It’s easy to get discouraged when planning a trip to New York City. Flights, accommodations, and activity costs can add up quickly. If you travel in luxury, New York has plenty of accommodation options to choose from, but those on a budget will struggle to find a hotel in Manhattan for less than $200 per night.
Luckily, there is Brooklyn. It’s hip, it’s happening, and staying in this cool New York suburb will cost you on average 40 percent less than in Manhattan. Here are just a few great Brooklyn hotels to consider for your next visit to NYC.
Lxure Brooklyn Suites
Situated in Brooklyn, the Lxure Brooklyn Suites aparthotel offers an alternative accommodation option for those looking for more than just a bed to sleep in at night. Each one of the six apartments features an elegant design with 10-foot ceilings, heated marble floors, and top-notch facilities, including jetted tubs, a flat-screen TV, free high-speed Wi-Fi, and an iPod docking station. Each suite is also equipped with a kitchenette, so you can decide whether you want to cook your own breakfast or take advantage of the free continental breakfast.
Eve’s Place is a Brooklyn Bed & Breakfast that offers stays in a beautifully decorated Victorian house. Each one of the four suites at Eve’s Place includes a master bedroom, living room, dining room, kitchen, and bathroom, making them an ideal accommodation option for a large family. Rates start at $99 per night for 2 people, but weekly, monthly, and family discounts are available, which make Eve’s Place even more affordable.
International Students Residence
Perfect for young travelers and backpackers who want to explore New York on a budget, the International Students Residence in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, offers private rooms, as well as gender-specific and mixed dorms starting at just $45 per bed (per night). The residence offers free Wi-Fi, free in-room lockers, a large shared area with 2 large flat-screen TVs, and a well-equipped kitchen.
Located just 15 minutes away from John F. Kennedy International Airport, Galaxy Motel in Brooklyn offers rooms with simple furnishing, a seating area along with a work desk, free Wi-Fi, and a flat-screen TV. It’s a perfect accommodation option for groups and large families. There are 75 rooms available at the motel and the staff is happy to offer a group discount for bookings of 10 rooms or more.
Aloft New York Brooklyn Hotel
Some say the Aloft New York Brooklyn is the best hotel in Manhattan. It’s located in the heart of Brooklyn, just two blocks from three different subway stations while also being only 30 minutes away from the John F. Kennedy International Airport. The hotel offers great amenities, including a full-service fitness center, a pool that’s shared with the Sheraton Hotel next door, free Wi-Fi access, a 24/7 business center, and rooftop lounge. The Aloft New York Brooklyn has great reviews and rooms start at just $125 per night.
No matter where you choose to stay in Brooklyn, be sure to take some time to explore some of Brooklyn’s sights and attractions along with those in Manhattan.