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Old 01-11-2021, 08:57 AM
 
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Hey guys,

1-I'm wondering if one can live in a hotel. For instance, once i stayed at the Jane hotel and i really like the layout they have going on. They have a bar/lounge/club underneath the hotel. I heard some celebrities in the 90s where able to live in the Jane hotel.

2-I wonder if there are mixed used residencies in downtown Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens that offer this layout?

3-I'm not talking about super expensive hotels like The Standard, rather i'm talking about smaller hotels or small residencies that might have a bar/restaurant underneath.
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Old 01-11-2021, 10:58 AM
 
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It can be done, but the hotel has to go along. Many won't because if someone stays long enough, they accrue residency rights, and the hotel has to go through an eviction to get rid of them. For this reason, hotels usually limit stays to 29 days.

You might be able to find a hotel that will do this as an explicit agreement. Nowadays this might be especially true, with the implosion of the travel and tourism business.
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Old 01-11-2021, 04:22 PM
 
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it often costs more to stay at a hotel vs rent an APT anyway- they charge by the day. Even the cheapest Airbnb rates are higher than the lowest market rental rates...so you might as well get an apartment with residential rights and what not.
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Old 01-11-2021, 04:37 PM
 
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It can be done, but the hotel has to go along. Many won't because if someone stays long enough, they accrue residency rights, and the hotel has to go through an eviction to get rid of them. For this reason, hotels usually limit stays to 29 days.

You might be able to find a hotel that will do this as an explicit agreement. Nowadays this might be especially true, with the implosion of the travel and tourism business.
This is correct. I was working at a hotel housing first responders in the Spring. They had to check out on day 29. They could return with a subsequent reservation a day later and many did before moving back to other states.

There are some hotels that were originally residential that still have old tenants. I worked in one also. It had one of those old school wooden mail shelves just for the tenants. Our Concierge desk was resonsible for sorting it. Several were real chatacters. One would get angry in the lobby when mail delivery was late.
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Old 01-12-2021, 07:05 AM
 
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There are some hotels that were originally residential that still have old tenants. I worked in one also. It had one of those old school wooden mail shelves just for the tenants. Our Concierge desk was resonsible for sorting it. Several were real chatacters. One would get angry in the lobby when mail delivery was late.
I had an older friend who died a couple of years ago that lived in a former women's residence that had been purchased by the Marriott Hotel chain. She and bunch of her co-residents had an agreement that grandfathered in their rental rights.
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Old 01-12-2021, 08:59 AM
 
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I had an older friend who died a couple of years ago that lived in a former women's residence that had been purchased by the Marriott Hotel chain. She and bunch of her co-residents had an agreement that grandfathered in their rental rights.
Yes that was what happened where I worked. Im sure the rent was little for a place in Manhattan. Personally I would never want to live in a hotel.
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Old 01-12-2021, 09:35 AM
 
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In the last 10 years of his life, Tesla called The New Yorker Hotel his home. He resided in rooms 3327 and 3328 from 1933 until his passing on January 7, 1943.

So living in a hotel has been done. But this example was about 80 years ago.

From the New Yorker's website:

https://www.newyorkerhotel.com/blog/...-yorker-hotel/

I stayed for 6 days on business about 15 years ago in room 3327. Kinda small. Very small for the rent paid.
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Old 01-12-2021, 12:05 PM
 
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Well-off bachelors often lived in hotels earlier in the 20th century. They wanted the relatively anonymity and the domestic services.
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Old 01-12-2021, 01:26 PM
 
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Most hotels/motels, above the level of the Motel6s of the world, have bars and restaurants on premise, or at least next door.

Also some retirees prefer a long term hotel room as opposed to the typical "old folks" home. They negotiate a yearly rent, and get all the services of the hotel.

Some cities did recently enact the 29 day rule. This was usually a result of the AirBnB & VRBO outfits causing problems for the availability of rental apartments for long term renters.
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Old 01-12-2021, 01:45 PM
 
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I lived in the Bossert Hotel in Brooklyn Heights in 1970. This was before it was sold to the Jehovah's Witnesses. I had a single room in a three room suite with a shared bathroom for $35 a week. That included daily maid service. It was on the 11th floor and had two large side by side windows that looked out over the entire NYC harbor and skyline from the Statue of Liberty to the Empire State building. I had a small Styrofoam ice chest and would buy a bag of ice at the grocery store every day along with drinks and food and frozen TV dinners, which I heated up in a small electric toaster oven. I had a double bed, a large closet, a large desk, an easy chair and a TV. I worked the swing shift and would often stop in the rooftop bar for a nightcap when I got home at 1AM. In the afternoon before going to work I used to hang out with the maid in my room while she made the bed and tidied up the room. She had worked there for decades as a private maid for a rich lady who had lived in the three room suite for years. When the lady died she was hired by the hotel as a maid. She would tell me about the rich lady who had lived there decades earlier. She also talked about matching me up with her niece, but never got around to it, and was disappointed when I told her I had gotten engaged.

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