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Hotels Priced Out of Economic Sanity

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Hotels Priced Out of Economic Sanity

Just checked the prices for non-holiday rates at The Surrey Hotel. $990 minimum rate. $1400 a night for a rooom I stayed in 2 years ago at $450 a night. Other Manhattan prices are close or higher. What are the hoteliers in this city thinking? Americans dealing with the recession cannot afford these prices.

However much I love New York (which I do with a passion) there's no chance I will go again in the foreseeable future.

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1. Re: Hotels Priced Out of Economic Sanity

A got the Hampton Inn SoHo for $87 per night on Priceline, so I'm not complaining! Even if people don't want to go down the Priceline or Hotwire route, there are loads of deals available at the moment. Whatever the theoretical rates might be, I think people are actually paying quite a bit less than they were a couple of years ago.

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2. Re: Hotels Priced Out of Economic Sanity

What dates are you looking for??

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3. Re: Hotels Priced Out of Economic Sanity

Unbelievable.

Travelzoo, quikbook, Priceline--all have been returning fabulous deals.

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I'm going to sit back and watch the fireworks:-)

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8. Re: Hotels Priced Out of Economic Sanity

Is there a reason why you must stay at a luxury hotel. I live in NYC ( no, not subletting my apartment -:) )

Apartments here can cost millions to purchase. I didn't say I can't afford to live here, I found a less expensive place)

and to the individual offering to rent. Do you care to comment on the legality of your renting out your unit? Is it a co-op or condo--and if so does the Board give you permission for short term rentals or is it a rent stabilized unit and that for sure you don't have permission for short term rentals.

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9. Re: Hotels Priced Out of Economic Sanity

No need for luxury, just a requirement for a suite with 2 real beds for two adults who don't sleep with each other and enough closet space to stay for 2 weeks in cold weather. 1 bath is fine. Kitchen or refrigerator helps. Ideally would be clean and free of bedbugs.

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10. Re: Hotels Priced Out of Economic Sanity

Have you checked the Affinia group? www.affinia.com. I just booked a King suite (kitchen and separate living area with sofa bed) for $212/night at the end of July. As another poster said, travelzoo has GREAT deals all the time. It would behoove you to check it out.