United States Forums

Start a new topic Change Forum
Advanced search

NYC Hotels to Beware Of

Jump to last reply

Many of us who live in New York have long warned travelers to avoid certain hotels in the city. Add three more to your list, all of which are on the Upper West Side of Manhattan: The Marrakesh, the Broadway, and the Royal Park. All three are illegal hotels that are actually what we call in New York SROs (Single Room Occupancy). In these hotels, you'll find many long-term, rent-stablized tenants who live there permanently with other rooms being rented out by the night or week. This is a highly illegal and unsafe situation that tourists ought to avoid.

I've told many posters in these forums that virtually all short-term apartment rentals are illegal, and this story that ran on Fox 5 News last night explains why. It's useful listening. Regrettably, there are a lot of scams out there in NYC, and you need to be aware of them to have a safe trip to the city.

I can't post a link directly to the video from last night's news, but it's at www.myfoxny.com. Look under "Local" stories and search for "New Yorkers Not Welcome at Local Hotels."

33 Replies |Back to top

| Add a Reply

Sign in to comment.

Recent Activity

  • Announcements:
  • Writers Needed for Georgia Coast
    by Emily_D Fodor's Editor | Posted on Jul 18, 14 at 03:12 PM
  • Writers Needed for Rwanda and Uganda
    by Emily_D Fodor's Editor | Posted on Jul 18, 14 at 03:12 PM
  • Writers Needed for Zimbabwe, Zambia and Tanzania
    by Emily_D Fodor's Editor | Posted on Jul 18, 14 at 03:11 PM
View all United States activity »
  1. 1 Alaska trip -Labor Day weekend
  2. 2 Boston Logan airport to Salem MA
  3. 3 Another Southwest Airlines Early Bird Question
  4. 4 Need help with Yellowstone and area starting in SLC
  5. 5 Easiest US airports to get to/from with public transportation
  6. 6 Vail or Aspen in summertime?
  7. 7 Major League Soccer clubs, what should FC Dallas do?
  8. 8 Mesa Verde
  9. 9 Seattle Hyatts
  10. 10 Trip to the Adirondacks
  11. 11 Relocating Tips - Mild Weather, Good Schools, Low Cost of Living
  12. 12 5 days and 4 nights outside of San Francisco
  13. 13 California road trip
  14. 14 Suggestions for road trip with children from Birmingham, AL to Grand Canyon
  15. 15 Trip Report Trip Report: An Intoxicating Birthday Day-Trip in Napa
  16. 16 Best beach in San Diego for family vacation ages 8-16
  17. 17 San Diego - wher to stay
  18. 18 Mountain hiking in the US for kids - Fall/Spring . . .
  19. 19 Camping in the Adirondacks
  20. 20 LA, San Diego and San Francisco in 8 days -- can/should we try?
  21. 21 Flights from Bay Area to Orlando, Florida
  22. 22 Berkshires in late October
  23. 23 2 day in Adirondack park
  24. 24 No accomodation in Hana...should we forget about it?
  25. 25 Half Moon Bay, CA - stay there or go to Napa Valley?
View next 25 » Back to the top