La Quinta Inn Queens New York City
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Well, the huge burst of updates in the last few hours can be attributed to the fact that I woke up at about 5am and couldn't get back to sleep.... Plans for today consist of: ~ having breakfast when Anna wakes up properly (she is awake now and a bit cranky cos I woke her up when i got out of bed, and she couldn't get back to sleep either -.-) ~ Going over to the Statue of Liberty this ...
... of the game will be revealed.
The week after we moved in we went into the big city for a night out. The first "club" was called The Delancey, and boy did the website look fancy. We all put a bit of effort into our attire (although I think New Zealanders look slobbish compared to people from almost any other country, and I will use that excuse for as long as I can), however, when we arrived there were people in T-shirts, and one guy had a backpack (it was heavy ...
... sup>th street. It was a nice neighborhood, very close to central park, but also a very small room, with an upper level for a
mattress. I knew Ryan there and Eilad from couchsurfing as well, but the other people were also very nice. I drank a little bit too much, so did the others. We had fun and before I knew it I had to head home. Ryan was on a motorcycle so I got a very cool ride through Manhattan and across the bridge on the back of a motorcycle. It was ...
... compound sentences in our literature, the Americans seem to keep it really simple. If you read sth. you immediately understand what they want to say. In Dutch books you sometimes have to read something 5 times before really getting the point. Grand Central Station was really amazing. It has over 100 tracks and the central hall is really nostalgic, and nice. The Chrysler building was quite ok, but it was nothing compared to the Empire ...
... walked round the park Lisa did not disappoint, another one of her classics - she points to a dead squirrel and says "I think that squirrel is sunbathing" until she realised it was actually dead! She brightens up everyones day :) 1700 - we are all now back at the hotel to rest our sore feet for an hour before heading to 9th avenue for some dinner and a few ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews La Quinta Inn Queens New York City Long Island City
Myself and 7 friends recently decided to visit the city for Christmas. When I go to NYC, I usually stay in Manhattan to be close. However, the prices were very expensive this year so we were glad to find this hotel. I have been very pleased with every LaQuinta that I have stayed in and I figured that we couldn't go wrong.
We were supposed to stay with friends during our recent trip to NYC, but that fell thru. So, I was on a mission to find a reasonably priced hotel in or near the city. After discovering that there was nothing available in the city for less than $300/night, I decided to check out the bouroughs. I found the La Quinta right away. After doing some research on the area online, I decided it sounded like a deal I couldn't pass up.
Me and my brother decided we wanted to go to New York for 6 days in November and after getting scared off of by the prices of the hotels in Manhattan we decided to try this hotel after seeing some of the good reviews on this website.
Pluses: Helpful staff, very clean and new, spacious, nice TV, free parking, hot tub, great location (two/three blocks to subway). Why would you want to pay 300+ a night to stay in the upper west/east side, when this hotel is only 10-12 minutes to Times Square?
My brother and I decided to pay a visit to NYC before the weather started getting super cold. Initially, we had plans to stay in the city, but quickly found hotels were running about $400 a night and hostels were way too creepy to step foot in. My husband suggested my brother and I stay somewhere in Queens or Brooklyn--which was a great idea! Duhh! We quickly found La Quinta Inn-Queens which had the availability we were looking for at the right price and was super convenient to the city. The hotel is less than a year old, has super clean and like new rooms, linens, bathroom etc... As far as noise, I read in other reviews that the train would be a problem in terms of noise, however, we never heard the train pass once. Maybe we were on a different side of the hotel. The area is well lit and the hotel is only 2 blocks away from the 7 subway line which takes you to Grand Central Station or one more stop down to Times Square in about 10 minutes---also note the 7 line runs 24/7 for people wanting to stay out later than normal. However, I wouldn't suggest riding the 7 line past 10 p.m. back to the hotel. It's not that it's unsafe, but it's just best to be cautious in an unfamiliar area. If you're a club goer etc... it might be best to take a cab back which in turn will cost maybe 15-20 bucks--which is well worth it, especially at the weeee hours. I almost forgot to mention the hotel offers complimentary breakfast--which isn't gourmet, but it will get you going. Things like bagels, toast, cereal, juices, fruits etc... They offer free wi-fi in the lobby and offer free internet in the rooms, but remmeber to bring your own ethernet cord to hook your laptop up.
Manhattan hotels were really expensive ($300+) so we tried to find something in the boroughs. We found this hotel via Trip Advisor and saw that the subway station - line 7 Queens - was not too far away (about 3 blocks). As a bonus, it goes directly to Times Square and the trip takes about 10-15 minutes. So it's very near Manhattan and it was cheap!
We stayed here due to a good price found on Expedia (approx £65 per night).
I had an excellent experience at the LaQuinta on Queens Boulevard in Long Island City. I am on a project that has me in Queens 3-5 days a week and the hotels by LaGuardia (closer to my worksite) are very expensive, with all extras edditional (case in point: the $5 bottle of water and $13 a day HSIA at the Marriott LGA). Looking outside that area a little, I ran across this new hotel and decided to try it out. At $102 a night (corporate rate), the price was right.
This facility seemed only months old, but I believe that was because it was. Definitely a great deal. I usually stay in Manhattan when working in the city, but I was on a different budget for this trip. It is a few miles from the city center, but convenient with the '7' train within 3 blocks in either direction out of the front door. I walked in without a an actual reservation and paid a more than fair rate, a bit over a hundred dollars a night. They had different bagels, toast, juices, and coffee available for a complimentary breakfast. Free wireless internet available in the lobby, but be sure to bring a patch cord to connect in the room. My room came with huge tv as well.