Were there hotels in New York by the 1700s?
No, there were Inns and Taverns as well as "Houses of ill-repute" (prostitution.) However many of the older homes such as: Elfeth's Alley constructed in 1702 and the oldest continuously inhabited street in the U.S. 2 houses on the cobblestone street are open to the public .. the Museum House and the Chairmakers House. Many of the older homes from the 1700s have been kept in tip top shape and some are open for B & Bs.
Some hotels located in New York Times Square are: Hilton Times Square, New York Marriott Marquis, Westin New York at Times Square, W New York Times Square and many others. New York Times Square has many hotels located right in or close by. Many of the top name hotels along with locally run can be found.
There are several hotels in New York that can be considered "dearest", as one's perception of a hotel being dear changes depending on one's definition of dear. Generally, luxury hotels are considered to be upscale and "dear" places to stay. Some luxury hotels in New York include the Four Seasons, New York Palace, the Ritz-Carlton, and the Waldorf-Astoria.