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Cheap Hotels in NYC

The New York City is also known as the City Of New York or just New York. This city is one of the most populated urban regions of the world. It is the cultural, financial, entertainment, industrial, fashion and commercial hub of United States of America. This city has many tourist attractions that can be visited by tourists all around the world.

If you are on a budget trip to New York then let me tell you about the best budget and discount hotels of this amazing city.

1. Hotel Crown Plaza Times Square

This hotel is located in Times Square in New York City. You can enjoy a comfortable stay in this cheap hotel with the facilities of large spacious rooms, complimentary breakfast, lunch and dinner. From this hotel you can peacefully admire the scenic beauty of Niagara River.

2. The Marcel Hotel

This hotel provides you with stylish rooms which are small yet comfortable. The rooms are always kept clean and all have attached bathrooms. Breakfast is served daily and you can also take advantage of a cappuccino machine which can be used 24 hours a day.

3. Hotel Wolcott

This is one of the most ideal hotels for business and leisure travelers coming to New York City. Although it is a cheap hotel yet it provides excellent and luxurious services to the guests. This hotel is also a historical landmark because it has just completed 100 years.

4. Casablanca Hotel

It is a family owned and operated boutique hotel with a comfortable and peaceful environment. The staff members are very friendly and it is situated very near to the Times Square. Here you will get complimentary breakfast and other standard facilities.

5. The Pod Hotel

The Pod Hotel offer spacious and comfortable accommodations for all the budget travelers coming to New York. The hotel is highly stylish with high tech facilities for visitors.

6. The Milburn

This hotel is located in the upper west region of New York and provides reasonable and safe stay for visitors. The neighbor hood is peaceful and very family friendly. The facilities that are available here are Wi-Fi internet access, an indoor pool, and in-room kitchen and attached bathrooms.

7. Cosmopolitan Hotel

The Cosmopolitan Hotel is located in downtown New York City. It has cable TV facility private bathrooms attached with the rooms. It is very suitable for those visitors who want to explore the many attractions of downtown New York City.

These are some of the best cheap hotels situated in New York City.

Cheap Hotel Accommodation In Central London

London has a reputation for expensive hotel accommodation with very little cheap budget hotels. OK so what is cheap. For the purposes of this article lets define cheap as below 100$US per night, (60 pounds sterling in local currency) for a standard double/twin room with all taxes paid.

Most of the hotel accommodation in this bracket is termed ‘bed and breakfast’ hotels. This can be misleading to the unaware. No it’s not a cosy family owned guest house with personal attentive hosts, traditional English breakfasts and home-made offerings, commonly available outside London. The vast majority are small hotels with 20-50 rooms, staffed by immigrants on very low salaries with very simple rooms, seldom lifts and ‘continental breakfasts’. That is not to say that these establishments should be avoided, but there are an awful lot of poor quality ones.

The main cheap hotel districts in London are Bayswater, Victoria and Kings Cross. Here you will see lots of these bed and breakfast hotels together in clusters. An ensuite double or twin room with breakfast in these areas is around 70-100$US

Kings Cross has a poor reputation, it used to be notorious for drugs, crime and prostitution. That is all largely behind it now and it’s a district on the up, the whole area is being rejuvenated and Eurostar Trains will terminate at Kings Cross station in 2007. The bed and breakfast hotels are all around a garden square immediately opposite Kings Cross Station. Kings Cross is no more than a mile from the West End, the central entertainment area of London, and there’s lots of public transport on your doorstep.
Bayswater is on the northern border of Hyde Park, London’s biggest, and within a mile are Oxford Street, Kensington Palace and Paddington Station, (terminus for the Heathrow Express airport link. Bayswater is a traditional budget area and a great place to stay for the cost conscious traveller. Bayswater High Street (Queensway) is host to a great variety of economical restaurants and shops. Everyday supermarkets, launderettes etc are commonplace.

Victoria is very central, Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey and the London Eye are all within walking distance. The cheap hotels are south of the railway station, stretching from the coach stations to Pimlico Underground. The area is pleasant and safe.

Room rates are highly variable. In the depths of winter, rooms may be discounted as low as 50 US$, but be warned these tend to be of the hotels of the worst kind. Most of the hotels will also discount less at the weekend.

Some of the better bed and breakfasts include the Montana Excel and Howard Winchester Hotels in Kings Cross, the Central Hotel in Victoria and the Blakemore and Annur Hotels in Bayswater. Some of these may be advertised as three star hotels – beware in small print you may notice the words ‘self rated’.