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Howard Johnson Inn Queens
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Queens Village
Reviewed November 16, 2012

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed November 12, 2012

This HoJo was my home for eight nights in New York. Bus and subway (unlimited week card for $29) gets you to Manhattan in about an hour, the much more expensive LIRR in about half an hour. Using the first option almost every day is quite a journey, be prepared. Queen's Village itself is a bit Western-like and residential, but with a few convenience stores nearby. Some people might feel that the area is somewhat intimidating at night, but I felt rather safe and had no unpleasant experiences at all.

Checking in and out is your standard procedure, and the staff friendly. This was however the first time I've seen a hotel reception behind a solid glass window.

The room was on the larger side, with a huge bed. A refridgerator was also provided. Storage space was however limited to a small cupboard, which shouldn't be necessary. The AC's temperature setting didn't help much, and was too effective – keeping in on before going to bed and then turning it off proved to be the best option.

What was quite annoying was a distinct smell in the room, which came from the bathroom – and most probably the shower curtain which looked unwashed since it was bought. Apart from that the room, furniture and the hotel itself could use some maintenance and was a bit worn.

Breakfast was about non-existant. Toast and cereal, bananas and jam added on some days, and that's it. About every other day the coffee was empty, and an enquiry was needed to have it refilled – but which then was done rather quickly. Providing such a breakfast, I think they should skip breakfast altogether or make it better and optional.

In total, New York hotels are expensive and this is a cheap option if you're prepared for it. Apart from some annoyances it is ok, although I would consider returning carefully.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed November 9, 2012

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed October 26, 2012

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed October 21, 2012

From a personal standpoint, these rooms need an upgrade and better air quality because there was a lurking stench. (room and hallway) The chair in the room had cirgarette burns and was torn in several places. Not to mention, the rug was so dirty that it felt sticky to the touch. Luckily, the bed provided a comfortable sleep. P.S. If you have no intentions on using there safe, upon sign in, make sure you are not charged the additional $1.50.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed October 19, 2012

My room was not cleaned the first day of my stay at all. The stairwell is a liability and danger to guests with loose, rubberrized covering all the way down making it easy for someone to trip. My pillows were "flat" like cardboard. The staff were very friendly and nice. Breakfast was pretty limited and of poor quality.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed October 15, 2012

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Address: 22016 Jamaica Ave, Queens Village, NY 11428-2141
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Location: United States > New York > Queens > Queens Village
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Queens Village
Price Range: $197 - $288 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Howard Johnson Inn Queens 2*
Number of rooms: 53
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Brand new hotel in Queens, New York. Only minutes from Manhattan by LIRR train only one block away from the hotel. Well decorated interior and maintained rooms at competitive prices. Minutes from JFK and LGA airports. Complementary breakfast, Wi-Fi internet and free car parking. Close to shopping and Belmont race track. ... more   less 
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