Under New York State law, while the general rule is that a warrantless search is invalid, this rule has many exceptions. One exception where a warrantless search could be valid is where a person with authority to consent, in fact, provides the police with consent to search the premises.
In the case above, a guest is entitled to exclusive possession of the room and a hotel keeper does not have the power to consent to the search of the room. This is the case even if the guest is overdue in his payments.
Given the facts and the relevant law in New York, in all likelihood, such evidence could not be used against you.
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