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Where to stay in New York City

If you're a first time visitor to New York City, you might prefer a more touristy area, but if you're a solo traveler, a local neighborhood could be more interesting. Some areas have lots of things to do within walking distance, but the hotels may be more expensive. To give you a starting point for your trip research, we looked at what people say about neighborhoods and places to stay in New York City.


What's the best area of New York City to stay?

The top mentioned neighborhoods and areas that people talk about in and around New York City are: Times Square, East Village, Meatpacking District, Greenwich Village, Brooklyn, Williamsburg, Lower East Side, Broadway, Greenwich, and Queens.

Here's what Trippy members had to say:

"Having lived in NYC, I personally would avoid the Times Square, but if this is where you want to be, go with a brand hotel, (Hilton Garden Inn Times Square, Courtyard by Marriott New York Manhattan / Times Square South or Comfort Inn Times Square South) where there is some assurance of standard quality."  See More

"For the most part Times Square and Midtown are some of the less interesting places in New York - and also some of the more expensive."  See More

"Try to grab a show in Times Square Wicked or The Lion King are two great shows that are currently playing on Broadway!"  See More

"For a more casual, fun night out, I suggest going to East Village or West Village."  See More

"In the summer, the Meatpacking District is cool because the restaurants and clubs/bars are all near by."  See More

"If you want an indoor/outdoor rooftop shot, I would also recommend going to the Meatpacking District (Meatpacking District)."  See More

"You could go to the Meatpacking District and walk around this hip neighborhood."  See More

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  1. Times Square
  2. East Village
  3. Meatpacking District
  4. Greenwich Village
  5. Brooklyn
  6. Williamsburg
  7. Lower East Side
  8. Broadway
  9. Greenwich
  10. Queens
What are some good hotels in New York City?

Depending on the neighborhood you choose, you may want to research hotels in the area. If you'd rather start with the most recommended hotels in New York City, here's a list to get you started.

Here's what Trippy members had to say about hotels:

"Soho (close to GoldBar, Southside, semi-close to Le Baron NYC): The Nolitan Hotel, Mondrian SoHo, Crosby Street Hotel"  See More

"Stumptown Roasters at the Ace Hotel New York!"  See More

"How about Hotel Gansevoort in the Meatpacking District of New York City?"  See More

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  1. The Standard New York
  2. Ace Hotel New York
  3. The Plaza
  4. Hotel Gansevoort
  5. Crosby Street Hotel
What if I want to explore New York City further?

If you're open to researching even more areas, some suggestions that might be less common but interesting to explore are: Murray Hill, SoHo, Midtown Manhattan, TriBeCa, Park Slope, Cos Cob, Long Island City, Madison Square Garden, United Nations, Union Square, and Canal Street.

Here's what Trippy members have said:

"I would not recommend staying in Midtown Manhattan because that's where the offices are and it isn't a great neighborhood for nightlife unless you want to spend a lot of money."  See More

"Cosmopolitan Hotel Tribeca in TriBeCa."  See More

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  1. Murray Hill
  2. SoHo
  3. Midtown Manhattan
  4. TriBeCa
  5. Park Slope
  6. Cos Cob
  7. Long Island City
  8. Madison Square Garden
  9. United Nations
  10. Union Square
  11. Canal Street
Where did you get these suggestions?

Trippy is a great resource for planning your trip because you get advice from real travelers. We suggested neighborhoods and hotels based on the recommendations of the Trippy community. This gives you a quick overview, but if you're looking to do more research, here are some of the questions that we used to find this information.

 Amanda Morris from Atlanta asked:
Safe neighborhood in NYC for Mother-Daughter trip  (11 answers)

 Roel Hoorneman from Dusseldorf asked:
Best NYC area to stay for 5 days in April 2016?  (5 answers)

 Leena Dang from Madison asked:
Where to stay in NYC close to great nightlife options?  (5 answers)

 Valerie Thomas from asked:
Great place to stay in Manhattan that doesn't break the bank. $200/night?  (4 answers)

 arelis berrios from Puerto Rico asked:
NH New York Jolly Madison Towers- it is a bad place to stay?  (1 answer)

 Stefanie Robbins from Ventura, California asked:
Good place to stay in midtown Manhattan?  (5 answers)

 Maria Jose Navarrete from Strasbourg asked:
Things to do on an overnight layover in NYC and getting around  (5 answers)

 Ebe Romano from Sao Paulo asked:
Is it a good idea to visit NYC in December?  (27 answers)

 Chris S from Manhattan Beach asked:
Where do the cool kids stay in NYC these days?  (37 answers)

 Carol K from Bahrain asked:
Unique Times Square Hotels in New York City  (19 answers)

What if I plan my trip around food?

If you're a foodie or just love to eat when you travel, you might decide to stay in a hotel close to a restaurant you want to try. Here are some places to eat in New York City.

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  1. Katz's Delicatessen
  2. Shake Shack
  3. Lombardi's Pizza
  4. Balthazar Restaurant
  5. Eataly
What if I don't have a car?

Maybe you're looking for a happening area with lots to see and do, or you want to be walking distance from tourist attractions. Check out some of these places and see there's a hotel nearby.

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  1. Central Park
  2. High Line Park
  3. The Metropolitan Museum of Art
  4. Statue of Liberty
  5. Times Square
Where can I find out more about New York City?

This page is just a starting point, to really get personalized advice from New York City locals and experienced travelers, post a question on Trippy! You can start by browsing the questions other people have asked about New York City.

If you've changed your mind and decided to go somewhere else, go to the main page and explore where to stay in any city.

Don't forget to check what most people recommend is the ideal length of time to visit. Read more about how many days in New York City to stay.

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