From bargain-price rooms in midtown Manhattan to swish boutique hotels in Brooklyn and Queens, our top 10 makes it possible to explore NYC to the max
In an elegant brick building in Manhattan’s Murray Hill, this excellent budget option opened following the success of sister hotel, The Pod. It trumps the elder sibling – now renamed Pod 51 – as all its rooms are en suite and it has a fabulous brick-pillared rooftop bar serving tacos and a warm atmosphere amid fairylights and stunning views. The rooms, some with bunk beds, are called pods given their compact size and may not suit everyone. But with prices among the most competitive in Manhattan, budgeters will be happy. Other nice touches include free passes to customised group walking tours of the city, held four days a week by guides Streetwise New York.
• Doubles from $95 room only, 145 East 39th Street, New York, NY 10016, +1 212 865 5700, thepodhotel.com