I know quite the "Royal" place on 44th; it can cost a "Ton" at times.
I'm an outcall client. I like to control the cost overhead, negotiate accordingly, and I book 6 hour dates on average. I've stayed in many of the boutique establishments all over the city and I'm always looking for the $400-$500 room at $200-$300. It's a bit of work but I usually get something. Sometimes I'll stay in Queens or Brooklyn if Manhattan is steep. Time of year, holidays and events are big factors. Landing a quality room less than $200, 350 sqft+ pre tax, is a steal in Manhattan and not the norm in a cool neighborhood.