We've been delighted through the years how many travelers and tourists come to New York City to attend our nightclubs and spectacles, like the annual NIGHT OF A THOUSAND STEVIES in May. We are often "nightclub tourists" ourselves in other cities, and always appreciate pointers to hotels that are reasonably priced and fun headquarters for this kind of trip. We've updated this page over the years to point you towards lodging options in downtown New York City, as the neighborhoods of Chelsea, the East Village and Tribeca most often host our events.

If you have $400 a night or more to blow on a room, you don't need our help - there are countless resources to help you search. If you have a budget of $110-250 a night, there are still options available for you at some really fun hotels and guest houses. Here are some current rates, and sample prices for the evening of May 9, 2008, which is this year's NOTS. New York City has long been a very expensive hotel market, and it is a feat to stay within our budget of $250 a night AND below 34th Street. The prices listed below do not include current NY City and State hotel taxes of roughly 14%, but you will find four options in some of New York's most clubby neighborhoods.

We have either visited guests at these hotels within the past year, or visited them within the past few years and heard recent and positive reports. We welcome your input at


Gershwin Hotel
7 East 27th Street NYC
May 2008 rate: From $119 for a double room with wireless internet
212 545-8000

Hip, arty hotel a short cab ride away from Chelsea's Hiro and Highline Ballrooms. A really fun place to stay at a really reasonable price, and an easy walk to the Flatiron neighborhood for eats and shopping.

Hotel 17
225 East 17th Street NYC
May 2008 rate: $200 for a double room with private bath
212 475-2845

Great neighborhood just blocks away from the East Village, where lots of our performers have stayed through the years. This hotel is so clubby that the famous transsexual Amanda Lepore once lived here. What The Chelsea Hotel was, years ago.

The Larchmont Hotel
27 West 11 Street NYC
May 2008 rate: $119-135 for double with shared bath,
$229 for a large "family" room with private bath
212 989-9333

Beautiful West Village block, this European-style hotel has lots of charm and is often booked solid in Summer. It's in a great location for Union Square, the West Village, Soho and the Meat Market, and beloved by many of our favorite nightclub tourists.


Second Home On Second Avenue
221 Second Avenue (between 13-14 Street) NYC
212 677-3161
May 2008 rate: from $110 for double bed and shared bath,
from $200 with two double beds and private bath

This one comes newly recommended this year - big spacious rooms with all kinds of great perks from free wifi to in some cases kitchens. And you'll be in the East Village, where many of our producers and performers live and work, and cheap eats abound.

The Chelsea Pines Inn
317 W. 14th Street NYC
May 2008 rate: $175 with queen bed and shared bathroom,
$239 with queen bed and private bath
212 929-1023

A block from our old home in the Meat Market, this gay guesthouse is a longtime favorite among our drag performers.