New York, lovingly known as The Big Apple, is the largest city in the US, with its 8,2 million inhabitants.
The city consists of five boroughs: Bronx, Manhattan,
and Queens. Here you will find anything from huge parks and museums to famous shopping streets and historical landmarks.
Cityhotels has a broad selection of good and cheap hotels in the pulsating heart of New York, and in its diverse and cozy neighborhoods.
Whether you are searching for a regular hotel room, B&B, pensions, boutique- or luxury hotels we have offers that fit your needs and desires, whether you are planning a brief weekend trip or a longer stay in New York.
Shopping in New York City
New York is one of the favorite cities of shopping lovers globally. Shopping in New York can almost be counted as an attraction in itself. Here you will find anything from large markets and department stores, to small specialty shops and design boutiques.
Shopping on 5th Avenue
5th Avenue is one of the most important streets in New York, and along it you find some of the most fashionable shops in town. If you follow the street northwards from Midtown to Central Park you will find shops such as Hugo Boss, Louis Vuitton and Prada.
Are you looking for a hotel near 5th Avenue? We have many hotels in the areas around Central Park and
Markets and specialty stores
One of the many popular shopping districts in New York is SoHo. The area received its name from its location south of Houston Street, and here you will find a great mix of well-known brand stores, up-and-coming design boutiques, cafés, and smaller specialty stores.
If you want to live in a
hotel near SoHo, we can help you find both good and cheap accommodation.
If you want more
suggestions for shopping in New York this article is recommendable.
Living in downtown New York
Manhattan is thought to be the “heart” of New York City, and if you wish to be close to everything the city has to offer, this is definitely the place to stay.
We have many good hotel offers and decent prices on recommended hotels in Manhattan. No matter if you are looking for bed and breakfast, hotel rooms or other accommodation you will certainly find what you are looking for.
If you wish to live centrally and cheaply, we can recommend hotels such as
Park Central New York and
Morgans, both are located amazingly in some of the most famous parts of Manhattan.
You can also find more
recommended hotels in the list further down this page.
Getting around in New York
New York has many offers when it comes to public transport. Besides one of the worlds longest subway-systems, it is easy to get around by train or bus.
Taxi is also an important means of transportation in New York. The yellow cabs have become an symbol of the city. Everyday a fleet of more than 13.000 service the Big Apple, so it is hard not to notice these legendary taxis. To go for a drive in these iconic cars is almost a reason to visit NYC in itself.
Arriving in New York
New York is the second most hectic air hub city in the world, and for this reason it has many airports. The three airports which are most used for international flights are
John F. Kennedy International (JFK),
Newark Liberty International (EWR) and
We have many good and cheap hotels near both
John F. Kennedy International,
Newark Liberty and
Both Kennedy and LaGuardia airports offer bus services to Penn Station and
Grand Central which are some of the most important traffic nodes in downtown Manhattan.
Here you can also find the Grand Central Terminal, which is the world's largest train station measured by the number of platforms. The airports are also serviced by the train network, which connects them with the New York subway system.
If you are looking for an overview over the bus-, train-, and subway lines you can find a map of the public transport system here.
New York with children
New York might not be the first place that springs to mind, when you are planning to travel with children. But the city offers many activities for both adults and children. You can go for a stroll in Bronx Zoo or in Central Park, take in the view from the top of Empire State Building, visit the Children’s Museum of Manhattan or pass by
Broadway, where you can enjoy musicals such as Lion King and Aladdin. In any case there are many exciting and entertaining activities for both old and young.
If you are traveling with family we can help you find a children friendly hotel. Many of our recommended hotels will be helpful if you ask for a family room.
We recommend this article if you want more
suggestions for activities with kids in New York.
Attractions and sights
New York has many famous buildings, places, attractions and other sights worth visiting.
If you visit New York it is hardly possible to avoid passing by
Times Square. This area is known for its many luminous neon signs, its august commercialism and teeming masses, and it is one of the most spectacular symbols of New York.
If you are searching for a hotel near Times Square we recommend
Residence Inn by Marriott New York Manhattan/Times Square.
New York is also known for its many parks, and the largest and most famous is
This park is the green heart of Manhattan, and takes up 843 acres (3.4 square meters) of city owned land. Here you will find anything from tennis courts and ice-skating rings to wild life sanctuaries and rowboats, and it is the perfect place to rewind and relax in the midst of the hectic city.
We have good offers on
hotels near Central Park, where you can stay in a central location close to the vast green spaces of the park.
Another iconic attraction in New York is the Statue of Liberty.
This monument stands on Liberty Island at the mouth of the Hudson river, and was given to the US Americans by France as a symbol of freedom and democracy. The statue itself is more than 46 meters (151 feet) high and made in copper, but if the pedestal is counted the whole monument is more than 93 meters (305 feet) high. Visiting the island is free, and you only have to pay for the boat journey to get there. The boats to Liberty Island also pass by Ellis Island where a large part of the immigrants arrived to the USA while boat travel was still common and before the country became more closed. It is recommendable to combine your visits to these two places .
The city is also known for its many skyscrapers and unique buildings. A trip to the top of the Empire State Building
is almost obligatory, and from here you will have a view over large parts of Manhattan and beyond. In addition you can visit famous buildings such as the Rockerfeller Center, Flatiron Building and the Dakota-building.
If you are looking for accommodation close to the Rockerfeller Center and Empire State Building we recommend
Best Western Premier Herald Square, where you will be close to both of these iconic buildings.
For anyone interest in art museums New York is a Mecca, with popular institutions of art such as Metropolian Museum of Art (MOMA) and the Solomon R. Guggenheim museum, where you can see both modern and classical painting and sculpture, by masters such as da Vinci and Rembrandt. There are many other museums in the city such as National
Museum of the American Indian, which is dedicated to the languages, cultures and histories of the First Nations.
Most of the museums are located along Museum Mile, on a section of 5th Avenue. Are you looking for
hotels near Museum Mile, we have many good and cheap offers for lovely hotels.
If you wish to go for a swim a trip to Coney Island can be the perfect choice. Here you will find several good beaches. Other areas and attractions worth a visit are
Little Italy, Bronx Zoo, Chinatown and Ground Zero.
If you want more
suggestions for attractions and sights in New York, have a look at this website.
Recommendations and suggestions for hotels
The price levels of accommodation in New York fluctuates strongly with the seasons. So if you're interested in finding an extra cheap hotel room consider visiting in January and February, as the prices nearly double around Christmas and during summer.
If you are planning to travel as a group, we can help you with planning and booking!
Contact our customer service and we will custom make a good offer for your group travel. Are you going to concerts, fairs, or other big events we can also help you find a hotel suitable for this and close to your venue.
Do contact our customer service, if you are having difficulties finding the right hotel, we're happy to guide you through!
If you are interested in more
suggestions for hotels in New York we can recommend this website.