Got a cheap price on Hotwire for 70 dollars a night, then when we checked in realized that this is really a 2 star hotel, not like a real Red Roof Inn. Only one garbage receptacle in the room, shower curtain didn't close so water dripped on floor, and mattress was very hard. Thin bed covering so had to crank up the heat. Threadbare towels.
The reason why there are so many reviews here is that the staff encourage customers to submit reviews, of course in a positive fashion, so don't believe everything you read here about how wonderful it is, especially from reviewers who have written only one review.
I agree with previous reviews that it is a long walk to the 40 st Lowry subway station, about 15 minutes. Hourly shuttle service stops at 7 pm. Need to let front staff know you are going on shuttle. There is no business center, just a computer in the lobby that you have to pay to use. The free wifi is really slow and kicks you out constantly. The continental breakfast is typical of the lower end chain motels. Maids were friendly. Russian lady stern.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Centrally located hotel near the Midtown Tunnel, just four miles from Manhattan off the Long Island Expressway (LIE) Rt. 495 and Brooklyn Queens Expressway (BQE), Rt. 278. The hotel is located 5.2 miles from La Guardia Airport (LGA)/ 9.8 miles from John F. Kennedy Airport (JFK). We are at a walkable distance to many popular restaurants serving local cuisine. Hop and skip to Manhattan, Times Square, Statue of Liberty, Empire State, Wall Street, Brooklyn, Broadway, CITI Field and Yankee Stadium and many points of interest daily by the #7 train which is just 3 blocks from the hotel. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Holiday Inn Express Queens
- Holiday Inn Queens
- Holiday Inn Long Island City
- Long Island City Holiday Inn
- Red Roof Inn Long Island City, New York