Let us establish some ground rules before you read this review.
First of all, like most people staying here, you need to be near LaGuardia airport in connection with a flight, or for another reason. You are not staying here to enjoy the scenic attractions of East Elmhurst, Queens. You are not staying here to enjoy a hotel spa or be pampered by five star room service. In short, what you need is a clean, low cost, efficient hotel close to LaGuardia, with some basic amenities and service. You will get this here and more.
I found this hotel on Expedia and called them directly to make a reservation for two nights. I always go direct. The price was very inexpensive, the least expensive out of all the airport hotels, and the reviews were the same. So I thought I would try it.
Let's begin. My flight arrived at 10 at night on a Saturday. I called the hotel from the reservation panel by luggage at LaGuardia. They told me to take a cab to their hotel at their expense ($5.00) since the shuttle was off doing something else. That was nice of them
The staff at this hotel is charming. You will read similar comments here. They even gave me a coke because they had a can free in their fridge. This has to be the most polite hotel staff i have ever seen in New York.
I expected a dumpy but livable room. My room instead was up to date, with a nice spotlessly clean bathroom that had upscale shampoo and soap. The television was big and worked. This room would go for $200 a night minimum 15 minutes away in Manhattan.
There is one complaint here about the hotel having bed bugs. There are no bedbugs at this hotel. I am highly sensitive to these. Check here to see for yourself. This site lists all complaints about these things in New York. This hotel is not listed.
The food in the hotel is OK and very inexpensive; under 10 dollars for most items. However, there is a place outside called Mikes - a mobile restaurant- that makes nice cheap subs. You can eat there. you can also take a 10 - 15 dollar cab to nearby Astoria for good Greek food if you wish.
I found the hotel quiet, but since there are no night time flights there, of course it would be - I slept at night.
What needs to be improved- new elevators would help, the ones they have are a bit old and slow. the hallways need new carpeting and paper. However, i would rather save $20.00 and live with this then have the hotel remodel and raise prices.
This is a great find. I would even consider staying here if I were touring in Manhattan and needed a clean cheap place to stay , and take a cab in for the way. A cab ride to Manhattan should be more than $35,00 from this hotel. If you are with someone, you might want to spend the $70 a day on two cab rides, if the price of the room is good enough. Try to get a yellow cab outside and not an expensive car service to do this.
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Laguardia Airport
- Laguardia Airport East Elmhurst
- LaGuardia Airport Hotel New York/East Elmhurst