Cheap hotels near Columbia University in New York, United States

Holding court in Manhattan’s Upper West Side, Columbia University was founded in 1754 and is the oldest university in New York and the fifth oldest in the United States. Columbia is a member of the prestigious Ivy League of eight northeastern schools.

The school had a few different homes before taking up residence in Morningside Heights in the Upper West Side, including near City Hall and in Midtown (on the site of today’s Rockefeller Center). Today’s campus is an impressive affair, centered around Low Memorial Library and a large common lawn.

Columbia’s main campus stretches from 114th to 120th Streets, between Riverside Drive and Morningside Drive. Its main gates are located at Broadway and 116th Street.

Free guided tours are offered at 1 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information on visiting Columbia, visit the university’s Web site.

Hotels near Columbia: We list a number of hotels on the Upper West Side and in Harlem.

Morningside Inn, New York

Address 235 West 107th Street (Upper West Side to Harlem)

The Morningside Inn is a simple and affordable spot, offering guests a "local experience" in an Upper West Side brownstone with guest kitchen. 



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Harlem Flophouse, New York

Address 242 W. 123rd St. (between Frederick Douglas and Adam Clayton Powell Boulevards) (Upper West Side to Harlem)

The Harlem Flophouse is a rare bird of a guesthouse, offering four simple, eclectic guest guestrooms in a stunning Harlem brownstone.



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Hostelling International New York, New York

Address 891 Amsterdam Avenue (Upper West Side to Harlem)

The mammoth Hostelling International has 624 beds in a recently renovated brick building.

8.2 Guest Rating




Hotel Marrakech, New York

Address 2688 Broadway, 103rd Street (Upper West Side to Harlem)

The 150-room Marrakech, near Central Park, Columbia University, and some famous jazz bars, offers 150 attractive, if somewhat pricey, rooms.

6.6 Guest Rating




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102 Brownstone, New York

Address 102 West 118th Street (Upper West Side to Harlem)

Located on a quiet Harlem side-street in a gorgeous brownstone, 102 Brownstone's six rooms comprise a homey Uptown nest.



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