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Is Out NYC, New York’s Gay Hotel, Kinkier Than We Imagined?

As Out NYC, the new all-gay, all-the-time hotel and nightclub in New York’s Hell’s Kitchen, trots along to its revised opening day, some interesting details have emerged.

With the ribbon-cutting on the hotel portion set for March 1, they’re taking reservations now—with rooms starting at $229.

But for those of you pinching your pennies (and aren’t we all), there’s another option: For $99 you can book a “Sleep Share”: a “nature-inspired” communal room you share three other guests, with each of you given a bed, cubbyhole, 22″ TV and privacy curtains.

Hmm, we’re trying to imagine how that’s gonna go down, especially considering that a gay nightclub, XL, will be just downstairs.

Three different scenarios pop into our head:

1. It’ll be like those pod hotels in Japan: No-fuss, peaceful and convenient.

2. It’ll be like a hostel in Amsterdam: young and social with a party atmosphere.

3. It’ll be like a bathhouse in Prague.

Come to think of it, we’re good with any of these scenarios.

What about you—would you share a hotel room with strangers?

Source: The Out NYC via HotelChatter.com



By:           Dan Avery
On:           Jan 4, 2012
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    • Top to Bottom
      Top to Bottom

      It’s not the rooming with strangers that turns me off…it’s the fact that I would be paying 100 bucks for it.

      Jan 4, 2012 at 11:57 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Chadboy

      I bet by the time they open they will smarten up and have a website so you can see who your roommate is before agreeing to share the room. If the guy is hot they will charge extra….it’s NYC after all.

      Jan 4, 2012 at 12:49 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Bob

      It’s okay with me, but only if I can put my husband in one room and me in another and thereby having a 4 guy shot at scoring a threeway…lol…And btw….even $229 a night is cheap for New York!

      Jan 4, 2012 at 1:03 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • UWSguy

      sounds to be like this place is destined to a short life

      Jan 4, 2012 at 2:28 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Brian

      So for $99.00 I get to hear someone a few feet away “get it on”?And when half my belongings vanish from this shared room who replaces them? Sounds like a bad idea to me.

      Jan 4, 2012 at 3:08 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Zeus

      ugh, no.

      Jan 4, 2012 at 4:18 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • heat

      I think it’s a pretty good idea, different than the usual fare. $229 is not an unacceptable rate for NYC, by any means. I’m the operations manager for a luxury hotel in the midwest and that’s exactly what we charge for our suites.

      Jan 4, 2012 at 4:52 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • WindReader

      for a quick overnight to see a show and meet a rentboy at his place? sure. I’ve slept in worse

      Jan 4, 2012 at 6:53 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Robert

      Better than driving home drunk or high. If you overdid, stay still.

      Jan 4, 2012 at 10:09 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Gadigreen

      I was in hotel during holidays and it was cheep and amazing . Only 300$ for 3 days

      Jan 5, 2012 at 7:51 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Kurt

      Not surprising this place is just going to be a sex resort or sex club. There’s nothing wrong with this but they should just drop the “We’re a hotel!” BS and call it what it is.

      Jan 7, 2012 at 3:41 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Crystal

      Better than sharing with bedbugs

      Jan 17, 2012 at 2:47 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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