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With the exception of the Pre-College program, Sotheby’s Institute of Art does not arrange housing on behalf of students. However, we have secured the following discounts for short-term and/or month-to-month housing, and also provide suggested resources to aid in your move to the City and finding more long-term housing.

Please note that due to COVID-19 availability and discounts may have changed. Additional information can be found on each hotel's website.

Short-term arrangements

Club Quarters Hotels
128 E. 45th Street (& Lexington Ave), NY, NY 10017

SIA Custom rates on daily and long term stays.

  • 6 blocks from campus, 1 block from Grand Central Terminal
  • Complimentary coffee and tea in all rooms
  • Yoga mat and resistance bands in every room
  • Peleton Partner and access to Peleton bikes
  • Air purifiers, ambient sound machines and sleep kits available
  • Complimentary snacks and refreshments
  • Complimentary wine hour
  • On-site laundry and dry cleaning
  • CQ closets on each floor stocked with amenities
  • Restaurant and bar on premises
  • Fitness room
  • Free luggage storage

This rate is also valid at their other locations including London.

Fifty Hotel & Suites By Affinia
155 E. 50th St. (& 3rd Ave) NY, NY 10022

Discount: 15% off Best Available Rate
Book online using code: SOTHEB (top right corner of reservation page) or call 212.751.5710 or 866.233.4642

  • 100 room with kitchens (19 w/ terraces)
  • Continental Breakfast
  • Daily wine hour
  • 24/7 fitness center

The Benjamin
125 E. 50th St. (& Lex Ave) NY, NY 10022

Discount: 15% off Best Available Rate
Book online using code: SOTHEB (top right corner of reservation page) or call 212.715.2500

  • Boutique hotel
  • Les Clefs d'Or Concierge
  • The National Bar & Dining Rooms by Food Network Chef Geoffrey Zakarian
  • Comprehensive sleep program, Winks'

San Carlos Hotel
150 E. 50th Street NY, NY 10022 (between Lex and 3rd Ave)

Book online using code: Sothebys or call 212.755.1800

  • Free Wifi
  • 24/7 business Lounge and Fitness Center
  • Newspaper delivery M-F
  • Waived Facilities Fee of $30 + taxes per day

DoubleTree by Hilton
569 Lexington Avenue NY, NY 10022 (at 51st St.)

Select your dates and click on the "add special rates" link. Use corporate account 0002702085 to receive SIA special rates.

  • Fitness Center
  • Daily newspaper
  • Cookie at check-in

Housing Resources

A few notes on living in New York City:

In some cases, it is possible to find fully furnished apartments or rooms that can include linens, kitchenware, etc. However, most apartments will come unfurnished.

Some apartments will include utilities (heat, cooking gas, electric, phone, TV, internet) and some will not include utilities. If these items are not included in the monthly rent, you will have to set up these services with local companies and pay for them, in addition to your apartment rent, every month.

As with most large cities rent prices are extremely variable depending on the area and amenities.

When searching for accommodation we recommend students consult housing guides, neighborhood guides or rental agencies so that you find a space that fits your needs.

Although we do not provide off-campus housing or legal advice, we have compiled a list of resources for you to consider as you embark on your housing search. Links included in this section are not endorsed or recommended by Sotheby’s Institute of Art.

Student Residencies

Educational Housing Services (EHS)
A reputable housing solution for college students, EHS is a not-for profit organization founded in 1987 that host thousands of students and interns from around the world as they study and work in New York City. EHS provides secure residences and a comprehensive Student Life Program. (typically requires a 30-day minimum stay)

International House
Since 1924, I-House has welcomed bright young people from all over the world to live, learn and grow together through a transformative experience that prepares them to join and lead the conversations that will change the world. In addition to safe and comfortable housing within a New York City historic landmark, the I-House Experience offers a unique array of programming and opportunities that foster cross-cultural connection and lifelong friendships.

A fixture of the Upper East side since 1929, there’s no brokers’ fees or guarantors, paying utility bills or waiting for deliveries. You’ll find a friendly community and opportunities to socialize and network. Includes 24-hour security, complimentary membership to our health club, and access to world-class concerts, talks, readings and classes, with celebrities and Nobel laureates. (Typically requires a 30-day minimum stay)

NY Neighborhood Profiles

Learn about the neighborhoods that makeup the five boroughs of NYC and find the right one for you!

Big Apple Greeter 
Big Apple Greeter explores the neighborhoods that make up each of the New York City boroughs to help you decide on which is best for you.

Finding a Roommate:

My Space NYC 
My Sober Roommate 
Room Zoom 
Spare Room
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Frequently Used Websites:

Compass Rentals
Corcoran Group
Douglas Ellisman
Naked Apartments
Rent Hop
Street Easy

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