You've Got Four Weeks To Bag A $119 Room At The Buckingham NYC
January 31, 2011 at 11:01 AM
The 100-room, all-suite Buckingham Hotel has announced it's shutting the doors on 28 February for a big-time renovation—but not before some "last chance rates" drop nights to as low as $119 for a Midtown property just two blocks from Central Park.
The only catch (and it's not much of a catch) is that, currently, that rate is only bookable by phone via a specific number - 212 246 1500, and asking for extension 3201. If you get put through to reservations, they will not be able to help. Trust us - we tried this morning and the cheapest rate they could find was $179 - the same as what we were seeing on the website.
It seems like availability is good - we asked for a few dates in February and they were all available at the $119 rate, but a two night minimum is required at weekends.
And, don't forget, there's free WiFi in the lounge and breakfast is cheaper than 10 bucks. Making it a thoroughly budget break, and a nice one, too - when we stayed there in December, we were extremely impressed.
There's been little news thus far on what's to become of the Buckingham once the new ownership group finishes the refurb. But we're not venturing too far to suggest that rates won't be sub-$200 come renovations' end.
[Photo: The Buckingham's Facebook page]