After having read some of the negative reviews on TripAdvisor, I was a little worried about what to expect upon arrival at the Quality Inn Woodside. However, since we (my husband & I) were only using the hotel as a base to visit Manhattan, we went ahead with the booking. Here are the key points from our 4 night stay:
Room: We were on the 5th floor overlooking Queens Blvd (and the cemetery across the road, lol). Room was clean, carpets slightly worn. Vending machine with sodas and water was right beside our room, which was convenient. The room was cleaned every day, and there were always fresh linens and toiletries. Refrigerator was not cold, as some other reviewers pointed out, but we never used it so it wasn’t an issue. The complimentary wifi in the room was definitely a bonus.
Location: The hotel is less than 2 blocks away from the 52nd St subway stop (7 line), 20 mins into Times Square, very very convenient. If you’re looking for an affordable alternative to hotels in Manhattan, and plan on mainly taking the subway, then this hotel should be on your list of considerations.
Food: We didn’t eat breakfast at the hotel, so I can’t comment on this. There were way too many options in NYC to eat at the hotel! One tip though, if it’s late at night, you can order from Pete’s Grill (free and quick delivery, very good food and decent prices). You can get a menu from the Front Desk. There are also some great restaurants in the Woodside area, SriPraPhai Thai restaurant (spicy!), and Donovan’s Pub for great old-fashioned burgers.
Staff: The front desk staff was very helpful and pleasant. They provided subway maps and general information, and check in and checkout were super easy.
General: There's only one elevator, so it may be slow at times. Also, the hotel will provide a cab to JFK at a flat fare of $40. If you don't want to use the hotel cab, you'll have to call one yourself or hail one on the street.
Overall, we had a very good experience at the Quality Inn Woodside and would stay here again if we were staying outside of Manhattan
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