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“Potential for data breach” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, New York City in Queens

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Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, New York City in Queens
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   40-34 Crescent Street, Long Island City, NY 11101   |  
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Chandler, Arizona
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Potential for data breach”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

I agree with most of the other comments here. Breakfast was a little disappointing with a non-working juice machine, no cold items such as yogurt, and the oddity of a refrigerator being used as bread storage.

My biggest concern, however, was the policy of making a copy of my drivers license. When I asked why, I was not given a reason, only that they keep it on file for 3 years. What could possibly happen 2.5 years from now that would cause the hotel to go back and look for my DL? How is this data secured? Who has access to it?

Perhaps I'm overreacting. I travel on business nearly weekly (for 10 years now), and this is the first time that my DL was scanned/copied.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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cleveland
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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

We stay at the Country Inn & Suites on Crescent Street just a week ago.
Lobby looks & feels dirty. Does not look dusted and furniture is old and dirty.
Bedroom room size small. Poor water pressure in bathroom. Room and bathroom did not have a clean feel. Poor lighting (room and bathroom). No magnifying mirror on wall (ladies love this). Toilet paper holder uncomfortable reach from toilet (have to reach backward). Breakfast eggs and sausage looked gross (rubbery) so we passed. We had a bagel but we did not even toast it as the small breakfast area was so crowded and people were bumping into each other. No tables left to sit at, so we took our bagel to the room. Window in room needs replaced (condensation on windows). Lastly, workout room very small and feels dirty. The positive: this is a good location to catch the subway.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled on business
    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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Thank aircrewpilot
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CarlsonRezidor, Online Customer Support at Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, New York City in Queens, responded to this review, May 7, 2014
We apologize you were not satisfied with the condition of the hotel during your stay. We appreciate you taking the time share your experience. Your comments are valued, and your suggestions will be used to consider improvements in the future.
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L'Orignal, Ontario, Canada
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44 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

Quite, clean affordable and well situated. Can you ask for more ? Good size rooms some with views over Manhattan (above 3rd floor). Good Wi-fi. Breakfast is ordinary (make your own waffles, eggs, potatoes and sausages, bananas bagels cereals yogurt toasts) with no real orange juice and the breakfast room can get crowded, but it is included in room price and it does the job. Very close to Queensboro plaza subway station (line 7) which goes straight to Times Square. Momento restaurant near subway has good mexican fare (I liked the mole poblano and shrimps) and cheap. Also convenience store situated next door to hotel opened 24 hours a day and a laundromat nearby. Excellent quality/price ratio.

Room Tip: We were on fifth floor facing west.
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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2 Thank Nicola T
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Asbury Park, New Jersey
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44 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

Had a decent time here during a recent stay. I was using points to pay for the room so can't comment one way or another on the price. Easy to find, close to the subway, and we had an awesome view from our room. Wish our request for two beds instead of one had been met, and it was disappointing that there was only one working vending machine in the whole hotel,and it was only for soda. Didn't really feel like walking to the gas station next door with my seven year old when we wanted a snack. Also, although they did have a nice complimentary breakfast, there was not enough seating and we had to eat in our room. All in all, an okay stay, and would stay again, but would pack my own snacks next time and skip the breakfast in favor of the Dunkin Donut's down the block.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Mischi985
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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227 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 via mobile

We have given this hotel a 4 for a couple of reasons, the water pressure in the hotel is not as great as others I've stayed in and they didn't organise the breakfast room very well for the mass of German students that were there. The teacher basically used it as an office when people were queuing and I think the hotel could have done more to make sure the other customers weren't stood waiting whilst he gave out SIM cards to 30 kids. However the guy who kept all the food things filled did a great job!
The location could be better but for the price you pay I think it's ok. Close to subway and the garage next door had everything you'd need snack wise.
I wouldn't walk too far at night, we walked to the park by the water but it was a bit dodgy on the way back late on.
The bed was really comfy and I would recommend it to anyone who wanted good value but not to pay more to stay on Manhattan itself.
Great Chinese takeaway down the road where we got two meals and some spring rolls for $12! (Cheng's)

Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Surrey, Canada
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243 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

I thought this hotel was going to be super out of the way, but it worked out really well. Having the subway so close was really convenient, minutes to Manhattan. The room was pretty nice, very roomy for a basic room in New York. Breakfast was good, everything was good. So glad I found this hotel.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank chrisitout
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Columbia, Maryland
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28 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

This hotel is located in a working class neighborhood just one block from the Queensboro Plaza subway station. The rooms are average size and clean. The bed was great. The free breakfast is just OK. Few restaurants in the area. The big plus for this hotel is the location just one block and one stop away by train from Manhattan. If you are looking for a place that is not too pricey this hotel may be good for you. You will pay $75 to over $100 more per night to stay in a smiliar place in Manhattan.

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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Rueben2007
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Address: 40-34 Crescent Street, Long Island City, NY 11101
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Location: United States > New York > Queens > Long Island City
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Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Wheelchair access
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Ranked #19 of 26 Hotels in Long Island City
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Hotel Class:2.5 star — Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, New York City in Queens 2.5*
Number of rooms: 133
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