Greenwich Hotel

File photo by Rebecca Clementi/WSN

Estimated cost: $12,200-$17,300
Low-cost rooms available: Yes
Commute to campus: 10 minutes
Nearby subways: 1
Shuttle: Yes

Dubbed “G-Ho,” the Greenwich Hotel residence hall located between Barrow and Morton streets is a brisk 15-minute walk from Bobst Library, but the spaces and weekly maid services offered in the building make up for the location’s inconvenience.

The lower level includes a recently updated lounge area, practice rooms, dance studio, pool table, study room, laundry room and bike racks. The nearest dining hall is Kimmel Marketplace, so residents can stock up on groceries from D’Agostino’s Grocery — one block north of G-Ho. Residents can also take the PATH to Trader Joe’s in Chelsea for gorceries.

Although its distance from campus might be an unattractive aspect, residents say it is completely manageable.

As of January 2014, buses are running more frequently between the dorm and campus, making G-Ho easily accessible. The nearest subways are the 1 and PATH trains, which are located on Christopher Street.

G-Ho boasts the Hudson River Park in its backyard and The High Line within walking distance. The residence hall also has its own exploration floor, “New York in the ‘60s.” The floor has events honoring Motown and more — just another addition to G-Ho’s distinctive and welcoming community.

There is a low-cost option available, but low-cost rooms offer no legroom. They are narrow and lack privacy. Apartment-style suites are G-Ho’s only option, but no two suites are alike. They can range from three to eight people with varying sizes of kitchens, living rooms and bathrooms.

Madeleine Ball