Please note: Participants and Auditors are responsible for their own housing. Upon completion of registration as a full participant or full auditor, the New York Guitar Seminar at Mannes will provide a link to The New School Summer Housing page for the seminar.  We have negotiated special rates with The New School Summer Housing and with the Lexington Hotel and Walker Hotel, but the seminar is not responsible for any housing or accommodations arrangements.

Events of the seminar take place at Mannes School of Music, which is located at 55 West 13th Street between Fifth Avenue and Sixth Avenue in Manhattan. The opening concert and film screening will take place at the Americas Society, 680 Park Avenue at 68th Street in Manhattan, a short subway ride away from Mannes. 

New School University Housing

  • Registered Full Participants and Full Auditors have the option to sign up for university housing at the New School University dorms, located one block from Mannes on 5th Avenue and 13th Street in the newest building of the university.

  • The newly-reduced rate is only $490 for six nights (Check in on June 25, check out on July 1.). The rate includes linens (flat and fitted sheet, pillow, pillowcase, and blanket). You must provide your own towels. The rooms are double occupancy.

  • Participants ages 16 to 18 years old staying at the dorms will be under a 11:00pm curfew.

  • The New School Summer Housing program offers a safe and convenient base for the Mannes Guitar Seminar at Kerrey Hall. Residence Halls have a 24 hour security desk and are staffed to provide support for any issues or questions that may come up. Accommodations are available in double rooms with shared kitchen and bathroom in suite. To reserve housing, a full payment is required up front to secure a room by credit card. The cost for June 25th to July 1 is $490. The housing application can be submitted here. Once on the link, you'll search for the "Mannes Guitar Seminar" on page 3, click the next button to find it, then go to 'sign up" on the bottom left - to register.


The Official Hotel of the New York Guitar Seminar is The Lexington, a historic hotel known for its connections to celebrities and the jazz world since 1929.  Suite 1806 was the home of Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio during their brief marriage in the 1950s!  Located on Lexington Avenue at 48th Street – between Mannes School of Music and Americas Society – The Lexington  is offering a very special rate to be announced soon for New York Guitar Seminar at Mannes participants, auditors, family, and friends.  The rate is available only if booked by May 27, and it includes free WiFi for Guitar Seminar guests. Guitar Seminar participants, auditors, and family members can call 1-800-223-4932 and mention the block “New York Guitar” or the block code: “GUI.” or click here: Book your group rate for New York Guitar Seminar

Mannes School of Music is within walking distance of many Greenwich Village, East Village, and Chelsea hotels, as well as a 10-minute subway ride from Times Square, Midtown, and East Side neighborhoods. Please check travel websites like Travelocity or Expedia for rates.


  • Another option is to get accommodations at an apartment or staying with locals through

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