I'm the type of person who usually likes to plan things in advance, especially when it comes to traveling – I feel more safe and secure and enjoy it quite a lot. But there are times when something comes up at the last minute, like my trip to NYC last week. It was very spontaneous, and I did not know where I would stay until the day before I went. Thanks to Hotel Tonight, I have discovered the advantages of spontaneous trips. Hotel Tonight is a free mobile app that allows you to find last-minute hotel deals around the world for as much as 70% off. The app also has a hotel ranking system with reviews and photos, which makes it very easy to choose the hotel that will be best for you.


Using the app, I booked a room at the Hotel Lex48, which I chose mainly because of its convenient central location. One of the things I loved about Hotel Lex48 is that when inside you have the feeling like you're far away from the noise and bustle of Manhattan. Everything, from the pleasant smell in the lobby and the friendly staff at reception to the quiet room with a comfortable bed, makes you feel very relaxed. The only thing that reminded me I was still in the heart of NYC were big floor to ceiling windows and gorgeous views from my room.  The hotel also offers a complimentary breakfast and happy hour with wine and cheese, which are always nice things to have. 

Also, I've never been to NYC in January before, and I think it's one of the best times to visit. The city seems much quieter and less crowded compared to summer months. Even though I was only there for a short period of time, I was still able to find time to take a stroll through West Village, Greenwich Village, and SoHo, as well as visit a few of my favorite coffee shops. Here are a few shots I took during the trip.

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