Let me start by stating that if you are looking for a luxury get-away in New York this hotel is not for you. But if you are looking for a clean hotel with good service and easy access to Manhattan then this hotel is worth considering.
I will try and give a pretty accurate overview.
Positive: 2 blocks (1 minute walk) from 33 St Rawson Street Underground Station. The train took you straight to Times Square in less than 15 minutes. By taxi the same journey would easily take you double the time due to traffic on the Queensborough bridge.
Negative : As the hotel was directly next to the underground line it was very noisy. Our room was on the 4th floor and our window was directly on the same level as the railway line overlooking it. So ear-plugs really were a necessity if you wanted any sleep. But then you are in New York, a city that never sleeps so don't expect peace and quiet.
Positive : Room itself was clean and tidy, the bed was comfortable and the sheets crisp and clean. Bathroom was totally spotless and towels were clean and were changed daily.
Negative : As many in NY, the room was pretty small. And although otherwise clean, it had not been vacumed before we arrived and had some crumbs and whatever else on the carpet. It was vacumed the day after we arrived but I am pretty sure that was the only time during our 5 night stay. However, I must say, that was the ONLY gripe I had about the cleanliness of the room or indeed the general cleanliness of the hotel, otherwise I found no reason to complain.
Positive : The complimentary breakfast although basic, in my opinion was adequate. They offered coffee, tea, 2 types of juice (always nice and cold), toast, 2 types of bagels, 2 types of cereals, 3 types of danish pastries, fresh apples, jams, butter, cream cheese, eggs....The breakfast was served between 0630am and 0930am and no matter what time you went there was a member of staff constantly replenishing everything.
Negative : Nothing! For a complimentary service in a small reasonably priced hotel it was above any expectations I may have had.
The staff were EXTREMELY friendly and helpful. I travel a lot and I was very pleased about the friendliness and helpfulness of the staff. The front desk staff always greeted us on arrival, asked about our day, arranged taxi's and were always happy to help and answer any questions. On arrival they seemed to be expecting us and without even asking, they handed us a Fed Ex delivery which had been delivered to us earlier that day. There was a feeling of personal service and attention to detail without additional "fuss" or pretending. Just simple, friendly, helpful service.
Negative : Nothing negative can be said about the service.
Once again I would stress that this is a Days Inn in Queens, not a 5 star establishment in Manhattan. But it served us perfectly fine for a 5 night shopping & Theatre trip to New York and was excellent value for money.
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- Long Island City Days Inn
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