Re: Cheap places to stay in NYC
I'm confused, will it be $120 then or $180? I can't tell if it's 2 or 3 people. If so, I'd agree with RBA, go for priceline. Capacity in the summer time is crazy though so it may be hard. If these are weekdays, your odds will be better.
You can probably find a 1 star or 2 star hotel somewhere in the city otherwise for $120, but don't expect space, hot water or a clean experience. You may also consider Brooklyn. You can probably find something halfway decent (Williamsburg or Prospect Heights) that is closer to the city for your budget that won't be a craphole. On the other hand, If you have $180 to spend a day, you can definitely find something solid, especially on priceline. I don't know about Central Park, but I'm sure you could find something in Midtown for that amount.