Stayed here because of a long layover at JFK. When we arrived the lobby was nothing to talk about. Just a corridor with a counter. In fact the receptionist was behind a security glass, this probably should have raised a red flag to us. My business associate and I couldn't get separate rooms because they said the hotel was fully booked. In fact everything around the airport was fully booked. We however got a room with two double beds so at least we didn't have to share a bed. In order to split the cost of the room we asked if we could charge half the cost of the room to one credit card and the other half to another. The receptionist said yes. She swiped my card first and when my associate gave the receptionist her card, the receptionist said she charged everything to my card already. Then she said she can't split the charge on two cards. Really? So why tell us you could?
Anyway, we checked in and then had to ASK for directions to our room. Noone volunteered to show us to our rooms or help with our luggage. We had to haul it DOWN some stairs (sorry for the disabled) and then to the elevator. The carpet on the corridor to our room was dingy to say the least and our room smelt musty and smoky (it was supposed to be in a non-smoking section). Further more there was only 1 bathtowel and we had to call for another.
We were relieved to check out early at 5am for our 7am connecting flight to Pittsburgh. So we missed getting the complimentary breakfast. But I think I would have passed anyway since the breakfast area was sticky and looked dirty. Thank goodness the hotel in Pittsburgh was the total opposite. I stayed at Hampton Inn and they gave me a breakfast "to-go" bag when I had to check out early (even though the breakfast buffet didn't start as yet) and the staff there was more than accommodating.
Think we probably would have had a better experience overnighting in the airport terminal!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to Newly Renovated Howard Johnson Inn at JFK Airport, NY. A modern two story interior corridor hotel with an elevator awaits your arrival. Located in the fastest growing area of New York City, this hotel puts you right in the middle of all that New York City has to offer. Within a few minutes of the Hotel you will find JFK Intl Airport, LaGuardia Airport, Jones Beach State Park, Rockaway Beach, Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Arthur Ash Stadium-US Open, Shea Stadium, Belmont Race Track, Jacob Javits Center, Green Acres Mall, Roosevelt Field Mall and New York Aquarium. Resort World New York Casino is 2 miles away. Start your stay off right with coffee, tea, hot chocolate upon check-in. During your stay, enjoy our fitness center and countless other amenities such as free high speed internet access. Before departing in the morning, make sure to visit our warm and inviting breakfast area where we offer complimentary USA Today newspaper and serve Continental Breakfast. Enjoy our fresh baked hot waffles which compliment our expanded continental breakfast offerings of fresh fruits, cereals, juices and a coffee bar. All the while, feel safe and secure with our nightly hotel-only dedicated private security that is here for your peace of mind. All of our finely appointed rooms were recently renovated and include premium one cup coffee makers, iron/board, hair dryers, premium massaging shower heads, safes, AM/FM radio alarm clock, Electronic locks, satellite television, activity table and chair, New Beds and granite bathrooms. Yes, we are pet friendly with a fee of 50.00 per night per pet. Our hotel takes pride in the Earth Green practices. We utilize 100 percent fluorescent lighting throughout the hotel. We urge you to please turn off the lights if you are not utilizing the room and conserve water. Limited Parking Available. Sorry No Park and Fly available. Must have one adult 21 years or older in each room. Airport guests take the Air Train on second floor to Federal Circle. Once at Federal Circle give the hotel call to pick up from 5AM to 11PM EST. Authorization forms must be obtained from the front desk if using company's CC or the credit card in different name than the guest name prior to arrival. In 2011 all our rooms were updated with new paint, beds, comforters, pillows and granite bathrooms. All smoking rooms are constrained to one floor and wing. 57 rooms were designated exclusively non-smoking and pet free after the renovation was complete. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Jfk Airport Hotels Howard Johnson Inn, Jamaica, Nyc Hotel Jamaica
- Jamaica Howard Johnson
- Howard Johnson Jamaica