The good news is: This is about the cheapest advertised price brand name hotel that you can find in the area via web aggregators. It is in a safe neighborhood with lots of cheap good Asian food nearby. It is four short blocks from the end of the number 7 train which goes to Times Square. The desk staff is gracious. This is a new building and the rooms are very clean. As a result, this property is free from the bedbug epidemic in older, more central properties. The neighborhood is quiet and safe and many opportunities for cheap massage are nearby. From my room (704) I had a very nice view of the city.
The bad news: Hotels.com advertised a complementary shuttle from LGA. I see that they already have taken that notice down. It is only a $15 cab ride, but I waited in line for 80 minutes to get that cab. The wireless is free but profoundly unreliable; I had to steal from someone nearby. That view? Well it will cost you, because you have no control over the AC and the afternoon will raise the heat well over 110 degrees. If you take your key out of the in-room slot, the AC goes off. If you leave it in while you are out, housekeeping will take it out for you. It takes a good six hours to cool the room down, and then you cannot turn the AC off. There are no extra blankets.
Also, be aware that Hotels.com will do a bait and switch on the price. I ended up paying $50 per night higher than the advertised fee.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Red Roof Inn Flushing is located in the heart of downtown. We are minutes away from USTA National Tennis Center (home of the US Open), Shea Stadium, downtown Manhattan and LaGuardia Airport. Guests may relax at the Botanical Gardens, Flushing Meadows Park, or enjoy a city tour of Manhattan. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Red Roof Inn Flushing Hotel Flushing