When staying for a few days in New York, you are going to want to reserve your hotel in advance. Prices can be steep. Places like the iconic The Plaza Hotel –the scene for such movies and Broadway plays and some of the most memorable moments in New York have taken place at the Plaza. In its 111 years as a mainstay for New York City life, the Plaza is truly a treasure. Big names like Marilyn Monroe, the
Beatles, Prince, JFK, queens, kings and stars like Grace Kelly have all stayed here and shot movies here.
The Plaza has 19 floors and 282 rooms. This grand hotel opened its doors in 1907 and, at that time, you would spend only $2.50 USD for one night. Today, it is more than $1,000 USD per night! In 1986, this hotel was inaugurated as one of the historical monuments of the U.S. The Plaza Hotel is located directly in front of Central Park, so the hotel’s views won’t disappoint you.
NYC offers other luxurious hotels like The St. Regis New York which has almost 229 elegant rooms or Baccarat Hotel & Residences New York with its 114 rooms. Then there is also the famous Four Seasons Hotel New York, Mandarin Oriental, and the list goes on and on. Of course, hotels are not your only options. New York City offers more than 700 hotels with more than 110.000 hotel rooms. However, The Big Apple welcomes more than 62 million visitors annually, so
hotels are obviously only a small slice of options available for places to stay.
Airbnb is, of course, a popular option as well as VRBO or Homeaway but these are costly and not always convenient. If you are staying for a little longer than just a weekend, coliving is the new answer. With stocked kitchens, comfy linens, modern furnishings, and a built-in New York Experience, it’s a growing
trend and a hot new way to experience the City. More than just a generic hotel room, even the most luxurious hotel gets very cramped and the need to eat outside inexpensive restaurants can really weigh heavily on the wallet, so coliving is a great solution.
Don’t know where to rent and stay when planning your extended time in New York? We have some recommendations for you. If you’re looking for the Old School Manhattan vibe, the Upper West Side is the place. Conveniently located near museums and the arts, with Central Park as the big attraction, it’s
a great vibe. For a lower-key vibe, Hell’s Kitchen in Midtown offers a little bit of everything: the multi-cultural flavors of countless different cuisines, busy streets, culture, entertainment, and convenience. Tribeca, SoHo, and the West Village are super chic with fashionable boutiques, some of the most trendy restaurants in the City as well as the charm of cobblestone streets, architecture and unique galleries. Whatever you choose, always keep in mind three things: area, price and type of dwelling whether it be a flat, a coliving or a hotel.
Definitely, the most bang-for-buck option is to rent a coliving space, since you’ll have your own space, you won’t pay too much, you’ll meet new people who can show you around and you can change locations to try different parts of the City whenever you want to. Here is our definitive guide on what coliving is all about.