1. Cosmopolitan Hotel THIS hotel in trendy Tribeca has bargain family rooms as well as cheap and fun "minilofts" - suites with a bathroom and sitting room on one level and a staircase leading up to the sleeping area. Book ahead because this friendly and efficient hotel is deservedly popular.
PRICE AND HOW TO BOOK: Doubles from EUR175 ($239), room only. See www.sundaymirror.co.uk/travel/top10 2. Hotel Metro IF you want a package holiday with flights included, the Metro is a good option. It has generously-sized, well sound-proofed rooms and, if you're in the mood to shop, it is minutes from Macy's department store. There's a gym, roof terrace and a bar with a staggering view of the Empire State Building. There is a restaurant on the ground floor, free breakfast (rare for New York hotels) and free wifi.
PRICE AND HOW TO BOOK: British Airways has three-night city breaks in New York from EUR916 per person, departing between now and December 16, including flights and accommodation. See www.sundaymirror.co.uk/travel/top10 3. Hotel Williamsburg AS well as being freshly painted and eager to please, new hotels can offer great bargains, too. This one , opening this month, offers rooftop bars and a rooftop swimming pool in Williamsburg, Brooklyn's hippest neighbourhood. It is billed as an urban resort and rooms are designed to be fun - each with a record turntable (there's a library of discs to borrow). Brooklyn itself has museums, parks and restaurants and Manhattan is less than 10 minutes away by subway. PRICE AND HOW TO BOOK: Rooms start at EUR169 ($229). See www.sundaymirror.co.uk/travel/top10 4. Canal Park Inn IN New York the prices of hotel rooms vary - sometimes wildly - throughout the year. But B&B charges are more constant and it makes sense to head to one when Manhattan's hotels are at their busiest and most expensive. Ca nal Park Inn is a real find, a block from the Hudson River in down town Manhattan that's part of a small theatre and next to a park. The rooms are far bigger than the Manhattan norm and have free wifi. Breakfast cafe is included. PRICE AND HOW TO BOOK: Rooms from EUR132 ($179) a night. See www.sundaymirror.co.uk/travel/top10 5. New York Manhattan Hotel THIS newly renovated budget property a block from the Em pire State Building and Macy's is a good choice for sightseeing families and shopaholics. Under 12s stay free and there is free wifi and continental breakfast includ ed.
The Mezzanine lounge offers free coffee and hot chocolate 24 hours a day.
PRICE AND HOW TO BOOK: Rooms cost EUR228 ($309.99) a night. See www.sundaymirror.co.uk/travel/top10 6. Sohotel YOU won't have much space to swing your shopping bags here - like most budget New York ho tels rooms are compact. But the Sohotel is in a great position be tween SoHo and the trendy Lower East Side, just off the Bowery. It's been a hotel for more than 100 years and the decor is stylish, with brick walls and groovy furniture. It is minutes from the subway and with friendly …