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Vanderbilt YMCA

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224 E. 47th St., New York, NY 10017 40.75367 -73.97159
nr. Second Ave.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-912-2500 | Fax: 212-752-0210 Send to Phone

Sample Room Rates

Single, $75; double, $95; full-size double, $120; private bathroom, $150; quad, $150

Official Website

Nearby Subway Stops

6 at 51st St.; E, M at Lexington Ave.-53rd St.


  • Nearby Parking Lots

Payment Methods

American Express, MasterCard, Visa

Hotel Amenities

  • Concierge
  • Gym
  • Internet Access
  • Pool
  • WiFi Service

Room Amenities

  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet Access
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • TV
  • WiFi service


Before you go making Village People jokes, give the Vanderbilt YMCA a chance—after all, its history goes back much further than the disco era. Named after its benefactor, Cornelius Vanderbilt, and established in 1875 as a residence for railroad workers, the Vanderbilt is one of the oldest buildings in Midtown. Though the small rooms may not have changed much over time, the hotel now doubles as a community center, making for an especially friendly staff. The fitness center comes complete with a weight room, running track and two swimming pools. A stay at the Vanderbilt won’t place guests in the midst of trendy or tourist-y New York, but it also won’t put them in the poor house: “It’s CHEAP to stay at the YMCA…” (Insert bad choreography here.)


An escape from the louder, more frenetic parts of Manhattan.

Situated in a predominantly residential area, there isn’t much to do in the neighborhood. Also, most rooms don't have a private bathroom, so you have to walk down the hall.