such as Europe and bigger cities such as Manhattan offer a lot less space for a higher rate.
When looking for hotels, keep your mind open to possibilities of smaller spaces. New York
City offers plenty of boutique hotels located in popular areas. They might not be as popu-
lar as a chain hotel, but that doesn't mean they don't know what they're doing! What they
lack in outreach, they gain in service. Check out reviews on websites such as Yelp.com or
Travelocity.com for a visitor's insight to the hotel itself.
If you're looking for something more personal than a hostel, these value hotels offer a little
more space and added comfort…not to mention your own bathroom.
Hotel Deauville, Gramercy Park: Historic Gramercy Park is a great hotel
choice not just for location but if you want to hideaway from the busy higher
trafficked streets. The rooms are shabby chic styled, and at an affordable
$139+ a night option, they're hard to beat. www.hoteldeauville.com
Best Western Bowery Hanbee Hotel- Located in eccentric Chinatown, this
hotel chain branch is easy walking distance from the neighborhoods of
Soho, Little Italy, the East Village and Lower East Side www.bw-bowery-
and the Maritime) all fall into the same romance esthetic created by designer
Sean MacPherson. However, The Jane is one of Greenwich Village's
boutique hotels that offers romance in the form of location. The rooms are
small, the bathrooms are shared and coed, but the entrance of The Jane puts
you in the whimsical winding streets of historic Greenwich Village. Filled
with restaurants, hidden bars, and speakeasies, Greenwich Village gives you
lively nightlife steps away from the hotel.
The Library Hotel- This chic boutique hotel offers warm and inviting
rooms, continental breakfast, competitive rates, and walking distance from
major attractions in Midtown Manhattan. For the avid reader, the Library
Hotel boasts over 6000 hand-selected books organized by the Dewey
Decimal System. This hotel has been noted to have the friendliest and
Hotel Elysee -If the Midtown Manhattan location and noteworthy and presti-
gious cocktail bar underneath the hotel don't sell you, then the prices should.