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BEST WESTERN Plaza Hotel
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   3934 21st Street, Long Island City, NY 11101   |  
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Ranked #12 of 26 Hotels in Long Island City
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013 via mobile

There's street parking and the hotel provides its own parking, first come first serve basics. The rooms are small but updated and clean. 2 blocks from subway. Breakfast was great, above the typical hotel breakfast. The only weird I've noticed we're the flat tires on the street parked cars. I got a flat tires and so did other car around me.

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 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
    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

Stay here 11 nights! Great find and good value for money! Daily room clean meant standard was kept high throughout! Only downside is area but very good access to manhattan via subway! Really good if you on a budget would recommend this hotel!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service

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Laconia, New Hampshire
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013

was a good room reasonable rate for the area i would go back there if i needed to depending on my situation and location at the time but we'll see how it goes you never know newyork is a huge town with many options

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

No parking place for your car, average amenities and mechanical answers to your questions. Great location though. They insisted on keeping a copy of my driving license which to me is a violation of privacy. Check it by all means for verifying a person's credentials or for security purposes but keeping a copy of it is uncalled for. Did not get adjacent rooms (our 2nd room was 2 floors above) inspite of booking in advance and specifying it too. Average at best.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

I stayed at the Best Western Hotel for a week in December with my spouse. I really enjoyed my trip in New York.

Hotel was GREAT! Location is excellent for travelers (and for everyone, in fact). Only a few hundred meters to the subway and 10-15 minutes to Manhattan. I highly recommend the MetroCard. It's only 29 $/week and you can use it unlimitedly. Very handy!

The area near the hotel is okay: apartment buildings and a few shops (e.g. Subway and a little grocery shop, where you can buy beverages, stamps, bread rolls, candy...). Traffic can be a bit noisy at night, but I didn't mind.

Hotel is nice and clean. Some guests next door very quite the party animals and were noisy. (=Walls are thin. Get earplugs if you can't handle noise.)

Breakfast was decent: toast, bagels, cereal, donuts, apples, bananas, coffee, tea, yogurt etc. I liked it! Breakfast area can get crowded around 8-10 a.m. so if you want a place to sit while eating, come early!

If you are looking for a good hotel near everything, book this one! :)

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

stayed in Best Western Plaza over the Christmas period and found the hotel a good alternative to more expensive Manhattan hotels. Location is great, a block away from metro station and 3stops takes you to Central Park, 4 stops to Rockefeller Center.
The hotel itself wasn't of great quality, but the room was pretty good, good size, clean and comfortable.
Staff at reception was helpful, had no problem changing a room, when had issue with the first one.
Two let downs of this hotel is breakfast and WiFi.
The breakfast place is very small, only have about 10 tables for a hotel of 10 floors, so you will have to wait when hotel is busy.
The selection is not too varied,only have pastries, doughnuts, pancake and a scrambled eggs, but no cheese or a bit of cold meat.
You get the code for WiFi at checkin, but the network is full quite often, leaving you without connection.
Overall you get what you paying for, nothing fancy, but convenient stay close to the action.
Oh and if you lucky, you got a view to Manhattan from the room.

Room Tip: stay away from rooms next to ice cube machine, those machines are pretty noisy
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 3934 21st Street, Long Island City, NY 11101
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Location: United States > New York > Queens > Long Island City
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#9 Romantic Hotel in Long Island City
#10 Family Hotel in Long Island City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — BEST WESTERN Plaza Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 121
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to the BEST WESTERN Plaza Hotel, where guests will find friendly customer service and superior accommodations at an affordable price. Located just five minutes from public transportation to Manhattan this Long Island City hotel features well-appointed guest rooms with cable satellite television and free wireless high-speed Internet access. The Friendly staff at the BEST WESTERN Plaza Hotel is ready to ensure a memorable stay in Long Island ... more   less 
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