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  1. A full moon rises over the skyline of New York City, as seen across the Hudson River in Weehawken, N.J., on April 25, 2013. (Gary Hershorn / Reuters) Back to slideshow navigation
  2. Commuters move through the grand hall of Grand Central Terminal in New York City on Jan. 25, 2013. Since its grand beginnings in 1913, when it was dubbed the greatest railway terminal in the world with an $80 million price tag, Grand Central has been an integral part of New York City. (Brendan Mcdermid / REUTERS) Back to slideshow navigation
  3. Revelers cheers under falling confetti at the stroke of midnight during the New Year's Eve celebrations in Times Square on Jan. 1, 2014. (John Minchillo / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  4. One World Trade Center overlooks the wedge-shaped pavilion entrance of the National September 11 Museum, lower right, and the square outlines of the memorial waterfalls in New York. (Mark Lennihan / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  5. Derek Jeter of the New York Yankees walks back to the dugout after flying out in the fifth inning against the Cleveland Indians on June 13, 2011, at Yankee Stadium. Located in the South Bronx, the new stadium opened in 2009. (Jim Mcisaac / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  6. Central Park was the first public park built in America. Its 843 acres include woodlands, lawns and water. Central Park was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1965 and a New York City Landmark in 1974. More than 25 million visitors enjoy Central Park each year. (Mario Tama / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  7. Saint Patrick's Cathedral is the largest decorated gothic-style Catholic cathedral in the U.S. The cathedral's construction began in 1858, and it opened its doors in 1879. (Vincenzo Pinto / AFP - Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  8. Skaters glide around the rink at the Rockefeller Center Ice Rink. The ice rink, open between October and April, has attracted more than 250,000 people a year since it first opened on Dec. 25, 1936. (Spencer Platt / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  9. Patrons line up outside the Apollo Theater in Harlem to see Amateur Night. Since 1934, Amateur Night at the Apollo has launched the careers of famous entertainers such as Billie Holiday, James Brown, The Isley Brothers, Luther Vandross, Michael Jackson, Lauryn Hill, and many others. (Jonathan D. Woods / msnbc.com) Back to slideshow navigation
  10. The South Pool at the National September 11 Memorial in New York City commemorates those who died in the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks after two hijacked planes crashed into the World Trade Center. (Justin Lane / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  11. Pedestrians pass along a walkway under falling snow on the Brooklyn Bridge on Jan. 3, 2014, in New York. One of the oldest suspension bridges in the U.S., the Brooklyn Bridge connects Manhattan and Brooklyn. (John Minchillo / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  12. The Statue of Liberty looms over a visitor as he uses binoculars to look out onto New York Harbor on Oct. 13, 2013, in New York. About 4 million people visit the Statue of Liberty National Monument and Ellis Island each year. (John Minchillo / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  13. Coney Island features entertainment parks, rides, an aquarium, a public beach, a boardwalk, fishing and Nathan's restaurant. (John Minchillo / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  14. New York City Subway dancer Marcus Walden aka "Mr Wiggles" performs acrobatic tricks on the subway while passengers watch Nov. 23, 2010. More than 4.3 million people ride the New York subway system every day. (Timothy A. Clary / AFP/Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  15. The Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park on the southern tip of two-mile-long Roosevelt Island - between Manhattan and Queens - was dedicated in 2012. (Paul Warchol / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  16. The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York has been around since 1924 and includes large balloons, floats and performances. (Gary Hershorn / Reuters) Back to slideshow navigation
  17. Visitors view the Manhattan skyline from Rockefeller Center's "Top of the Rock" observation deck. (Mario Tama / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  18. Pedestrians walk along a path on the High Line park on June 7, 2011, in New York City. The High Line was formerly an elevated railway 30 feet above the city's West Side that was built in 1934 for freight trains. (Spencer Platt / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  19. The moon rises at sunset behind New York's Empire State building, which opened in 1931. At 102 stories high, the Empire State Building is the fourth tallest skyscraper in America. (Gary Hershorn / REUTERS) Back to slideshow navigation
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updated 10/9/2007 10:23:13 AM ET 2007-10-09T14:23:13

New York City's tourism promotion company has teamed up with 35 hotels to offer discounts and perks for guests who stay on Sunday nights. Discounts of between 20 and 30 percent off the lowest available rates. Major Manhattan hotels usually witness a roughly 20 percent drop in the number of guests on Sunday nights (when compared to Saturday night levels). This promotion aims to fill the vacant rooms.

Participating hotels include The Algonquin Hotel, Dream New York, Flatotel New York City, Grand Hyatt New York, Loews Regency Hotel, a few Marriott hotels, Millennium Broadway Hotel New York, Paramount Hotel New York, Sheraton New York Hotel & Towers, Shoreham Hotel, The Sherry-Netherland, and The Time Hotel. Each hotel is offering a perk, such as a room upgrade or free parking, along with the discount.

Why it's a deal: The autumn through the winter holidays are peak season for New York City hotels. This discount offers a way to enjoy the city while spending less money. In our opinion, some of the most affordable hotels participating in this offer are the New York Marriott East Side, the Mansfield in Midtown West, and the Roosevelt in central midtown. In our recent unscientific survey of rates for upcoming Sunday nights, we found that rates at these hotels recently ranged from about $250 to $280 a night per room, after this Sunday Stays discount had been deducted and before taxes had been added. In comparison, Priceline and Hotwire are reporting rates of $350 to $400 for these and similar hotels in New York City on Sunday nights.

Contact: Make reservations through the links posted on the official tourism Web site NYCVisit and use promotion code NYCSUN. Exception: For Sheraton, W, and Westin hotels, you also click on the links on NYCVisit, but instead of inserting a promotion code, you make sure that the special rate plan box shows the code SUNIT.

Book by: No deadline; by availability.

The fine print:
Taxes on New York City hotel rooms are 13.375 percent plus $3.50 per room per night. No minimum night stay. Based on double occupancy; no single supplement. Because of the ING New York City Marathon, a November 4 blackout date has been noted for the following hotels: Flatotel, Le Parker Meridien, Sheraton New York, and the Loews Regency. The Loews Regency has additional blackout dates of November 26 and December 2, 9, and 16; Sheraton New York has an additional blackout date of December 30. Read these guidelines before you book any Real Deal. To learn more about the Sunday Stays program and all of the participating hotels, visit NYC's official tourism Web site NYCVisit.com. The Web site also offers a calendar of events that may speed up your trip planning.

Copyright © 2012 Newsweek Budget Travel, Inc.

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