Has anyone had any experience with renting apartments from Roomarama in New York? Many thanks.
It appears they are a place that lets anyone offer their apt. to visitors.
While you may hear stories of people that got great deals this way - I strongly would advise against it:
1) Because it is actually not legal to rent apts. like this in NYC.
2) I've seen way too many people on the sidewalks with their suitcases and keys that don't work.
I know that NYC hotels are almost twice as expensive as other cities, but it is really worth the comfort of not chancing it. Try starting your search here:
or check out the B&B's:
If you want to save money here is one of the more popular (and legal) hostels:
I agree with everything MTI said - in addition, you should post these questions on the New York City forum in the future. To reiterate: DO NOT look for a short term rental in NYC - they are illegal, and often scams. We can help youi find a legal hotel or apartment-style hotel that meets your needs.
Thanks, everyone. There used to be at least one legitimate company that rented out apartments in NYC -- these were corporate apartments for the most part. I used this company several times without incident, and as far as I know they were totally legal. They''ve gone out of business, and now I've noticed Roomarama and apartments2book (based in England). Seems to me that someone who's had a good experience with one of these businesses would say so! I typically stay in hotels but the prices in Oct/Nov are just exhorbitant.
I've had great success with Roomarama. Rented three times on the UWS with a woman named Laura. She has about 10 different rentals. Saved a bundle, had my own kitchen, she leaves info on restaurants/delivery/etc. nearby, available during my stay for any questions...and best of all, no NYC hotel taxes.
And almost certainly illegal.
guys, so what do these posts mean? i am close to booking a large SOHO loft through them. are you all saying i shouldnt?
Yes, we are saying you shouldn't.
I used roomarama to stay in a NYC apartment. We had so much trouble - I strongly advise you don't use them - it's worth paying a bit more money and staying somewhere decent.
"it's worth paying a bit more money and staying somewhere decent."