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“A pleasant surprise ...” 5 of 5 stars
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Sleep Inn - Long Island City
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   38-71 13th Street, Long Island City, NY 11101 (Formerly Howard Johnson Inn, Long Island City)   |  
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“A pleasant surprise ...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

I love New York and I usually stay in Manhattan and this time I had a find a place that was price friendly. Here is the breakdown:

LOCATION
I liked the location, super accessible on the F-train taking you in a few stops to Rockefellar, Bryant Park, Times Square, Grand Central, Union Square and more. 7-train, N-train, Q-train, M-train, R-train to Laguardia airport 24-hour service available on all stations. We caught our train at 3am to catch our 4am flight. Around the hotel at the corner there is a Latin, where you can get some good quality food at $10 for a big plate. A few steps in the opposite direction there is some good old fashion Chinese food and at the top of the street is a 24 hr convenience store. For healthier options, Subway Sandwiches. At the entrance of the F-train station is fried chicken place. It is true that it is in an industrial area, but I give a few years and it will get cleaned up as the Hampton Inn is around the corner and there was another building across the Sleep Inn being built. A lot will comment maybe late at night, it might be questionable to walk around late, but that can be anywhere. 5 out of 5.

SERVICE
Very friendly front desk. I really liked that they asked for feedback, that gave me the impression that they want to always improve. The cleaning staff was very efficient, always on time every morning doing their rounds and room was always clean and replenished with towels and toiletries. Breakfast was awesome, a very good selection to start the day. The breakfast area was always being cleaned and foods were constantly being replenished. I LOVED the bagels. I personally like hot foods such as eggs and sausages. 5 out of 5.

ROOMS
Very clean, loved the bed, loved the sheets
. It was a lot better than I expected. The Choice Hotels chain has really upgraded in decor with a contemporary design, king bed, flat screen tv's, in-room safe, closet with plenty of drawers. Complimentary shampoo, conditioner, lotion and soaps. Clean bathroom, spacious and up-to-date. 5 out of 5.

PRICE
Hotels are based on seasonality and during my stay from April 19-24 I was able to get a nightly rate of $120. I considered using sites such as AirBnb, Roomarama and etc, and paid between 80-100, I preferred the servicing of the room, the breakfast, the use of the gym, the use of the free wifi, I felt taken care of. 5 out of 5.


It was pleasant surprise and I would stay here again as it has really great value. In addition, I will very likely stay at another hotel part of the Choice Hotels chain. The chain keeps it simple and contemporary. I enjoyed New York yet again and I look forward to my next visit again, 2014. Enjoy!

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  • Stayed April 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

New hotel, rooms small but clean and in good condition. Neighborhood looks iffy, but hotel is just two minutes from subway and from Queensboro bridge, 10 minutes from Manhattan with all the parking space you may need. Breakfast buffet acceptable. Employees don't seem able to communicate well with guests. Will probably consider it for my next trip to NY.

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

This is a reasonably-priced alternative for a family trip to Manhattan. Only one block from subway. Neighborhood is light-industrial; did not seem dangerous but would not want to walk alone at night. Breakfast rooms too crowded for this many visitors, but the bagel shop one street over was great.

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

It's not a five star, but the room service and the rooms are very clean and good. People from front desk are very patient and friendly. The only problem is the neighborhood. I don't if it's safe to walk around after midnight. On the other hand they have a subway station very close to the hotel. I would be there again.

  • Stayed November 2012, 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

We went with our 2 teenage children & although not in the best area, was only 4 stops on tube to manhattan, good value. Ask for room on front of hotel above 5th floor, great views of manhattan.
Room was cleaned and serviced daily, breakfast was bagels doughnuts, cereal, fruit and yogurts with coffee &juices -great start to the day.
Was nice to get away from busy manhattan & better value.
Hotel just been taken over & gym was out of use, but we were too busy to think about this!!!
Would definitely return.

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Also Known As:
Howard Johnson Inn, Long Island City Hotel Long Island City
Howard Johnson Inn, Long Island City Hotel
Sleep Inn - Long Island City New York
Address: 38-71 13th Street, Long Island City, NY 11101 (Formerly Howard Johnson Inn, Long Island City)
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Location: United States > New York > Long Island City
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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
#6 Family Hotel in Long Island City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Sleep Inn - Long Island City 2*
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