I wrote a piece a couple of months ago on the rise of lower cost, boutique hotels in New York City. Cutting hotel costs in New York is one way of making Toy Fair more affordable for the thousand of those who want to stay in a nice hotel but don’t want to spend a fortune.
More of these hotels are opening up as attested to in a New York Times article aptly titled: “Affordable Boutique Hotels in New York.” Now let me be clear, these hotels are not cheap. They do, however, appear to provide a nicer hotel stay for a more reasonable (by New York standards) amount of money.
Here is a list of the hotels sited. I suggest that you read the article in full but I have included the basics:
342 West 40th Street, between Eighth and Ninth Avenues; (888) 444-5610 (888) 444-5610; distrikthotel.com; free Wi-Fi; breakfast for $14.95; 155 rooms from $209
851 Avenue of the Americas, between 29th and 30th Streets; (212) 564-4567 (212) 564-4567; eventihotel.com; Wi-Fi is $10 per day (free for Kimpton rewards members); a breakfast buffet is $22; 292 rooms starting at $249 (at $399 once introductory rates finish in fall).
152 West 26th Street, between Avenue of the Americas and Seventh Avenues; (212) 858-5888 (212) 858-5888; f26nyc.com; free Wi-Fi and a $15 cold and $19.70 hot breakfast buffet, along with à la carte; 280 rooms from $229.
127 West 28th Street, between Avenue of the Americas and Seventh Avenue; (212) 973-9000 (212) 973-9000; indigochelsea.com; 122 rooms from $269; $15.99 breakfast buffet, and à la carte brunch served on weekends.
62 Madison Avenue, at 27th Street; (212) 532-7373 (212) 532-7373; themavehotel.com; free Wi-Fi and basic breakfast; 72 rooms from $159.
33 West 37 Street, between Fifth Avenue and the Avenue of the Americas; (212) 448-1024 (212) 448-1024; thestrandnyc.com; free Wi-Fi and breakfast buffet; 177 rooms from $259 (until June 30) and $239 (from July 1 to Sept. 6).