? Sure. Just beware. There are several factors that determine why a hotel room is cheap:

  • Location. If you want to be in the middle of all that New York City has to offer, your cheap hotel room probably won’t put you there. Instead you’ll be spending money on taxis, parking and tunnel or bridge tolls. Wouldn’t you rather have a conveniently-located hotel so you can get an early start – or a late night – and still have a place to relax in between?
  • Features and amenities. Don’t need your own private bathroom? Don’t need a doorman or security guard to make sure your temporary residence is off-limits to intruders? Don’t need someone to ask directions or get you a taxi? Don’t need heat or air conditioning? Don’t need a wake up call? Don’t need a quick cup of coffee or tea in the morning? Aha! C’mon, live it up. Spring for the private bathroom. Feel safe and secure when you finally turn in at night. Treat yourself to a good hotel. You deserve it.
  • Age and cleanliness. These two factors don’t necessarily go hand-in-hand, but they’re both important. When was the hotel last remodeled? Shag carpeting is a giveaway.

Hotel rates in New York City fluctuate a great deal depending upon the season. Generally, rates are highest from September through mid-December, and lowest in January, February, July and August.

  • January-February – Lowest Prices
  • March-June – Moderately High Prices
  • July-August – Low Prices
  • September-November – High Prices
  • December 1-15 – Highest Prices
  • December 16-28 – Low Prices