After reading many positive review, I decided to stay at this hotel with my teen daughter for the last minute business/pleasure trip for three nights.
The airport shuttle service - very prompt as the hotel promised. You need to call the hotel when you pick up your luggage. They pick you up within 10 min. at Hotel shuttle terminal of LaGuardia Airport. On the way back to airport, the shuttle is running every 30 min., so make sure that you make a plan ahead and ask the front desk about schedule.
The Front desk - check-in was prompt, but they don't let you check in earlier than 3 p.m. They are very strict on it. We arrived to hotel @1:30 p.m. and was told that we have to come back at 3 p.m. We asked them to hold our luggages and went to explore neighborhood. Came back 2:50 p.m. and was told to wait another 10 min. first, but they checked quickly and found a room ready to check in, so we had the room 1501. Had couple minor problems of registration on their computer during our stay. My friend called and was told that my name was not in their reservation.
The free Wi-Fi: You need to get ID and Password to activate wi-fi in the room. Speed was OK. We had two iTouch and iPad, but worked fine. They also have USB line, too.
Complementary water bottles: Two water bottles in the room when we arrived. The room service gave me another one on the second day, but for the third day, no water bottles. I asked the front dest and was told that ONLY FIRST DAY of your stay, you get complementary water bottles....they have vending machine and plenty of Asian grocery stores in 100 feet where you can buy them less than a dollar, but still no memo or info about them inside the room was confusing.
Cleanness: Very clean linen, towels, bathroom ( looks very new with a good working shower head)
Air-condition: Controlled from the wall panel and worked very well and quiet. You can control temperature and fan strength
Microwave and a mini frige in the room were plus.
The room size: very generous. Our room was one King bed, non-smoking room with a one lazy-boy chair to relax.
No view: It is in Flushing... only thing you can see from your hotel room is view of downtown
The hotel caters to Asian group tourists (mainly Korean and Chinese), but they tour all day and were quiet. You will meet them at the restaurant downstair for breakfast. Only thing you might want to be careful is SMOKING. This hotel is NOT SMOKE FREE unless you request Non smoking. Make sure that you will get Complete NON SMOKING ROOM if you are non smoker.
Room service: Make sure to tell them that your room is ready for room service. Our room was not cleaned when we were back @5 p.m. and had to call up the front desk. Had very strange late night vacuuming after 11 p.m. and 10 p.m. in two nights in row happened around our room...
Note: The door is not thick. You will hear another room fairly well and the hotel situates in the city, so if you are light sleeper, make sure to bring ear plugs.
Walking distance to Main St. where the biggest China town in the US locates. Safe to stroll around until dinner. You can eat much cheaper for authentic Cantonese food than Manhattan. Try out Chinese bakery and Boba tea.
10 min. walk to the subway station for 7 train: Main St. and Roosevelt
$2.50 one way to Manhattan within 30 min on weekdays and 45 min on weekend by subway
On weekday, you cant take number 7 train all the way to Times Square without transit.
The best part of this hotel was the restaurant: Magna Ristorante adjoining to the hotel
They serve breakfast, lunch and dinner for hotel guests and locals
We tried dinner at the first night. It was fantastic! I will write review separately, but very good Italian in reasonable price. They serve breakfast buffet, too.
Over all, it was very good place to stay with reasonable "Hotel" price in NY vicinity. You can save money for hotel and spend more for fun in Manhattan!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This 3 1/2 star Boutique Hotel, newly built in 2006, is centrally located in the heart of Queens. Known for its location to be a quick & easy commute to many local attractions, the Marco has quickly become a favorite for business travelers and leisure guests as well. Free shuttle to and from the LaGuardia Airport is available daily. Other transportation options include a complimentary area shuttle within 3 miles, as well as a complimentary shopping center shuttle (when available). The Marco is just 4 blocks away from the NY subway #7 train and the Long Island Rail Road's Flushing station. Both forms of public transportation will have guests in Manhattan in 30 minutes or less. Rooms: The Marco LaGuardia Hotel offers 81 guestrooms in a 8-story property. Each guestroom includes a refrigerator, microwave, a safe, brand new 36-inch flat screen TV that come with premium TV channels, first-run movies, and HBO. As well as a coffee/tea maker, 2 complimentary bottled waters, and air conditioning. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, hair dyers and designer toiletries. Guest rooms are business-friendly, equipped with complimentary wireless Internet access, well-lit spacious work desks, and direct-dial phones with speaker. Guestrooms also include clock radios. Some guestrooms have city views. Services include housekeeping and wake-up calls. Business Facilities: There is a 24-hour fully equipped Business Center. Meeting facilities measuring 2,700 sq ft include conference rooms, exhibit space, banquet facilities, and meeting rooms for small groups. The Marco LaGuardia Hotel also offers a fully equipped Fitness Center, a Bar/lounge, and a multilingual staff. Dining: The Marco LaGuardia Hotel also features a fantastic on-site restaurant, Magna Restaurant, offering a full bar and an impressive wine list. Conveniently open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner also available for in-room service. Guests enjoy a 10% discount. ... more less
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