The most important thing while finding the best accomodation is to be next to a subway stop, as the subway is available 24 hours day 7 days per week.



Important to be next to Manhattan, where are located most of the attractions, and especially well connected to Times Square (Midtown Manhattan) or World Trade Center (Lower Manhattan) as they are the two most relevant areas.



In my opinion, one interesting area in Queens would be:

  • Long Island City, especialy next to the subway stations:
    • Queensboro Plaza
      • Lines 7 purple, N yellow and W yellow
    • Queens Plaza Subway
      • Lines E blue, M orange and R yellow.

So in this area is possible to get 6 different subways from 4 different lines/colors. From this area by subway to Times Square would be like 15 minutes.



With the same reason, an interesting area in Brooklyn would be:

  • Downtown Brooklyn (next to Brooklyn Heights and DUMBO) in the area of the 2 near subway stations:
    • DeKalb Avenue Subway Station.
      • Lines B orange, Q yellow and R yellow.
    • Nevins Street Station
      • Lines 2 red, 3 red, 4 green and 5 green.

So in this area is possible to get 7 different subways from 4 different lines/colors. From this area by subway to World Trade Center would be like 20 minutes.



Any place in Manhattan well connected with the subway would be interesting as long as you may get Times Square (Midtown Manhattan) or World Trade Center (Lower Manhattan) in a short subway ride.



All the hotels below I have been some nights and I have tried them all.


Grand Hyatt

Located between Grand Central Station and Chrysler Building, just 15 minutes walking to Times Square. the hotel is very big and very well connected with the subway and all the relevant spots of Midtown Manhattan.


W New York

The corner window view of Broadway and Times Square, at the 48th floor. The «W New York Times Square Hotel» is wonderful. In the pure heart of Manhattan, the heart of New York City, the heart of the world. Just step into the street and you are right in the center of Times Square.


The Hotel Beacon

Located on the 75th Street with Broadway, in the Upper West Side of Manhattan. It is well connected next to the red line 123, as well as the blue AC and the orange BD, at only 12 minutes subway ride to Times Square and 10 minutes walking to Central Park. This hotel have rooms with kitchen, a great option for families and for cooking yourself.


Conrad NewYork Hotel

When getting into this hotel you feel like inside a museum with pieces of art everywhere and outstanding architecture highlighted with colorful lights. The suites are very confortable, as well as elegant and stylish, such a great place and great location! The Conrad New York Hotel is located in 102 North End Ave, next to the World Trade Center area in Lower Manhattan. Well connected by near metro lines as the blue AC, the yellow N and the red 12, at only 25 minutes ride to Times Square. It offers 463 luxury suites with style and elegance.



Millenium Hilton One UN PlazaHotel

Views of Manhattan are amazing from every point, but is not easy to get such a super amazing views than the ones of this hotel, with the Empire State Building, Chrysler Building, Bank of America, and more! The Millenium Hilton One UN Plaza Hotel is located in One United Nations Plaza, next to the Grand Central Terminal in Midtown Manhattan. Connections are great as it is next to Grand Central Terminal. It is newly renovated with 439 rooms. This is the view you will have from the window at night, during the day is also very beautiful.



The Hoxton Williamsburg

Located in Williamsburg Brooklyn, it has comfortable rooms with great city views of skyline, all day dining and a rooftop restaurant with an unbeatable view of Manhattan. It opened on 9th September with 175 rooms and three restaurants. The Hoxton is a series of open house hotels inspired by the streets and scenes surrounding.



Located in Long Island Queens. Wake up and see. Room with view. Anyway, any view of NewYork is always great. The hotel is well connected by subway to get the most relevant places of Manhattan. There is a rooftop where you can have amazing view of the skyline of Manhattan and Queensboro Bridge.



If you are looking for affordable accomodation, New York City has wonderful hostels to stay. Probably you will spend most of the day exploring the city, so as long as you have a great bed and shower it would be fine. All the hostels below I have been some nights and I have tried them all.

My recommendation for hostels in order of preference:


The beds are comfortable and the restrooms are great. Location is in Queens but very near to Manhattan, there are different subway lines and by the subway you will get the area of Times Square in around 15 or 20 minutes. The common room is wonderfull with a pool table, ping pong, tv screen and more, as well as a kitchen.


Chelsea International Hostel

The location is excellent in the 20th Street between 7th and 8th Avenue, right in the neighborhood of Chelsea, so you can almost walk everywhere. I have tried the private room with two beds and everytjing was alright. The courtyard is an open space between buildings which is great to have breakfast and where they organize some activities (like free pizza on Wednesdays!).


International Student Center

Central Park is just some steps away as it is located between this park and Columbus Avenue. The rooms are fine and it has a nice basement as a lovely common room with a tv, sofas and board games. By getting the subway you are just 20 minutes away from Times Square.


Jazz on the Park Hostel

The location is in the north and west side of Central Park, bit far away but also very relax, by the subway is just 30 minutes to Times Square. Central Park is very near and you can get it by walking. I have tried a common room and everything was ok. In the lower level there is a common area great to gather and have drinks.