Closest hotel and bank to Columbia?

<p>Title speaks for itself, thanks :)</p>

<p>There's a Citibank ATM on campus. It's a bit weird because sometimes it'll charge me a fee (I'm a BoA customer) and sometimes it doesn't. If anyone can clarify this (I know, it's embarrassing that I still haven't figured this out), that'd be great. And all I know about hotels is that my parents and I stayed at the Hotel Newton somewhere near 96th when I was moving in my first year.</p>

<p>Does Columbia have any kind of a credit union? Or at least a bank that has certain deals for Columbia students?</p>

<p>no credit union that i know of.</p>

<p>chase is everywhere nearby, citibank has a few branches in the area. td has a bank in the area.</p>

<p>Wait! So would you recommend me switching from Chase to Citibank or no?</p>

<p>Bank of America and TD Bank are both on Broadway around 109th or 110th..not far to walk. If you open a student account at TD Bank and tie it to your parents' account, you can get all free ATM transactions. If you're happy with BofA, stick with them.</p>

<p>If you have Chase or Citibank, stick with them.</p>

<p>Should I switch from my tiny local bank, then? If so, to which?</p>

<p>There is a hotel in one of the Columbia dorms, I'm not sure which. The rooms are not palatial, but they're affordable for NYC and right on campus.</p>

<p>I would switch just for convenience's sake. Citibank is in Lerner Hall so it's the closest in that it's directly on the main campus. However, I would open an account with Chase because it's 1 block away from campus on 113th and there are about a billion of them in the city. The Chase College account, which is what I have, is perfect if all you need is a debit card & checking account w/ no annual fees or monthly fees. I think they might even give you a bonus for opening an account.</p>

<p>There will be the Aloft Harlem opening on August 5. It's just a few blocks away from the campus.</p>

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