I recently stayed for 4 nights at the Quality Inn in Long Island City, Queens, NY, and had a very nice stay. Normal rack rate from choice hotels web site lists this hotel at around $150.00 per night for 1 person. Using a discount code I was able to bring my room cost down to $97.75 per night for 2 nights, and $89.25 per night for my other 2 nights, total room cost for my room booked via choice hotels web site was $443.16 including taxes. Not bad for a 4 night stay in New York City! This sure beats the $200 to $350 per night for the same comparable room in Manhattan!
I stayed in room 302 on the 3rd floor. I had a queen size bed that was comfortable. The room also had a small refrigerator and a flat screen TV. The room was small, but, it was perfectly fine for me. I had no problems at all to report, and the room was very clean, with housekeeping cleaning the room each day. The staff was very pleasant and helpful. They also had some breakfast items in the morning, but, I didn't take advantage of this, due to getting in late and sleeping in past breakfast time.
Travel to Manhattan is very convenient with the 39th ave subway stop 1 block away for the N and Q trains. Travel to Manhattan from this station is 2 stops away. 1st stop in Manhattan is the Lexington Ave / 53rd St station. Times Square / 42nd St station is a total of 6 stops from the 39th ave station near the Hotel (approx 15 minute travel time).
Alternate to Manhattan - 4 blocks south of the 39th Ave Station is the Queens Plaza station for the E, M and R trains.
I felt safe in this area, day and late night. Late night, I used the 39th ave station, getting back to the hotel around 2:00a.m.
I would highly recommend this hotel for anyone looking for an affordable alternative to the costly hotels in Manhattan, with easy subway access 24 hours a day to Manhattan.
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