It’s no secret that a night in the Big Apple doesn’t come cheap. But that doesn’t mean you should cram all the wonderful attractions (Times Square, the Statue of Liberty and FAO Schwarz) into a New York minute. Relax, and stay a while because we’ve rounded up 10 hotel alternatives that are not only affordable, but also will give your family a true slice of what it’s like to live in the big city.
Williamsburg penthouse with terrace
Move over Manhattan, Williamsburg is the place to rest your head. Just one stop (on the L train) from Union Square and the heart of Manhattan, this spacious penthouse is brand new with better-than-hotel amenities, including high-speed wireless internet, laundry facilities and a massive terrace with 360-degree views of the city and Brooklyn. $252 per night, sleeps 4 guests, airbnb.ca.