I recently traveled to New York City on business and decided to try a service that I read about in a Jerry Hulse column several months ago. It was New World Bed and Breakfast, and I found them absolutely great to work with. I chose an unhosted apartment on East 72nd Street, a one-bedroom that was as charming and comfortable as they promised. The price was $120 per night. I found this to be quite a bargain, considering what I'd have had to pay for a suite at a hotel in a good location.
The apartment was quiet, beautifully decorated down to the wallpaper and the peach carpeting, and even had a feather bed. I felt less like a visitor than I did a resident, and it was quite wonderful. Call Laura, David or Michael at (800) 443-3800 for that and other listings.