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We were up at 5am and in the car for 5.30am, so needless to say we were both a bit zombified as we arrived at Newcastle Airport this morning. There were a few tears as Laura said goodbye to her parents (thanks for dropping us off!) and then a bit of kerfuffle where the machine wouldn't let me have a boarding pass and then we were on our way. We got …
Itīs Gonna be along night, You know itīs gonna be one of those days when the voice over the tanoy says īto those passengers of flight VS25. This flight is being delayed half an hour because the flight VS16 has got a technical fault and passengers are being transferred to this flightī. Que the big gulp and the īitīll be ok, we still have 2 hours to …
New York, New York, so good they named it twice. So far our flights have been on time and uneventful. I'm not going to say, next stop Europe because we know how well that works (Mr. D.). I'm sitting here looking out the window at a very large, green plane with a giant shamrock. Why do I suddenly want a beer? Can't wait to get ...
... after our first day where we failed to appreciate, that while we were baking in the sun being driven around to see the city sights, we spent the remainder days trying to cram in the different loops of the bus tours! So here we were on the night tour, with two ponchos each, one upside down to cover our legs and the other on normally trying to keep all our stuff tucked underneath to stay dry, hence why there is no photos! The whole time cursing ourselves for not wearing or ...
... perfect, train bang on time, and I even had some sleep. Checked into hotel and immediately out in the city. So how about a small bit of information before we go on. For a 'new' city it had an incredible amount of history and activity in it's short life. Following independence in 1776, in 1790, Congress passed the Act which approved the creation of a national capital on the Potomac River. The exact location was to be selected by President George Washington who ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hilton New York JFK Jamaica
Checked in at 1am for 1 nights stay. Had requested a King bed on a high floor.
We checked in about 10pm after being abandoned by delta airlines who arrived late due to fog causing us to miss a connection. We checked in quickly and the receptionist even gave us free vouchers for breakfast the next morning. The room was clean and comfortable but the airconditioning was quite noisy. We ordered a meal for two adults and two children at 11pm , one garden salad with no cucumber and lots of tomato, one steak, one kiddies plain pasta with no sauce and a childs portion of calamari as we were informed that the normal portion was huge. This was a massive problem for the waiter who was not sure if that was allowed. He had to consult with the head waitress who eventually arrived. Finally the restaurant manager also, turned up at a later time, had to be consulted with the result that by 11.55 our food still had not arrived. They couldn't make a decision about allowing a half portion but wouldn't feed the rest of us until they had sorted it out!! At 12.05 the food arrived with lots of cucumber and no tomato on my salad in spite of my order and to crown it all they charged a compulsory 15% service charge! Everyone who arrived after us had eaten and left before we got our food. The accommodation was fine but eat elsewhere. There were flies all over the pastries in the breakfast buffet and the branflakes were stale. The rest of the food looked lovely.
What a smell !
It is important to rest in a hotel after few hours of flight.
The team is great ! thx...
They just forgot to tell you that the Garbage Truck parking of New York is just in front of the hotel !
what a smell !
Better go somewhere else ...
Reasonable for a night
We were sent to the Holiday Inn by BA after a delayed flight and only arrived at 11pm. In my view, it was ok. The 11th floor room was spacious and clean and we repaired quickly to the decent bar for beers and food, which served a full menu till pretty late, with ESPN on a big screen or two. Shuttle on the hour in am to all terminals. We left extremely early (before breakfast) but there was free coffee in the lobby. Would return.
I spent one night at the Holiday Inn JFK in August 2004 before an early flight to Madrid the following day. My stay there was great! The receptionnist was very friendly, and my room (on the 10th floor) was large, clean, and fairly luxurious (large TV, nice desk to work, king size bed). Bathroom was very clean too. Slept very well there. Although their was some construction work noise outside, the air conditionning sound in the room pretty much covered any noise. The breakfast the following morning was wonderful and copious: in a comfortable surrounding with a view on an exotic garden, I had a buffet breakfast with a choice of pastries, bacon, eggs, fresh fruits, cereal, yoghurts, orange juice, coffee... all for about 15$.
January 2004: As my flight was arriving late I decided to stay in the Holiday Inn at the JFK airport.
Thursday night karaoke!
The rooms are nice, but the real treat is the karaoke they have every Thursday night at Le Bistro hosted by Laurie & Gary. They are very nice people as well as professional singers, but, as they tell the customers throughout the night, if you can sing, great, and if you can't sing, great too -- it's not a contest and definitely not "The Apollo." They also play great music and many guests get up to dance. So, whether you want to sing or not, go check 'em out. It'll be worth the trip!
NEW YORK AND YOUR CHOICES
The JFK Holiday Inn is so-so at best. But if you like the Inter-Continental chain of hotels, you got choices when in New York. On the other side of Queens is LGA Airport where the Crowne Plaza hotel is located. A sister hotel to the Holiday Inn, but with much nicer accomadations. Both hotels have full restaurants and lounges. They even have health clubs and pools. The Crowne Plaza will cost you 20% less, and is a lot nicer, you can even stay on the club floor which offers food and drinks free. If you want to go wild, stay in NYC at the chains flagship hotel the Inter-Continental the Barclay. This hotel will cost you maybe $40 more per nite than JFK Holiday Inn, but well worth the price. Its in the heart of midtown and there is plenty to do and shop within walking distance.
I had stayed at the JFK airport's Best Western Hotel about a month earlier than this writing and that experience had been completely awful because of having a closet-sized room, a noisy elevator nearby, some noisy housekeeping personel nearby and more... No one at that Best Western hotel could care less how your stay is!!! Believe me! The Holiday Inn at JFK, however, (NOT Holiday Inn Express) had not been bad at all! Not long after I got to my room, I had received a phone call from front desk asking how everything was! There are TWO Holiday Inn hotels in the JFK airport area so DON'T get the Holiday Inn at JFK confused with the Holiday Inn Express!! They are two separate places in the same area within five minutes of each other!!! The Holiday Inn at JFK is a full-sized, high-rise hotel with pool, restaurents, parking lot security, nice gift shop and more... The place is not exactly new, but is certainly not a dump, yet! They also have free, hourly shuttle buses to JFK airport.
What a hell hole!
I have stayed at this property many times and it just keeps going downhill. I have stayed at all the JFK locations, and the only one 1 can recommend is the new Marriott Courtyard.
The holiday is so filthy it smells. The service is terrible and the staff are not friendly. Never once has a bellman even offered to take my luggage, even though they are sitting on a stole near the door talking on the cell phones.