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Places to Stay

In an effort to assist you with your search for accommodations, we have listed several hotels you might consider. A train/cab ride away from Teachers College, all of these hotels are located on the Upper West Side (UWS) of New York City. Attractions in close proximity to these accommodations include: the Planetarium, Cathedral of St. John the Divine, Children’s Museum of Manhattan, Lincoln Center, The Museum of Natural History, and Central Park.

Teachers College and Union Theological Seminary also offer housing during the summer months for a nominal fee. These rooms are within a short walking distance from campus.

We are currently researching reduced rates for our summer participants. Some promotional codes are listed below. Please note that we cannot guarantee rates, services, or hotel conditions.

On or Near Campus

Teachers College Residence Halls

517 West 121 Street New York, NY 10027 212-678-3235 or e-mail housing@tc.edu

Cost per night: Approximately $100-$145 depending on the length of stay. Includes: color cable TV, microwave, refrigerator, central heat and a/c, and one double bed.

Union Theological Seminary

3041 Broadway at 121 Street New York, NY 10027 212-280-1313 or email landmark@uts.columbia.edu

Cost per night: Single - $135; double/twin - $165 Includes: cable, free local calls, small refrigerator, daily room cleaning, and air-conditioning

Contact: Steve Bie or Damione Harrington

Please Note: Union Theological Seminary will not accept reservations unless you have received an acceptance letter into one of the institutes.

Other Nearby Options

Columbia University Travel Services - Hotels Columbia has negotiated rates with 11 preferred hotels in New York City. The preferred hotels can be found by clicking on the link for Preferred NYC Hotels.

(Requires a subway or cab ride to the College)

Aloft Hotel

2296 Frederick Douglass Boulevard (at 123rd Street) New York, NY 10027 (212) 749-4000

Stats: Free Wi-Fi, fitness center 3 blocks away from Teachers College Rate: $229 - $281/ night depending on the week. For room reservations, book online or call 866-716-8143 and ask for SET Number 10011815

Belnord Hotel

207 West 87th St. New York, NY 10024 1-800-671-9207

Stats: complimentary WiFi, complimentary luggage storage, parking garage, no elevators, some rooms have shared baths Subway: 1, cross-town bus Rate: $85 - $249/night

Comfort Inn

31 West 71st Street New York, NY 1-800-555-7555

Stats: tourist class, cable TV, laundry facilities, free internet, free newspaper, fitness facility, free continental breakfast Subway: C Rate: $139 - $399/ night (may fluctuate nightly)

Days Inn

215 West 94th St. New York, NY 10025 1-212-866-6400

Stats: business center, free continental breakfast, fitness center, restaurant, laundry service Subway: 1,2 Rate: $79 - $249/night (room rates fluctuate, ask for the price each night)

Excelsior Hotel

45 West 81 Street New York, NY 10024 212-362-9200 or 1-800-368-4575

Stats: entertainment room, health club, WiFi, concierge Subway: C Rate: $200 - $300/ night Book online at www.excelsiorhotelny.com

Hotel Beacon

2130 Broadway (at 75th Street) New York, NY 10024 212-787-1100

Stats: Fully equipped kitchenettes, complimentary coffee/tea, Free WiFi. Cable TV and in-room movies, Laundry room on premises, daily newspaper, in-room safe, restaurant on premises Subway: 1, 2, 3 Discounted Rate: $210/night for Standard Rooms - $245/night for a suite Rates valid June 25-August 20

Hotel Belleclaire

250 West 77th St. New York, NY 10024 1-877-HOTELBC

Stats: historic landmark building, complimentary WiFi, same-day valet laundry, business center, concierge, valet parking Subway: 1 Discounted Rate: $149 - $279/night be sure to tell them you are staying for a Columbia Reading/Writing Institute

Marrakech Hotel

2688 Broadway 103rd Street, New York, NY 10025 1-212-222-2954

Stats: free WiFi, right next to 103rd subway station on upper west side. Call for Teachers College Reading and Writing Project group rate, as available. Rate: $149/1 bed - $179/2 beds

The Lucerne

201 West 79th St. New York, NY 10024 1-800-492-8122

Stats: free WiFi, 15% off breakfast at Nice Matin, complimentary newspaper, babysitting service, valet parking, beauty salon, nightclub, concierge Subway: 1 Rate: $179 - $479/night

The Newton Hotel

2528 Broadway New York, NY 10025 1-800-643-5553

Stats: 100% non-smoking, concierge, safety boxes, ATM, restaurant Subway: 1,2 Rate: $89 - $239/night


2178 Broadway at W. 77th Street New York, NY 10024 212-362-1100 or 1-800-509-7598

Stats: 24-hour fitness room, 24-hour business center with WiFi, concierge Subway: 1 Rate: $299 - $359/ night depending on the week For reservations, please call Angie Cabral at 212-651-3326 to receive our special rates! Please specify which Institute you will be attending.

Park 79

201 West 79th St. New York, NY 10024 1-212-787-3300

Stats: complimentary WiFi, cable TV, in-room laptop safe Subway: C Rate: $169 - $399/night