Online sites to find places to stay:
homeaway.com is a site that compares apartment rentals
kayak.com is a site that compares hundreds of hotel sites at once; useful for price shopping.
hotwire.com is a site that compares hundreds of hotel sites at once; useful for price shopping.
A few hotels patients have stayed at:
Community/Hostel most affordable option. Compact room size and you may have to either share a bathroom or kitchen:
224 East 47th Street
332 West 23rd Street