New York City is not just one city, it is five cities, Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn. Staten Island and The Bronx each one with its own government and its own personality. My City is Queens and I hope when you come to The Big Apple, you will consider theses fine places to stay in Queens.
You are coming to New York City and need to find a good, comfortable place to stay. Do not limit your choices to Manhattan alone. The Borough of Queens, just across the East River from Manhattan has many great places to stay at prices that can save you $$$ over places to stay in Manhattan. True, you are not in waking distance of Manhattan attractions, but you can get there in a half hour or less. And if you miss seeing what Queens has to offer, you are missing a big part of the NYC experience. You can find excellent restaurants in Queens that rival the ones in Manhattan at a fraction of the cost. Of course you will want to go to Manhattan to see a play or one of the special attractions like the Macy’s parade or the tree lighting, but after all it is still just a short trip And by picking one of places to stay in Queens, you are closer to both airports and when you need to make a flight on time, it is reassuring to know that you are not going to have to deal with the hassle of Manhattan traffic. Most of the places to stay in Queens offer complimentary transportation to both JFK and La Guardia .
Crowne Plaza Hotel, Queens
New York-Laguadia Airport
104-04 DITMARS BLVD
EAST ELMHURST, NY 11369 UNITED STATES
Hotel Front Desk: 1-718-4576300 | Hotel Fax: 1-718-8999768
The Crown Plaza is one of the best places to stay. You cannot be any closer to the air port It is practically across the street. I remember being here for a United Federation Teachers convention and we had a fabulous time. We were served a buffet breakfast and a buffet lunch. The food was excellent and plentiful. The meeting rooms were just the right size, big enough to hold everyone but not so big that you could not concentrate on what was going on. The staff was very attentive and ready to answer any question. Check-In Time: 3:00 PM Check-Out Time: 12:00 PM Late Check-Out available Here are some of the amenities they offer Spa Facilities Sauna Whirlpool. Swimming Pool ( indoor). There are many others depending on the room level. They also have a bar and restaurant on the premises.
Pan American Hotel, Queens
79-00 Queens Boulevard
Elmhurst, NY 11373
Make your reservations here as early as you can. I have had people be very disappointed because they were full. One of the reasons for this, besides the quality of the hotel, is the location. It is only 20 minutes to Manhattan. The subway is only 4 blocks away, and there is a bus right across the street that takes you right over the 59th Street Bridge. It is also convenient to local attractions. Queens Center Mall is within walking distance, or take the bus right by the hotel. The Mall of America many be the biggest mall in the United States in size, but in volume, Queens Center Mall takes the prize. The anchor stores are JC Penny and Macy’s and the are many small variety stores. It is also convenient to many restaurants. There is an excellent diner to you right as you come out of the door and you can take that same bus a little further down Queens Boulevard to Forest Hills and enjoy some of the first class restaurants there.
The hotel it self isone of the best places to stay. There is plenty of free parking and if you want to eat in the in house restaurant is Duke’s Steak House. They also supply free transportation to Kennedy or La Guadia. The rooms come with soundproofing and black out curtains so you can shut out the outside world. They have 220 newly-remodeled guest rooms; Spacious interiors with modern styling; Double, Twin Double and Queen-size room bedding; King-size Suites; Central Air Conditioning and Heating; Speed-programmed Direct Dial telephones; Refrigerators with built-in freezer units (in most rooms); Color Cable TV with AM/FM radios
Hampton Inn NY-JFK, Queens
144-10 135th Avenue
Jamaica, New York, 11436
I have been to the Hampton Inn for a business conference and I was very impressed with the food and the service. The Hotel is located just minutes from JFK and just a short drive to the Green Acres Shopping Mall in Nassau County. One of the best places to stay/ It is just a short cab ride to the Jamaica Long Island Rail Road Station to get to Penn Station in Manhattan or to any place on Long Island. Some of the complimentary amenities are high-speed internet access in every room plus wireless access in the public areas, breakfast 7 days a week, free beverage center in the lobby, Room Service, Laundry/Valet Service And check out their guarantee “As always your stay is backed by the 100% Hampton Guarantee. If you’re not 100% satisfied, we don’t expect you to pay.”
The Super 8 Motel – Long Island City, Queens
31-62 14th ST
Broadway, Long Island City, NY 11106
Check In: 02:00 PM Check Out: 12:00 PM
Super 8 is a well known world wide motel chain with an excellent reputation for places to stay. Of you are looking for convenience at a good price, this is one to look at. They are AAA approved, so you know they have been check out by travel experts and one of the best places to stay. The location in Long island City is right across the East River from Manhattan and Long Island City is home to some of the best restaurants around. You can be in Manhattan in minutes by train. They also offer tours of Manhattan. And the following High Speed Wireless Internet Complimentary Continental Breakfast Complimentary Parking Jacuzzi Suites, Two Room Suites w/Kitchenette and Efficiencies available 25inch Cable TV w/HBO, CNN Electronic Locks AM/FM Alarm Clock Radio Work Desk w/Data Port Interior Corridors Fax and Copy Service Non-Smoking Rooms Handicap Facilities 24 Hour front desk They do give you good value for your travel dollar.
Each one of these places to stay has something different to offer. The Crowne Plaza Hotel is near La Guardia Airport, the Hampton Inn NY-JFK is close to JFK Airport and close to Nassau County the Pan American Hotel is located right in the heart of Queens, just a half hour from midtown and near the great shopping districts of Queens as well as Queens Restaurants and Queens attractions. The Super 8 Motel – Long Island City, New York is the closest to Manhattan and to the restaurants in Long Island City. So decide which features are more important to you and which of the places to stay is right for you. I hope your trip to New York is all you expect it to be and that you make one of the Queens places to stay your choice..