Staying in New York
Manhattan stays from Midtown to SoHo
It's not hard to get caught up in the magic of Manhattan, but choosing a hotel close to the city's greatest attractions – Central Park, Rockefeller Centre and the Guggenheim Museum to name a few – will ensure you can fall into bed with ease at the end of a whirlwind day.
Staying in the Big Apple's core doesn't come cheap, but it's well worth it if you want to be within walking distance of unlimited world-class shopping, restaurants and entertainment offerings. Splurge with a stay at the Greenwich Hotel in Tribeca, enjoy the view across the Isle from the Trump SoHo, or flaunt it in the Fashion District at the 4-star Hilton.
Bag a bargain hotel deal in Brooklyn
As far as New York accommodation goes, basing yourself in Brooklyn can be highly cost-effective and also award you a more "authentic" New York experience. From the artistic, bohemian Williamsburg to the historic Downtown district, there are endless hotels to choose from.
Head across the Brooklyn bridge and take your pick of boutique lofts, self-contained apartments or conventional hotels. Among the most well-known chains that call Brooklyn home are the New York Marriot at the Brooklyn Bridge, the 4-star Sheraton, Best Western and the Holiday Inn. While you're in the neighbourhood, visit Little Russia at Brighton Beach or indulge your nostalgia at Coney Island.
Keeping close to the airport in Queens
One of the most familiar districts on Long Island, Queens is the location of New York's two major airports: LaGuardia and John F. Kennedy. While most visitors bypass Queens drawn to the magnetism of Manhattan, this multicultural borough is a rewarding destination for visitors looking to venture beyond the tourist traps.
When deciding on your Queens accommodation, your options extend from the Pan American Hotel on Queens Boulevard (just 15 minutes from Midtown Manhattan) to the Holiday Inn Express; the Best Western Plus in Flushing to the Sheraton LaGuardia East Hotel. Not only will staying at the gateway to Manhattan save your hip pocket, it may also award you a unique insight into the city that never sleeps.