Temporary Housing and Hotels

Please see below for listings of temporary housing options on campus and Columbia-preferred hotels. 

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Columbia Temporary Housing Resources

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

International House 
500 Riverside Drive (at West 122nd Street) 
(212) 316-8473 

Teachers College 
1230 Amsterdam Avenue (at West 120th Street)
(212) 678-3235 

The Towers at CCNY
401 West 130th Street
Single Occupancy Bedrooms in 2 - 4 Bedroom Suites - Academic Year Agreements 

Union Theological Seminary - Landmark Guest Rooms 
3041 Broadway (at West 121st Street) 
(212) 280-1313

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. 

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Columbia Preferred Hotels

Columbia has negotiated rates with 11 preferred hotels in New York City.  The preferred hotels are located throughout Manhattan and offer guests a variety of amenities.

Visit Columbia University's Travel Portal for information on visitor parking, local and international transportation, campus maps, and more. 

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Additional Temporary Housing Options

Most options listed below have a 30-day minimum. These options are considered to be “corporate housing” as the product is usually reliable, dates can be very flexible, but pricing can be very high.

AKA
See below for locations; functions like a hotel.
Central Park, 42 West 58th Street
Times Square, 123 West 44th Street
Sutton Place, 330 East 56th Street
United Nations, 234 East 46th Street

Wall Street, 84 William Street

Tribeca, 85 West Broadway
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 
1-800-278-7338 
Variety of locations with apartments in rental buildings; fully furnished apartments.

Bristol Plaza
210 East 65th Street 
(212) 826-9000 
Functions like a hotel; fully-furnished apartments.

Chelsmore Apartments
205 West 15th Street
(212) 924-7991 
Furnished and unfurnished apartments.

City Sonnet
Four fully-furnished one and two-bedroom loft apartments in Long Island City.

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

Executive Plaza
150 West 51st Street (7th Avenue)
(212) 262-1755
Fully-furnished studio, one and two bedroom apartments.

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 studio, one and two bedroom apartments.

Globe Quarters
(212) 842-1202 
310 East 55th Street and 222 East 39th Street
Fully-furnished studio, one, and two bedroom apartments.

Hotel Alexander 
306 West 94th Street
(212) 665-0003
Low cost hotel rooms can be rented longer-term.

Marmara-Manhattan
301 East 94th Street
(212) 427-3100 
The building has 108 studio, one, two and three-bedroom apartments. Can also be rented on a nightly basis, but hotel taxes will apply.

Nectar Furnished Apartment
(800) 419-7576
Various locations throughout Manhattan.

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. There is a broker's fee for all rentals.

Oakwood
(877) 902-0832
Variety of locations with apartments in rental buildings. Fully-furnished studio, one and two bedroom apartments.

The Phillips Club
155 West 66th Street 
(212) 835-8800 
Luxury property with fully-furnished apartments.

Premier Furnished Solutions
(888) 883-4888
Variety of locations with apartments in rental buildings with fully-furnished studio, one, two, and three bedroom apartments.

Radio City Apartments
142 West 49th Street (Between Ave. of the Americas and 7th Ave.)
(212) 730-0728 or (877) 921-9321 
Studio, one and two bedroom apartments available.

Sabbatical Homes
Home exchange/rental listings for the academic community.

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.

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.

Taylor Made
(646) 684-4818
Various locations throughout Manhattan.

Westchester County

66 Main 
66 Main Street, Yonkers, NY, 10701
It will take approximately 25 minutes to drive to Columbia and less than an hour door-to-door on Metro-North.

This type of accommodation usually has fully furnished private or shared rooms, shared bathrooms, and sometimes access to a kitchen. 

Central Park Inn
19 West 103rd Street (between Central Park West and Manhattan Avenue)
(212) 678-0491
info@centralparkinn.com

Chelsea International Hostel 
251 West 20th Street (Between 7th & 8th Avenue) 
(212) 647-0010 

Common Hamilton
468 West 146th Street
(785) 331-7994
Apply using @columbia.edu email and get $100/off first month's rent. 

De Hirsch Residence 
(Operated by the 92nd Street YM-YWCA
1395 Lexington Avenue (at 92nd Street) 
(212) 415-5660 
Minimum stay is 30 days and maximum is one year. The baths and kitchens are shares, and must apply a couple of months in advance. 

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.

Harlem YMCA 
180 West 135th Street (Between 7th Avenue and Lenox Avenue) 
(212) 912-2100 
Maximum stay is 28 days.

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

Hosteling International 
891 Amsterdam Avenue (at 103rd Street) 
(212) 932-2300 
Kitchen and bath are shared.

International Student Center 
38 West 88th Street (at Central Park West) 
(212) 787-7706 
Reservations must be made at least two weeks in advance, or check possible availability the morning you want to stay. There is a two-week minimum stay.  Kitchen and bath are shared.

Jazz on the Park 
36 West 106th Street (between Central Park West and Manhattan Avenue) 
(212) 932-1600 

Jazz on Columbus Circle
940 8th Avenue
(646) 876-9282

Student Housing Works
Several locations in Manhattan
(908) 977-6253

Vanderbilt YMCA 
224 East 47th Street (Between 2nd & 3rd Avenues) 
(212) 912-2504

West Side YMCA
5 West 63rd Street (at Central Park West)
(212) 912-2625

Rooms are usually private, furnished rooms with a shared bath. Cooking facilities are usually not available, but may have up to two meals provided. Reservations should be made a few months in advance.

Centro Maria Residence 
539 West 54th Street (Between 10th and 11th Avenues) 
(212) 757-6989

Jeanne D'Arc Residence 
253 West 24th Street 
(212) 989-5952 
There is a long waiting list; it’s best to call at the end of the month for an application. Prefer six- month minimum stay. Women only.

Kolping House 
165 East 88th Street 
(212) 369-6647
Rate includes lunch or dinner, Monday-Friday. There is a shared bath.  Make reservations 3 months in advance.  Maximum stay is 3 months, but need-based exceptions are made. Preference is given to graduate or international students. Operated by the Catholic Kolping Society of New York.  Men only.

Markle Evangeline Residence
123 West 13th Street
(212) 242-2400
Nicely appointed and furnished single, double, and quad rooms with private baths. Nicely appointed and furnished single, double, and quad rooms with private baths, and includes 2 meals of choice daily. Women only. Owned and operated by the Salvation Army. 

Sacred Heart
432 West 20th street (Between 9th and 10th Avenues)
(212) 929-5790
Breakfast and dinner are included Monday through Friday. There is a curfew. Women only. 

St. Joseph Immigrant Home
425 West 44th Street (9th-10th Avenues)
(212) 246-5363
Affordable rooms provided for students and professional women, between the ages of 18 and 40.

St. Mary's Residence 
225 East 72nd Street 
(212) 249-6850
Shared bathrooms, meals are not served, but a kitchenette is available. There is a laundry room on each floor. Smoking is not permitted in the building. Women only.

The Webster Apartments 
419 West 34th St. (bet. 9th & 10th Ave.)      
(212) 967-9000
Minimum stay is 4 weeks. Rates include two meals each day. No guests after midnight. Women only.

The following websites have direct listings from owners of apartments with rooms or entire apartments to rent. The locations, availability and pricing vary considerably.  Most of these websites have minimal oversight.

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Listing of the websites above does not constitute a recommendation of these websites nor is the accuracy of the information listed in these websites verified by the Office of Work/Life.
Columbia University does not assume any responsibility in connection with any of these websites, and recommends that any information listed therein be independently verified.

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