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.