The most popular hotels in New York

What do the most loved hotels in NYC have in common?

Quality non-expensive accommodation in New York is always a challenge. It’s not for the lack of rooms. NYC has more than a thousand hotels of all sizes and categories and hosts around 63 million tourists every year. If you are not sure of where to stay, we picked the most popular hotels in the city. And why are they so popular? Check out on this post.

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Our selection shows popular hotels from the most used search engines, like Booking, Expedia or Agoda. Besides, it shows the discounts offered on these hotels and their users’ ratings – which are generally high, which explains their popularity. All prices showed here are for 2 guests.

But perhaps the most common trait of the most popular hotels in New York is their location: Times Square. Nine out of 10 of the most wanted hotels are in the heart of NYC. Check them out.

Luma Hotel Times Square

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With a super high rating, Luma Hotel in Times Square is one of the favorite NY accommodation of Oprah Winfrey. It’s a 4-star just in the very city center, minutes away from Times Square, Bryant Park, and Rockefeller Center. The reason why it’s so popular is simple: it’s a boutique hotel, has only 6 rooms per floor, has a world-class spa, a nice environmental touch, and an amazing restaurant with Spanish-Basque flavors. Prices at Luma generally start from 400 US$, but sometimes you can get discounts and pay around 15-20% less.

New York Marriott Marquis

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In the heart of the city, in Times Square, you have one of the champions of all searches. New York Marriott Marquis is a 4-star with prices starting around 400-500 US$, with a pet-friendly policy, spa, gym, business center, and a breathtaking terrace to enjoy the NY view.

Archer Hotel New York

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This is another hot boutique hotel in midtown that makes guest fall in love. Archer Hotel New York has prices starting around 350 US$, has a pet-friendly policy and one of those rooftop bars (Spyglass) that are a must-see. It is less than 600m from the Empire State Building and the New York Public Library.

Best Western Plus Plaza

This is the best match between price and benefits, but a bit away from the city center. From only 134 US$ a night, you can stay at this 3-star Best Western in Long Island, close to public transportation. It’s less than 5km from Central Park and Grand Central Terminal, has breakfast included in most prices, and has a spa, gym, and a business center. It’s certainly the best option if you are tight on a budget but needs some comfort.

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