Quality Inn Long Island City
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Quality Inn Long Island City New York Reviews
Good option outside of Manhattan Jun 12, 2012
I think this hotel gives you value for your money. It is not very expensive comparing to other New York hotels, and the rooms are proper.
The hotel is outside Manhattan, but you could travel easily to Manhattan by subway, it just takes 10-15 minutes. The hotel is located close to 2 subway stations, and the subways are driving all day/night long.
The rooms are proper with a nice bed and enough space.
There is a safe for you valuable stuff, a working desk and a water cooker. Breakfast is quite poor, but you can eat a little and have some some breakfast outside. You can buy food everywhere on the streets!
Last, the staff is very helpful.
Conclusion: Nice hotel, which gives you value for your money. Not located at Manhattan, but because of the subways that's not a problem at all!
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Dec 08, 2007
When we started looking for hotels in NYC we discovered that the prices had gone up a lot since we were there last time. In 2004 we stayed at Hotel Thirty Thirty in Midtown for 150$. This time most hotels on Manhattan were above 300$! Due to this we started looking for alternatives and in the end we decided to stay at Quality Inn in Long Island City and the average price per night was 160$ including all taxes and we booked the room on the hotel homepage.
We landed at JFK in the evening of November 28th and the yellow cab to the hotel cost us about 40$. The hotel reception and the hotel is quite small and there were no other guests when we arrived so check in was extremely fast. We got room 207 which has a view towards 40th Avenue.
The hotel is pretty new so the room was nice with light walls and a blue carpet. The room itself was pretty standard: A queen size bed which was comfortable to sleep in but only one big bed spread (I like to have separate bed spreads). Apart from that there was a work desk with a big chair, a small wardrobe with a few hangers, an iron and an ironing board, a coffee maker, a big flat screen TV on the wall and a large mirror on one of the walls. There was no mini bar in the room but there was a vending machine on the first floor with water, Coke etc so it was not a big problem. A Coke in the vending machine was 1$. There was no safe in the room so we had to get the reception to store our passports. By the window there was a large air-con unit where we could adjust the temperature by plotting in the desired temperature. It was quite cold when we were there so it was good to have this option for heating even if it was a bit noisy.
The hotels offers free broadband Internet (wireless and cable) and it was not a problem getting this to work. According to the hotel homepage they have “Business center with Internet access”. I think this is stretching the facts a bit. There is a PC in the reception where you have access to the Internet but that is about it.
The bathroom in our room was small but it did contain a bathtub with the option of taking a shower. The detail of a curved shower curtain rod was nice as it prevented the curtain to stick to the back while taking a shower. The bathroom was tiled but there was no heating in the floor so it was freezing in there most of the time. The ventilation fan did not seem to work that great as the room became extremely steamy when we took a hot shower. The small amenities in the bathroom included shampoo, conditioner and lotion.
Breakfast was included in the price but to be honest it was a joke compared to proper hotel breakfasts. At this Quality Inn there is a coffee machine, two kinds on juice (the type that you buy in a gallon bottle), bread and bagels and a toasting machine, butter and limited options of spread (jam and cream cheese), three kinds of cereal (frosties and corn flakes) and to round it all of: a nice selection of real American donuts :-) But it was nice to see that they also had bananas to offer the customers. The breakfast is served on the ground floor in the lobby and as there were only 5-6 tables there were not enough room for the guests to sit down for breakfast. Best option is to have breakfast early.
As the hotel is located outside Manhattan we were a bit worried how this would effect our stay and how easy/difficult it would be to get around. But this was not a problem at all. The hotel is about 5 minutes from the subway station 39th Avenue and from there it is only 2 stops to Manhattan on the N line. This N line makes stops on 5th avenue, on Times Square, Macy’s etc and you get to these places in 10-20 minutes. The area around the hotel is not very nice with parking lots, the elevated subway tracks etc. But it seemed to be very quiet and on the first night we walked a bit around to find a bit of food and it seemed very deserted.
I see that the hotel has gotten great reviews before and that is part of the reason why we chose the hotel. But I will rate it as pretty average and here are some of the down sides of the hotel:
- the elevated subway line is quite close to the hotel. We had a direct view to this and it was quite noisy. Luckily it didn’t seem like there were that many trains at night (if any at all).
- as mentioned already the breakfast and the breakfast area is a bit of a joke but I guess it is better than nothing
- the area is deserted so you will have to take the train into Manhattan (or to other areas) to eat at night
- it seems like the cleaning can be improved. The bathroom seemed to be in need of a bit of a scrub when we were there.
We stayed at the hotel from November 28th until December 4th 2007. I would not mind staying at this hotel again in the future as the location is not that bad. But if I do choose to stay here again it will not be because it is an amazing hotel but rather that it provides a cheaper alternative to staying on Manhattan itself.
Quality Inn Long Island City Overview
The newly opened Quality Inn hotel is ideally located near the Queensboro Bridge, with access to all nearby destinations. The New York City Subway and the New York City Transit bus line are within walking distance of the hotel. The Queensboro Plaza subway station is one block away, placing Times Square and Midtown Manhattan just 10 minutes from the hotel. This hotel is close to many New York City attractions, including popular Central Park, the famous Empire State Building, Madison Square Garden, Shea Stadium, and Arthur Ashe Stadium. The hotel is only four miles from the LaGuardia Airport and 12 miles from the John F. Kennedy International Airport.
The hotel amenities and features at this Long Island City hotel include free continental breakfast and coffee, wireless high-speed Internet access in all rooms, and local calls. It also offers business center with Internet access and 32-inch plasma TVs in all room.
All guest rooms have coffee makers, curved shower rods, desks, hairdryers, and irons and ironing boards. The guest would have to ask about rooms with whirlpool bathtubs. Handicap accessible and non-smoking rooms are also available. Rates are based on double occupancy. Charges for extra adults may apply and will be due directly to the hotel.
Quality Inn Long Island City Amenities