At 1/6/10 02:12 PM, DannyJay wrote:
Gory would know more than I do, but I think for something decent, a room per night could be between $65 to $120 a night.
Yeah, if you manage to find a generous room discount on Hotwire, Expedia or Priceline, that price range sounds about right. However, in many of the busiest areas (especially around the meet-up site), hotel rooms around here can actually exceed $350/night (including taxes) if you were to pay in full. Hopefully most people coming to this meet won't have to pay that much per night for a hotel room, so I recommend looking for discounts early. The really cheap hotels on the much lower end of that price range, however, are mostly in the outer boroughs.
I personally think a very good place outside of Manhattan to look for cheap rooms is in the Long Island City section of Queens. Long Island City is as close as you can get to Manhattan from Queens, and I've found that there are a lot of cheap and good rooms around there (about $67/night, $72/night, $99/night, etc.). It's also just directly south of the neighborhood I live in, which is Astoria.