2. St Mark’s Hotel, East Village: This hotel is in the East Village. It is right in the heart of all manner of quirky shops and restaurants. It provides a nice ‘focal point’ for those who are looking to explore the entirety of New York but do not wish to spend vast sums of cash staying somewhere. Within walking distance of this hotel, you will have access to Union Square, Greenwich Village, and a whole lot more ‘must visit’ places.