WordCamp New York City 2009

November 14–15, 2009
...was awesome!

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A Place to Rest Your Head

Coming from out of town to attend WordCamp NYC but appalled by the price of New York hotels? We can’t lie to to you, NYC is expensive. Like really expensive. (Related: still looking for sponsors — good karma!)

For those of you that need to rent a place to lay your head, we’re happy to announce that the Gershwin Hotel has extended us a 15% discount off their regular rate for the superior queen room. The Gershwin is a very cool, artsy, historic hotel in the neighborhood of the venue (walking distance), and the discount drops the rate to $210 per night (I know, I know, but that’s cheap for NYC!). If you would like to take advantage of the discount, simply use the coupon code “CAMP” when you make your reservation. NOTE: You must reserve by phone: 212-545-8000. Online reservations will not incorporate the discount. They have a couple dozen rooms available right now, so I’d suggest acting fast if you want to grab one of them.

If that’s still too rich for your blood, I’d like to suggest something most people don’t think of when they think of NYC hotels: hostels. There are a lot of great, really really cheap hostels in the city, and you can lay your head somewhere for significantly less cash. I just did a search for hostel rooms in NYC from Nov 13-16 and found dozens of hostels with availability, and rates as low as $20 per night for shared dorms and $40 per night for private rooms. When choosing a hostel, try to get something near the subway… the venue is closest to the 4-5-6 line, but is easily walkable from Union Square, where most lines stop.

I know there are also people for whom even $20/night is too much since they’re already paying for travel, and would be happy just borrowing a couch. We can’t really do much for those people without entering a liability nightmare, but as savvy bloggers who recognize the connection-building power of blog comments, you can figure out how to connect with each other. Oh look, comments for this post are open!

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