We arrived after midnight as our flight was delayed, and our first impression was a dark street in a seedy neighbourhood. It was the first time that we were staying outside Manhattan, and we were afraid that we would be too far from the action and waste time on transport. We could not be more wrong. Despite the late hour, we were warmly greeted by the night reception, and our room was waiting for us. The room was clean and had a comfortable king-bed, a desk, and a clean bathroom. The neighbourhood looked quite different the next morning. The hotel is very close to the Queensborough Plaza metro, which takes you to Grand Central or 42nd Street just as fast as if you had stayed at a Manhattan hotel at a much higher rate.
The complimentary breakfast is typical coffee, fruit, cereal and pastry. Nothing fancy, but OK to start the day. Seating was limited, but I saw guests taking breakfast up to their rooms.
The staff was very friendly and helpful. We could print our boarding passes;store our luggage until our departure in the evening. Also staying here means that you are much closer to JFK international airport, and therefore cut cost of hiring a cab.
We were happy to have stayed at this Comfort Inn, and can warmly recommend it as a good budget option for a visit to New York.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Comfort Inn - Long Island City is located at the base of the famed Queensboro/59th st. bridge that connect Queens to Manhattan. We are just minutes away from Midtown Manhattan. We are located just 1 block away from NYC Subways - which is the best way to get around NYC. Located just 7 miles from LGA and 12 miles from JFK. A great way to stay in NYC without having to pay the high Manhattan prices. Free Wi-Fi, Free Breakfast, Complimentary use of Business Center and Fitness Center, Free Newspapers, Iron/Ironing boards, In-room Safe, In-room coffee makers all come standard with your room. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Comfort Inn Hotel Long Island City
- Long Island City Comfort Inn
- Comfort Inn Long Island City, New York