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TWA Hotel

One Idlewild Drive JFK International Airport, NY 11430-1962
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#41 of 146 hotels in Queens
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Property amenities
Valet parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Airport transportation
Conference facilities
Paid public parking nearby
Public wifi
Yoga room
Personal trainer
Coffee shop
Breakfast available
Poolside bar
Taxi service
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Rooftop terrace
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
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Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Interconnected rooms available
Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
Bottled water
Private bathrooms
Flatscreen TV
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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EJW3 wrote a review Apr 4
Southold, NY716 contributions327 helpful votes
The best thing about the TWA Hotel is the location. It is the only hotel actually located in JFK airport. It is connected to Terminal 5 (JetBlue) and has easy access to the other terminals through the AirTrain. The AirTrain station is located directly across the street, but it can also be reached through a more circuitous, but indoor route through the terminal. All the other “airport” hotels require a shuttle bus ride from the AirTrain’s hotel / rental car station. The hotel itself tries to recreate the TWA experience of the 1960’s and its fun in a Disney sort of way. And like Disney, the property seems to be very popular with families with kids. Our room was clean and comfortable. The staff were friendly and helpful. Overall, we had a nice stay the night before an early flight. We’ll stay there again when the need arises, but because of the location more than the decor.
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
zoobadger wrote a review Apr 2
Chicago, Illinois11 contributions2 helpful votes
If you're just passing through, or traveling on business, and want a comfortable place to sleep with the usual hotel amenities I'd recommend someplace else. But if you appreciate architecture, history, and love the smell of jet fuel in the morning, you'll love the TWA hotel. It wasn't busy when we arrived and we were in our room via the self check-in within minutes at noon. So I can't comment on the customer service in that regard. It might get ugly when they're busier. The common areas retain the original white tile which might look dirty. But it's original and not a surface that a contemporary architect would choose. Which is cool. Our room was spotless. But it is spartan. No ironing board, nowhere to store clothes or belongings, and no coffee in the room. The mini food court is exactly what I prefer. Panini's, pizzas, drinks, and other to-go food all day long. One of the restaurants was open and my teen son chuckled over the menu prices, wondering how a cheeseburger could possibly justify a $26 price tag. But the cheese pizza we ate earlier was a light meal for two and not bad at $15. He was annoyed that the very nice 55" Samsung TV didn't included Netflix. I was mildly annoyed that he couldn't cast his iPhone to the TV. You can clone the screen with your Samsung phone and it is a nice, big TV. The pool is lovely but was jam-packed with kids. There were A LOT of kids in general, so if you hate children, stay away. In fact, the hotel has a vintage Disneyland vibe, so if you do have kids, they'll love it. And food court is kid friendly. There are some legit complaints in the bad reviews, but mostly I'd say that a different hotel might have been a better choice for some of the travelers who didn't like the TWA hotel. It's a unique experience, and that's not always what you want or need while traveling. I should mention that my 13 year old son - who is an aviation and aircraft nerd - is in heaven here. Watching the jets come and go from the floor to ceiling windows alone is worth the cost for him. Also, it's got an advantage during the pandemic in that the seating in the extensive and varied common areas is inherently spacious. One not entire trivial quibble: why is the intelligentsia coffee kiosk closed?
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
Alishia wrote a review Mar 2021
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The hotel manager acts like she hates her job and also the guests. A simple question on whether it was possible to get a room earlier than the 4pm checkin lead to her unnecessarily yelling to not only me but the reception desk staff who sent us to her in the first place. It was really a degrading experience to be yelled at like that over a simple question about a room I had already paid for. It was just an inquiry and I did not argue with her whatsoever but she just seemed extremely agitated even before I spoke. I saw another guest post on here about a very rude manager not only to them but to other guests and I am not sure if it is the same lady but if it is, I think TWA should take action before she singlehandedly tanks your establishment. I will not be booking again and I do not recommend anyone who values their dignity to do the same.
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Traveled solo
Deborah L wrote a review Mar 2021
New York City, New York9 contributions2 helpful votes
What’s great about the place: Taking a step back to the 60s and staying at a themed hotel is fun. The runway rooms (#780) did have an awesome view. Vinny’s meat omelette was wonderful. What’s awful about the place: Shoddy housekeeping (we arrived to find a lot of dried blood on the bedding - a gross first for us), very skimpy pours on REALLY expensive drinks, the closed newsstand seems very odd and looks sad, there are no trash bins anywhere so empty containers laying everywhere looks dumpy and dirty, and, although not the hotel’s fault, the herds of kids squealing and running everywhere wasn’t our cup of tea.
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Traveled solo
Paulo d wrote a review Mar 2021
Fort Lauderdale, Florida184 contributions58 helpful votes
If you are landing in New York’s JFK airport and are transiting thru for the night before your next flight the next day then this is the hotel that you need to book: the TWA hotel. A little background first. Designed by Eero Saarinen and opened in 1962, the iconic structure has sat abandoned since 2001, when TWA went bankrupt. It was officially declared an NYC Landmark in 1994 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2005. In May of 2019, after months and years of planning, the TWA terminal finally reopened as the TWA Hotel. The hotel is easily accessed by the airport monorail. When entering the hotel, you will be in the main terminal’s lobby which looks the same as back then. The old check in area to the left as you enter is now the hotel’s check in and the old check in area to the right as you enter is now a cafe where you can order and sit inside or sit outside while enjoying your order. There is so much to write about this hotel that I strongly suggest that you take a complete tour of this magnificent old terminal. It will for sure bring you back in time. There is a restaurant called the Paris cafe and the hotel also has one of the most coolest bar.... the bar is outside the hotel where the tarmac use to be... the bar is an actual airplane, an actual TWA airplane that was refurbished, the bar is mine the less the famous TWA Connie, a Lockheed Super Constellation... Now how cool is that.. in the same area where the Connie is, there is a small ice skate rink. Hotel features a gym and an infinity pool overlooking the runways. The rooms are located in two different buildings connected to the old terminal. I was on the 2nd floor which is the street level. My room was very basic and very retro and lots of red color... Now, about your room windows, please be very aware that when you stand outside and look at the building where the rooms are, you can actually see everything from the outside so I suggest to lower your room curtains... Overhaul, I’ve truly enjoyed staying there.
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Traveled on business
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Frequently Asked Questions about TWA Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to TWA Hotel?
Nearby attractions include The Metropolitan Museum of Art Store (0.3 miles), New York Duty Free (DFS) (0.2 miles), and Kiehl's (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at TWA Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at TWA Hotel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at TWA Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at TWA Hotel?
Yes, a parking garage, paid public parking nearby, and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to TWA Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse, The Pool Bar, and Deep Blue Sushi.
Are there opportunities to exercise at TWA Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness center, and a yoga room during their stay.
Does TWA Hotel have an airport shuttle?
Yes, TWA Hotel offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are pets allowed at TWA Hotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does TWA Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at TWA Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.