Booking.com handled the electronic reservation, Amex guaranteed the rooms. Yet even with two heavyweights on our side, we did not get what we paid for. Two queen beds became one. The "city view" became a room overlooking the expressway; and it was a loud, busy expressway.
Breakfast was 7-9 am, but even at 8 am there was no milk for the cereal or coffee, no juice in the machine and lean pickings for the rest. The dining room (actually its the lobby and service entrance) attendant explained the delivery was late. We stayed there 3 nights. Breakfast did not improve. Cleaning staff were friendly, but missed things like the in-room coffee machine.
Free parking, but only 15 spots for 80 guests. Tip: get there early, and take the rooms in the back, they are infinitely quieter. Free shuttle if you have lots of time, but don't expect it to be there on schedule. Sort of a hit and miss.
- 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