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5 E 31st St, New York, NY 10016, USA

Sky bar at the Arlo Hotel. Source:

Now , you might have heard that Manhattan isn’t exactly the cheapest place in the world, and a night or two in a hotel could cause your budget to skyrocket. Now you might embrace that fact – you’re not in New York City for a sporting event very often after all; but there are some options for every fan – even those wanting to cut costs a bit.

If you are not planning on spending much time in the room itself and you just need a place to rest your head – it might be worth looking at ‘Chelsea Cabin’s’ on 8th Avenue. Just 0.3 kilometres away from Madison Square Garden, you will even have time to hit the bars before you catch a game. This basic hotel offers single rooms for just $72 a night! Yes, there isn’t much in the way of décor in the room and you do have to share a bathroom but with free wifi and a decent breakfast included – for the price, you can’t beat it.

Leo House is a little further away from Madison Square Gardens (0.7k), but it is still under a 10 minute walk, so you’re in no danger of missing the start of the event! For a double room with a private bathroom, you’ll be paying around $140 a night – split between two, it’s really not bad. That price also includes a great buffet breakfast. Old style New York at affordable prices.

Chain hotels are popular for a reason. You know you are getting a spotless room, good service, a fantastic location and a great breakfast. This is all true at the Holiday Inn Express, just a 2 minute walk away from the stadium itself! If you’re inspired by what you see on he court, there is even a fitness centre, free for the guests to use. A double room with a private bathroom starts from $264 a night. We may be getting a bit pricey, but you can book without the ‘fear of the unknown’.

For a fantastic hotel without the major pricetag – you should book a room at the Arlo on East 31st street (see map below). Madison Square Garden is only a 10 minute walk away and you can get a Queen Room with a fantastic city skyline view for $300. For the price, you get a rather spacious room with all the creature comforts of a 4 star hotel. Take advantage of the free gym and business area, or take a drink at their skybar and look out at the whole of Manhattan. The treats continue the next morning, with breakfast being something you’ll be looking forward to all night!

Map for 5 E 31st St, New York, NY 10016, USA

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