Practical means something different to everyone. Maybe it means having extra space for the kids, or a good spot to set up your computer on a business trip. Maybe it means you can bring your pup along and having them treated like royalty rather than merely being allowed to stay with you for a fee. Being that New York City is a top destination on many traveler’s bucket lists, it might be all about having a prime location. We’ve considered all the criteria, keeping prices in mind as well. So below is our list of practical hotels in New York, based on a variety of wants and needs.


Look out for our newsletters in your inbox soon.

Staypineapple New York Staypineapple

Staypineapple New York

Staypineapple New York is close to Manhattan, Times Square, and a list of iconic sites and attractions in New York City. Rooms are quirky and individualized to take guests beyond the standard room, yet feature pullout working tables, sitting areas and stunning city views. The artful space also allows your dog to stay with you.  As part of their guest amenities, they offer Morning Bites which are mini pastries and coffee and in the afternoon they serve Afternoon Delights, their signature pineapple cookies and coffee. This is a solid choice if you’re looking for affordable accommodation with easy access to the city.

Yotel New York Yotel

Yotel New York

Yotel New York boasts not only has some of the best views in New York City, but also has cozy rooms with an out of the box design, from circular beds to bunks, and is refreshing and practical for families or friends traveling together. Self-described as minimalist, Yotel focuses more on delivering free breakfast and drinks, automated luggage storage, and a gym. Of course, they haven’t glossed over bonus perks like the rooftop terrace restaurant.

Hilton Times Square Hilton Times Square
Hilton Times Square

Hilton Times Square

Hilton Hotels in New York City have mastered the seamless blend of both luxury and practicality—this one is not an exception, with its no-fuss, clean-cut rooms and location amongst one of the most sought after destinations in the city, Times Square. Gaze out toward the city while getting a bit of work done from your in-room desk, then tuck away the computer in the laptop-sized safe before heading out to explore. A fitness center and bar right over Times Square are other convenient amenities at Hilton Times Square.

Ink 48 Hotel Ink 48
Ink 48

Ink 48 Hotel

Ink 48 Hotel is close to museums and other educational sites while having the best views of the Hudson River. Spacious rooms feature massive windows and luxurious attributes, such as soaking tubs. At the restaurant, you’ll find dishes that redefine hotel fare with fresh, local ingredients that alternate with the season. So even if business travel has left you exhausted, a healthy meal awaits onsite. The property is also pet-friendly, going beyond the norm to accommodate furry babies.

Kimpton Muse Hotel Kimpton Muse
Kimpton Muse

Kimpton Muse Hotel

Kimpton Muse Hotel offers a prime New York City location with rooms that have a swanky presentation. Broadway theaters are just a few minutes walk away, just waiting to dazzle and make for an unforgettable night. Times Square and Rockefeller Plaza are a stone’s throw from the hotel as well. So location gives Kimpton Muse its edge. Pets get the VIP experience with complimentary bowls and a huge dog park.

The Collective Paper Factory Collective Paper Factory
Collective Paper Factory

The Collective Paper Factory

The Collective Paper Factory is an industrial hotel in an old paper factory. Who would have guessed? Rooms are designed to be minimalist while featuring luxe touches within the bathrooms, such as soaking tubs and steam showers. Subdued-yet-sleek accommodations meet all the basic needs, whether it be a late-night Mediterranean meal or just a convenient location near the amazing pizzerias in East Village or the excitement of lower Manhattan.

Pod 51 Hotel Pod 51 Hotel
Pod 51 Hotel

Pod 51 Hotel

Pod 51 Hotel features extremely affordable accommodations, with an urban flair, located just over a mile from Times Square. Young folks or the young at heart can enjoy the social environment, which includes a courtyard cafe and rooftop terrace, as well as spaces featuring various games. While most of the rooms have private bathrooms, you can get an even more affordable price within bunking areas that have shared facilities. Regardless, it’s a budget-friendly choice when visiting New York City on a dime.

EVEN Hotel New York—Times Square South EVEN Hotel New York—Times Square South
EVEN Hotel New York—Times Square South

EVEN Hotel New York—Times Square South

EVEN Hotel New York—Times Square South is posh in appearance, but easy on the wallet while featuring numerous conveniences. While it is situated near prominent places, that’s just one reason this hotel is practical. Each hardwood floored room comes equipped with exercise balls, yoga mats and other accessories for keeping up with a fitness routine while traveling. Not feeling working out in a small space? An onsite gym is available too, as is a health-oriented restaurant.

Novotel New York Times Square Novotel New York Times Square
Novotel New York Times Square

Novotel New York Times Square

Guests can enjoy suave surroundings with rooftop views of Times Square at Novotel New York Times Square, which is budget-friendly and has access to laundry facilities and kid-friendly rooms. Pets are welcome to stay with you as well. Reviews describe Novotel New York Times Square as being friendly, with great service and clean rooms. Isn’t that the main thing we strive for in a great place to rest our heads?

You May Also Like
9 Best Things to Do in Old Forge, New York By MADISON DRAGNA | DEC 18, 2019