Best long-stay hotels and B&Bs in New York City
If you’re planning to spend a month or more in the city, these long-stay hotels and B&Bs offer practical amenities and good deals.
Thu Mar 7 2013
Best long-stay hotels and B&Bs: Affinia Manhattan
If you’re in town for business or pleasure for more than a month, you’ll probably want a cheaper deal and more amenities than you get during a standard hotel stay. These long-stay hotels and B&Bs offer good rates and home comforts. Though you’ll no doubt want to sample some of the city’s best restaurants and cheap eats, on-site kitchens give you the option to prepare your own meals. Many hotels also have laundry facilities, so you can spend less time looking for a laundromat and more time seeing the best sights and attractions in the city.
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- Rated as: 3/5
The sprawling Affinia Manhattan, which opened as the Governor Clinton Hotel in 1929, is an amenity-rich base for an extended stay. The 618 white-and-gray guest rooms were recently given a casual, contemporary redesign by the ubiquitous Rockwell Group, with retro Anglepoise reading lamps perched on faux-leather headboards and playful splashes of orange and chartreuse. All the suites (which start at $169 per night for stays of 30 days or more) have kitchens, equipped with a fridge, microwave and two burners, and the white-tiled bathrooms are stocked with full-size shower gel, shampoo and conditioner. Some suites have terraces with views of the surrounding cityscape. The hotel offers some novel perks to make you feel at home: Select your pillow from a "menu” of six pillow types including buckwheat, Swedish memory foam, and even one that emits soothing sound. Wi-Fi and local phone calls are free for long-stay guests. The pristine gym is equipped with more than a dozen machines, plus free weights, and there's even a coin-op laundry room.
- 371 Seventh Ave, (at 31st St), 10001
- Rated as: 4/5
Get a taste of how affluent Upper West Siders live in this converted 19th-century townhouse little more than three blocks from Central Park. Rates start at a mere $100 per night for stays of 30 days or more. The spacious, immaculately maintained studios feature original mahogany floors, decorative moldings and (non-functioning) fireplaces; they're beautifully decorated with a mix of antique and high-quality reproduction furniture from the likes of upscale institution ABC Carpet & Home. All quarters have kitchenettes equipped with a fridge, stove, microwave and coffee maker; suite 6 has a wisteria-shaded terrace. Four-poster beds, flagons of brandy and an elk's head from Dubois, Wyoming, in the hall make this intimate inn a special retreat in the middle of the metropolis.
- 270 W 77th St, (between Broadway and West End Ave), 10024
It may not be the height of glamour, but the Marriott Residence Inn is a comfortable choice for an extended stay (rates start at $179). Rooms are immaculately kept and big picture windows in the 34-story tower look out on to iconic NYC scenes such as Bryant Park or 1 World Trade Center in some high-floor rooms. The spacious studio-style quarters—which average more than 300 square feet—include kitchenettes with a full-size fridge, microwave, coffee maker and dishwasher (you can also request a hot plate) and either a breakfast bar or small table. You won't have to cook your own eggs, though, since a hot breakfast is included in the rate—the buffet is just off the third-floor Hearth Room, the sprawling guests' lounge-cum-work area, which is equipped with three free-to-use computers. A large laundry room (more than a dozen washers and dryers), gym and on-site store selling snacks, frozen meals and alcohol are further conveniences.
- 1033 Sixth Ave, (at 39th St), 10018
It's easy to pretend you're a (rather well-off) local in these cushy digs in Midtown East. Two former apartment buildings, linked by a stylish lobby and small guests' courtyard, have been turned into a long-stay hotel (one month minimum). Guest quarters start at 625 square feet—larger than many Manhattan one-bedroom apartments—and feature wall-spanning windows. The views from some rooms, especially those that look south over the river, are dazzling. The decor may lack personality, but the blandly neutral furnishings are unlikely to offend any taste. Kitchens are equipped with full-size stainless-steel ovens and fridges, plus a microwave and dishwasher. Internet and local calls are included in the rates and there's a decent-size laundry room and gym. Families with large bank accounts will appreciate the two- to four-bedroom apartments.
- 417 E 57th St, (between First Ave and Sutton Pl), 10022