$100 hotel rooms during New York’s January 2014 Hotel Week. Where’s the best deal?

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Above, the GEM Hotel Soho offers $100 rooms during Hotel Week (normal rate $169).
Above, the GEM Hotel Soho offers $100 rooms during Hotel Week (normal rate $169).

Planning to come to New York for the holidays? You might want to push back your dates a week or two, as more than a dozen central Manhattan hotels will offer rooms for $100 a night as part of “Hotel Week 2014.” The promotion covers rooms booked for stays between January 3-12, 2014.

What’s the catch? Well, there really isn’t one. This post-holiday period is historically a very slow one for the city’s tourism industry, as visitors get back to work and recover from holiday expenses. The “Hotel Week” initiative aims to lure tourists to town with 30 participating hotels offering rooms at $100, $200 or $300 per night.

As good Cheapos, we zeroed in on the $100 per night hotels and tested them to see which hotels offer the best deal. In order to get the special rates, you’ll have to book directly through the hotels’ websites (and enter a promo code), or call the phone number listed below. Note that these sale rates do not include taxes.

We tested the following 13 hotels to see how the $100 sale rates compare to their non-sale rates for the same period. Here are our results, with hotels listed in order of the best deal:

Affinia Manhattan
371 7th Avenue (31st Street)
Go to  www.affinia.com and enter code HTWEEK or call +1 (866) 246-2203 and mention Hotel Week.
Our test: Non-sale rates from $215 for same period. Great deal.

Cosmopolitan Hotel – Tribeca
95 West Broadway (Read our review)
Go to cosmohotel.com and enter code HOTELWEEK or call +1 (212) 566-1900
Our test: Non-sale rates $209 for same period. $100 rooms available with code. Great deal.

Quality Inn Midtown West
442 W 36th Street (Between 9th and 10th Ave)
Book Online or call +1 (212) 714-6699 and mention Hotel Week.
Our test: Non-sale rates $179, and plenty of $100 rooms on offer. Good deal.

The GEM Hotel Midtown West
449 West 36th (10th Avenue)
Book Online or call +1 (212) 967-7206 and mention Hotel Week.
Our test: Non-sale rates at $179, so $100 rooms would be a steal. Unfortunately, we couldn’t find any available.

Comfort Inn Times Square South
305 W. 39th (8th Avenue)
Book Online or call +1 (212) 268-3040 and mention Hotel Week.
Our test: Non-sale rates $169, and many $100 rooms available. Good deal.

The GEM Hotel Chelsea
300 West 22nd (8th Avenue)
Book Online or call +1 (212) 65-1911 and mention Hotel Week.
Our test: Non-sale rates $169, and we found plenty of rooms available for $100. Good deal.

The GEM Hotel Soho
135 East Houston (Between 1st and 2nd Ave) Read our review
Book online or call +1 (212) 358-8844 and mention Hotel Week.
Our test: Non-sale rates for the same week $169, and wide availability of $100 sale rooms. Good deal.

The Hotel @ Times Square
59 West 46th (Sixth Avenue) Read our review
Call +1 (800) 567-7720 or +1 (212) 790-2710 and mention Hotel Week.
Our test: Non-sale rates $149 for same period. Given the hotel’s (nearly) Times Square location, this is a good deal.

Wolcott Hotel
4 West 31st Street (Between 5th Ave and Broadway)
Go to wolcott.com and enter code njw2014 or call +1 (212) 268-2900 and mention Hotel Week.
Our test: Normal rates for January run about $135. Decent deal.

nymh (New York Manhattan Hotel)
59 West 46th Street (Between 5th and 6th Ave)
Call +1 (800) 567-7720 or +1 (212) 790-2710 and mention Hotel Week.
Our test: Non-sale rates at $124.95 for same period. Decent deal.

Ramada New York / Eastside
161 Lexington Avenue (30th Street)
Call +1 (800) 567-7720 or +1 (212) 790-2710 and mention Hotel Week.
Our test: Non-sale rates at $114.95 for same period. Deal? Meh.

Marrakech Hotel on Broadway
2688 Broadway (West 103rd Street) Read our review
Book Online or call +1 (212) 222-2954 and mention Hotel Week.
Our test: Most doubles in January are running $98-$109, so this special is pretty mild.

Pod 39
145 East 39th Street (Between Lexington and 3rd Ave)
Call +1 (212) 865-5700 and mention Hotel Week.
Our test: Normal doubles booked through their website for January are running $95, so the “special” doesn’t seem so special.

To read more about budget hotels in New York, be sure to check out our hotel reviews.

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Tom Meyers

About the author: Tom Meyers created and launched EuroCheapo from his Berlin apartment in 2001. He returned to New York in 2002, set up office, and has led the EuroCheapo team from the Big Apple ever since. He travels to Europe several times a year to update EuroCheapo's hotel reviews. Tom is also a co-host of the New York City history podcast, The Bowery Boys. Email Tom. [Find Tom on Google Plus]

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