Contact Information

69 W. 38th St. (at Sixth Ave.), New York, NY 10018
Phone 888/HOTEL58 212/840-2019
Fax 212/840-1830
Web site

Size: 50 units (all with shared bathroom)
Extras: A/C TV TEL$27 nearby
Transportation: Subway: B, D, F, Q to 42nd St.; N, R to 34th St
Prices: $75-$105 double. Extra person $10
Credit Cards: AE, MC, V

The cheapest hotel from the Empire Hotel Group--the people behind the Belvedere, the Lucerne, and the Newton among other top-notch properties--is a winner in the budget-basic category.
Linoleum floors give the rooms an unfortunate institutional quality, but the hotel is professionally run and immaculately kept.
Rooms are mostly spacious, with good-size closets and private sinks, and the beds are the most comfortable Ive found at this price.
Rooms come with a double bed or two twins; a few can accommodate three guests in two twin beds and a pull-out sofa.
Theres one hall bathroom for every three rooms or so, and all are spacious and spotless.
Every floor has a common kitchenette with microwave, stove, and fridge (BYO cooking tools and utensils, or go plastic).
The five-story building has an elevator, and four rooms are accessible for disabled travelers
. The Garment District location couldnt be more convenient for Midtown sightseeing and shopping.
Ask for a back-facing room away from the street noise.