Whether you can’t spend another night in your power-less pad, need a place to stay while volunteering in some ravaged region of the Tri-State, or just need to get away, there are several budget-friendly options available.
1. Airbnb | airbnb.com
The Sandy Special: Airbnb will waive fees for those renting out their homes to people displaced by Hurricane Sandy. Here is a list of discounted NYC area homes (some worth far more than the asking rental price), being offered for those stranded by Sandy. With the help of Mayor Bloomberg, there are now rooms available for free.
2. NYC Hostels | hostels.com
Hostels offer amenities including heat, hot water, 24/7 security, free wifi, towels, showers, bike parking, lockers, clean linens, kitchens, and more.
From $39: La Sienna (241 West 123rd St.) has availability beginning 10/5
From $47.50: NY Moore Hostel (179 Moore St., Williamsburg, 347.227.8634, nymoorehostel.com) has availability beginning November 2.
From $49: Hostelling International New York (891 Amsterdam Ave. at West 104th, 212.932.2300, hinewyork.org) has availability beginning November 2.
3. Orbitz | orbitz.com
The Sandy Special: When you book through the Orbitz app, you get get 15% off hotels. Use promo code: SANDY15.
4. Southampton Inn | Southampton, NY | southamptoninn.com
The Sandy Special: This pet-friendly, Tudor-style property is offering a reduced extended stay rate of $139/night will be offered to guests settling in for five nights. Situated in the middle of Southampton Village, the inn is a cozy retreat for anyone looking for a warm, relaxing place to hibernate after the hurricane. Call 631.283.6500 to make a reservation.
5. Manor House Inn | Norfolk, CT | manorhouse-norfolk.com
The Sandy Special: Get 20% off when you mention Sandy at time of booking. Call 866.542.5690 20% off rooms when you mention. Rates from $120 with discount.
6. Mountain View Inn | Norfolk, CT | mvinn.com
The Sandy Special: Stay November 3 and 4, and get 50% off the second night of a two or more night stay. Call 860.542.6991 or 866.792.7812 to book. Rates from $125/night.
7. Martha’s Vineyard Mansion Inn | Martha’s Vineyard, MA | mvmansionhouse.com
The Sandy Special: The hotel will donate $10 to the Red Cross Sandy relief efforts when you mention “Sandy” at time of booking. The offer is valid until Nov 30, 2012. Make your reservation by calling 1-800.332.4112.
8. Hotel Marlowe | Cambridge, MA | kimptonhotels.com
The Sandy Special: This Kimpton property is extending a 20% off standard room rates through November 5. Weekend rates from $183.20 with discount. Use code: Sandy
9. Rocky Gap Lodge | Flintstone, MD | rockygapresort.com
The Sandy Special: This four diamond resort is providing a $39 per night rate through November 15 to Tri-State area residents. There is a restaurant, spa, and Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course on the property, which is nestled in the foothills of Rocky Gap State Park. Use code SANDY when you book online or call 1-800.724.0828.
10 Crowne Plaza Philadelphia West | Philadelphia, PA | cpphilawest.com
The Sandy Special: Located in the Bala Cynwyd business district, the hotel’s “Rooms for Hope” program is offering an overnight room and breakfast for two, and 10% of the package rate will be donated to the American Red Cross in Hurricane Sandy relief efforts. Rooms for Friday and Saturday night are from $180, and Sunday rates from $164. For those traveling car-free, there is a hotel shuttle available for guests.
The co-founder and editor-at-large at offMetro, Lauren is a sustainable travel specialist and freelance journalist with frequent bylines in National Geographic, Bicycling Magazine and Shape. Follow Lauren’s adventures at @laurenmati.