By Terry Trucco
You’ll have to come to town in January.
But 12 hotels are offering rooms for $100 during the third annual New York Hotel Week, January 3 through 12, 2014.
Another $100 gets you 14 hotels in a spiffier range. And for $300 you can sample a pair of boutique hotels normally in the $400-plus range. Can Brooklyn Hotel Week be far behind?
The fine print: January is the hotel industry’s slowest month. Scoring a deal almost anywhere is easy as finding an empty seat at a showing of The Lone Ranger (if you can find a showing of The Lone Ranger). Still, Hotel Week packs a hefty line-up. And the prices are sweet.
What does $100 get you? Small rooms. But the Affinia Manhattan near Madison Square Garden and Tribeca’s Cosmopolitan, two vintage properties, look terrific after wrapping up serious renovations. And the sprightly Pod39 in midtown – home to agreeably priced Salvation Taco, launched by the Michelin-starred team of Chef April Bloomfield and restaurateur Ken Friedman — opened just over a year ago.
And $200? Expect high concept design. Old-style rotary dial phones sit next to the beds at the new Jade Hotel Greenwich Village. The desk legs ape those of old-style Singer sewing machines at the Fashion District’s new Refinery Hotel. And Chelsea’s Hotel Americano boasts a roof deck pool, in case January is unseasonably warm.
Or opt for a double deal. Free WiFi, a complimentary continental breakfast and wine and cheese sweeten the $200 rooms at the Casablanca Hotel Times Square, the Library Hotel, Hotel Giraffe on Park Avenue South and midtown’s Hotel Elysee.
To book, call the hotels directly and mention Hotel Week.
Here’s the complete list:
Affinia Manhattan – Midtown
nyma, the New York Manhattan Hotel – Herald Square
Ramada New York/Eastside – Murray Hill
The Hotel @ Times Square – Times Square
Cosmopolitan Hotel – Tribeca
Comfort Inn Times Square South – Times Square
Quality Inn Midtown West – Hell’s Kitchen
The GEM Hotel Chelsea – Chelsea
The GEM Hotel Midtown West – Hell’s Kitchen
The GEM Hotel SoHo – SoHo
Marrakech Hotel on Broadway – Upper West Side
Wolcot Hotel – NoMad
Ace Hotel – Flatiron
Hotel Americano – Chelsea
Hotel Chandler – Flatiron
Gansevoort Park Avenue – Murray Hill
The Jade Hotel Greenwich Village – Greenwich Village
Kitano New York Hotel – Murray Hill
Casablanca Hotel Times Square – Times Square
Hotel Elysee – Midtown
Hotel Giraffe – NoMad
Library Hotel – Midtown
Maritime Hotel – Chelsea
The Out NYC – Hell’s Kitchen
The Refinery Hotel New York – Fashion District
The Roger – NoMad
The James Hotel – SoHo
Thompson LES – Lower East Side