We had an amazing stay here! My boyfriend and I booked this place months before our trip after reading so many good things about it and we weren't disappointed. I asked for a nice view of Manhattan and they gave us top floor room which is on the tenth level facing Manhattan so we could see midtown and the Empire State from our room! The hotel staff was friendly, most of them were East Indians who were soft spoken but helpful. When one of our luggages went missing we simply informed the staff so they know to expect it when it gets dropped off and when it arrived they had it right by the desk waiting for us. Don't expect a 5 star treatment when it comes to services because it really is only a 3star hotel but I liked the staff. Our room itself was nice and clean! No funny odours, no stains on the sheets, everything still looked brand new. TV was flastscreen with channels like HBO so there's always something good to watch. The only thing was that the carpet is kind of old but we always bring a pair of slippers just wear in our room when we travel so that sorts it out. The bed was comfy, we had a king size bed. And the airconditioning was perfect! You have the controls in your room so whatever temp you like. Theres plenty of closet space and drawers for clothes as well. The bathroom was clean. It's a joined tub and shower so theres lots of room. They have a fitness room which i used twice and no one was ever down there with me so it was like working out at home.
The only minor problem is the distance from the hotel to the subway station. It's about 3-4 blocks from the hotel to Queensboro Plaza station. It's fine when you start your day but at the end of the day when your feet are all tired from walking around New York you just dont't feel like walking anymore... But that's why you bring comfy shoes!!! I cannot stress that enough. Who cares about looking fashionable in New York? When you go as a tourist to sightsee make sure you have the most comfortable shoes on. The area around the hotel was NOT bad at all! Not once did I feel threatened walking down the dark street. There's always tourists walking with us either staying at the same hotel or at the other one nearby. I'Ve seen worse areas in Brooklyn, but this one really is just a mix of residences, industrial, abd commercial. The beginning of Cresent street By the station theres already highrise buildings and theyre building more so pretty soon it's gonna be a much better looking place. If you need a late snack theres a gas station nearby and a little store too. Plus under the queensboro bridge by the subway station theres lots of little subway and pizza shops in the area. Subway to manhattan by the way takes 10 mins! From queensboro station to times square! So it's perfect. Line 7 train also takes you directly to flushing meadows park where they play the US open tennis every September.
Overall I would definitely recommend this hotel to anyone planning to travel to New york. It's got all the necessities, transport is nearby, friendly staff, and an amazing view of Manhattan (granted you get a room facing east and on the higher floors)! The cost of staying in this hotel would be as much as staying in a dirty hostel or a really rundown shared-bath hotel in Manhattan!
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