On Thursday afternoon, Con Ed reported that most of its customers won't have power until the weekend of November 10. So 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.
Atlantic City hotels, including Revel, The Chelsea and Resorts Casino are awaiting approval from local and state authorities that it is permissible to reopen. Caesar's and Showboat said they are getting close to reopening and "can't wait to see the hustle and bustle back on the boardwalk." Revel said it anticipates clearance some time this weekend, stating, "At the moment, our primary focus is simply reopening safely and in an organized fashion. We have not moved to discussions regarding special rates."
1. Airbnb | airbnb.com
The Sandy Special: Airbnb will waive fees for those renting out their homes to people displaced by Hurricane Sandy. Click the link above for more details.
2. Southampton Inn | Southampton, NY | southamptoninn.com
The Sandy Special: This pet-friendly, Tudor-style property is offering a deeply discounted $100/night rate and a continental breakfast to guests. A cozy retreat for anyone looking for a warm, relaxing place to stay, situated in the middle of Southampton Village. Call 631.283.6599 to make a reservation.
3. 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.
4. Hotel Marlowe | Cambridge, MA | kimptonhotels.com
The Sandy Special: This Kimpton property is extending a 20 percent off rate through November 5. Use code: Sandy
5. 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.
6. 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 percent of the package rate will be donated to the American Red Cross for 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.
UPDATE, 11/2/11: Southampton Inn is now offering a reduced extended-stay rate of $139 per night to guests settling in for five nights. Additionally, 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).