The Best NYC Hotels Under $200 a Night

"New York" and "budget" are two words that just don't belong together in a sentence. Almost every activity in the city comes at a price. Between the boutique shopping, world-class restaurants, buzzing rooftop bars, and once-in-a-lifetime Broadway shows, it's easy to rack up a tab faster than you can hail one of those iconic yellow cab. Luckily we're here to tell you that if you'd rather spend less money on accommodations so you can dedicate more funds to actually seeing the city, there are options.

Contrary to popular belief, New York is home to a host of hotels that offer plush beds and great amenities for less than $200 a night—you just have to know where to look. What these rooms lack in square footage they make up for in design: Honorable mentions go to the new Freehand Hotel, a Roman and Williams–designed hotel that offers dorm-style rooms, and The Jane Hotel, a West Village establishment with a thriving bar scene. Pack your bags: These are the best NYC hotels under $200.

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This story was originally published in January 2016, and it was previously updated in August 2018.