Stayed three nights in a Whirlpool suite at the Country Inn in Queens. The room was large a spacious, with a good-sized plasma TV, coffee maker, microwave and a fridge.
The hotel is a block and a half from a subway station which is just a few minutes from Manhattan. One of the largest public housing projects of the US, Queensbridge, is three blocks from the hotel. For me this was fine, because I wanted to visit the neighborhood in which Nas grew up.
A major point for improvement would be the helpfulness of the staff. When I requested that my frequent flyer card be swiped for miles, the two people working the front desk acted as if they never heard of a such thing. In addition, they were quite impatient in explaining to other guests why they needed their credit card. Clearly, these guests had never prepaid a stay before, and weren't aware of the practice of using the card for incidentals only.
Breakfast was included in the price. Although it was self-served on paper plates, there was something for everyone. I suggest the hotel get waffle irons in which the waffles don't stick as much though.
I suggest the hotel improve the soundproofing. A lot of noise could be heard from the the hallway through the door.
Three free computer (they called it a business center) in the lobby was a nice surprise.
All in all, the unhelpful staff, if not ruined, then at least spoiled a good stay. Although the value for money was good, I still would not recommend staying at the Country Inn in Queens.
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