NEW YORK, Nov. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Football fans who are planning to book their hotel in New York for next year's Super Bowl better steel themselves for some price shock. According to a new survey from CheapHotels.org, hotels in New York City, and in particular in New Jersey around the MetLife Stadium where the championship game will take place, are charging strongly higher rates than usual for the Super Bowl weekend of February 1–3, 2014.
The good news is about 40% of hotels in Manhattan are still offering available rooms for Super Bowl weekend. The bad news is that, on average, these establishments are currently charging 139% more in comparison to their regular rates. And hotel prices in NYC are already among the highest in the country on an average day. Some hotels are raising their rates much more than that, though. For example, come Super Bowl weekend the price to stay in the 2-star-rated Tribeca Blu Hotel will skyrocket to $1200 per night for a standard double room. That price tag is almost 400% higher than usual.
Closer to the MetLife Stadium venue in New Jersey, only a handful of hotels are still available. Not surprisingly, rates for these rare vacancies lean toward the exorbitant. Case in point is the Howard Johnson Inn in Clifton. Standard double rooms there that regularly go for $94 nightly presently are being listed at $900 per night for Super Bowl weekend. That figure represents an increase of over 800%.
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. However, according to Barbara Adams from CheapHotels.org,
"It is recommended that fans who have their hearts set on staying in NYC for the Super Bowl book now. Rates certainly won't fall as game day approaches. We expect that hotels in Manhattan will be virtually sold out come the first weekend of February, with overnight rates in the $300 to $400 range for the most affordable double room being the anticipated norm."
For the full results of the survey, visit http://www.cheaphotels.org/press/super-bowl-2014.html
Press Contact: Barbara Adams, firstname.lastname@example.org, Phone: 1-805-308-9660