"The hotel was in a scary neighborhood; I didn't feel safe. The room was fair. The employees were friendly and competent.2022-06-20"
"Nothing fancy, but I had a good stay. The hotel staff was friendly and helpful. Easy shuttle to and from the airport.2022-05-29"
"The hotel staff was helpful.2022-03-29"
"The hotel wasn't in a good part of town. We didn't feel safe and decided not to stay.2018-06-11"
"This was a nice hotel. Weird neighborhood, though. The room was small but clean, and the staff was extra friendly. I didn't like that the check-in clerk made a photo copy of my credit card. No on-site dining, so plan ahead.2016-10-06"
"Located in a rough part of town, but it was close to JFK Airport, and there was a gas station a block away. The hotel was clean. I didn't like the temperature control; no outside air. 2 sensor lights in the room drove me crazy, and I could hear people talking and smoking near my window. Pleasant check-in. I appreciated the elevator. 2021-06-25"
"I had a really good hotel stay.2020-09-06"
"The hotel was clean and quiet, and the price was right. The employees were friendly. This is a wonderful place to stay; I didn't want to leave.2020-04-11"
"My 2nd floor room was excellent, but the street noise was loud. The staff was friendly and helpful, and the complimentary breakfast was really good. I definitely recommend this hotel, but ask for a room away from the street noise.2019-11-10"
"The location seemed a bit dodgy, but one in the hotel, I was quite pleased. The lobby was under renovation, but the rest of the building was clean and comfortable. Excellent breakfast service. The airport shuttle was quick and prompt.2019-03-20"
"The hotel room was clean, and the employees were extremely friendly. There was a free shuttle to JFK that ran every 30 minutes.2017-09-27"
"The linens and bathroom were clean. The hotel staff was helpful. Breakfast was a little funkier than I was expecting, but it was good. The free shuttle took a while to pick us up; a short cab ride might be a better option if you get into JFK late and are tired.2015-10-23"
"The hotel was quiet, and the room was immaculate. The staff was nice, friendly, and helpful. Free shuttle to and from JFK.2022-07-14"
"The room was clean. The hotel shuttle didn't run when we needed it eearly in the morning. Parking cost $25 per night.2022-07-06"
"Nice, quiet hotel. Great shuttle to the airport in the morning, but it did not pick us up from the airport terminal; we had to take an inter-terminal train to the shuttle pick-up site. Great breakfast. Stay here.2022-02-05"
"An excellent hotel. We had a pleasant stay. The staff was warm and helpful, and the shuttle service was good. I recommend staying here.2021-12-30"
"The hotel made it easy to get to an early flight.2021-11-25"
"The hotel didn't have a shuttle or complimentary breakfast. No parking. I was disappointed; it wasn't as online photos depicted.2021-09-17"
"Decent location, with a 7-Eleven and Burger King nearby. The hotel room was clean and quiet, but the electrical outlets wouldn't hold a plug. The chair was broken and felt like it would flip over backwards. Easy check-in. No shuttle service. Overall, a perfectly adequate place for a long layover.2021-04-19"
"Not a bad hotel. We really enjoyed the breakfast.2022-03-03"
"Convenient to JFK, but a distance to Manhattan. The hotel room was comfortable, clean, and quiet. It met our needs. Complete breakfast with many choices.2021-11-07"
"The hotel clerk was pleasant and professional, and the evening shuttle driver was courteous, helpful, and professional. But the morning driver was curt and negative. 2021-07-14"
"The hotel room was pleasant, but the AC didn't cool the room as much as we'd have liked. We had a view of an industrial building, huge garbage cans, and scattered trash. The airport shuttle was prompt and quick, and were were able to have coffee and tea before we left.2019-05-18"
"The hotel clerk took care of airline personnel first, even though they arrived after I did. The hallway wasn't clean, but I was pleasantly surprised by the room. I had an extremely comfortable night. Decent breakfast.2016-03-18"
"Good location. The hotel clerk was kind and thoughtful, and provided exceptional customer service. This is a great choice.2021-11-24"
"Someone tried to open our room door and kept knocking at 7 AM, which woke us up. No ice machine on our floor; we had to go back down to the hotel lobby to get ice. We didn't realize that parking was valet-only, and drove around the block for 20 minutes trying to find on-street parking.2019-10-01"
"Good rates. The room and hallways were nice, clean, and updated, and the staff was helpful. Good breakfast. I was able to park for free on the street; valet parking at the hotel was $32 per night. There were some restaurants within easy walking distance, including a number of Mediterranean places.2019-09-01"
"The hotel room was clean, and the employees were pleasant and professional. I'll stay here again.2018-07-25"
"Convenient location. The room was clean, but we didn't get housekeeping service after arriving. I had to call for clean towels. The hotel had a limited cafe; the food was good, but it was understaffed and its liquor license had expired.2022-06-22"
On place pages like this, we order hotels from lowest cost to highest except we list low-rated hotels at the bottom of the page.
Most of our competitors order these same hotels in other ways that make them more money.
How Do We Define Motel?
To us, motels are smaller lodgings that have rooms you can enter directly from the parking area.
At hotels, on the other hand, you can enter your room only through a hall inside the building.
Hotel Booking Tips
Beware of non-refundable reservations that could cost you a lot of money if you change or cancel them. +Non-refundable reservations are a gamble that will usually save you less than $10. If you make a $90 non-refundable reservation instead of a $100 refundable booking, you are betting $90 to win $10. Would you do that in Las Vegas? -
Don't assume you can cancel a non-refundable reservation without penalty if you notify the hotel weeks or even months in advance. +Often you cannot because some hotels' profit strategy is to get paid more than once for the same room for the same night. -
Always read cancellation policies carefully before you make a reservation. + When is the latest date and time you can cancel without penalty? - More >
When you make a reservation, you will receive a confirmation email. Take a copy with you to the hotel.
The earlier in the afternoon you check into a hotel, the more likely you will get a room or suite that matches your preferences.