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Cheaper places to stay just outside of Manhattan

Jun 24, 2011  accomadations
3.5 of 5 stars based on 4 votes

Manhattan hotels can be expensive and so can travel in and out of Manhattan, so here is a list of the best areas (outside of Manhattan)for inexpensive hotels close to public transportation, and then the bottom few links are for the transportation modes to and from Manhattan.

  • 1. Long Island City, Queens, NY (LIC)
    Long Island City, New York

    10 minutes to midtown Manhattan (on inexpensive public transportation) and usuallywith breakfast included, makes LIC one of the best budget areas to stay in.

  • 2. Jersey City
    Jersey City, New Jersey

    With several hotels close to the inexpensive NJ Path trains that have several stops in Manhattan, these hotels are a good option if you chose to stay just outside of Manhattan

  • 3. Brooklyn, NY
    Brooklyn, New York

    Williamsburg, Brooklyn Hieghts, and Prospect Hieghts are just a few of the more popular areas in Brooklyn.

  • 4. Typical Transport-for Jersey City
    http://www.panynj.gov/path/maps.html

    The NJ PATH train stops at several stops in Manhattan, making hotels close by their stops an inexpesive option for travelers.

  • 5. LIC (QUEENS) and Brooklyn- Typical Transport
    http://www.mta.info/nyct/maps/submap.htm

    The NY City Subway sytem is the least expensive way to get into Manhattan from the outer bourroughs. the last stop on each train line in Brooklyn and Queens is about 1 hour away from Manhattan, so the fewer subway stops away from Manhattan you are the less time you will spend traveling. The Closest nieghborhoods in Queens and Brooklyn (as said) are LIC in Queens and Williamsburg in Brooklyn. Thes two nieghborhoods are the easiest to get to, and travel can take as little as ten minutes.

  • 6. Alternate Transport (Ferry) into Manhattan
    http://www.nywaterway.com/

    If you are staying close to the river this is a fun transport to Manhattan, instead if the subway (or NJ PATH from Jersey City). For LIC section of Queens and Brooklyn you would chose the "EAST RIVER FERRY" and for Jersey City you would chose the "HUDSON RIVER FERRY"