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Insider tip: A reasonable place to stay in NYC

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Insider tip: A reasonable place to stay in NYC

I've used Trip Advisor to plan my own trips for a long time, so I wanted to "give back"! If you're looking for a reasonable place to stay in NYC, try NYHabitat.com. It's locals renting out their apartments short-term. Full disclosure: I rent my apartment through them, but I'm pretty fully-booked, so there's no benefit for me. But I tried to book a hotel for a friend recently, and was shocked how bad the prices are--so I wanted to let you know there's an alternative. NYH starts around $135 a night. If the others are like mine (although there are some fairly high-end properties), it's not completely devoid of personal stuff (like a hotel would be), but if you need to use the spices, or the shampoo, or some extra towels, they're there for you to help yourself. Consider it like staying with a friend-of-a-friend. I won't sell it anymore, but it's an option. :)

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1. Re: Insider tip: A reasonable place to stay in NYC

What sort of property do you have that the landlord or board allows you to have unescorting tourists coming in and out?

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First post, very interesting.

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Honestly, I doubt any of us have permission. In my case, my super knows, and one of my guests had to call him once. (Co2 alarm went off at 1AM.) I totally hear you on first post. I've been a reader, not a poster.

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frznwsalt, if no one has permission what is to stop the landlord from evicting these poor tourists?? It seems more than a bit irresponsible to recommend an option that you know is not on the up and up in most buildings.

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If you had used TA to plan your own vacations, this would not be your first couple of posts.

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Hey! Well, again, in my case, I think I see my landlord once every two or three years, but that would probably be different in a doorman building. A recent issue of NY Magazine mentioned the practice (but not a particular service.) Another I know of is Urban Ventures. It's possible people have had bad experiences. (As far as I know, only one of mine did: It was winter, and heat didn't go on.) Just wanted to mention it as an option.

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I have never met my landlord (I don't think I am in the minority in this as you mainly go through a broker) that doesn't mean that I can rent my apartment to anyone for short term stays. What does your lease say, do your neighbors appreciate having random people coming in and out of their building?

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