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Average Hotel Room in New York Costs $350

August 26, 2008 at 12:10 PM | by | Comment (1)

Yikes. No wonder New York is the self-professed city that never sleeps: At an average of $350 a night in a hotel room, who can afford any shut-eye?

That figure spiked $50 in May from a year ago, according to figures released this week by the official marketing and tourism organization for the Big Apple. And even though 90 percent of all those spendy rooms were filled (that's some 2.05 million rooms), we're still betting the $99 rooms at the Jane Hotel couldn't come any quicker for travelers en route to New York.

Speaking of which: for a visual dose of depressing hotel rates, search for Manhattan on Hotel Map Search, a handy guide to hotel locations and average rates.

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Re: Average Hotel Room in New York Costs $350

Hardly seems worth it. A friend of mine used to go to NYC for the weekend, have fun until one or two o'clock in the morning, then get to Penn Station and board the 3 a.m. Amtrak train early, and sleep all the way home to DC, arriving at 7 a.m. in time for work.  A regular one-way coach costs $103, but you could splurge on a business class seat for $139 and still be saving loads of dollars on a hotel room.  Plus, while you sleep, you're getting somewhere.

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