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Hotels convenient to LaGuardia in case of delays?

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Hotels convenient to LaGuardia in case of delays?

In case my return flight is cancelled I'm compiling a list of possible places to stay on Thursday Nov 1. I'm flying out of LaGuardia. I know most of these are fine but I'm not sure about some of them. Hopefully this is going to be a "sleep and get up to go back to the airport" stay so subway access isn't really a concern. I just want to be in a decent area and if I can walk to a nearby restaurant/diner or bodega, that would be a plus. I realize the Pan Am is a true "airport hotel." I have such a long list because I figure a lot of other people will be in the same boat. Are any of these BAD choices? I fly out in the morning so not a lot of time to research.

Pan American (have seen this recommended here before)

Holiday Inn Express - Maspeth

Four Points Sheraton - LIC (know this one is ok, too)

Quality Inn LIC

Hotel Vetiver - Have actually stayed here before. Don't really want to repeat.

Country Inn & Suites LIC (know this one is ok)

Holiday Inn LIC (pretty sure this is in the same area as the other LIC hotels)

Quality Inn Woodside - Queens

Howard Johnson's LIC

Wyndham LIC

Best Western Plaza LIC

Hampton Inn LaGuardia

Edited: 5:01 pm, October 27, 2012
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1. Re: Hotels convenient to LaGuardia in case of delays?

Also,

Ramada Inn LIC.

Hotel Q - LIC

Z Hotel - LIC

Queens, NY
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2. Re: Hotels convenient to LaGuardia in case of delays?

Holiday Inn Express - Maspeth - Too far from airport & public transit

Howard Johnson's LIC - Not a great location within LIC

Wyndham LIC - Less convenient to public transit than some other LIC hotels but near a really cool strip of restaurants

Best Western Plaza LIC - Same as Howard Johnson above

Hampton Inn LaGuardia - Absolutely nothing nearby to walk to, but practically IN the airport

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3. Re: Hotels convenient to LaGuardia in case of delays?

Thanks so much, I've crossed HoJo's, Maspeth and Best Western Plaza off the list and put a star by the Wyndham.

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4. Re: Hotels convenient to LaGuardia in case of delays?

Oh, also a car service for Queens? I used Dial 7 last time but maybe there's a better one suited to that area?

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5. Re: Hotels convenient to LaGuardia in case of delays?

Look at the hotels in downtown Flushing (zip code 11354) -- you can get to LGA from many of them on the bus.

Go to Google Maps, zoom in on that area (centered on Main Street and Roosevelt Avenue), and put "hotels" in the search box.

Edited: 5:38 pm, October 27, 2012
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6. Re: Hotels convenient to LaGuardia in case of delays?

Thanks, I'll take a look at those.

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7. Re: Hotels convenient to LaGuardia in case of delays?

I'm with GWB here, if you want to be near the airport, be near the airport. The LIC ones you mention are often suggested for entire trip stays, but they're really not that much more convenient just for flight out status.

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8. Re: Hotels convenient to LaGuardia in case of delays?

I wouldn't just stockpile a list...I'd make a reservation at whichever one would let you cancel at the latest possible time...e.g. 4 pm date of arrival...what's the point of making a list if when you need them they are full? Make a reservation now.

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9. Re: Hotels convenient to LaGuardia in case of delays?

For LIC, Hoyt car service (718) 204-5861

For Flushing, Caprice (718) 460-3434

These are the best in those two neighborhoods.

And others are right: the cluster of hotels around the Main Street stop in Flushing is an excellent choice for LGA stays. It's all close to the airport and in a compact, walkable neighborhood of excellent restaurants.

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10. Re: Hotels convenient to LaGuardia in case of delays?

Warmwinds ( # 8) is correct. The hotels are going to fill up in a blink of an eye. Guests who are already there will not be checking out. Find a place and make a reservation.