Posts Tagged ‘Hotel Lexington’

The cost of a New York hotel room in the 1930s

December 12, 2009

Today, a room at the 27-story Radisson Lexington Hotel, at 48th Street, would probably run you three or four hundred bucks a night at least. 

But back in the 1930s, soon after this colossal structure was built, room rates were more like three or four bucks a night. That’s when it was known simply as the Hotel Lexington.

And look at the possible accommodations: two people, two twin beds, no higher than $8 a night!

See the hotel as it looks today here.