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EC New York: Comfort The Alexander Student Residence

Photos show samples of available rooms. Fixtures, fittings and sizes may vary.

Accommodation Includes

  • Communal Kitchen
  • Communal Lounge
  • Study Room
  • Free Wi-Fi facilities
  • Cable TV
  • Fitness center
  • Bed linen provided
  • Laundry Facilities
  • 24-hour on-site security
  • ATM in building
  • Towels provided
Type of Room
Single and Couples Travelling together (sharing a bed)
Board Status

Description of accommodation

The Alexander residence is an extended stay, affordable hotel which provides students with the comfort of a hotel with the community and price tag of a student residence. Students can meet other travellers and students in the first floor lounge which offers a small library and serves coffee daily. Students also have access to a small gym on site with cardio and weight machines. Additionally, there is a small community kitchen located on site which is equipped with major appliances should students wish to make some home cooked meals. There is also a card-operated laundry facility available for students. The Alexander’s security and concierge staff are available around the clock to also ensure that our students’ stays are both safe and wonderful.

All student rooms are equipped with a mini refrigerator, microwave, Wi-Fi, flat screen-cable television, and private, en-suite bathroom. The bedrooms offer queen sized beds, which can be made available for couples traveling together for a small additional fee. All rooms have their own private cooling unit, so rooms can be set to your individual comfort. All rooms include linens, and rooms will be cleaned on a weekly basis.

Description of local area

EC New York’s student residence in the Hotel Alexander is in the beautiful Upper West Side neighbourhood of Manhattan. It is just two subway stations away from EC New York and is under a fifteen-minute commute during peak hours. The residence is on a residential block near Riverside Park, and is a short walk to Central Park, Lincoln Center, and major New York City colleges and Universities. The residence is nearby retail stores as well as banks, cafes, fast food restaurants, markets and local pubs – perfect to meet travellers and New Yorkers alike!

The Alexander residence is approximately a fifteen-minute express subway ride to Times Square and Midtown Manhattan. The Alexander Residence is located next to the 96 Street Subway Station, which offers access to the numbers 2 and 3 express subway lines as well as the number 1 local subway line.


Hotel Alexander
306 W. 94 Street
New York, New York, United States

Phone Number

+1 (212) 665 0003

Emergency Number

+1 (347) 567 3543

Arrival and departure

  • Arrival day: Saturday
    Check in: 15:00

  • Departure day: Saturday
    Check out: 10:00

Journey to school

Subway – 15 minutes.
The most convenient way for students to get from the residence to school is by subway, approximately a 15-minute journey. To travel to the school, follow the directions below:

  • Exit Residence and turn right onto 94th Street until Broadway Avenue.
  • Walk North on Broadway Avenue until 96th Street. The 96th Subway Station will be on the corner of 96th Street & Broadway. Take the 2 or 3 express trains Downtown.
  • Get off at Times Square/42nd Street Subway Station.
  • Walk about 1 minute to the corner of Broadway and 41st Street. The school is located at 1450 Broadway.

Airport Pickup

If you have booked an airport transfer, please follow these instructions.

  • Pass through immigration.Collect your luggage.Pass through Customs.
  • Go to the Welcome Center for your terminal. It will be in the Arrivals area of your terminal. There will be uniformed staff to assist you.
  • Wait for your driver (look for an orange EC New York sign with your name). Please note that the driver will arrive 60 minutes after your flight has landed to allow for sufficient time to pass through Customs.
  • If you don’t see a driver, call or text +1 (718) 392-6100 or toll free at +1 (800) 473 -8477 and give your name, terminal, and details of where you are standing.
  • If there is an emergency, call or text EC New York’s emergency number: 347-567-3543.
  • For your safety, do not get into a car with anyone that does not have this EC sign.

Other ways to get to your residence

From John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK):

By Taxi:

  • Head outside the terminal for the taxi stand.
  • Ignore non-uniformed people offering to assist with baggage. Seek out uniformed porters or airline employees for baggage assistance.
  • Taxi rides to Manhattan cost $52.00. This does not include surcharges for peak hours or state tax for New York destinations. 

By Public Transportation:

  • Locate the AirTrain Service for your terminal. Take the AirTrain to Jamaica Station.
  • Get off at Jamaica Station and locate the E train going to Manhattan. Take the E train to 50th Street.Walk Southeast on 50th Street towards Broadway
  • Take the 50th Street 1 train going uptown towards Cortlandt Park – 242nd      Street.Exit at 96th Street. Station.
  • Walk two blocks south to 94th Street and turn right and Walk West on 94th Street.

Arrival Procedures

When you get to the Hotel Alexander, please see the check-in on the ground floor. Inform them you are checking into the residence. They will provide you with information for your room.


  • No smoking or drinking
  • Couples wishing to share the Alexander room should pay $200 extra per week.
  • Cleanings are scheduled on Saturdays weekly for students.
  • Students can borrow kitchen equipment at EC for a small deposit
  • No damage deposit is required
  • The room features a double bed, and not 2 separate beds and therefore can only be booked by 2 people travelling together.