Hotels in NYC near Chinatown

by Baldwin Ellis

New York’s vibrant Chinatown district is home to several reasonably priced lodging choices. The properties range from a chain hotel with spacious guest rooms that overlook the Manhattan skyline, to boutique accommodations adjacent to the district’s busiest thoroughfare, Canal Street. The hotels are also close to MTA New York Subway Stations, Ground Zero, eateries and one-of-a-kind shops in Little Italy and the fashionable SoHo neighborhood.

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The Solita SoHo Hotel

The Solita SoHo Hotel is a contemporary boutique property near shopping and nightlife. The hotel is within a few blocks of Chinatown, Little Italy and the Canal Street Subway Station, which provides access to upscale shopping on Fifth Avenue, Central Park, Times Square and Brooklyn. Accommodations consist of quaint, city view guest rooms with contemporary decors, marble baths, complimentary bottled water and free high-speed Internet access. The hotel does not have a restaurant; however, it is in close proximity to pan-Asian eateries in Chinatown and variety of dining options on Broadway. Pets are not allowed.

Hotel Azure

Hotel Azure is a European-style boutique property at the intersection of Canal Street and Lafayette Street, in the heart of Chinatown. The hotel is adjacent to the Canal Street Subway Station, restaurants and shops. The property is also within a five-minute walk of Italian restaurants on Mulberry Street and Bloomingdales SoHo. Guest rooms are non-smoking, and they feature modern decors, platform beds with cushioned headboards, mosaic-tiled rainfall showers and complimentary Wi-Fi access. Green initiatives include energy saving guest room lights that are activated by hotel key cards. Pets are not allowed.

Hotel 91

Hotel 91 is nestled on the southern edge of Chinatown in the bustling Lower East Side Community. The smoke-free property features an East Asian-motif, and it is stone’s throw away from SoHo, the Staten Island Ferry and the East Broadway Subway Station, which provides access to Ground Zero, Madison Square Garden and Brooklyn. Accommodations consist of single-, twin-, double- or queen- bed guest rooms. Hotel guest rooms include contemporary furnishings, parquet floors, blackout drapes, complimentary high-speed Internet access, full baths and showers. No pets are allowed.

Holiday Inn SoHo Downtown Manhattan

Holiday Inn SoHo Downtown Manhattan is a moderately-priced hotel on the border of SoHo and Chinatown. The property is also close to Little Italy and the Canal Street subway station. Accommodations consist of renovated guest rooms that feature a mix of contemporary and traditional furnishings, opening windows with city views and complimentary Wi-Fi access. Hotel guest suites have larger living spaces, separate sitting areas, sofa beds and activity tables. Amenities include a small, but functional 24-hour fitness room with free weights and cardio equipment, a business center and Lafayette Grill, a casual eatery serving American cuisine. Pets are not allowed.


About the Author

Based in Atlanta, Baldwin Ellis has been a writer since 2007. He covers fitness, mental health and travel, with work appearing in print and online publications such as Scazu Fitness and USA Today Travel Tips. Ellis holds a Master of Arts in community psychology.

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