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“Fair place to spend the night” 3 of 5 stars
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Lexington Inn at JFK Airport
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   138-05 Jamaica Ave, Jamaica, NY 11435 (Formerly Clarion Hotel)   |  
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Ranked #23 of 27 Hotels in Jamaica
Columbus, Ohio
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45 reviews 45 reviews
35 hotel reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
“Fair place to spend the night”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We needed a room for the night because of a late JFK to early morning LGA connection. This hotel's rate was reasonable, was between the 2 airports, and provided a bed, breakfast, and internet access.

My only complaint was that the air conditioning was not particularly cold. Other than that, passable in all ways.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Fairless Hills, Pennsylvania
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Hotel is dirty and smells as soon as you walk through the front door. Room was no better. Entire room smelled like mildew and mold. Bathroom was dirty and smelled like sweaty socks. Horrible experience. Would not stay here even if it was free.

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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Philadelphia
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309 reviews 309 reviews
66 hotel reviews
Reviews in 114 cities Reviews in 114 cities
161 helpful votes 161 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

This hotel is not as bad as I thought it might be from reading trip. We got it as a mystery hotel deal on a discount site and were nervous, but it was fine. Jamaica itself is tough, but I love the international diversity. There are rough edges on the hotel (phones and AC were quirky) and there was not enough on-site parking but the room was a decent size for NYC and it was an easy jaunt to Belmont Park (our destination)

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Houston, Texas
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

It was not a pleasant stay. Our room was dirty and you can find hair on the bed and in the bathroom. The hole at the top of the sink was covered with yellow and brown stain- disgusting! Breakfast area is very very small and there're only a few tables. Hotel is about 1 hour away from Manhattan which we knew before we booked but the area where the hotel was located is not very nice as the previous traveller mentioned. Overall I would not recommend this hotel if you like cleanliness.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

This is possibly one of the worst places thatwe have been at (and we have stayed in some serious dumps over the years). I will list what was wrong with it:

1) they put us in the basement where it was really noisy. The walls are paper thin and you can hear all the foot traffic and guests in the other rooms. Forget sleeping....

2) our room keys didn't work. We had to get somebody from the front desk to open our room door for us. Every. Single. Time.

3) we found old gum on the windowsill. Absolutely disgusting! Nobody cleaned the room!

4) there was hair in the bed! Nasty nasty nasty...

5) there was hair in the bathroom. Double nasty!

6) the room in general was very musty, damp and dark. Not very nice at all.

7) blankets made our skin itch. I would hate to imagine why that was.

8) breakfast sucks. Nobody attends the area, so the bins overflow with rubbish. Once food runs out nothing is added. We had a choice of eggs and bread and a donut.

9) lifts are dirty. It looks like something you would find at the subway station. People were spitting on the ground.

  • Stayed May 2014
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014 via mobile

Hotel wasnt the worse but attention to detail was not there.. Rooms were not cleaned well.. Dust in high to reach areas and even low areas youd expect to be clean.. Not good. Maid service was decent but laundry bag in the room was misleading since they dont do guest laundry. Nevertheless I had fun since I spent a few days here with my girlfriend.. No major issues but the simple things can be done for the hotel to exceed expectations.

  • Stayed May 2014
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

I landed at JFK later than planned and booked this hotel as it was nearby.
The neighborhood is not pleasant at night and I do not recommend walking around after 8pm.
The person in the lobby is talking in very short sentences giving you the feeling that you are bothering him.
Once I went into the room on the fifth floor I got a tsunami of intense smoking scent. It was an immersive experience. I had the air conditioner working at full the whole night, trying to minimize the smell. The bed covers had what looked like cigarette ash on them, and it completed the feeling that the room is a sleep-in ashtray.
The doors and walls are quite thin and I could hear noises throughout the night.
They served basic but decent breakfast.
Less than 200 meters away there is a metro station directly to Manhattan. Finished my breakfast and didn't look back.

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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Lexington Inn at JFK Airport

Address: 138-05 Jamaica Ave, Jamaica, NY 11435 (Formerly Clarion Hotel)
Location: United States > New York > Jamaica
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #23 of 27 Hotels in Jamaica
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Lexington Inn at JFK Airport 2.5*
Number of rooms: 63
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Also Known As:
Clarion Jamaica
Jamaica Clarion
Clarion Hotel Jamaica

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