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Fairfield Inn New York Long Island City/Manhattan View
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   52-34 Van Dam Street, Long Island City, NY 11101   |  
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Peachtree City, GA
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“All you need in hotel.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

The rooms were clean and have all the amenities.
The hotel staff is very friendly and helpful.
The complimentary breakfast was good. It offered scrambled eggs, waffles, sausage, cereal, fruit, Starbuck's coffee, juice, etc.
Parking is challenging but wasn't a problem for us.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Dollard-Des-Ormeaux, Quebec
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

My girlfriend and I stayed at this hotel for one night before we went on a flight from JFK and wow amazing hotel. Easy to find location and not to far from the airport. Very quiet and clean. We checked in very late and still found a couple of parking spots left ( there isnt much hotel parking but alot of free street parking) and we were greeted by two people at the front desk who were very friendly and professional. We were explained breakfest and asked if we needed any help. Our room was gorgeous and good size. Slept like a baby very quiet hotel and safe. In the morning we had a delicious breakfest and all the staff was very friendly. One lady even came up to me and was giving me some tea suggestions. Everyone greeted us with a smile and asked us if we needed anything. Check out was very easy and we were thanked with a smile. Would stay here on any new york trip i do in the future. Very reasonable price and staff are amazing. Service you would expect from the fanciest 5 star hotel all here in this beautiful quiet comfy hotel. HIGHLY RECOMEND!!!!!

Room Tip: We got the standard king bed room no problems amazing!!!!!!
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Was very happy with the location, 15 mins. subway to Times Square and staff were so helpful. Very clean property and great view. The complimentary breakfast was delicious as well. We will be back. It is a very safe and quiet neighbourhood with free shuttle until 11pm for the Subway #7.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Long Beach, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

i stayed here for two weeks during hurricane sandy and this hotel far exceeded my expectations.
the staff was friendly/helpful. the continental breakfast in the morning was perfect, and the location is one subway stop from manhattan. i would absolutely reccommend this very clean hotel to anyone who wants to stay right near manhattan!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

Pros
1. 30 mins transit ride to Times Square..
2. Great staff
3. They call themselves manhattan view...but most rooms have none...


Cons.
1. Location in a not so friendly neighbourhood.
2. Shortage of parking
3. No valet parking either

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Dallas, Texas
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

I checked last Monday and nothing about stay was "normal"...Parking - everyone parks all over-ok that is NYC...Check in at the front desk and 4 people were watching monitor...finally said hello and gave me welcome bag..ask if there was a concern and told no problem as the other 3 were still looking at monitor. Went to the 6th floor and the entire floor smelled of urine and into room which was as bare bones as could be. Went to look at other hotel options in area. Went downstairs and all 4 back to looking at monitor. Got out and front desk staff said sorry and said we would take care of it...Checked out and went to Fairfield on 40th (great property/very personable/similar location/worth staying at). I got email today that I was charged for a 15 minute stay. I stay at 100+ nights a year at hotels and only 2nd time in last 5 years checked out on same night. Original hotel reservation was for 3 nights.

Room Tip: Stay at Fairfield on 40th.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 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
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

I stayed at The Fairfield Inn, Van Dam Street in Long Island City with my daughter for four nights in January 2013 where we went to Manhattan to see a Broadway show, shop all through the city (downtown/midtown/etc), go to MOMA, etc and we both had a great time! This hotel is a very comfortable and affordable way to visit NYC (either for business or pleasure). The hotel is new and in great condition. The room size, although small, is actually larger than you would find in most hotels in NYC. The staff is very attentive and was very helpful offering information on transportation and answering any questions. The breakfast is free and available until 10:30 weekdays and 11am weekends (which is quite exceptional compared to other hotels). The hotel was also very quiet (inside and outside) at night which is not what you would typically find when staying at a NYC hotel. What more can you want?

The neighborhood surrounding this hotel is industrial so don't plan on local sightseeing. However, the free hotel shuttle can take you to a selection of nearby restaurants or can suggest food delivery options if you don't choose to eat in Manhattan. Keep in mind that the main attraction IS Manhattan and you have easy access to a local subway via the free hotel shuttle which runs every half hour (you can also call to be picked up from the subway) until 10:45pm. Remember to take the local train (Green circle 7 train) when you return from NYC to the 33rd St/Rawson station. After 10:45 pm when the hotel shuttle stops running, you can take a yellow taxi from NYC to the hotel for about $20 (depending on where you are in Manhattan--$20 is the fare depending on traffic, from Times Square to the hotel). If you tell the cab driver to take the Queeensboro/59th Street bridge to Van Dam Street in LIC), you avoid a toll on the Queens Midtown tunnel out of the city. If the cab driver isn't familiar with the area around the hotel, tell him to follow the signs from the Queensboro/59th Street bridge to the L.I.E. which will to lead you to Van Dam Street---the hotel is on Van Dam Street on the right, just a few blocks past the exit to get on the L.I.E.--- you don't get on the L.I.E., you only follow the signs to take you from the bridge to Van Dam Street.

Parking is FREE at this hotel---so if you are bringing a car, this is a huge savings! The reason why parking is free is because hotel lot parking is very limited. The outside parking lot at the hotel is small and there are some underground parking spots under the hotel. There is free street parking just outside the hotel. The neighborhood, although industrial, is well lit and safe. There is plenty of street parking available within a block of the hotel. If you can't get a parking spot in the lot adjacent to the hotel when you arrive, check the following morning. I was able to get a spot in the parking lot next to the hotel the following morning and noted that each subsequent morning additional spots opened up. Considering what you pay just to park your car in Manhattan at a hotel ($50-70 a day!), you can go to a Broadway show, do some shopping or have a very nice dinner with the money you save on parking.

Regarding other reviews of this hotel indicating some "negative" issues: The wireless internet service was spotty (we stayed on the 8th floor with a great night view of Manhattan). However, there is WiFi in the lobby. In addition, the computers in the lobby were equipped with printers and were very useful. A few travelers mentioned problems with the shuttle or crowded breakfast room which I believe to be the "exception"---the same thing can happen at a Manhattan hotel during busy season. I remember staying a Manhattan hotel and needing to wait 15 minutes every time I took the elevator and finding no seating in the small Manhattan breakfast room. So realize you are paying considerably more and may still be inconvenienced when staying in a Manhattan hotel! If you read the reviews on this hotel and have realistic expectations on what this hotel has to offer vs. staying at a Manhattan hotel, you can easily see that unless money is no object (and you are willing to pay A LOT more money for the convenience to stay in Manhattan), the Fairfield Inn Van Dam Street, LIC is a great way to visit Manhattan.

Room Tip: Ask for a room on a high floor facing NYC to get a great view of the city at night.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 52-34 Van Dam Street, Long Island City, NY 11101
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Location: United States > New York > Long Island City
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Family Hotel in Long Island City
#8 Romantic Hotel in Long Island City
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Hotel Class:2.5 star — Fairfield Inn New York Long Island City/Manhattan View 2.5*
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