Innovative Hub on the Cornell Tech Campus

With breathtaking views Manhattan and Queens, Graduate Roosevelt Island is the smartest place to stay in New York City. A scholastic retreat in the middle of the East River — easily accessible by the F Train, tram, NYC Ferry or car — the hotel blends island history with the innovative energy of Cornell Tech and its campus.

Here, the futuristic, fashionable and the functional meld to create a space that’s bright, open and always interesting. A 13-foot statue of artist Hebru Brantley’s iconic Flyboy welcomes you to the hotel. In the lobby, 5,000 square feet of floor-to-ceiling bookshelves take you back to the stacks. Grab a coffee and settle into one of our comfy, colorful couches.

Up in our guest rooms, enjoy unobstructed views of the New York skyline from every window. Looking to the past, present and future for inspiration, rooms are infused with Americana, Roosevelt Island history and touches of that Cornell Tech spirit.

So whether you’re seeing New York for the first time or looking for a new view of your favorite city, we’re here to make your visit memorable. Our warm, friendly and whip-smart staff will show you around Roosevelt Island and help you see NYC from a fresh perspective.

Welcome to Graduate Roosevelt Island.


Pet Friendly

We love furry friends (probably a little more than the next person) and would never ask you to leave them at home during your travels.  Add a pet to your booking for $25 per night.

Work up a sweat

Our 24-hour fitness center is fully equipped with ellipticals, treadmills, Peloton bikes and free weights. Enjoy natural light with views of the Queensboro Bridge and the East River while you get that heart rate up.

Check In, Check Out

Our standard check-in time is 4 pm. Checkout is 11 am. To request an earlier check-in or later checkout, please give us a call.