A Jersey Shore hotel accused of post-Sandy price gouging has agreed to pay $65,000 to settle a lawsuit brought by the state Division of Consumer Affairs.
Amy Hotels L.L.C., which operated an Econo Lodge on the Black Horse Pike in Egg Harbor Township, agreed to settle after the state accused it of renting dozens of rooms at inflated prices.
Gov. Christie declared a state of emergency Oct. 27, 2012, and the storm made landfall Oct. 29. From Oct. 27 through Nov. 5, the state said, Amy Hotels had 545 instances of price gouging, raising room rates as high as 150 percent in one case, where the nightly rate jumped to $199.99 from $79.99 before the storm.