Hotel Rates in NYC Climb for Super Bowl, Survey RevealsNovember 19, 2013
Diehard NFL fans who have their hearts set on seeing the upcoming Super Bowl live will need to come up with some extra cash fast if they haven’t secured a hotel room yet. A new survey from CheapHotels.org has just revealed that New York City hotels, and in particular those situated near New Jersey’s MetLife Stadium where the championship game will be played, are charging sharply steeper rates for the Super Bowl weekend of February 1–3, 2014 than they normally do.
The one upside is that approximately 40% of Manhattan hotels still have vacancies listed for Super Bowl weekend. However, last-minute planners will pay dearly for the privilege of staying in them, to the average tune of 139% more than they typically would for the same room. Factor in that NYC hotel prices already top the nation on a regular day of the year, and the lofty price tags become even more glaring. And that’s just for starters, with some establishments skyrocketing their rates even higher. The Tribeca Blu Hotel, a 2-star accommodation, serves as a good case in point. To stay there over the Super Bowl weekend, guests can expect to pay $1200 nightly for a standard double room, a price that is almost 400% higher than usual.
As they narrow in on the vicinity closer to the Super Bowl venue, MetLife Stadium in New Jersey, football fans will have an even harder time scoring a room. The limited few hotels that still have available rooms in this region are, not surprisingly, charging would-be guests an arm and a leg for the convenience of staying in them. The Howard Johnson Inn in Clifton, for instance, typically charges an overnight rate of $94 for a standard double room. The first week of February, however, the same room is going for $900 per night, or 800% more than the norm.
The silver lining, however, is that there are still a few hotels available where rates have risen only slightly. Football fans can currently find rooms for less than $200 per night in Manhattan or under $150 nightly at low-budget hotels with a shared bathroom.
The table that follows lists the 10 hotels in New Jersey/ New York City with the highest price hikes for next year's Super Bowl. Super Bowl prices reflect nightly rates for February 1–3, 2014. Regular prices reflect rates for the same room two weeks later (February 15–17, 2014). The hotel rates were established on November 15 via the hotel comparison site Kayak.
|Name of Hotel||Room Type||Regular||Super Bowl||Increase|
|Howard Johnson Inn Clifton||Standard Room||$94||$900||+857%|
|Holiday Inn Express North Bergen||Standard King||$127||$902||+610%|
|Econo Lodge Jersey City||Standard||$100||$700||+600%|
|Jolly Hotel Madison||Standard||$152||$667||+339%|
|Meadowlands Plaza Hotel||King Room||$111||$464||+318%|
|Eurostars Wall Street||Standard 1 Queen||$155||$631||+307%|
|Hilton Club New York||Studio Suite||$351||$1190||+239%|
|The GEM Hotel-SoHo||Standard Double||$199||$649||+226%|
|Night Hotel||Standard Double||$198||$629||+217%|