Local Hotels


Following is a sampling of hotels in Manhattan, located on the West Side with easy access to Columbia, ranging from economy to luxury. Prices will vary depending on the time of year, with September through December typically being the most expensive.

Three separate taxes plus additional charges apply to hotel room rentals in New York City; New York State sales tax - 4%; New York City sales tax – 8.875%; New York City hotel room occupancy tax – 5.875%; $1.50/day per unit and $2.00/day per room.

The hotels listed below are classified in the following price ranges.
(E) = Economy; Less than $140/night for a standard room.
(B) = Budget; $140 - $200/night for a standard room.
(M) = Moderate; $200 - $300/night for a standard room.
(L) = Luxury; $300/night and higher for a standard room.

* Indicates hotels that provide Columbia University corporate rates.

Additionally, the following links will bring you to information on hotels that provide corporate rates to Columbia.




Upper West Side/Morningside Heights

The Amsterdam Inn (E) 

340 Amsterdam Avenue (at 76th Street)    
(212) 579-7500 

Beacon Hotel* (B/M)
2130 Broadway (at 74th Street)
(212) 787-1100 x623 or
Request the Columbia University Rate

Belleclaire Hotel* (B/M)
250 West 77th Street
(212) 362-7700
Request the Columbia University Rate
Contact Jenny Erstein at (212) 706-4473

Broadway Hotel (E)
230 West 101st Street (between Broadway and West End Avenue)
(212) 865-7710

Comfort Inn (B)
31 West 71st Street (between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue)
(212) 721-4770

Days Inn Hotel (E)
215 West 94th Street
(212) 866-6400

Empire Hotel (M)
44 West 63rd Street
(212) 265-7400 or

The Excelsior Hotel (M)
45 West 81st Street
(212) 362-9200
Request the Columbia University rate: Promo Code COLU

Hotel Newton* (B)
2528 Broadway (between 94th and 95th Streets)
(212) 678-6500 or
Request the Columbia University Rate

The Lucerne Hotel* (B/M)
201 West 79th Street (at Amsterdam Avenue)
(212) 875-1000 or
Request the Columbia University Rate - ID: 119
Contact Georgia Skoufis at (212) 875-1000 x7132

The Mandarin Oriental (L)
80 Columbus Circle (at Broadway and 60th Street)
(212) 805-8800 or

Marrakech Hotel (E)
2688 Broadway (at 103rd Street)
(212) 663-0275

Milburn Hotel (B/M)
242 West 76th Street (between Broadway and West End Avenue)
(212) 362-1006 

On the Avenue* (B/M)
2178 Broadway (at 77th Street)
(212) 362-1100 or
Request the Columbia University Rate

Riverside Tower Hotel (E)
80 Riverside Drive (at 80th Street)
(212) 877-5200


Aloft Hotel* (M/L)
2300 Frederick Douglas Boulevard (between 123rd and 124th Streets)
(212) 749-4000

102 Brownstone Boutique Hotel (B)
102 West 118th St.
(212) 662-4223 



Ace Hotel (M)
20 West 29th Street
(212) 679-2222

AKA/Korman Communities (L)
Central Park, 42 West 58th Street, 1-888-aka-0150, (646) 744-3100
Times Square, 123 West 44th Street, 1-888-aka-0130, (212) 764-5700
Sutton Place, 330 East 56th Street, 1-888-aka-0140, (212) 752-8888
United Nations, 234 East 46th Street, 1-888-aka-0120, (646) 291-4200
For more information, look under Temporary Housing Options.

Algonquin (L)
59 West 44th Street

The Belvedere (M/L)
319 West 48th Street
(212) 245-7000

Chelsea Savoy Hotel (E/B/M)
204 West 23rd Street
(212) 929-9353

Chelsea Star Hotel (E/B/M)
300 West 30th Street (off 8th Avenue)
(646) 395-3655

City Club Hotel (L)
55 West 44th Street
(212) 921-5500

Club Quarters (L)
Several locations
(203) 905- 2100
or book online and use password: CU

Crown Plaza Times Square Hotel (L)
1605 Broadway (49th Street)
New York, NY 10019
(212) 977-4000
Reservations: (800) 243-6969 

Distrikt Hotel (M)
342 West 40th Street (between 8th and 9th Avenues)

Doubletree (L)
1568 Broadway (at 47th Street)
(212) 719-1600

The Dream Hotel (M/L)
210 West 55th Street
(212) 247-2000
1-866-IDREAMNY for Reservations

Eventi Hotel (L)
851 Avenue of the Americas (between 29th and 30th Streets)
(212) 564-4567

Fashion 26 (M/L)
152 West 26th Street (between Avenue of the Americas and 7th Avenue)
(212) 858-5888

Flatotel * (B/M)
135 West 52nd Street
General #: (212) 887-9400
Request the Columbia University Rate

The Helmsley Park Lane Hotel (L)
36 Central Park South
(212) 521-6640 or
Request the Columbia University Rate

Herald Square (B/M)
19 West 31st Street
(212) 279-4017 or 800-727-1888

Hotel Chelsea (B/M)
222 West 23rd Street
(212) 243-3700

Hotel Edison (M)
228 West 47th Street
(212) 840-5000

Hotel Gansevoort (L)
18 Ninth Avenue (between 12th and 13th Streets)
(917) 210-2583

Hotel Indigo (L)
127 West 28th Street (between Avenue of the Americas and 7th Avenue)
(212) 973-9000

Hudson Hotel* (B/M)
356 West 58th Street
(212) 554-6000
Request the Columbia University Rate

InterContinenal New York Times Square Hotel (L)
300 West 44th Street

Leo House (E)
332 West 23rd Street (between 8th & 9th Avenues)
(212) 929-1010
Fax reservation request 3 months in advance: (212) 366-6801

The London NYC/RIGHA Royal Hotel (M/L)
151 West 54th Street

Michelangelo (M)
152 West 51st Street (at 7th Avenue)
(212) 765-1900

Paramount (M/L)
235 West 46th Street
(212) 764-5500

Park Central New York (M)
870 Seventh Avenue (at 56th Street)
New York, NY 10019
(212) 247-8000

Park Savoy Hotel (B/M)
158 West 58th Street (between Avenue of the Americas & 7th Avenue)
(212) 245-5755

Portland Square Hotel (E/B)
132 West 47th Street (between Avenue of the Americas & 7th Avenue)
(212) 382-0600

Royalton (L)
44 West 44th Street
(212) 869-4400

Salisbury (M)
123 West 57th Street
(212) 246-1300 or 888-692-5757

Six Columbus/Thompson Hotel (M)
6 Columbus Circle (at 58th Street)
(212) 445-0200

The Inn on 23rd (M/L)
131 West 23rd Street
(212) 463-0330

The Strand (M)
33 West 37th Street (between 5th Ave. and Avenue of the Americas)
(212) 448-1024

The Travel Inn Hotel* (M)
515 West 42nd Street (between 10th and 11th Avenues)
(212) 695-7171 or
Request the Columbia University Rate



Abingdon Guest House (B/M)
13 Eighth Avenue (between 12th and Jane Streets)
(212) 243-5384

Jane Hotel (E/B/M)   
113 Jane Street (West 12th St.) 
(212) 929-0060

Soho Grand (L)
310 West Broadway (between grand and Canal Streets)
(212) 965-3000

The Standard (L)
848 Washington Street
(212) 645-4646

Washington Square Hotel (B/M)
103 Waverly Place
(212) 777-9515

New York City Airport Hotels

There are a range of hotels near the three New York City airports (JFK, LaGuardia, and Newark).  Many have a free shuttle pick up and drop off service to JFK as well as restaurants, bars, cable TV, and parking. Rooms can be reserved through any of the web sites listed for general hotel reservations (i.e. Expedia.com, Hotels.com, etc).

John F. Kennedy Airport

Best Western JFK Airport
144-25 153rd Lane
(718) 977-2100

Comfort Inn JFK Airport (E/B)
14436 153rd Lane
(718) 977-0001

Courtyard by Marriott JFK Airport (B/M)
145-11 North conduit Avenue
(718) 848-2121

Days Inn Jamaica – JFK Airport (E)
144-26 153rd Court
(718) 527-9025

Doubletree Hotel JFK Airport (M)
135-30 140th Street
(718) 322-2300

Fairfield Inn New York JFK Airport (B)
156-08 Rockaway Blvd
(718) 977-3300

Hampton Inn (B)
144-10 135th Avenue
(718) 322-7500

Hilton Garden Inn Queens/JFK Airport (M)
148-18 124th Street
(718) 322-4448

Hilton New York JFK Airport Hotel (B)
144-02 135th Avenue
(718) 659-0200

Holiday Inn Express (E)
153-70 South Conduit Avenue
(718) 977-3100

Howard Johnson Inn Jamaica JFK Airport (E)
153-95 Rockaway Blvd
(718) 723-6700

JFK Inn (E)
154-10 South Conduit Ave
(718) 723-5100

JFK Plaza Hotel (E/B)
151-20 Baisley Blvd

Pan American Hotel (E)
79-00 Queens Boulevard
(718) 446-7676
This hotel is located six miles from JFK airport and five miles from LGA airport. It has free shuttle pick up and drop off to both airports.

Sheraton JFK Airport Hotel (M)
132-26 South Conduit Avenue
(718) 322-7190

LaGuardia Airport

Airway Inn (E)
82-20 Astoria Blvd.
(718) 565-5100

Clarion Hotel LaGuardia (B)
9400 Ditmars Blvd
(718) 335-1200

Comfort Inn & Suites Airport (B)
60-30 Maurice Avenue
(718) 457-5555

Courtyard Marriott LaGuardia Airport (L)
90-10 Grand Central Parkway
(718) 446-5733

Crowne Plaza LaGuardia (M)
104-04 Ditmars Blvd.
(718) 457-6300

Fairfield Inn LaGuardia Airport (M)
28-66 College Point Blvd
(718) 888-9979

Fairfield Inn Long Island City (M)
52-34 Van Dam Street
(718) 389-7700

Hampton Inn (M)
102-40 Ditmars Blvd
(718) 672-6600

Holiday Inn Express LaGuardia Airport (B)
133-10 Horace Harding Expressway
(718) 699-0994

Holiday Inn (B)
37-10 114th Street
(718) 651-2000

LaGuardia Marriott (E)
26-66 College Point Blvd
(718) 888-9979

Lexington Marco LaGuardia Hotel (M)
137-07 Northern Blvd
(718) 445-3300

Sheraton LaGuardia East Hotel (B/M)
135-20 39th Avenue
(718) 460-6666

Newark Airport

Americas Best Value Inn (E)
100 Union Avenue
(973) 375-4102

Best Western (E)
101 International Way
(973) 621-6200

Courtyard by Marriott
600 Routes 1 & 9 South
(973) 643-8500

Crowne Plaza Hotel Newark Airport (E)
901 Spring Street
(908) 527-1600

Days Hotel Newark Airport (E)
450 US Route 1 and 9 South
(973) 242-0900

EconoLodge (E)
853 Spring Street
(908) 353-1365

Fairfield Inn & Suites Newark Liberty Airport (B)
618 Routes 1 & 9 South
(973) 242-6560

Hampton Inn Newark Airport (E)
1128-38 Spring Street
(908) 355-0500

Hilton Newark Airport (B)
1170 Spring Street
(908) 351-3900

Howard Johnson Hotel – Newark (E)
20 Frontage Road
(973) 334-1500

Marriott Newark (M)
1 Hotel Road
(973) 623-0006

Ramada Hotel at Newark Airport (E)
160 Frontage Road (off Route 1 & 9)
(973) 589-1000

Renaissance Newark Airport Hotel (M)
1000 Spring Street
(908) 432-4600

Sheraton Newark Airport Hotel (E/B)
128 Frontage Road
(973) 690-5500

Travelodge Newark Airport (E)
2735 US Route 22 West
(908) 687-8600

Wyndham Garden Hotel – Newark Airport (E)
550 US Route 1 & 9 South
(973) 824-4000

Bed and Breakfast Accommodations

1871 House
130 East 62nd Street
(212) 756-8823
A historic brownstone on the Upper East Side, it is equipped with oriental rugs, cozy sitting areas, fireplaces and antiques.  There is usually a four-night minimum and prices vary according to apartment size - $245-$865/night.

Abode Bed and Breakfast
PO Box 20022
New York, NY 10021
(212) 472-2000 or 800-835-8880
About 50 un-hosted apartments are represented in Manhattan.  Usually a seven-night minimum and rates vary depending on the accommodation.

Affordable New York City
Locations all over the city
(212) 533-4001
Price Range: $111 to $265 per night
Has B&B locations all over the city. Contact them through their website. They will then respond with pictures of an accommodation that meets your criteria.

Akwaaba Mansion
MacDonough Street/Stuyvesant Heights
Brooklyn, NY (20 minutes from Manhattan)
(718) 455-5958
Price Range: $182-$200 per night
An 1860s landmark mansion with 14-foot ceilings and ornate fireplaces. Located in a tree-lined community in the Stuyvesant Heights district-a neighborhood rich in culture.
All rooms include a private bath (some with Jacuzzis), secluded garden, glassed-in sun porch, shaded courtyard. Hearty Southern breakfast provided.

City Lights Bed and Breakfast and Short-Term Apartment Rental
(212) 737-7049
There are several hundred rooms and apartments, both hosted and un-hosted, with a three-night minimum stay.  All locations are in Manhattan, and prices will vary according to location and length of stay.

Colonial House Inn
318 West 22nd St (Between 8th Avenue and 9th Avenue)
(212) 243-9669
Price Range: $128 to $185 per night
Economy and standard rooms share baths, deluxe rooms have private bathrooms. Accommodations include continental breakfast.

Greenwich Village Habitue
West Village
(212) 243-6495
Price Range: $245 per night
Private apartments available in a 1830's Federal brownstone building in the historic West Village and Meatpacking District of New York City. A 4 night minimum stay is required - single or double occupancy ONLY. Antique filled apartments come complete with living room, dining alcove, sleeping alcove with queen size bed, kitchen and bath.

Manhattan Lodgings, Inc.
70 East 10th Street
New York, NY 10003
(212) 677-7616
There are a wide range of furnished, short-stay apartments in Manhattan, with a five-night minimum and prices that range from $90/night to $6,000+/month.

Sara’s Homestay
(212) 564-5929
There are a wide range of “home stay” apartments, shared apartments, furnished apartments, and also Sara’s Amsterdam Residence, which is located at 85th Street and Broadway (+/- $350/week). 
Apartments can range upt to $1,100/week.

The Blue Porch Bed and Breakfast
15 De Koven Court
Brooklyn, NY 11230
Price Range: $125-$150 per night
Renovated accommodations on tree-lined cul-de-sac in Victorian Brooklyn and is three blocks to the subway. Includes, generous Continental breakfast, music room with baby grand piano, wireless internet, clock/radio, TV/DVD, A/C, iron, and hair dryer in each room.

The Gracie Inn
502 East 81st Street
(212) 628-1700
Price Range: $214 - $397 per night
(penthouse suite additional)
There are 13 apartments on 5 floors with elevator service. Provides a generous discount for long term guests. Complimentary continental breakfast delivered to your room each morning. All rooms have AC, Cable TV, WiFi Internet Access, CD/ Radio alarm clocks, safes and full private bathrooms, and daily maid service. 

The Sofia Inn
288 Park Place
Prospect Heights, Brooklyn, NY 11238 (35 minutes from Manhattan)
(917) 865-7428
Price Range: $157-$247per night
Rooms include cable TV, AC, elegant furnishings, antique fireplaces, and lovely brownstone woodwork. The semi-private bathroom is heated, and lit with a sky-light. 

West Eleventh Townhouse Apartments
278 West 11th Street (Between West 4th & Bleeker)
(212) 675-7897
Price Range: $269 to $415 per night
(varies on the room and the amount of people)
All accommodations are artistically decorated, air-conditioned and have a private bath. Amenities include Digital Cable TV,VCR, stereo, private phone with answering machine, refrigerator, and hairdryer. Every apartment has a ceiling fan and a microwave. Accommodations are single or double occupancy.

Apartment/Room Rental Websites

The following web sites have direct listings from owners of apartments with rooms or entire apartments to rent.  The locations, availability and pricing vary considerably.  Most of these web sites have minimal oversight, so “caveat emptor” or “buyer beware”.

http://roomorama.com                                                                         http://www.flipkey.com 


Helpful Links

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Additionally, you can check the following:

The above listing does not constitute a recommendation of these locations or websites nor is the accuracy of the information listed in these websites verified by the Office of Work/Life.

Columbia University assumes no responsibility in connection with any of these websites and recommends that any information listed therein be independently verified.