Can’t stand the crowds or the smaller spaces? No problem. There are plenty of alternatives to NYC hotel rooms this winter.
Bunk up right across the river in Jersey City at a 4-star Hyatt for $99. Take in stunning skyline views without sky-high prices, which are going for as much as $300 at similar hotels. The financial district is less than 10 minutes away by taking the PATH train next to the hotel for less than the price of a subway ride. As a frame of reference, it takes about 25 minutes to get to the Financial District from the hotels in the Times Square area. The ferry, which costs $7, is four blocks from the hotel and offers service to Midtown and the Financial District.
Looking for something trendier? A new Sheraton in fashionable Brooklyn offers rates of $109 per night into April. The area has a hip feel with trendy shops and restaurants of Brooklyn Heights without the crowds. Manahttan is just a 10-minute cab ride away from this hotel. Or take the subway; there are several stations within three blocks of the hotel offering access to NYC by the A, B, C, D, F, N, Q, R, 2 and 3 trains.