Went on a last minute vacation with the family in October '13 to NY and stayed at this Hotel.
I had been in NYC in the past and had a great time, but this time it wasn't my turn to plan the trip. My family told me that they had found a reasonable priced hotel minutes away from the city. I consider myself an easy going guy, so my answer was: Yeah! I'm up for it .
When we got to the airport and took a taxi to the hotel, the taxi driver didn't really know where it was so it was a bit of a hassle finding it. At last we found the hotel, checked in and went to bed as it was getting late and we were tired after a 9 hour flight. We wanted to go out for dinner, but we didn't find the neigborhood very welcoming. The room wasn't too bad, small, clean and had a confortable bed (all I really needed after the flight). The shower was great until I looked up and saw the filth accumulating on the air duct. Really gruesome! I know it's not something that you clean everyday, but at least once in a lifetime would be good. Then I read a few reviews on this site, and didn't search any further as I didn't want to find anything disgusting that would ruin our holiday.
Breakfast average, amenities quite limited. Staff could be more friendly and interested in making your stay pleasant. Worst part definitely was the distance. It isn't minutes away from anything as they state. It takes a 15 minute walk to the nearest station and then 45 min ride uptown, 75 min downtown. So total time to get anywhere near to the main attractions is 1 to 1 and a half hours, also to consider that you can't go back to the hotel to leave your shopping or have a rest, the price of transportation and that trains run quite packed and that you will be standing most of the time (not nice when you have walked all day up and down the city). It made me feel so tired and grumpy!
In conclusion, overpriced hotel for what it is, far from the centre, badly connected to the subway, not the best customer service. Bed, shower & tv ok. Limited amenities. Great views to the filthy streets of Queens which I'm uploading a photo.
Overall feeling. I didn't enjoy my stay in NY and staying here made me grumpy.
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- Days Inn Elmhurst Hotel Elmhurst
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