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.
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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