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“Absolutey the WORST hotel/motel experience ever”
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Metro Motel
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Metro Motel
Ranked #3 of 3 Hotels in Woodside
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minneapolis, mn
Reviewed August 25, 2005

As soon as we got off the plane, I called Metro Motel to request that they send a shuttle out to the airport to pick us up, because they advertise a "free 24 hour shuttle service to and from Laguardia Airport" all over their website. The man who answered the phone told me that they "don't do that anymore". So after forking out an unexpected 32 dollars for a cab ride to the motel, we soon realized upon arriving there that this neighborhood was not nearly as "quaint" as they had advertised. Folks, picture the worst neighborhoood you could ever imagine, and multiply it by ten. Only then will you come close to the neighborhood in which the Metro Motel is located. After contemplating for several minutes whether not to stay there, my girlfriend and I decided that we probably should, seeing as it was nearly 10 pm, and we didn't really feel safe braving the surrounding area looking for another hotel at that time. It was then that the man at the front desk told me that he didn't have a room for us because they "don't take reservations by credit card", even though we had successfully booked our room through their website by using a credit card. After a long and ridiculous ordeal, he found our reservation and we went to our room. The rooms, if you can't tell by reading the previous reviews were atrocious. Stained carpets, trash in the hallways, a bathroom door that didn't close, a tv that didn't work, stains on the bed, shampoo bottles that had clearly been opened, dirty towels, and much more. Needless to say, we were out of there the next morning.

Folks, take any measure you can to AVOID staying at the Metro Motel. Fork over a few extra bucks to stay in a decent hotel.

  • Stayed: July 2005
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Tampa, Florida
Reviewed May 31, 2005

This was the worse hotel experience I have ever had. They lied about their shuttle service. They claim the shuttle driver was on vacation but when we got there, there were 4 men sitting in the lobby doing nothing...and there was no shuttle on the compound. When we asked another employee about the shuttle, they said that they no longer provide that service. THERE WILL BE NO SHUTTLE!! They charged us more for the room than they were supposed to..and the room...was so repulsive we have to try our best not to throw up. The room smelled like URINE!!! The lock on the door was broken and the bathroom had STAINS all over it. DISGUSTING!!! DO NOT GO THERE!!!!!

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Reviewed September 21, 2004

Don't believe the website. Worn out rooms and a bed you're worried about sleeping on. They promise 24-hour shuttle--then told us is was "broken". It had been for 5 days, but I guess they don't bother to find another option.

Not a good choice

  • Stayed: January 2005
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Pittsburgh, PA
Reviewed June 13, 2004

The place was dirty, all smoking rooms. Found hair in the bathroom and towels were not clean. I got hassled bad. Only spent 10 minutes in that place...and lost my money. Please don't go there if you want to feel safe.

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Address: 7300 Queens Blvd, 73rd Street, Woodside, NY 11377-5105
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Location: United States > New York > Queens > Woodside
Business Center with Internet Access Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
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Ranked #3 of 3 Hotels in Woodside
Hotel Class:1 star — Metro Motel 1*
Number of rooms: 120
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