If you are a single traveller or a budget-concious couple, this is a suitable place to stay. The facility is small, new and kept clean. Hotel Q is located off Astoria Blvd, but is an easy and safe walk to the electic and bustling neighborhood of Jackson Heights-Roosevelt. The staff can be curt, but it's not as if you will be vacationing with them during your stay.
Are you looking for an all-out romantic getaway or traveling as a family? Sorry, this place is not for you. Find out why ahead.
The rooms are clean, yet confined. A friend and I booked a double bed, and though I had room to lay my one piece of baggae down, we barely had any space to walk around. The bed is comfortable and the pillows are excellent. You only recieve a sheet and think fleece blanket to keep warm at night. Extra blankets are availabe at the front desk based on a first-come, first-served basis. The television is a nice-sized, '42 inch flatscreen. The bathroom is clean and plentifully stocked. The closet is small and there is a desk in the room.
Aside from the television and toiletries aforementioned, Hotel Q is basic in comparison to mainstream chains. This is one of the reasons they are able to keep rates lower than others. There is no airport or area shuttle service, and continental breakfast is store-bought pastries, cereal and coffee - no juice. The business center consists of one computer, which is barely used, and printing must be done via the front desk. The fitness center consists of a treadmill, bike machine and an eliptical.
Hotel Q is situated on the busy Astoria Blvd in Queens. It's just a ten minute walk from the Jackson Heights-Roosevelt subway station & neighborhood. If you are used to city life, then the neighborhood will not be a bother to you. If you are a suburban dweller or a first-time New Yorker, then you may get nervous by your surroundings. !!NOT.TO.WORRY!! THE NEIGHBORHOOD IS SAFE!! Instead of being babied with the tourist traps and a bunch of Applebee's and Sunglass Huts found in Manhattan, you will know how blue-collar New Yorkers truly live and play.
The Jackson Heights, which is mainly a strip along Roosevelt Ave, is a neighborhood full of Asian and Hispanic eateries, ranging from gritty & delicious food stands to family or intimate restaurants. Many of these places are open until 2 am or later. There are two Chase banks and several others in the neighborhood, along with a post office and drug store. And, of course, there is the Jackson Heights-Roosevelt subway Station.
How To Get There:
Parking is limited - EXTREMELY LIMITED. There are less than 20 spaces. So it is wise to ditch the car, get a MetroCard and take the subway instead. Hotel Q is a ten minute walk away from Jackson Heights-Roosevelt Station. The most traveled subway line is the #7, which starts at Times Square and takes less than 30 minutes to reach Jackson Heights. There's also the E-train, which can be caught at Penn station. Additionally, there are trains: #F, #M & #R. All of these services can be caught in Manahattan.
If you are travelling from LaGaurdia, you can hop bus #Q33. It runs every 10-15 minutes from the early morning to the late evening daily. The bus will take you to Jackson Heights. Travel time is approximately 20 minutes.
If you are staying for 3 days or more in NYC, get a 7-day Metrocard pass from any of the subway station vending machines. It's only $30 and it gives you unlimited riding on all subway trains and buses. If you don't, then you will have to pay $2.25 per ride.
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- Also Known As:
- Days Inn Elmhurst Hotel Elmhurst