The Soldiers', Sailors', Marines', Coast Guard and Airmen's Club is located in the Murray Hill section of Manhattan, and offers rates as low as $25 per person a night for active military cadets; Retired Military, Widows/Widowers of Retired and Veterans pay $55 per person a night (reservations require a valid credit card). The SSMAC is non-profit club and therefore not affiliated with the federal government. It receives no grants or subsidies. They operate at about a $300,000/yr. deficit and depend on tax-deductible individual donations beyond the room revenues. Check their Web site for eligibility requirements. You'll find that if you serve or have served in the U.S. armed forces, you can stay in New York for a fraction of the going rates on Manhattan hotel rooms.