Stripped-down accommodations with prices to match in a top-notch downtown location.
On the plus side, most of the clean accommodations at this hotel feature private bathrooms with fluffy towels, and the 24-hour manned lobby brings a nice feeling of security to the downtown location. Other than that, the hotel’s website text calling the property “tastefully simple” is pretty accurate. Think thin blankets and walls, 70’s style décor and economy amenities, with some rooms offering shared baths. Still, it's hard to complain too much for a budget stay in prime real estate right next to Chinatown, the Financial District and Union Square. As an extra bonus, staff is friendly and more welcoming than at most chain hotels. The price includes continental breakfast. For longer visits, check into extended-stay rate discounts.