Days Inn JFK Airport
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Business Services
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
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Historical Traveler Reviews Days Inn JFK Airport Jamaica
Suited my needs for stop over in new york
Coming from Salt Lake City we chose the Days Inn for a one day stop over in Manhatten. Pick up from AirTrain Station C (Federal Circle) worked well, but the shuttle back to JFK runs only once an hour, too little as transportation from/to airport is basic for an Airport Hotel! Room/bathroom very small but clean, continental breakfast ok, staff friendly, reasonable price (especially in comparison to other JFK Airport Hotels). For those who choose the Days Inn as a base to explore Manhatten: Ride took nearly 1,5 hours taking first the shuttle bus to JFK, than AirTrain to Jamaica Station and last "E"-Train and cost $ 7,00. Back from Manhatten same again! If I will ever be again in need for an overnight stay near JFK airport, I would definitely choose the Days Inn again!
Okay for a one-night stay to catch an early flight
The room was VERY TINY for two adults. There was barely enough space to walk around the beds. When the heat/fan was turned on, the heating unit was very noisy and the plasticized curtains hanging above in the window were blowing about 23" into the room and adding to the noise and space problems. The room size was what one might expect in Japan, but not in the U.S.
Check-in took a long time because there was only one person at the desk and he was involved with an irate customer over some problem. When we finally did check-in, both my husband and I were asked for a copy of our driver's license! We really didn't appreciate this scruntiny like we were criminals or suspect. There was an armed security guard sitting in the small lobby when we checked in at about 9 P.M. This neighborhood was sketchy!
The young man who checked us in was pleasant, however, which is more than I can say about the woman desk attendant the following morning who was quite grumpy.
Also, the person who was to have breakfast ready was running late so that was also behind schedule.
Great overnight stay
Stayed at the Days Inn JFK Feb. 19. Hotel is quite new. Clean, well-kept room. Good blackout draperies. Free continental breakfast was good.
The shuttle from JFK/Federal Circle is a bit hard to find. The courtesy phone doesn't have the Days Inn listed, but an airport employee said to call the Best Western since they share a shuttle. That worked fine. It's hard to see the shuttle arrival area from the AirTrain building, so you have to keep going outside into the weather to see if the van has arrived. That's the fault of the terminal designers, not the hotel. It would be nice if the return shuttle to JFK went more often that once every hour.
If you're renting a car, I recommend not driving to and from the hotel and parking there. Difficult to find and to get a parking space.
The location of the hotel is not attractive, but the hotel itself is good for a overnight or even as a base for visiting Manhattan if you're willing to spend the time and effort using public transportation and can balance this against a nightly rate much lower than you would pay downtown.
Excellent for one night
My wife and I stayed here the night before we flew home from New York. The room was a good size, considering we were only there for one night and were just looking for a good place to sleep. The room was clean and had obviously been renovated recently. Good choice of channels on the TV. We paid $60 for the night and it was well worth it.
There is no restaurant at the hotel, but if you ask at the desk they have menu's for take-away places. Shuttle is every hour on the half hour (5.30, 6.30 etc). Which suited us just fine. The shuttle trip is about 15-30 minutes depending on the terminal and number of people on the shuttle.
An excellent choice of hotel if you are just looking to sleep somewhere.
Not bad at all
This is a very nice hotel. The location is not the greatest but the staff was very helpful in providing me with useful tips on how to get to Manhattan without spending a lot of money. The rooms are clean and comfortable. There is also a free shuttle that runs every hour which took me to the train station. I saved money and still got to enjoy New York City. I hope they dont raise their prices after this review
Not bad for one night
This motel is good for one combination of travel circumstances - a late arrival into JFK and a desire to save some money on Manhattan hotels.
I landed at 10:30 pm, and took the Air Train to the Federal Circle station (free) where a hotel shuttle swings by every 20 minutes. There is no sign, and no phone to call the hotel. But just wait with the other hotel shuttles pass, and you will be ok.
My room was small and clean, and faced a school bus depot with enough noise that I was up at 7 am. The breakfast was better than nothing, with the Kellog's cereal and orange juice being adequate and the rest of the food products substandard. The return shuttle does only run once an hour (on the half hour), and the train into NYC will cost you $7 if you switch to the "E" train at Jamaica.
Inadequate shuttle service
ok for an overnight only but seriously inadequate shuttle service to JFK, only one bus per hour. This is the least frequent service I have ever experienced.
Clean, quiet and comfy
Needed a hotel that was inexpensive, close to nyc and cheap. Decided on the Days Inn after reading other reviews. Arrived on a Friday afternoon. The hotel is small, sharing it's property with 2 other hotels.. the Holiday inn Express and another. This makes it hard to find because its hidden behind the Holiday Inn. Also, directions there are horrible, and if you miss a turn it will take you forever to get back on track.
So we checked in and the elevator was broken. Didn't mind though. Our hotel room was small but very clean. Clean sheets, clean bathroom. Everything worked. We had a car and drove into the city after getting lost. The surrounding area has nothing.. but thats expected from a airport hotel. We arrived back after midnight and there was no parking in the very very small parking lot. Even the surrounding lots were full..The street in front of the Days Inn had cars parked on either side. There were NO SIGNS, so we parked against the fence. In the morning we awoke to a $115 ticket!!! With no reason stated!!!! Every single car that was not in the lot was ticketed. So be careful if you have a car.
Continental breakfast in the morning was good...muffins, cereal, bagels, juice. After requesting a late check out and having it okayed at the front desk, we had cleaning ladies knock on our door three times.
Overall it was a clean, friendly hotel. If you are looking to spend about $100 a night and want something clean, quite and comfy its perfect.
Best nights sleep in ages
We spent one night at this hotel before catching an early morning flight the next day.
The room was fantastic - spacious and clean - with one of the largest and most comfortable beds I've ever experienced.
The only downside was there didn't seem to be any food available in the immediate vicinity - you can order food in though.
I would recommend this hotel, it's very convenient and the shuttle is punctual.
The best for economical JFK airport hotel!
If you find you need to stay at an airport near JFK, but don't want to pay NY prices, THIS is the place! I got it through the Days Inn (or TripRewards) website for only $76/night! Regular walk-in rate much higher.
Brand new hotel, CLEAN, and great new furnishings -- even marble tiled bathroom. Warning: SMALL rooms. But for me, that's not a negative.
I was impressed for a Days Inn -- it's kind of a like a boutique hotel. Plus they have free breakfast.
They're actually in the same block as a Best Western, Holiday Inn Express and Comfort Inn -- all owned by the same owner -- and all are very well maintained. I'll bet staying in any of them would be just fine. However, the Days Inn is the newest and least expensive (shuttle driver said that, for example, Holiday Inn Express rooms are a tad larger, if that matters).
Unlike the Days Inn website says, they do NOT have internet access. They're working on it. But their sister hotels, the HI Express and Best Western, do, and they are just steps away, literally --- and it feels safe in this area, too.
By the way: for you budget conscious folks, if you, too, like me, came up with the Super 8 in Jamaica as being the other lowest-priced JFK hotel, the shuttle driver told me NO, it's a good thing I didn't stay there, not a good lot of people go there, also they have no shuttle service (they're "working on it"). Without a doubt, I'd come to Days Inn first.
Also, a GREAT Chinese delivery restaurant -- China Express -- deliver until 2am. Their lo mein is fanastic.
One last thing: you do have to take the Air Train through the airport to get to Terminal C, Federal Circle, in order to catch the hotel shuttle. Adds a little time, but worth it in the end.
TripAdvisor Reviews Days Inn JFK Airport Jamaica
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