I had to stay 3 nights here with my 5 year old. We were visiting a sick relative and didn't have a choice on when we visited, and we had to share a king bed as that was the only room available and most other hotels were booked. I did ask about a double bed room at check in and was cut off and told they were booked full.
Ok, that's fine, a king is what I reserved. But what I found surprising was, there was some sort of men's group - I would say sports team or something like that, occupying 5 or 6 rooms on our floor. At the end of the hall, there are 4 rooms all grouped together. In our case, this was our room, and this men's group occupied the other 3 rooms. The stairwell was also at this end of the hall.
Well, every morning, these guys all got up at 4:30am, and used that stairwell to go in and out several times. The door slammed, they talked loudly, and the walls were so thin, they might as well have been in the room with us. My 5 year old woke up at least an hour earlier than normal every morning we were there.
I've never managed a hotel, but I would think you would not chose to put a woman and a small child in the middle of the same block of rooms these men had reserved. But what do I know?
Beyond that, the room we were in was tiny. There was enough space for one person to walk around the bed and that was it. There was no closet, only a very narrow wardrobe (maybe 15 inches wide) in one corner next to the bed. No suitcase stand - there was no room for one to even fit in the room. This is a typical New York City size hotel, but this wasn't Manhattan and I expected more.
It backs an old Staten Island landfill - don't worry, it's not piles of trash. Grass has grown in over the top of it.
Breakfast was fine - eggs, cereal, waffles, fruit, yogurt etc
The shuttle no longer runs to the Staten Island ferry, so if you're thinking about staying here and going into the city, you'll have to take the city bus to the ferry.
The neighborhood was typical Staten Island, but I wouldn't have walked around after dark.
Honestly, unless you have to stay on Staten Island, stay elsewhere in general, but I wouldn't recommend this hotel either if you do stay on Staten Island.
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- The Staten Island Comfort Inn is conveniently situated in the heart of Staten Island, one of NYC's boroughs. Our ideal location is close to Newark Liberty Int'l. Airport and northern New Jersey's main business corridor. Comfort In provides complimentary Shuttle service to Staten Island Ferry and local area. The shuttle is operation with limited hours. Free parking, proximity as well to the Staten Island Ferry across to Downtown Manhattan makes this a perfect business travel selection. The Art & Science Museum is rich in its varied collection of the arts and and historical objects. Historic Richmond Town, a restored village and museum complex devoted to life on Staten Island; National Lighthouse Museum, Staten Island Zoo, Richmond County Bank Ballpark Home of the Staten Island Yankees, John A. Noble Maritime Collection. All are within easy reach.Accommodations offer: Free wi-fi Internet, Free 24-hour coffee and tea, on-site parking and Fitness center. Your Morning Breakfast features full hot/cold delicious options, making breakfast at the Comfort Inn the perfect way to start your day. Free local calls, access to the business center equipped with computers,copy and fax services. ... more less
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