Hotels in Queens, NYC

by Cicely A. Richard

The New York City borough of Queens sits on Long Island’s west side and is the home of John F. Kennedy International Airport and LaGuardia Airport. Hotels in Queens are conveniently located less than 10 miles from these airports and within 15 miles of Manhattan. Hotels in the Long Island City area boast sweeping views of the city skyline. Queens is the home of the New York Mets and the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.

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Kennedy International Airport

Doubletree Hotel JFK Airport is situated next to John F. Kennedy International Airport and offers 24-hour shuttle service to the airport and AirTrain station, which transports visitors to Manhattan. The hotel welcomes guests with Doubletree’s signature chocolate chip cookies. Hotel amenities include a convenience store, a full-service restaurant, room service, 24-hour housekeeping, an airline desk and a car rental/tour desk. Guest rooms have free Internet access. Hilton Garden Inn Queens/JFK Airport is less than a mile from the airport, providing complimentary airport shuttle. The hotel has a 24-hour Pavilion Pantry convenience store, an indoor heated pool, evening room service and in-room fit kits. All guest rooms offer blackout curtains, televisions with video games and refrigerators.

LaGuardia Airport

LaGuardia Airport Hotel is located across from LaGuardia Airport, providing complimentary airport shuttle service. It offers a boarding pass printing kiosk at the front desk. Hotel amenities include an on-site restaurant, local restaurant delivery, a workout facility, and NYC tour and ticket assistance. LaGuardia rooms feature two double beds, shower massagers, WebTV and a complimentary New York Times. The Crowne Plaza New York LaGuardia Airport is a mile from the airport and offers shuttle service from 4 a.m. to 1 p.m. Afternoon arrivals must request airline pick up. Hotel amenities include a gift shop, a transportation desk, indoor/outdoor parking, car rentals and an indoor pool. The Crowne Plaza Sleep Advantage program provides eye masks. The hotel charges a fee for rollaway beds, refrigerators and microwaves.

Flushing

Fairfield Inn New York LaGuardia Airport/Flushing is three and a half miles from LaGuardia Airport and provides complimentary airport shuttle by request. Hotel amenities include local restaurant delivery, housekeeping and a 24-hour business center. Hotel staff provides referrals to local attractions and salons. Guest rooms contain satellite television with Internet access and two telephones. Comfort Inn is located in Flushing Chinatown, less than a mile from the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. It offers standard amenities like a business center, free coffee and free continental breakfast. Guest rooms have satellite television, free Internet access and multi-functional telephones with voice mail.

Long Island City/Queensboro

Holiday Inn Manhattan View -- Long Island City is a 16-story high-rise hotel that offers views of the Manhattan skyline, located three miles from the property. Hotel amenities include an indoor pool, dry cleaning and concierge services. The hotel restaurant, 39 Below, offers all-day room service and lets kids younger than 12 eat free. Select guest rooms have sofa beds and refrigerators. The hotel charges extra for cots. The Ravel is located between the 59th Street Queensboro Bridge and midtown Manhattan, and guest rooms offer views of the Manhattan skyline. It provides shuttle service to area subways and restaurants. Penthouse808, the hotel’s rooftop restaurant, is draped in purple and offers fine dining and indoor/outdoor event space. Guest rooms showcase black and white room accents and feature five room styles that may include glass-enclosed showers, spa bathrooms, living rooms, private balconies and multiple televisions.

About the Author

Based in Tucson, Ariz., Cicely A. Richard has been writing since 1996. Her articles have been published in the “Arizona Daily Star” newspaper and “ForeWord Magazine.” Richard earned Bachelor of Arts degrees in English and journalism from Louisiana State University. .