This hotel is what I would consider a "Diamond in the Rough"
I was very pleasantly surprised with all aspects of it. It's new, clean, had wonderful rooms, and a very helpful staff.
I read what others said about the location. A colleague of mine, lived there years ago and gave me first hand knowledge of the area. Basically, it's an older working class, and light industrial area. With that said, the area does show it's age. I found it to be perfectly safe, and didn't have any problems walking around the area.
The front desk staff was wonderful. They were always more than helpful in assisting me and answering my questions. The hotel is equipped with free wi-fi which is wonderful. There is a computer in the lobby for hotel guests.
The breakfast is nice, but basic. The area in which it is served is tiny. Always more people than area for them to eat. Many people just took what they could up to their rooms.
I must say I was blown away when I stepped into my room. The room was new, clean, and immaculate. The bathroom was equally amazing. The bathroom was done in marble and granite.
Now, the room was SMALL!!! I was traveling with a friend and we had a room with 2 beds. Everything in the room was modern and up to date. All the appliances worked well. The room wasn't tiny, but it was rather small.
The hotel is a short walk from the Queensboro Plaza subway station. It's a short ride into Manhattan.
From La Guardia airport, grab a taxi, it costs around $12-14. When checking out of the hotel, and asking the front desk personnel to call a cab for you. DO NOT LET THEM CALL YOU A LIMOUSINE SERVICE!!!! This was the only thing that I looked at negatively. I went to the front desk and asked them to call a cab for me. I knew the cost back to LGA would be around $12-14. The gentleman behind the counter called for me, then tells me that the cost would be $25.
I said "NO!!" "Why is the cost so high? and that it only costs $12 to get from the airport to the hotel." The guy behind the counter said that it wasn't "NYC Yellow Taxi". It was a Limo company. I just gave him a blank look & said.........."Call me a Yellow Taxi!!"
I booked the room through the Ramada website. Got an excellent rate, and took advantage of the 20% discount. All in all, from booking the room online to my checking out. It was a very pleasant experience. I would recommend this place to everyone.
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- Also Known As:
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- Ramada Long Island City New York