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Sleep Inn - Long Island City
Ranked #7 of 31 Hotels in Long Island City
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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37 reviews
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“Great folks, great view”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2013

One of the problems with staying in Manhattan is that you can't see it. Try for a room here with a view of the city. Long Island City is one of the up-and-coming neighborhoods: there was an art gallery opening up across from the hotel. True, there's not much to do in this neck of the woods, but it's a 5-minute walk to the subway.

Staff here is friendly, and the place is clean and tidy. It's a great cheap alternative to staying in the city.

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2013

The Rooms are clean, a bit small but hey, that's New York.

Breakfast was good, not to big, but good enough to start the day.

Location is ok, you have a 3 minutes walk to the Metro and Manhattan is just one stop away. It was very silent as the Hotel is in a small street with no through traffic. When you come home in the night, after a nice day in Manhattan, the neighborhood is a Little bit spooky, we were not 100% comfortable with it... but we are from Europe and I am not quiet sure, if we just overestimated it, as there was absolutely no Problem or anything similar.

The corridors very very cold, you nearly freeze on your way from and to the room, the AC seems to run on fullthrottle.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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New York
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2013

Its a good place to stay if you want to visit NewYork in terms if price, location and service. Close to subway connecting to NewYork. No good restaurants close by, so eat in NewYork. Costumer service if very good.


  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2013

I had been planning to come to NY since Feb. to do something very unpleasant.... to move out all my belongings from my childhood home in Elmhurst. I have been living in another country and was not allowed to stay in the home that I grew up in. To be honest, the Sleep Inn was not the first, second or third choice , but I am so happy that I ended up staying there. I ended up staying 6 nights and this stay made my whole stay in NY a much better experience. This hotel has almost everything that you can ask for...the rooms are clean....the hotel staff are fantastic, especially Steven and Zaib ( I hope I spelled that correctly). These guys deserve a HUGE raise because they understand what great customer service is. It's because of these 2 guys that I would definitely stay here again and recommend this hotel to all my friends. This is now my "NY home" whenever I come!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2013

Life…I wonder…will it take me under…I dunno…

As you cross over the Queensboro Bridge into the world’s largest and most notorious projects you may feel like you followed the wrong directions. You didn’t. Welcome to Queensbridge.

You know your trip is off to a good start as the first building you see, located directly under the bridge, is a strip club. Just a few blocks away, sticking out above the surrounding project buildings, chop shops, pawn shops, and liquor stores, is the Sleep Inn.

The hotel itself is nice. So if you can get over the surrounding area and the amount of shootings that take place in that particular area, its not a bad deal. If someone tries to rob you, tell them you know Nas, it won’t hurt. Whatever you do, don’t run around shouting “The Bridge Is Over!!!” or play KRS-1 too loudly.

One of the keys to staying in this hotel is making sure you park your car in the underground garage. I dunno if you want to leave your car on the street all night, unless you like cinderblocks better than tires. The hotel had about 25 spots underground, first check in first serve, so try to get there in time to secure a spot.

The location is pretty great, with Manhattan just a few minutes away across the bridge. You could probably walk there or take the subway, but I wouldn’t recommend either option.

The best way to get to the city is to walk 1 block to the main road and hail down a cab. Just be sure to say hello to Celo-Catra, the alley cat that lives in the cellar of the corner store. Or, if that 1 block walk (can be scary at night), is too far, the front desk will call you a towncar which is 2x the price of a real cab.

It seemed like most of the people staying in this hotel were not from America, and I’m guessing most American’s understood the location was not ideal for safety.

Oh, they have free continental breakfast. Eggs, cereal, OJ, and some bagels. Some other stuff. The hotel also has free internet too, which is nice. The lobby is great, the rooms are small but nice, the “king” beds are smaller than normal. There is a typical small hotel workout room. Basically the hotel is cool, and makes you forget where you are.

As for where to get things in the neighborhood, you can get some beer in a brown paper bag at the corner store, there is a Subway food place there too. Other than that its all chop shops. We walked several blocks down the road to get liquor, and passed 1 or 2 shady food places. The best closest place to walk to (past the project buildings) is the Bell Aire Diner up in Astoria which is like a 20 minute walk. Just be sure to not look directly into the eyes of what we call the "trash rummagers" who hang out all day behind the hotel sifting through garbage.

Our group walked the streets during the day, hung out on the corner at night, and I even walked the streets alone at 2am to that special place under the bridge, and I was fine...luckily...

So if you want to save about $100+ a night, don’t mind the occasional gunshot wound, and are traveling in a large group, stay in Long Island City’s finest hotel. Don’t bring your family here.

I had a great time…LIC 4 Lyfe.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Sleep Inn - Long Island City
Address: 3871 13th St, Long Island City, NY 11101-6119 (Formerly Howard Johnson Inn, Long Island City)
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Location: United States > New York > Queens > Long Island City
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Long Island City
#3 Business Hotel in Long Island City
#3 Romantic Hotel in Long Island City
#3 Family Hotel in Long Island City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Sleep Inn - Long Island City 2*
Number of rooms: 100
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Conveniently located 3 minutes from the F train on 21st-Queensbridge. Free continental breakfast, with dining space available at all times. Each room is equipped with High speed internet, Cable television, a working safe and coffee maker. 24 Hour gym is available on the ground floor. ... more   less 
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