It comes as no surprise to most that spending the night in the Big Apple is not cheap. However, that shouldn’t deter you from bringing the family to one of the greatest cities in the world. There are so many big-time attractions to take in such as Times Square, the Statue of Liberty, and the Empire State Building. Along with some of the lesser-known but equally as beautiful areas like Sculpture Park in Queens or Battery Park in Downtown Manhattan.

So, rather than spending an exorbitant amount of money on a fancy hotel, here are a few Airbnb alternatives that are not only great for the family but also easy on your budget. These can all be found on the Airbnb app, available for both IOS and Android.


Williamsburg Penthouse With Terrace

Brooklyn, along with Queens have been giving Manhattan a run for its money as the place to visit when in New York City. One of the reasons for this is Williamsburg which is a neighborhood on the rise. Located one stop on the L train away from Union Square and the heart of Manhattan is a spacious penthouse that comes with amenities better than most hotels including high-speed wireless internet, laundry facilities, and a large terrace that gives you a 360-degree view of Brooklyn and the city. This penthouse can host four guests and costs $252 per night.


Modern Fifth Avenue

It’s probably not every day that you have the opportunity to bring the family to the Big Apple, so when you do have the chance, you should treat yourself as long as it’s within your budget. There is a two-bedroom apartment located on Fifth Avenue which is near the famous Empire State Building and just a straight shoot down from FAO Schwartz (the store Kevin visited in Home Alone 2: Lost in New York). This apartment offers all the comforts of a home, plus more. It can host four guests and costs $488 per night.


Artsy Bedford-Stuyvesant Retreat

While this is another option not located within the city, it is still more than just a place to stay; it is an experience. This Brooklyn apartment is owned by an artist who spends most of her time between NYC and Paris. This spot includes a few eccentric details such as a hammock strung across the living room and the funky Moroccan tile in the kitchen. The apartment can host three guests and will run you $145 per night.