Yep. There's the trick. Barely any New York City hotel rooms. And the one that was a decent price? The Econolodge Time Square for $239? Gone at 12:01 pm.
Damn. A Tootsie Roll.
Now remember yesterday when we said we were happy there wasn't any low-class price gouging going on from hoteliers taking advantage of Hurricane Sandy displacements? Well, maybe we spoke too soon, given that Hotel Indigo NYC Chelsea has the nerve to charge $499 tonight! [UPDATE: at 3:49 it sold out for $519]. And there won't even be a Halloween Parade this year. Add that to the news that a certain hotel near Union Square charged nearly $500 yesterday (not via HT) and they didn't even have power, and we say "Boo!"
And not in a Casper the Friendly Ghost way, either.
Happy Halloween, folks. You may now cry into your Sugar Daddy's. You're gonna need one with these rates.