How Hotel Pricing is Affected During Fashion Week

Fashion Week is upon us, which mean the streets of New York will be teeming with models, designers and celebrities, and hotels will be packed (who wants to put money on the number of fake aliases being used at check-in?).

We wondered how Fashion Week would impact the cost of hotels and if it was even possible to lock down a three star or above hotel without breaking the bank. As it turns out, we found that the average cost of a three-star or above hotel for opening night is only $370 – yes, a little pricey but as far as New York hotel prices go, it could be a lot worse.

To show the wide range of hotel costs in New York during Fashion Week, we pulled pricing from nine different hotels to show the variety of pricing and why searching a site like Room 77 that pulls prices from many different sources can help travelers uncover the lowest hotel prices.

Best Value

The Paramount – A Times Square, New York Hotel (From $179/night) – This four-star hotel offers midtown accommodations in the heart of Time Square, just a four-minute cab ride away from Fashion Week’s Lincoln Center venue.

The Lexington New York City (From $179/night) – The 3.5 star Lexington is a great value hotel just seven minutes away from Lincoln Center and even offers free property-wide Wi-Fi.

Novotel New York – Times Square (From $185/night) – The four-star Novotel in Times Square will get you to the glitz and glamor of Fashion Week in a quick three-minute drive. If you’ve had enough fashion, you can enjoy the perks of staying in Time Square.

Mid-Range

Trump International Hotel & Tower New York (From $595/night) – The Donald’s five-star hotel on the boarder of Central Park has a long list of great amenities, including a full-service spa and free Wi-Fi to enjoy. It’s a short 3-minute cab drive to Lincoln Center.

the Bowery Hotel (From $595/night) – This hip four-star hotel will even loan you a fire-engine red cruiser if you want to take the 20-minute bike ride across town to the Lincoln Center.

Langham Place, Fifth Avenue (From $580/night) – The Langham is no doubt a five-star hotel, with its range of full-service amenities and Fifth Avenue location. The icing on the cake? It’s only 7 minutes away from the Lincoln Center.

Big Spender

The Plaza (From $929/night) – The five-star landmark The Plaza Hotel has always been a favorite of celebrities, politicians and socialites, including F. Scott Fitzgerald. Guests can catch a 5-minute lift to Fashion Week in the hotel’s Rolls Royce.

The Ritz-Carlton New York, Central Park (From $1045/night) – This five-star hotel offers upscale accommodations close to Carnegie Hall, Central Park Zoo and the Museum of Arts and Design. Hop in a cab for five minutes and you’ll be at the gateway to Fashion Week at no time.

Four Seasons Hotel New York (From  $1450/night) – Fashion lovers catch your breath: this Four Seasons is steps from Barney’s and Bloomingdales. If you’re attending Fashion Week, you can take the 20-minute stroll to Lincoln Center – that is unless your dressed to the nines, in which case you may want to hail a cab.

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