I booked the night using the Starwood Preferred Guest app at a prepaid rate, which was listed as $225 per night, though taxes and the destination fee ratcheted it up to $291. On busy weeks in New York, the price can sometimes skyrocket above $400. If I had wanted to use points for this SPG category 6 property, it would have cost 20,000 Starpoints, which wasn’t the best value for this particular stay.