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Super 8 Long Island City LGA Hotel
Ranked #25 of 33 Hotels in Long Island City
Reviewed October 4, 2008

If you are wanting to stay at a motel that promotes prostitution then this is the place for you.

To start out with this motel does not have an elevator so if you are elderly, have a hard time climbing stairs or are in a wheel chair, you have to climb the stairs.

Now to the real reason for my review. We were set to check out at 6:00am and were ready and waiting down in the lobby for a cab when this young man walks in and goes up to the desk and asks for a room. Shortly after that a young women walks in and stands next to the wall. The clerk tells the man the price and the man says I only want the room for 4hrs. The clerk says it will be 10mins and this guy proceeds over to where the young women was and they start making out against the wall. About 2mins later another young couple walks in and requests a room for a couple of hours. So I'm thinking I spent almost $200 a night, with room rate and hotel tax, to patronize a hotel that rents rooms to prostitutes. It made me wonder what kind of disease I was sleeping with in my room. The really sad thing is these girls didn't look older than 18 and this hotel is right across the street from Long Island High School.

I contacted the headquarters of Super 8 Motel and they just referred me to the Motel manager. Like that's going to do any good.

On another note if you decide to stay at this motel and need a cab, call Yellow Cab yourself to request a pick up. They called us an independent person that couldn't even find the terminal to the airport and then charged us double what Yellow Cab would've charged.

Being a tourist, and not wanting to spend an arm and a leg to stay in a motel, I thought Super 8 Motel would be a good choice. Next time I'll read the reviews and based on how the headquarters of Super 8 Motel didn't care about my experience I won't be staying at any Super 8 Motel again.

  • Stayed: September 2008, traveled with family
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Reviewed May 23, 2008

we booked a week in this motel off the internet. we thought it was in new york as the address was broadway. we were gutted to find that we had made a mistake and booked long island. when we got there we were happy with the room and happy with the location to the tube which was just up the road. there were restaurants near by and it had a small village type feel. it didnt take long to get into newyork and i would stay there again. the room was typical travel inn type room. clean tidy and had everything you need for a comfortable nights sleep. no bugs insite! it was also cheeper than anything else we had seen. good value. eight of us went and none of us had a complaint. on the last day our flight was after 5 at night. although we had to be out of our rooms at 11ish they kept 8peoples luggage locked in a room for us all day free of charge. all in all i would recomend it to any budget traveller.

  • Stayed: May 2008, traveled with friends
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7  Thank bankrupt2
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Reviewed September 25, 2007

Just returned last night. Will never stay there again and plan to report the isssues that we had with AAA. We had two, two queen bed rooms. The set up is great. Two beds in seperate rooms with a bath and a half. First night there was a mouse in our room. No wonder, the housekeeping staff left their cart outside the room every night with trash hanging on it. Second night found a roach crawling up the wall in the second room and a bug under the pillow of one of the beds. Yesterday morning, after getting out of bed, found a bug crawling on the sheets. Killed the bug and a lot of bright, red blood squirted out. Obviously the bug was some sort of blood sucker. Don't know if it was a bed bug or not because of its size (I think it was too big). One of the ladies that was with us has some sort of "rash" on her leg just above her sock line and she slept in her socks every night. There was really nothing we could do once we were there because if we had tried to find somewhere else to stay who knows what we would have had to pay. We just kept thinking that we are only here to sleep. But the bug yesterday morning did me in.

Stayed: September 2007
9  Thank GrannyJude
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Reviewed May 5, 2007

Had heard mixed reviews about super 8 motel...but this hotel was super value for money - $770 for 1 week double room. including breakfast (basic breakfast of cereal,pastries/croissants,coffee & juice)

The hotel is extremely well connected - its about 10 minutes walk from The N,R,W tube line which is about 3 stops from manhatten and about 5/6 stops from times square - the tubes were very very frequent. There is a frequent bus outside the hotel (Q104) which runs up broadway and drops you off at the tube station this takes less than 5mins. a seven MTA day pass is $24 which gives unlimited bus/tube/tramway rides

The hotel is on Broadway (long island city) which is a bustling street of gorgeous greek restaurants/pastrie places/breakfast places. the hotel is about 3 blocks from this activity. BROADWAY had the best breakfast places at lots-o-bagels which is just before the entrance to the tube stop. Sacs was also nice.

The hotel was opposite a high school but we saw no trouble and did not feel intimidated at all when coming or going. Some reports had claimed this area was bad - but the area felt safe even at 1am. it was always busy and well lit and i never saw one bit of trouble.

Don't expect anything special from the room...a basic room with basic features ie fridge,microwave,own bathroom - no elevator though but unlimited very hot water, excellent air con. i can't believe this place is not more popular as its in an up and coming area which is well connected. for 800$ you struggle to get a dorm in manhattan whereas 10mins from manhatten you can stay in your own private room...customer service was good...checkout was at 12pm yet the receptionist let us keep out bags in a different room until 1:30.

Budget certainly not luxury but if i ever get a chance to return to new york and i still can't bring my self to part with 2000$ for a times square room i'll be checking into super 8.

Stayed: April 2007
9  Thank matty-os
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Reviewed October 12, 2006

We needed a place to park our car and small motorcycle trailer while we visited the city.
They had limited parking but got us right in no problem.
Make sure the rate you booked is the same before you give them your credit card had a small problem but it was quickly fixed by the owner.
Rooms were very nice and med to large in size.
Overall very good place to stay and nice shopping all around the motel.....Great price under 100 per night then.

Stayed: October 2006
8  Thank Playgr0und
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  • Stayed: September 2017, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 6, 2017
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  • Stayed: May 2017, traveled as a couple
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Address: 31-62 14th St, Long Island City, NY 11106-4810
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Location: United States > New York > Queens > Long Island City
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Free Breakfast Free Parking Wheelchair access
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Ranked #25 of 33 Hotels in Long Island City
Price Range: $118 - $272 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Super 8 Long Island City LGA Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 29
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