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Downtown New York hotels: Find accommodation in NYC

Find the perfect place to stay in lower Manhattan with this guide to downtown New York hotels and accommodation.

Photograph: Wendy Connett
Ace Hotel

When you’re trying to choose from the overwhelming array of New York hotels, one strategy is to narrow it down by area. Many of the city’s best restaurants, bars, shops and small arts venues are downtown. Soho makes a good base for a shopping spree, Chelseaor the Lower East Side are  great for galleries, and the East Village is packed with restaurants and bars.