This is a difficult hotel to rate. The hotel shuttle bus arrived at JFK Federal Circle as it is supposed to with only a 20 minute wait. The hotel is about 15mins from the airport and is quite new. Checking was quick, friendly and efficient. My room, while small, was modern with a great bed and huge television. I had a front facing room with a view of a small river but faces the afternoon sun so the room was quite warm. Despite comments from other reviewers I found the air conditioning to work very well. The hotel bar and restaurant was fine with friendly staff, probably a bit expensive but there is really nothing else around. You can walk to a dreadful strip mall, about 10 mins away and eat at Applebee's or Pizza Hut. I found the hotel quiet - yes, you can hear and see the aircraft landing but it isn't too noisy at all and I actually enjoyed watching the aircraft come in to land.
The problem with the hotel is the awful location. To the rear of the hotel are disused factories, to the left is an eight lane highway, to the right a cement recycling plant and in front there is desolate land leading to the river. There is a once quaint fishing village nearby but hardly worth a visit. So, in short, once you arrive, you are here for the duration of the stay. There is no where to walk or jog although the hotel was a very basic gym.
On reflection I probably should have travelled into Manhattan while in transit. The hotel staff were great, room comfortable and shuttle bus fine. But the location is really tragic. JFK really does not have airport hotels of the quality you find in many other cities.
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