The main reason we stayed here was because it was much chepaer than hotels in Manhattan. Although based in Long Island we found the hotel to be conveniently located.
If arriving at JFK Airport, get the Air Train to Jamaica station and then subway train E to Queens Plaza. The hotel is about a 15 minute walk from Queens Plaza. In terms of getting to Manhattan from the hotel, go to the subway station on 39th Avenue and get either subway train N or Q. It is less than a 10 minute walk from the hotel to 39th Avenue station. From 39th Avenue station the the travel time to Times Square is about 15 minutes while 10 minutes will take you to Central Park. All in all we found this to be very convenient.
We had a room with a Manhattan view. Yes the view does include a Power Station but did also provide us with a decent view of the Manhattan skyline. The room was a decent size. It was clean and included a fridge, a coffee making machine, air conditioning and free wi-fi. The Ensuite was also clean and of sufficient size.
We found the hotel to be very quiet at night with no noise from other rooms or from outside (we were on the fourth floor). The hotel is located in what could be described as a slightly run down area. However we found the area to be quiet and safe when walking back from the subway station late at night.
The one negative about the hotel as mentioned by many other reviewers is the small breakfast area. There are only a few tables and it can be difficult to get one of them in the morning and when you do you usually have to share it with others. The hotel describe the breakfast as complimentary. We found it to be satisfactory. There was bread and a toaster avaialble. There was a also a choice of cereal, juice and doughnuts (which were very nice). There were also mini omelettes available each morning. A coffee making machine is also available from which you can get free coffees at any time of the day.
The staff whilst not overly friendly were polite and helpful.
Oveall we found this to be a good choice of hotel and certainly much better value than staying in Manhattan.
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