Boutique Hotels for Less

Hotels, What's New — By sarahpruitt on June 21, 2010 at 7:44 pm

The quest for affordable, comfortable and stylish lodging in New York City continues. A while back, the New York Times wrote about the trend in tiny, chic hotel rooms. They featured places like the Ace, the Jane and the Pod (apparently the tiny trend extends to hotel names as well).

Now a new crop of boutique hotels have sprung up, all offering sleek modern design and upscale amenities, at a relatively affordable price. They’re not cheap—we’re talking $150-275 a night here—but in a town famous for expensive hotels, these are relative bargains. And though some are offshoots of big chains such as Wyndham or Intercontinental, they all attempt to offer a smaller-hotel experience with a stylish flair.

Distrikt Hotel by miss604 via Flickr

Check out these six new “budget boutique” hotels (and what the Times has to say about them) before you plan your next visit to New York City:

Distrikt – 342 West 40th Street, between Eighth and Ninth Avenues (Times Square/Theater District/Hell’s Kitchen)

Eventi – 851 Avenue of the Americas, between 29th and 30th Streets (Midtown)

Fashion 26 – 152 West 26th Street, between Avenue of the Americas and Seventh Avenues (Chelsea)

Hotel Indigo – 127 West 28th Street, between Avenue of the Americas and Seventh Avenue (Chelsea)

The MAve – 62 Madison Avenue, at 27th Street (Flatiron)

The Strand – 33 West 37th Street, between Fifth Avenue and the Avenue of the Americas (Midtown)

(Image courtesy of miss604)

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