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Getting to the island

Checking in with us sometime soon? Our hotel is easily accessible by “Land, Sea & Air” via the F Train, Roosevelt Island Tramway, NYC Ferry or by car.


Valet parking is available to guests for a nightly rate of $65 (inclusive of tax). Just visiting for the day? Our day rate is $45 (tax included).


Self-parking is available at the Motorgate Parking Garage (approx. 0.75 miles from the hotel), located at 688 Main Street, Roosevelt Island, NY 10044 – to the right, just after you cross over the Roosevelt Island Bridge.

After parking at Motorgate, guests can utilize the complimentary Roosevelt Island Red Bus to access our hotel. The Red Bus stop is located at 10 River Road – across the street from Motorgate’s Ground Floor Level, in front of the Manhattan Park apartment complex.

The Red Bus circles Roosevelt Island every 15 minutes, making all local stops from 5:30am-2:30am Sunday-Thursday and 5:30am-3:30am Friday & Saturday.  Graduate New York is located directly in front of the West Loop Road/N Loop Road Stop.

Motorgate Daily Parking Rates

Up to 1 Hour – $8
Up to 2 Hours – $10
Up to 4 Hours – $15
Up to 10 Hours – $18
Maximum 24 Hours – $24
All self-parking rates above are tax inclusive and subject to change. Graduate Roosevelt Island does not own or operate the Motorgate Parking Garage and does not control self-parking rates.


The Roosevelt Island Tramway runs every 7-15 minutes from 59th Street and Second Avenue in Manhattan to Tramway Plaza on Roosevelt Island.

Only MTA MetroCards are accepted and can be purchased at the Tram Stations. For additional information on the tram, click here.


NYC Ferry has a landing on Roosevelt Island which connects to Astoria, Long Island City, East 34th Street, and Wall Street on the Astoria Line.

The ferry is located on East Main Street (0.1 miles from the hotel). To view the ferry schedule, click here.


Explore Roosevelt Island on two wheels! Citibike stations are scattered across the island for you to rent at your leisure.