New York City hotel tax is 14.75 percent plus a daily $2 per room occupancy fee. Our site lists the starting low season rack rate for each hotel, but prices rise and fall depending upon the season and demand, like airline tickets; use these rates as guidelines. Prices are lowest in January and February and highest in September and October.
It’s easy to find reviews on our site. If you know the name of the hotel you want, type it into the Keyword Search box and hit GO. If you’re looking for a hotel in a particular neighborhood, want a place that’s hip and allows pets, or crave a spa and free WiFi, check the proper criteria. For a master list of all the hotels we’ve reviewed, click Hotels A to Z
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New York City has more than 200 hotels in its five boroughs, and we’ll review as many as we can to help you choose. We’re independent, with no ties to hotels, booking agencies or travel agents. We pay when we eat and stay (and never mention we’re writing a review). Visit us often; we’re adding and updating reviews all the time.
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Overnight New York is written, edited and overseen by its creator, Terry Trucco, a travel writer whose hotel reviews have appeared in numerous publications including The New York Times, The International Herald Tribune, the Wall Street Journal and Travel & Leisure. Her first hotel story, written from Hong Kong, compared the super-luxe Peninsula and the humble YMCA, which stand side by side overlooking Victoria Harbour — same view but different digs at a very different price. She has reviewed everything from the best budget hotels in London and the poshest perches in Tokyo to the adobo chicken at the Manila Hotel in Manila, three cities where she lived and wrote before moving to New York in the early 1990s. Since then she has reviewed dozens of hotels in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Miami, Philadelphia, Las Vegas, Montreal and Anguilla, to name a few locales, and has written extensively about the hotel industry. She also has written about design and decorating, important facets of a good hotel, for such publications as House Beautiful, Real Simple and InStyle.
Terry began this site because it seemed a natural and fills a niche. Unlike reader-review sites, Overnight New York offers something different — a singular point of view. And that point of view comes from a seasoned hotel habitué who loves sizing up everything from a hostel to a Holiday Inn, a hot boutique hotel to the Four Seasons.
Overnight New York has an eye for detail and serves up honest, unbiased reporting (we’re independent with no ties to the hotels we review), a well-honed knowledge of the city and frequent updates (web sites are nimble).
We visit each hotel anonymously, have a meal, check out the rooms, scrutinize the surroundings and always pay our bill (we don’t take freebies). And since we believe knowledge is power, we make it easy for you to click onto each hotel’s official site and visitor reviews posted on sites like Trip Advisor, Raveable and Yelp.