Just in case you packed in a hurry
Kimpton NYC hotels are offering 20% Best Available Rate for all available rooms through Wednesday. For example, their 70 Park property near Grand Central Station, still has rooms for $220 a night. Use rate code "SANDY" when booking. Plus, for arrivals of 10/29-10/31, they will waive any fees for reservations made online or via phone.
Even as far away as Hawaii (which experienced tsunami-related issues this past weekend) is sharing the spirit of Aloha to holidaying guests not able to get back to the mainland just yet.
Aqua Hotels & Resorts will not charge any cancellation or no show fees through November 1, and is also offering a 15% discount on best available rates for travelers. The discount is available at 20 participating hotels for check-in through November 1. Rates start at $76 at Ewa Hotel Waikiki, Pagoda Hotel and White Sands Hotel on Oahu, $76 at Kauai Sands Hotel, $93 at Maui Beach Hotel and $135 at Hotel Molokai. For reservations, call Aqua at 808-924-6543 or toll free at 1-866-406-2782.
As of yesterday, these rates were available at the following properties:
InterContinental Times Square $379
Indigo Brooklyn $299
Indigo Chelsea $399
Marriott Marquis $499
Ace Hotel $249
W New York Lexington$469
W Times Square$399
Doubletree Metropolitan $309
Hilton Garden Inn Times Square $299
Bryant Park Hotel $395
FYI: If you're able to finesse your air reservations and fly out of Stewart-Newburgh (SWF), less than two hours from Grand Central Terminal, the hotel deals there are a damn sight better than in the city. However, when we called for rates for today and tomorrow, the Hampton Inn in Middletown, NY (15 minutes from SWF) refused to give us rates as they said their "system was unavailable" though power outages had not been reported in the area yet. But chains like these offer perks like free breakfast, WiFi, evening snacks, and more. Plus, they often have rates that can be booked through a corporate system, have less penalty issues, and the likelihood of price gauging lessens.
Hilton Garden Inn, Newburgh $169
Hampton Inn, Newburgh $164
Courtyard by Marriott, Newburgh $169
Note: All Hyatt’s, including the Grand Hyatt Grand Central, Hyatt 48Lex and Andaz Fifth Ave are sold out (Andaz Wall Street is closed).
While we wouldn’t say that these rates are crazy--although stay tuned for an upcoming report on just that topic—it'll not doubt hurt the budget traveler who hadn’t planned on spending extra nights in one of world's most expensive cities.
Additional reporting by Alex Schechter