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New York hotel prices in August: Is Montauk the new Manhattan?
New York hotel prices in August: Is Montauk the new Manhattan?

Manhattan is known for its pricey hotels, but in August a small Long Island town claimed the title as most expensive New York hotel destination. Travel booking site NewYorkHotels.org released a survey Tuesday that confirms what New York City locals already know: hotels in Montauk and the Hamptons can get pretty pricey in summer. The website compared the cost of the cheapest room at hotels and inns rated three stars or better throughout the state. It came up with 20 destinations and room costs between Aug. 1 and 31. Visitors to Montauk, near the eastern tip of Long Island, should be prepared to spend $342 a night. Neighboring East Hampton comes in second at an average of $332 a night....

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