Residences for women traveling alone


The Berkeley Residence (YWCA),

40 Berkeley Street.

Boston, MA 02116;

(617) 375-2524;

fax (617) 375-2525.

Maximum stay: 13 nights

Daily rate (includes breakfast): $51 single; $78 double; triple $90; plus $2 membership fee. Also has a sleeping room with bath for women with disabilities.

Accepts Mastercard or Visa (no personal checks). Luggage and picture ID required on arrival.


Eleanor Residence,

1550 North Dearborn Parkway, Chicago, IL 60610;

(312) 664-8245; 1-888-393-1898; fax (312) 664-0888;

e-mail: Information@eleanor;

Web site:

Daily rate (includes breakfast and dinner Monday through Saturday): $65 standard single; $75 large single; $85 room with private bath; plus $7 guest fee.

Accepts cash, money order, traveler's checks, VISA, Mastercard. Call ahead to reserve.

The Three Arts Club of Chicago,

1300 North Dearborn Parkway,

Chicago, IL 60610; (312) 944-6250. Web site: www.three

Daily rate (includes breakfast and dinner seven days a week): $45 plus $25 key


Women only, September through May. Private rooms - some with shared baths; others have bathrooms on each floor.

Accepts cash, traveler's checks, cashier's check, money order, Discover, MasterCard, or Visa. One-third of room fee, plus key deposit, due when making a reservation.

New York City

St. Mary's Residence,

225 East 72nd Street (between Second and Third Avenues),

New York, NY 10021;

(212) 249-6850

Minimum stay: three nights.

Daily Rate: $50.

Single rooms only; shared bath; phones in room; smoke-free. Kitchenette on each floor.

Accepts cash, check, traveler's checks, money orders. Call ahead to reserve a room, as they are normally fully booked.

San Francisco

Gum Moon,

940 Washington Street,

San Francisco, CA 94109;

(415) 421-8827;

fax (415) 397-6836;


Daily rate: $21.90 shared room; $27.60 single room, one person;

$23 double.

Kitchen privileges.

Accepts cash, traveler's checks, cashier's checks.

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