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Best Western Plaza Hotel
Ranked #7 of 33 Hotels in Long Island City
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Milan, Italy
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3 reviews
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“Good price/value rate”
Reviewed 30 December 2013

BW Plaza Hotel is a good compromise for visiting NY on a resonable budget. Close to the F line that takes you to Manhattan in a few minutes, clean, comfortable. Has free (working!) wi-fi in the rooms that have plenty of space and are equipped with good furnitures overall.
On the grey side we can only comment about breakfast, that could help for a larger lounge and a maybe a wider choice of food and drinks; service lounge personnel was very helpful and friendly though, which made it more than acceptable overall.

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Krommenie, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 27 December 2013

We slept 2 nights in the hotel. Very good to reacg from jfk airport. Only 30 minutes with the cab and around 45 dollar. Prices in the hotel were good. Rooms not that big, but our view from room 1007 was priceless. Downtown manhattan was great to see. Breakfast very simple, but way to small for all guest. The elevators were very slow and just 2 for the whole building is not enough. Beds were really good, aswell as the bathroom and it was very clean. Not noisy at all. Subway is only a 5 minute walk to take line F. Within 10 minutes you are everywhere. Wifi s really good and fast, even on the rooms.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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68 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 December 2013

We stayed here last week,
The hotel was so close yo the subway (queensbridge) its a bit of nowhere,
Limited choice of restaurant near by, luckily we found a very nice food truck around the corner of the subway station. If I remember his food truck name I will give him 5 stars for his food quality, taste, and costumer service! I really like his fish and rice whilst my sisters like his chicken briyani!

The hotel itself have nothing special, nice breakfast, but when we have to leave our baggage after check-out they asked us to pay $1 per luggage, so far this is the only hotel that ask us to do so.

The room is clean as its just been renovated, the bed was really comfy!
The wifi strength was very weak, we stayed on level 8 and we can't use the wifi at all!

Room Tip: Free wifi is not available on level 8 and above due to a very weak wifi
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Louisville, Kentucky
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Reviewed 23 December 2013

This hotel and staff were awesome. Everyone was friendly, very helpful. We couldn't have asked for a better stay. However, this hotel is located in a very sketchy neighborhood and it is a 1.5 block walk to the nearest subway station. There is an elevated police sub station between the hotel and subway which made me feel better. To be fair we never felt unsafe, but it was bitterly cold and not many people out and about either. It's a shame because the hotel is so nice. But unfortunately I could never stay here again because of the neighborhood.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with friends
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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 December 2013

If you're looking to stay fairly close to the big city attractions without paying the big city price, this is the hotel for you. We landed this hotel for $83 on Hotwire, which is a pretty amazing deal for NYC during the holiday season. If you're driving, street parking in the neighborhood is free (though not necessarily plentiful.) Be sure to keep your parallel parking skills sharp. You might also have to move your car in the morning to comply with city parking regulations. We managed to find a spot two doors down from the hotel and were able to keep the car there for the duration of our one night stay. The hotel itself has a small lot which costs $25 per night. It might be worth paying if you wish to avoid the hassle of finding a street space. As with most NYC hotels, you will not need to use your car. It's just a one block walk to the subway. You'll be in midtown Manhattan in less than 15 minutes. You'll be spending almost all of your time in Manhattan because the neighborhood surrounding the hotel is largely industrial and residential. There are only a handful of businesses catering largely to the residents of the nearby housing projects. Safety is not a major concern as the hotel has 24-hour security and there is a police outpost right up the street. The rooms themselves are clean, comfortable and spacious by NYC standards. The walls, however, are quite thin. We heard everything that was happening in the room next door as well as the hallway outside the room. And since the hotel faces a fairly busy street with 24-hour bus service, there is traffic noise to go along with it. Budget travelers will appreciate the free breakfast. Health conscious travelers will not. As others have noted in their reviews, the free grub is heavy on carbs and light on protein. Plus, the breakfast room is too small for the number of people who take advantage of it. We ended up taking our food down to the lobby because there was no other place to sit. Overall, the Best Western Plaza Hotel LIC is a solid choice if you're looking for an inexpensive place to stay just outside of Manhattan. It won't work so well for people who want to be within walking distance of great shopping and dining.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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Pittsburgh, United States
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Reviewed 21 December 2013

This hotel is a good option for pleasure trips, not too expensive. Internet connection too bad. If you want to connect to internet, it would be better to use your personal devices (e.g. cellphone) instead of trying with the hotel connection. Employees in the breakfast area need to be more careful at handling with food items. They also need to be more careful with their own personal care.

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Reviewed 21 December 2013

Great NYC access and very nice accomodations at an extremely attractive price. Staff was very professional, knowledgeable and helpful. Terrific view of NYC. Subway to Times Square 1 block away from door, Will stay here next time for sure.

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Property: Best Western Plaza Hotel
Address: 3934 21st Street, Long Island City, NY 11101
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Region: United States > New York > Queens > Long Island City
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#7 Romantic Hotel in Long Island City
#9 Family Hotel in Long Island City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Best Western Plaza Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 121
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to the BEST WESTERN Plaza Hotel, where guests will find friendly customer service and superior accommodations at an affordable price. Located just five minutes from public transportation to Manhattan this Long Island City hotel features well-appointed guest rooms with cable satellite television and free wireless high-speed Internet access. The Friendly staff at the BEST WESTERN Plaza Hotel is ready to ensure a memorable stay in Long Island ... more   less 
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