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La Quinta Inn Queens New York City
Ranked #32 of 34 Hotels in Long Island City
Reviewed May 2, 2013

The hotel gets 4 stars (well I guess technically 4 circles) for its location and value for the money. The subway, which will take you to grand central, bryant park, and times square in 15-20 minutes, is 2 blocks from the hotel. You can see the Empire State Building and the Chrysler Building when you're walking back to the hotel from the subway. There are also a bunch of restaurants nearby, a CVS, and the area is very safe. I felt confident and secure as a petite woman walking back from the subway at night. Even though the hotel is by the elevated subway tracks, I didn't notice much train noise or street noise. For a price that's lower than anything you'll find in Manhattan, you get a clean room with a refrigerator, that's a decent size in a quiet location.

The negatives: the wifi was a little slow, especially at night. There was a mediocre selection at breakfast. Both of these amenities were free, and they definitely sufficed, so I can't really complain too much. There was also an awkward setup in the lobby. You will have to drag your luggage up some stairs to get to the elevator. The A/C unit in the room was pretty loud. Luckily I didn't have to use it too often during my trip.

The positives definitely outweighed the negatives. This hotel is good for people who are looking for a no frills hotel that will provide you with a clean and safe place to stay while you're exploring New York, and it won't completely empty out your wallet.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed April 30, 2013

not the worst but close! the first problem with this place is the doors slam shut, hard. everytime someone leaves they slam enough to shake the walls!when i brought it to the attention of the front desk they look at you like you are crazy?.......the floors are quite dirty that my daughters were disgusted to walk on the floor with their slippers! the breakfast was low quality.when i asked the guy for orange juice he said the sunny delite was O.J.? the cereal was stale....next time i will spend more and feel more comfortable !

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Reviewed April 28, 2013

This is a very reasonably priced hotel with good sized clean rooms & friendly staff. Our room had a large TV and refridgerator.

The location is quiet and next to the No. 7 (Local) subway - use either 33rd Street or 40th Street. There is a shop in the garage next door & a diner and takeaway close by.

We will definately use this hotel again.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 26, 2013

This place did have in its favor the price, a good continental breakfast and are very close to a Subway stop. And those are about the only good things I can say about the place.
We are still waiting on an extra pillow since they went with a mini version of a pillow. We calling to make the reservation and requesting a roll away cot, calling to confirm the reservation we requested a roll away cot, called day of the reservation to say we’d check in late we requested a roll away cot; when we checked in we did not get a roll away cot. The operators/staff will talk to each other in a foreign language right in front of you, when they both speak English.
Over all, I would never recommend this place to anyone. I’d suggest finding another motel.

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  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed April 24, 2013

We stayed for 6 nights and it was a great choice. Just two blocks from the "7" subway, 15 minutes ride to Manhattan/Times Square. The room was nice, had a good sleep with almost no street noise. Breakfast was good, the wi-fi connection was also good, and the staff is very polite and helpful. I would recommend it.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 22, 2013

Our room was on the side of the hotel, away from Queens Blvd., and on the first level above street level. I didn't hear any street noise during the night.

The room was clean and adequately equipped.

The curtains that we could close did not block as much light as I prefer. The decorative drapes that simply hang down at the side of the window were blackout drapes, so we jerry-rigged them (using a keyring and the pocket-hook of a pen) to meet in the middle of the window and block out most of the light. If you are concerned about it being very dark when you sleep, I recommend bringing some safety pins to do the same. It was quite dark and restful then.

Breakfast ends at 10 on the dot, and we missed it. (Hey, it was dark in the room.) The coffeemaker in the room didn't work all that well. We got coffee and breakfast at Pete's Diner a block away.

It isn't glamorous. But the room was clean, adequate, relatively convenient, and it didn't break the bank.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 19, 2013

Location is good and close to subway. Staff are polite & helpful. Room was acceptable standard, clean and quiet on 4th floor. Breakfast was perfectly adequate although not always enough seats. Free wifi was useful. Only criticism was the rubbish on tv but I guess that was not the fault of the hotel. Maybe I was lucky but I really don't have any complaints.

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Address: 3718 Queens Blvd, Long Island City, NY 11101-1726
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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 ) Free Parking Room Service Wheelchair access
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Ranked #32 of 34 Hotels in Long Island City
Price Range: $92 - $175 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — La Quinta Inn Queens New York City 2.5*
Number of rooms: 100
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