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NYC Hotel Reviews For Every Budget

The New York Palace
If you know me, then you know I have a love affair with New York City. What do I love about NYC? Well, for instance you can go into the city every day and see something different, do something different, or live differently. Living on Long Island has made one of the greatest cities in the world extremely accessible with just an hour long ride on the LIRR. The one con about the city is it can be expensive. especially if you are deciding to stay for the weekend.

But, it doesn't have to be. To prove it I have three wonderful hotels that I have personally stayed at available for every person's budget.

1. The Roosevelt Hotel: If you love big sweeping historical lobbies which make an impression then this hotel is for you. The hotel lobby has been the scene for many movies and TV shows. It has even been the location for the Rascall Flatts music video "I'll Be Home For Christmas".

The Pros: Need a haircut, or a quick umbrella before starting your day? This lobby has shops where you can get anything and everything you need. The Price? For a three star hotel that is centrally located you can score a room for as low as $138. That is epic by New York City standards.

The Cons: The rooms can be tiny. The room I stayed in was clean, but tinier than rooms I was used to. The name "cozy queen" means it is definitely cozy. 
The Roosevelt Hotel
The Lobby

Concierge Desk
Light Fixtures Are Nostalgic Reminders of the 1950s/60s World of Mad Men.

Boutique Shopping, and Salon Is Available on the Lower Level.

2. The New York Hilton (Midtown): I don't nearly have enough pictures for the amount of times I have stayed in this hotel. I love the Hilton in midtown! I stay at this hotel once a year, and I continue to come back because of the excellent service.

The Pros: The location is perfect: right across from Radio City, and the rooms are a comfortable size. I have stayed in a king size room with three people, and the double room with four comfortably. This lobby also has a few shops, a Starbucks, and an accessible café.  This is a great feature if you want to grab a yogurt, or cereal and not pay too much for breakfast. (The café is being renovated right now, but will be opened again soon.) Plus, every room I have stayed in has a spectacular view of 6th Ave.

The Cons: The price can sometimes run you upwards of $300 per night. There are some rooms which you can purchase at a lower price ($219) if you book in advance. 

Double Queen Bedroom

If you're a Hilton card member, then you'll be able to use their fitness facilities for free. Otherwise it cost $20 for a day pass. 

3. The Helmsley A Park Lane Hotel: The most expensive option, but one of the finest hotels I have ever stayed in. This hotel is extremely romantic with its marble bathrooms, and Victorian styled rooms. The entire hotel gives off an air of elegance, and so does its address. This hotel is situated right next to The Plaza facing Central Park.

The Pros: Rooms are spacious, some may say grand. There is elegant dining available overlooking Central Park, and if you like a hotel lobby that is just for the guests with very little off the street traffic then this hotel is for you. The hotel also holds your bags free of charge if you want to get to the city before check in, or stay later after check out.

The Cons: During the summer the Helmsley has summer specials and rooms can be discounted to  $255, but they usually go fast. Otherwise an executive room, with a king bed, and a city view could cost you $535. (that is sans tax)

Small Mini Fridge/ Mini Bar.

Comfortable Rooms with French Victorian Furniture.

Comfortable Lounge Space for Guests.
Outdoor Café for Light Fare, and Coffee.
Elegant Dining Available for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

 If you are looking for more on other hotels, check out this cool website I found with reviews, and pictures by real travelers like myself. It is called Overnight New York. Once on their main page click on the tab "all reviews", and the hotels are listed in alphabetical order.

 Happy Traveling!

Stay Lovely,


Editor and Curator of

Dusk & Rubies


  1. I'm just partial to the Hilton because that's where our girls weekend was lol
    miss you!

  2. The bedroom is just superb! And loved the idea of hiding wine bottles in the dressing table.

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  3. We resided at the times inn for a long weekend and it is just flawless for the short amount of time. I like it most because of your picture. Thanks for sharing such a nice post.
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  4. Nice post. Hilton is really a nice place in NYC. The Bed rooms, Lobby everything looks nice. As budget hotels in new york city, it’s a great one.

  5. I would also recommend staying in one of the boutique hotels nyc has to offer, assuming it fits your budget!


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