Summer Housing Suggestions

The majority of our participants reside with family members or family friends within the commutable distance of FIT for the duration of their summer program. This is preferred, since every child requires a LOCAL EMERGENCY CONTACT while attending an FIT Precollege Program. The LOCAL EMERGENCY CONTACT designee must be known to the parent or guardian and be 18 years of age or older.  FIT is conveniently located near most MTA subway lines, LIRR, Metro-North Railroad, NJ Transit, Amtrak, commuter busses and is in walking distance of Penn Station.

FIT does not provide, nor is it affiliated with any housing opportunities. Housing recommendations below are listed as a resource to our students and their families.

Recommended Booking Dates:
We recommend arriving early enough before your chosen orientation date so you will have time to settle-in, relax and get your student ID card.  The dates of our various programs will be listed in the Precollege Calendar.

FIT is located at West 27th Street, between 7th and 8th Avenues. This midtown location, the center of the fashion industries, is easily reached by every subway, major railroad line, and bus route in the city. There are also parking garages in the neighborhood, however there is no on-campus parking. 

Summer Housing Options


New York Habitat is a full-service licensed real estate agency specializing in furnished short-term rentals. When you contact New York Habitat, you’ll be assigned an agent who will personally help you find the ideal accommodation for your needs, budget and location.

New York Habitat has apartments and rooms for short-term furnished rentals (stays of up to 1 month), monthly furnished rentals (stays of 1 month to 1 year), and roommate shares (stays of 1 month to 1 year). We are also conveniently located for FIT students, with offices directly across 7th Avenue from campus. FIT students can use promo code ‘FIT 2019’ for a 10% discount on agency fees!

For more information or to submit a request, contact:

Isabelle Fleury
New York Habitat
307 7th Ave (3rd Floor, Suite 306)
[email protected]
Phone: (212) 255-8018

Stay at a Hotel with FIT Preferred Rates

Several hotels in the Midtown area have FIT preferred rates and may be able to provide rates for extended stays of three weeks or more.

Hotel Hayden  
127 W 28th St.                                                                                                                                                                                 
New York, NY 10001
Phone: (212) 973-9000                 
For rates, speak to Erica Gallucci during business hours Monday-Friday at (570) 814 4599. Hotel Hayden offers students at FIT a 5%-10% discount.

Four Points by Sheraton Manhattan Chelsea 
25th Street between 6th and 7th Avenues
(212) 627-1888
For rates, speak to the Sales department during business hours Monday-Friday.

Holiday Inn Hotel, New York City
26th Street between 6th and 7th Avenues
(212) 430-8500
For rates, Call and speak to Group Sales Agent during business hours Monday-Friday. Students from FIT can receive a 10% - 20% discount based on how far in advance reservations are made and the day rate running at the time of booking. Students must identify themselves as enrolled in FIT programs.

Hilton Garden Inn - Chelsea
121 West 28th Street
(212) 564-2181
Centrally located in the Chelsea neighborhood, The Hilton Garden Inn Chelsea is within walking distance to many New York City attractions. All guestrooms include a flat panel television, refrigerator, microwave, Keurig coffee maker, and a large work desk. Complimentary wired and high-speed internet also available.

Hampton Inn Manhattan - Chelsea 
108 West 24th Street between 6th and 7th Avenues 
(212) 414-1000
For rates, call and speak to Sales department at (646) 833 1938 during business hours Monday-Friday.

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Stay at a Youth/Student Hostel

Youth hostels are inexpensive alternatives to extended-stay hotels and dorms. Please note: most hostels cater to college-aged students.

Chelsea International Hostel
251 West 20th Street
(212) 647-0010
Students checking in must be 18 years of age or older, with a current passport. 

American Dream Hostel
168 East 24th Street
(212) 260-9779
Students under 18 years of age may check in with a valid ID and a written or over-the-phone permission from a guardian.