Dear New York Tenant:
You surely have the right to ask the landlord to cover the hotel, but that should have been arranged before you moved out for the repair.
Now that the repair is complete and you are back in the apartment, asking may provide a yes or a no. And then if the answer is no, you would need to decide if this is an event that has the substance of a lawsuit.
The answer provided to you is in the nature of general information. The general proposition being that you should try to avoid a bad outcome if you can.
What caused the collapse? Did the landlord have actual or constructive notice?
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Ask, but as Mr. Smollens pointed out, you'll need to decide whether a "no" is worth fighting over. I suggest offering to split the bill in half.
I may be guessing or not licensed in your state. No atty/client relationship exists. I earn my living collecting points for "helpful" answers.