This review highlights the safety, security and other risk factors of staying at this hotel. Two rooms were booked, 1 with a king bed and 1 queen bed same amenities. I am a non-New Yorker so not keenly aware of the security of neighborhoods. Red flag #1 - First the location of the hotel raised alarm bells, “ghetto vibe” is what I’ll use to paint the picture. Red flag #2 - There are about 10 parking spaces for approximately 50 rooms. When we asked about parking we were told by a not so friendly receptionist “if there are no spaces then we have to find off street parking and it’s at our own risk.” Red flag #3 – checking in was a nightmare, the receptionist was not customer friendly, and it appears the reservation system made multiple reservations. Though I clearly articulated that I made two separate reservations, she was adamant, after reviewing my email confirmations she acquiesced. Red flag #4 – the room with king bed was comfortable and spacious, whilst the room with queen bed was a shoe box, there was literally no room, everything was packed in and not very comfortable. The TV did not work. Red flag #5 – the linens were abrasive and had a funny smell like hydrogen peroxide. The blanket felt like scouring pad. Red flag #6 – returning to the hotel from our event, there were people, not sure if were guests, sleeping in the reception area, the smell of pot permeated the air, elevator and hallways. The only reason I gave 1out of 5 rating is because the rooms were clean.…
THE PRO's - My room was VERY nice - looked brand new - but it was the smallest room I have ever stayed in. I was in room with either a king or a queen bed and barely had any space to move. They have MAYBE 10 spaces to park in their parking lot - everyone has to drive around and look for somewhere to park on the street. I was very, VERY uncomfortable in the area. I drove around the block 3 times in order to find a spot. If I wasn't able to find a spot on that third try, I was just going to leave that hotel and find something else. That's how uncomfortable I was.
Despite having JFK in the name it's actually about 45 minutes on the train from JFK, or a $45 Uber. They advertise an airport shuttle but it wasn't running as of mid May 2022. The room was tiny and the hallway was loud, and I could smell pot smoke wafting in from the hall. The area around it all looks really bad and there isn't anywhere you'll want to walk. 2 stars instead of 1 because the staff were nice.
It’s not close to airport as advertised , the whole night I couldn’t sleep. The location seems in a notorious area, my taxi driver told me , not yo ho out during night time …. What else to say as an advantage ,.. room is a little but clean…. Size of the room is ok
I was a little skeptical because I don't know much about the hotels and community near JFK airport, but this property did not disappoint, it was clean and the staff was professional and I was very pleased, after a long trip from Europe, it was nice to check in with ease and come into a room that was clean and ready to be slept in for the night.