Hilton have opened a brand new budget-friendly Motto hotel in New York City

Jan 20, 2022

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There is a fun new addition to both the budget-friendly and the New York City hotel scene.

Hilton has opened a Motto hotel in the Chelsea neighbourhood of Manhattan. This is only the third property Hilton has opened under this brand, which was introduced in 2018.

These micro hotels in urban destinations were designed to compete with hostels by offering small, affordably priced rooms.

(Photo by Joe Thomas for Hilton)

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There are two other Motto hotels currently open in Washington, D.C., and Philadelphia, and there are about a dozen others in development, including one in New York’s Times Square and cities including Boston; Dublin; Lima, Peru; Rotterdam, Netherlands; San Diego; Savannah, Georgia; and Tulum, Mexico.

How to book

The 374-room Motto by Hilton New York City Chelsea, which is located on 24th Street near Madison Square Park, will cost about £110 per night on average. A room on 23 January is priced on the lower end at £92, and on the higher side on 26 Feb it costs £169. You can also book it for 44,000 Hilton Honors points. The hotel has a full-service restaurant, craft bar and lounge called Bar Cicchetti on the ground floor of the 42-story building.

Related: Hilton jumps on the hostel bandwagon

Small rooms in Motto micro hotels feature bunk beds and king beds that stow in the wall. (Photo by David Mitchell/Hilton)

Rooms at hotels under the Motto brand are small, with an average size of 163 square feet. Let’s be realistic, though, most hotel rooms in NYC are small.

Related: The award traveller’s guide to Hilton Honors

(Photo by Sarah Daneke for Hilton)

Up to three rooms can be connected for friends and family travelling together, and there are flexible sleeping setups that include bunk beds and king beds that fold into the wall. Rooms feature smart technology that allows guests to stream shows and adjust the temperature and lighting through the Hilton app. Hilton Honors members can earn 10 base points per dollar spent at the hotel.

Featured photo courtesy of Hilton.

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