There is no designated conference hotel. The best way to find accommodation in NYC is to use the search tools at internet sites like Orbitz, Expedia, and Travelocity (or at sites like hotels.com, hotel-rates.com, etc.).
Keep in mind, as you search on the above sites, that the further away from Midtown you stay, the cheaper the hotel. In past conferences, some people have chosen to stay in hotels in Brooklyn and Queens, and take the subway in.
The following website has apartments listed for short-term stays. These apartments allow multiple guests, so there might be something here that’s cheaper (and more convenient) than a hotel, if you share with someone:
For your reference, we provide here an unorganized and incomplete list of hotels in the immediate area of The Grad Center (keep in mind we make no claims regarding quality!):
Note on smoking: Not every hotel allows smoking, so if you smoke, you should ask when booking (smoking in a non-smoking room can lead to penalties). The smokers-united website has some information on hotels in NYC which have rooms where smoking is permitted.
- Hampton Inn Manhattan-35th St, 59 West 35th Street, (212) 564-3688
- Hilton Garden Inn, 63 West 35th Street, (212) 594-3310
- Hotel Metro, 45 West 35th Street, (212) 947-2500
- Comfort Inn Manhattan, 42 West 35th Street, (212) 947-0200
- Hotel 373, 373 5th Avenue, (212) 213-3388
- Affinia Dumont, 150 East 34th Street, (212) 481-7600
- Radisson Martinique on Broadway, 49 W 32nd St, (212) 736-3800
- Hotel Stanford, 43 West 32nd Street, (800) 365-1114
- La Quinta Inn Manhattan, 17 West 32nd Street, (212) 736-1600
- Nyma, The New York Manhattan Hotel, 6 West 32nd Street, (212) 643-7100
- The Hotel Wolcott, 4 West 31st Street, (212) 268-2900
- Herald Square Hotel, 19 West 31st Street, (212) 279-4017
- Holiday Inn Midtown 31st Street, 30 West 31st Street, (212) 695-7401
- Hotel Chandler, 12 East 31st Street, (212) 889-6363
- Hotel 31, 120 E 31st St, (212) 685-3060
- Ace Hotel, 20 West 29th Street, (212) 679-2222
- Ramada Inn Eastside, 161 Lexington Avenue, (212) 545-1800
- The Gershwin Hotel, 7 East 27th Street, (212) 545-8000
- Broadway Suites, 99 Madison Avenue, (646) 430-5630
- Clarion Hotel Park Avenue, 429 Park Avenue South, (212) 532-4860
- Hotel Deauville, 103 East 29th Street, (212) 683-0990
- New York’s Hotel Pennsylvania, 401 7th Avenue, (800) 223-8585
- Fairfield Inn & Suites New York Manhattan, 21 West 37th Street, (212) 730-6660
- The Strand Hotel, 33 West 37th Street, (212) 448-1024
- Americana Inn, 69 West 38th Street, (212) 840-6700
- Morgans Hotel, 237 Madison Avenue, (212) 686-0300
- Jolly Hotel Madison Towers, 22 East 38th Street, (212) 802-0600
- Kitano New York, 66 Park Avenue, (212) 885-7000
If you want to do your on-line hotel search according to address or point of interest (or “attraction”), here is some information that might be helpful:
our address: 365 Fifth Avenue New York NY 10016
intersection: 5th Avenue, 34th Street
nearest attraction: Empire State Building (diagonally across the street from The CUNY Grad Center)
another close attraction: The main branch of the New York Public Library
The neighborhood in which The CUNY Grad Center is located is often called Murray Hill (or sometimes Midtown South). The neighborhoods called Times Square/Broadway, the Garment District, Koreatown, Herald Square, Bryant Park, Madison Square Park, the Flatiron District, Union Square, Gramercy Park, and Kips Bay are also close.
If you plan on staying in a hotel more than a mile away from The Grad Center, you might want to consider using the subways and/or buses to get back and forth to the conference (though beware: sometimes it’s faster to get from Point A to Point B in Manhattan by just walking quickly, as opposed to hunting down — and waiting for — public transportation).
Thanks to the CUNY2012 organizers for inspiring the organization of this page.