Temporary Housing Options

Short Term and Temporary Housing Options

The following selections are well-furnished higher-end properties.

Affinia - Suite Hotel
371 Seventh Avenue (32nd Street)
(212) 563-1800
This is a hotel with suites; Prices vary throughout the year, but are approximately:
Studio $239/night (400 sf); One-bedroom $389/night (600 sf); Two-Bedroom $689/night (900 sf)

AFI Property Management NYC
1471 2nd  Avenue (between 76th & 77th)
252 E. 77th Street
(212) 452-2068
(917) 684-9799
Fully-furnished studio, one and two bedroom apartments with amenities including wireless internet and cable TV.  Prices are $3,000-$4850 with a 30 day minimum stay.  Prices vary depending on length of stay and time of year. 

AKA/Korman Communities
See below for locations; functions like a hotel; Stays can be 30 days or per diem - per diem rate is much higher;  30 day stay starts at approx. $8,000.
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
Special discounted rates (10% off best available rate) to the Columbia community.
Contact Hande Demirkaya Kaplan, Sales Manager at 646-744-1216 or 212-764-5700.

Bridge Street
Variety of locations with apartments in rental buildings; Fully furnished apartments; 30 day minimum; Studio, one and two bedroom apartments; Prices are approximately from $3,000 - $9,000 for 30 days.

Bristol Plaza
210 East 65th Street
(212) 826-9000
Functions like a hotel; Fully furnished apartments; 30 day minimum stay; Prices are: Junior Suites $8,320, One Bedroom $8,780-$12,820, Two Bedrooms $12,940 - $13,400, plus hotel taxes; Health club in building is included.

Chelsmore Apartments
205 West 15th Street
(212) 924-7991
Monthly rate is $1,500-$3,000.  Furnished and unfurnished apartments.

Churchill Corporate Services
(212) 686-0444
Furnished apartments, hotels, and homes in New York City, Westchester, New Jersey, and Connecticut. Housing is priced by night, week, or month and prices will vary depending on location and accomodation.  Please check the website for information on each location.

City Sonnet
Four fully-furnished one and two-bedroom loft apartments in Long Island City.
One bedrooms from $3,500/month and two bedrooms from 5,400/month.

Corporate Stays 
Short to long term stays in locations throughout Manhattan, and the world.   

East Village Apartments
32 East 3rd Street
(347) 903-598
Rates: $4000 + tax per night

Executive Plaza
150 West 51st Street (7th Avenue)
(212) 262-1755
Fully-furnished studio, one and two bedroom apartments with amenities that include: wireless internet, local phone service, cable TV, housekeeping services, and 24-hour doorman and concierge.  Prices are $2,800-$9,000/month with a 30 day minimum stay.    

Furnished Habitat
Fully-furnished apartments located throughout Manhattan for stays from 30 days up to one year.  Cost varies depending on building type, size of apartment and location.  

Furnished Quarters
(212) 367-9400
Variety of locations with apartments in rental buildings; Fully furnished apartments; 30 day minimum in most cases; Studio, one and two bedroom apartments; Prices are approximately from $4,000 - $9,500 for 30 days.

Globe Quarters
(212) 842-1202 
310 E. 55th Street and 222 East 39th Street.
Fully furnished apartments; 30 day minimum; studio, one, and two bedroom apartments; prices are approximately from $3,500 - $10,000 for 30 days.

Hotel Alexander
306 West 94th Street
(212) 665-0003
Low cost hotel rooms can be rented longer-term.  Rooms are less than $100/night.  

Maison International
(212) 462-4766
Variety of locations, sizes, prices, and availability of apartments in rental buildings; Variety of furnished apartments which may or may not include utilities, linens, etc; Real estate brokers - 15% of the annual rent as broker's fee applies.

301 East 94th Street
(212) 427-3100
The building has 108 apartments that were formerly condominiums.  Studios, one, two and three-bedroom apartments are available with pricing from $4,500-$13,000 monthly.  Apartments can also be rented on a nightly basis, but hotel taxes will apply.

Marriott ExecuStay - Chelsea
160 West 24th Street (at 7th Ave.)
(212) 953-5707
Fully furnished apartments, wireless Internet access, cable, full kitchen, dishes/cookware, and fitness center.  30-day minimum stay required. 

Nectar Furnished Apartment
(800) 419-7576
Various locations throughout Manhattan. Prices vary, but can range from $3,000-$15,000/month, depending on the size and location of the apartment.

New York Habitat
(212) 255-8018
Variety of locations for furnished and unfurnished apartments and rooms in New York City.  A three day minimum stay is required, but there is no maximum. Shared rooms start at $500 per month and apartments start at $1200 per month.  There is a broker's fee for all rentals.

(201) 706-1017 or (866) 570-9491
70 Greene Street
Jersey City, NJ
As an alternative to Manhattan prices, this building offers studio to three bedroom apartments with a nightly rate of $125 - $575, plus a $100 cleaning fee.

(877) 902-0832
Variety of locations with apartments in rental buildings; fully furnished apartments; 30 day minimum; studio, one and two bedroom apartments; Prices are approximately from $5,000 - $10,500 for 30 days.

The Phillips Club
155 West 66th Street
(212) 835-8800
One location; luxury property; fully furnished apartments; 30 day minimum;
Prices are: Studio $8,000-$9,000; one-bedroom $9,000-$16,000; Two-bedroom $16,500-$22,000, plus taxes; Off-site Reebok health club is included.

Premier Furnished Solutions
(212) 582-9791 or (888) 883-4888
Variety of locations with apartments in rental buildings; fully furnished apartments; 30 day minimum; studio, one, two, and three bedroom apartments; Prices are approximately from $5,000 - $10,500 for 30 days.
Contact: Therese Riehle (212) 582-9791 x140

Radio City Apartments
142 West 49th Street (Between Ave. of the Americas and 7th Ave.)
(212) 730-0728 or (877) 921-9321
Apartments start at $150/night.  Studios, 1 and 2 Bedroom apartments available.

Silver Suites Residences
Apartments are in two locations – Beekman Towers and Silver Towers – and range from studios to three-bedrooms. For more information, call 866.204.1185 or email suites@silvprop.com.

Stay Local NYC
Fully furnished apartments located throughout Manhattan for stays from 30 days up to one year.  Cost varies depending on building type, size of apartment and location.   

Sutton Court Hotel Residences
417 East 57th Street (between First Avenue and Sutton Place)
(212) 935-3300
New luxury furnished studio suites, one bedroom suites and duplexes with king -size beds, queen-size sleeper sofas, 40” Flat Screen HD TV’s, full-size kitchen with stainless steel appliances, complimentary national, long distance, internet, and cable, and twice a month housekeeping. Building services include 24-hour doorman, 24-hour fitness center, residents’ lounge, business station and landscaped courtyard. Rates start at approx. $200/night. Minimum stay is 30 days.

Taylor Made
(646) 684-4818
Various locations throughout Manhattan. Prices vary, but can range from $3,000-$15,000/month, depending on the size and location of the apartment.

Westchester County

Furnished apartments in Yonkers
66 Main & Metro 92
66 Main Street, Yonkers, NY, 10701
(all communities are on Main Street)
Contact: Landon Cole, Regional Property Director at 914-406-5984 or lcole@66main.com
It will take approximately 25 minutes to drive to Columbia and less than an hour door-to-door on Metro-North.
All apartments come with stackable washer and dryers. Some of the amenities included are: 24 hour fitness center, basketball court, community lounge with kitchen, movie room, rooftop deck overlooking the Yonkers skyline, Palisades and the Hudson River. At 66 Main most apartments come with indoor off street parking. Studios start at $1700; 1 bedrooms start at $2000; and 2 bedrooms start at $2750.

Institutional Guest Rooms within the Columbia Neighborhood

These rates do not include tax and are subject to change seasonally.

International House
500 Riverside Drive (at West 122nd Street)
New York, NY 10027
(212) 316-8473
11 guest rooms (maximum stay is 30 days)
Single/Double: $110-$140; Triple: $135-$145

Teachers College
1230 Amsterdam Avenue (at West 120th Street)
(212) 678-3235
15 guest rooms, all with private bath.  Rates are $120-$143.  Call for details M-F.

The Towers at CCNY
401 West 130th Street
New York, NY 10027 
Single Occupancy Bedrooms in 2 - 4 Bedroom Suites - Academic Year Agreements
$11,862 – 18, 628/year (from August to May or July)  

Union Theological Seminary - Landmark Guest Rooms
3041 Broadway (at West 121st Street)
New York, NY 10027
(212) 280-1313
25 Guest Rooms. Single/Double: $135 and up with private bath.  Complimentary breakfast included M-F.  Local calls are free.

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.

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. 

Harlem Bed & Breakfast
54 West 120th Street
(917) 882-6222
Rooms have kitchenettes and a generous continental breakfast is provided. 

Jumel Terrace Books B & B
426 West 160th Street
(212) 928-9525
Nestled in Sugar Hill, this Victorian house overlooks the 1765 Morris-Jumel Mansion.  It has a 500 sq. ft. one-bedroom suite with a full kitchen, bathroom, sitting room, and a large bedroom that starts at $300/night double occupancy. 

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.

Mount Morris House
12 Mount Morris Park West (121st-122nd Streets)
(917) 478-6214
This five-bedroom house in the Mount Morris Park Historic District dates back to 1888 and has doubles starting at $175/night, with a three night minimum.  

Sara’s Homestay
(212) 564-5979
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 from to $1,800 - $4,500 monthly

Sugar Hill Harlem Inn 
460 West 141st Street and 408 Convent Avenue
(212) 234-5432
Located in the landmarked district of Sugar Hill, this 1906 home has doubles starting at $125/night. 

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 Harlem Flophouse
242 West 123rd Street
(212) 632-1960
This 1890s townhouse has four individually decorated rooms with hardwood floors and in-room sinks. Shared bathrooms feature antique claw-foot tubs. Children under 12 stay free with an adult. Daily rates are $100-$125. 

The International Cozy Inn
248 Lenox Avenue (122nd-123rd Streets)
646-248-1890 or 646-496-5268
All suites start at $1,790 - $2,500 per month (daily prices from $60-$145 per day).  All units come fully furnished with twin, queen, king pillow top beds, air conditioning, ceiling fans, a fully equipped modern kitchenette, an eating area inside rooms, coffee/tea facilities, toasters, ovens, stoves, refrigerators, microwaves, private bathrooms, towels, bed linens, and linen services.  We offer linen service, free wifi, unlimited Netflix.

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. 

Apartment/Room Rental Websites

Off-Campus Housing Assistance (OCHA)-Columbia University
OCHA manages a Housing Registry which includes available rooms and apartments in non-Columbia-owned buildings and sublets of units in Columbia-managed housing.  Prospective roommates can also post and search profiles on this site.

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”.



Dorm-Style / Hostel Accommodations

This type of accommodation usually has fully furnished private or shared rooms, shared bathrooms, and sometimes access to a kitchen.  There is usually a maximum stay of 28 days.

American Dream Hostel
168 East 24th Street (between Lexington and 3rd Avenue)
(212) 260- 9779
Dorm (up 4 people): $47.50/per night - 1 person
Private room (1 person): $75.00/per night
Private room (2 people): $95.00/per night
Private room (3 people): $135.00/per night
Must check our availability in advance by phone or email. Dormitory rooms are shared by up to four people per room and have a shared bathroom. Private rooms have a television, air conditioning in the summer, heater and a shared bathroom.

Central Park Inn
19 West 103rd Street (between Central Park West and Manhattan Avenue)
(212) 678-0491
Dorm: $34 - $55; Private: $89 - $135; Studio Apartment: $109 - $179
Shared bathrooms, includes linens, common kitchen area, dining room, TV room, internet facilities, and lockers provided.

Chelsea Center Hostel
313 West 29th Street (Between 8th & 9th Avenues)
(212) 643-0214
Dorm room sleeps 6 – 8 people.  Women only rooms can be requested. $35/ night.

Chelsea International Hostel
251 West 20th Street (Between 7th & 8th Avenue)
(212) 647-0010
Dorm: $33.50 - $37; Private Room: $82
Shared cooking facilities, laundry, shared baths.  Lockers available.  Does not provide towels or locks for lockers.  Must present passport.

De Hirsch Residence
(Operated by the 92nd Street YM-YWCA)
1395 Lexington Avenue (at 92nd Street)
(212) 415-5660
Single: $1,450 and up/month; Double: $1,150 and up/person/month
Minimum stay is 30 days and maximum is one year.  Share baths and kitchens.  Must apply a couple of months in advance.  Fully furnished.

Educational Housing Services
Dormitory and single room accommodations in facilities located in Manhattan and Brooklyn.  Rooms are rented by the semester to students and interns.  Pricing and amenities vary according to location.

Greenpoint YMCA
99 Messerole Ave, Brooklyn
(718) 389-3700 ext.13
Single rooms: $48-68/daily or $273/wk; Deluxe rooms: $68/day or $350/wk; Double rooms: $79/day or $413 weekly; Maximum stay is 28 days; $20 key deposit;
Deluxe rooms are avail; No cooking in rooms; Shared bath; Breakfast included; Men only.

Harlem YMCA
180 West 135th Street (Between 7th Avenue and Lenox Avenue)
(212) 912-2100
Private room $75, Doubles $100 per day (shared bath)
Doubles or Private Room with private bath $125 per day
Private Room: $220/week/seniors (65+), $250/week/students, $350 per week all others
Microwave available, linens provided.  Maximum stay is 28 days.

Hosteling International
891 Amsterdam Avenue (at 103rd Street)
(212) 932-2300
Daily: $29-$35/day (HI members); $32-$38/day (non-members)
Includes linens and towels, shared kitchen and bath

International Student Center
38 West 88th Street (at Central Park West)
(212) 787-7706 or (212) 580-9283
Daily: $25-$35, varies by season
Reservations must be made at least two weeks in advance, or check possible availability the morning you want to stay; 2-week minimum stay.  Provides linens, shared bath & kitchen, no lockers, but there is a safe.

Jamaica YMCA (Central Queens YMCA)
89-25 Parsons Blvd.
(718) 739-6600
Single rooms: $58/day or $332.01/wk. Student rate: $550/month when approved.  $10 key deposit.
Communal showers, no cooking, access to gym. Student ID or proof of registration required. No maximum stay. 

Jazz on the Park
36 West 106th Street (between Central Park West and Manhattan Avenue)
(212) 932-1600
Nightly rates:$25-45 (dorm rooms) / $65- $200 (private rooms) Includes free breakfast, linens, housekeeping, in-room lockers, and free Wi-Fi in common areas.  There is no kitchen but the Coffee Bar provides food for sale.  Nightly organized events, parties, BBQs, and more.   
Reservations can be made directly through the website.

Residence Hall @ Brooklyn College
1 Kenilworth Place
Brooklyn, NY 11210
(718) 252-5000
Private and Double Occupancy; Pricing starts at $5125/per semester.

Student Housing Works
330 West 95th Street
Fully furnished rooms, either private or shared. Single:$2,300/month; Double standard: $1,800 per bed.

The Hostel Handbook
Search for hostels throughout the United States by location.

Vanderbilt YMCA
224 East 47th Street (Between 2nd & 3rd Avenues)
Phone: (212) 912-2500; Fax: (212) 752-0210
Daily: $100-120 single/double occupancy/shared bath
Premium Rooms: $130-169

West Side YMCA
5 West 63rd Street (at Central Park West)
Phone: (917) 441-8800; Fax: (212) 875-4291
Single Rooms $92 and up; Double Rooms $102 and up; Single Rooms
w/ private bath $152 and up; Double Rooms w/ private bath$152 and up 

Accommodations Run By Not-for-Profit Organizations

Rooms are usually private, furnished rooms with a shared bath.  No cooking facilities but may have up to two meals provided.  Usually require reservations a few months in advance.

The Brandon Residence for Women 
340 West 85th Street
Phone: (212) 496-6901
Daily Rates: $80; Monthly rates range from $1,023 - $1,218
Shared bath, 2 meals per day.  Housekeeping services. 24/7 Front Desk.

Centro Maria Residence 
539 West 54th Street (Between 10th and 11th Avenues)
Phone: (212) 757-6989; Fax: (212) 307-5687
Single: $220/day Double: $195/day Triple: $185/day
Curfew 11:30pm.  Breakfast and dinner included.  $85 registration fee is non-refundable.  Student rate available.  Operated by the Religious Sisters of Mary Immaculate.  Women only.  Must be 18-29 years of age.

El Carmelo Residence
249 West 14th Street 
Phone: (212) 242-8224; Fax: (212) 242-7233
Weekly: $160
Variable rates depending on the length of stay.  Curfew.  Breakfast and dinner included five days a week.  Women only, must be between 18 - 30 years of age.

Jeanne D'Arc Residence 
253 West 24th Street
Phone: (212) 989-5952
Monthly: $437 (shared)- $475 (single)
Long waiting list, call at the end of the month for an application.  Prefer six month minimum stay.  Women only.

Kolping House 
165 East 88th Street
Phone: (212) 369-6647; Fax: (212) 987-5652
Daily: $70, Weekly: $220 (students), $230 (non-students)
Includes lunch or dinner M-F.  Shared bath.  Make reservations 3 months in advance.  Maximum stay 3 months, need based exceptions made.  Preference given to graduate or international students.  Operated by the Catholic Kolping Society of New York.  Men only.

Markle Evangeline Residence
123 West 13th Street
Phone: (212) 242-2400; Fax: (212) 229-2801
E-mail: markle.residence@use.salvationarmy.org 
Nicely appointed and furnished single, double, and quad rooms with private baths.  Rates from $1,210 to $1,820 per person per month. Women only.  All rates subject to change.  Minimum stay up to 3 months - (exceptions considered). Includes 2 meals of choice daily.  Wifi included. Owned and operated by the Salvation Army. 

Sacred Heart
432 West 20th street (Between 9th and 10th Avenues)
Phone: (212) 929-5790, Fax: (212) 924-0891
Daily: $70
Breakfast and dinner included Monday through Friday. Curfew.
Women only. 

St. Joseph Immigrant Home
425 West 44th Street (9th-10th Avenues)
Provides affordable rooms for students and young professional women, between the ages of 18 and 40.
Contact joanne@saintjosephsimmigranthome.com or 212-246-5363 to inquire about available rooms.

St. Mary's Residence 
225 East 72nd Street
Phone: (212) 249-6850, Fax: (212) 628-7019
Weekly: $215 (12 months or more), $245 (2 - 11 weeks).  Shared bath.  Four years maximum stay.  No meals served.  Kitchenette available.  Laudry room on each floor.  No smoking building.  Women only.

The Webster Apartments
419 West 34th St. (bet. 9th & 10th Ave.)     
(212) 967-9000
$285/week Minimum stay: 4 weeks
$85/night - 3 day minimum (depending on availability).
Includes 2 meals/day. Shared bathrooms. No stereo after 11 PM. $50-security deposit.
No guests after midnight.  Women only.

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