230 W. 54th St., between Broadway and Eighth Ave., 212-247-5000
A favorite of young, hip international tourists, the Ameritania
(home of the groovy Twist Lounge)
has rooms with queen-size beds for $99 on weekdays, $118 on Friday
and Saturday nights.
Hotel: 2130 Broadway, at 75th St., 212-787-1100 or 800-572-4969
With spacious rooms and a neighborhood feel, the Beacon is a good
value. Through December, single and double rooms are $165 (regularly
$180 to $195) and one-bedroom suites are $225 (regularly $250 to
Boutique Hotel Group: 212-894-5200 or 877-847-4444
All five of this company's New York properties favored by
the fashion and publishing crowd are offering discounts.
Book online for the best deals. Some sample weekend rates (weekday
rates may be slightly higher, except at the Hotel Wales):
Franklin, 164 E. 87th St., between Lexington and Third Aves.
Standard room, $179 to $220 (regularly $259); superior room, $199
to $240 (regularly $279)
Wales, 1295 Madison Ave., at 92nd St.
Standard room, $245 weekends, $215 weekdays (regularly $295); suite,
$335 weekends, $259 weekdays (regularly $395)
Mansfield, 12 W. 44th St., between Fifth and Sixth Aves.
Standard room, $179 (regularly $295); deluxe room, $179 (regularly
$355); suite, $199 (regularly $455)
Roger Williams, 131 Madison Ave., at 31st St.
Superior room, $219 (regularly $300-$320); deluxe room, $239 (regularly
Shoreham, 33 W. 55th St., between Fifth and Sixth Aves.
Standard room, $255 (regularly $325); deluxe room, $245 (regularly
$345-$395); suite, $295 (regularly $395).
Hotel: 52 E. 41st St., between Park and Madison Aves., 212-338-0500
The Dylan typically charges $350 and upwards per night. But through
October 31, double rooms (with either two queen or one king-size
bed) are going for $189; executive suites are $230. With the cash
you'll save, treat yourself to an exquisite meal at Virot.
Hotel: 7 E. 27th St., between Fifth and Madison Aves., 212-545-8000
Through October, this art-filled bohemian haven is charging $129
for a standard room (regularly $179) and $139 for a superior room
Hotel: 130 E. 57th St., between Park and Lexington Aves.,
212-753-8841 or 800-255-0482
Think of the Habitat popular with students and budget-conscious
Europeans as a boutique hostel. For a limited time, rooms
with shared baths are $79 through $105; rooms with private baths
Square Hotel: 19 W. 31st St., between Fifth Ave. and Broadway,
The Herald Square's brand of minimalism isn't exactly Ian Schrager's,
but if all you need is a centrally located, no-frills place to sleep,
you've got a deal. Their "Support NYC" special rates are
expected to be valid through the end of the year: single room with
shared bathroom, $60; standard room with private bathroom, $99;
double room, $120; triple room, $130.
Metro: 45 W. 35th St., between Fifth and Sixth Aves., 212-947-2500
At, this clean and modern Garment District hotel, a room with a
queen-size bed (single or double occupancy), regularly $195 to $300,
is $155 from October 1 through 11 and 17 through 31. Don't miss
the unparalleled view of the Empire State building from the roof
Wolcott: 4 W. 31st St., between Fifth Ave. and Broadway,
Another Garment District bargain: Through October 15, all rooms,
including a junior suite, are $80. Through the rest of the fall,
rates are $99 to $129 or $150 through $180, depending on the week.
Johnson Plaza: 851 Eighth Ave., at 51st St., 212-581-4100
Through the month of October, weekday rates are running as low as
$99; on weekends, expect to pay $109-$129. And what's a measly C
note compared to the privilege of saying you've stayed in the Times
Square HoJo's? The cocktail lounge
is unforgettable, too.
Hotel: 356 W. 58th St., between Eighth and Ninth Aves.,
The Hudson's best deal is their "Breakfast in the Park"
special: single or double occupancy rooms are $199 on weekends,
with breakfast included. Good thing: You'll need a sustaining nosh
after a night at the Hudson Bar.
Hotel: 49 W. 44th St., 212-840-3080 or 800-332-7220
Through October 10, rates are $199 for a superior room (regularly
$325), $219 for a deluxe (regularly $425), and $395 for a suite
(regularly $625). From October 11 through November 29, rates are
$249 for a superior, $249 for a deluxe, and $449 for a suite.
Lucerne: 201 W. 79th St., at Amsterdam Ave., 212-875-1000
This quietly elegant hotel on the Upper West Side has double rooms
for $160 (regularly $265) through October 31. Rates include continental
Parker Meridien: 118 W. 57th St., between Sixth and Seventh
Pamper yourself with luxury amenities, 57th Street shopping, and
a late breakfast at Norma's.
On weekend nights through November 4, rooms start at $285, down
Grand: 310 W. Broadway, at Grand St., 212-965-3000
Now's your chance to live your Sex and the City fantasies:
Current rates include a deluxe queen room for $199 and a grand room
for $259. Regular prices are advertised as $374 to $529.
Time: 224 W. 49th St., between Broadway and Eighth Ave.,
If your getaway includes a Broadway show, consider staying at this
swank Theater District hotel. Current rates are $179 for a superior
room (regularly $229 to $279), $199 for a deluxe, and $289 for a
New York: 541 Lexington Ave., between 49th and 50th Sts.,
Normally $299, a double room here is $199 per night during this
weekend and next which may even leave you with cash to blow
on cocktails at Whiskey Blue
or Oasis. (Rates are not guaranteed
other days, but weekend discounts are common.)
New York Union Square: 201 Park Ave. South, at 16th St.,
$319 per night may not sound like a bargain, but it is compared
with the W Union Square's standard rate of $469 (for a double room).
Rates were quoted for this weekend only even in a recession,
expect limited availability at this hot property.