Inexpensive Alternative to Manhattan Hotels
Hotel Alternatives 10 minutes from Manhattan
Any self-respecting adventurer wants to visit New York at least once in their lifetime. However, being one of the most populated urban conglomerates, the city doesn’t usually facilitate travellers with cheap choices in terms of accommodation. Rather, it means that whatever hotel you’ll try to book in New York, it will be expensive, ranging from $180-200 USD and going upwards through the roof. In this blog, you can find out more about what to look for when researching good lodgings in New York, with a focus on how to avoid spending more money than you want on a bed. After all, in the city that never sleeps, you don’t want to waste half of your resources on the four-walls you’ll barely confine yourself to, even if you can afford it easily.
Inexpensive hotel alternatives refer to guest houses or personal properties belonging to individuals who turned their apartments into a comfortable, cheap accommodation for tourists. These are a great way to keep your budget tight when visiting NYC.
Distance is not always bad
Being a few miles away from the Manhattan borough, the centre of NYC, is not necessarily a bad thing. The most affordable alternatives to hotels are usually located in the adjacent areas of Bronx, Queens, Staten Island and Brooklyn. Especially in a metropolis, distances are almost always covered by one form of public transportation or another, granting commuters easy access to the dense, lively, never-sleeping district of Manhattan. As a traveller neophyte, you must fit yourself into the rhythm of the city, and choosing to stay in Brooklyn or Bronx won’t make your experience any less enjoyable.
On the contrary, it will give you an authentic feeling of what New York actually is. You’ll be able to live like a New-Yorker for the amount of time you choose to spend here and to understand the best deals in terms of keeping your living costs under control. Travelling by bus also allows you to see more of the attractions, streets and variety of cultures present in the Big Apple, for as little as $1.5 dollars.
Moreover, being 10 minutes away from Manhattan has its advantages. Even in the city that never sleeps, people like to rest from time to time, and a more remote location ensures a quiet, relaxing atmosphere for a healthy, rejuvenating nap.
How to get around…
With a Metro Card, you can easily purchase a fair amount (or even unlimited, depending on the length of your stay) of trips on the bus or metro. Nonetheless, being close to public transportation is a must if you’re going to put some distance between yourself and the city’s centre. The Morris Guest House is the best deal you can secure for your New York adventure for good reason, as we are located within walking distance of two major train lines. The D train, for instance, will get you to Manhattan’s Central Park in just under 30 minutes, passing by the famous Yankee Stadium.
If baseball is what calls you to New York, the Morris Guest House’s budget offers are a great alternative to expensive Manhattan hotels, saving you important amounts of money – enjoy a satisfying game snack with what you put aside or visit some of the local attractions!
Another important thing you need to pay attention to is what you’re actually going to get for your money. Paying 120$ or less might make you think that you’ll be facing harsh conditions. Rest assured that the current competition among budget alternatives to expensive hotels in New York falls to your advantage. At the Morris Guest House, you’ll be quartered into recently renovated, spacious rooms with windows facing the street, for non-smokers, offering comfortable beds, free Wi-Fi and air conditioning in every room. Compromising distance for anything less than this standard is simply not worth it. You might even get the opportunity to stay another few days thanks to what you save by resorting to a low-cost alternative to New York City hotels.