Rated 4.0 out of 5 by 88
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by PhoebeM Great Hotel
This hotel, has to be one of the best. I stay in this holiday inn express very often and everytime its the same. I wish I could stay in other properties to see if they are the same.
November 8, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by dalai clean and comfortable and quiet
checked in late and room was ready and clean- shuttle in morning to get rental car was on time- will definitely stay here again
November 3, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by anni49 Traffic 24/7
The area which the hotel is located is opposite a very busy bypass 24/7 it was about 15 minutes walk to the subway on our last few days we over heard a member of staff telling a customer that they had a bus that would drop you off (we was never told). The room service cleaning staff was excellent always happy and polite. However a good dusting wouldn't go a miss. The breakfast was ok.
October 25, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by PhoebeM Cozy and Perfect Location
This is my second time at this hotel, this time to visit family. My family and I spent 3 nights at this very clean, very centrally located hotel in the heart of Queens. We were on the 4th floor and didn't have any problem with noise. The room was clean and breakfast in the morning was excellent, and the staff were very helpful. We all went to the mall, which was awesome and only 5 minutes away on their complimentary shuttle. We were told that there was a museum and zoo close by, so we walked there! Flushing Meadows Corona Park, where 2 World's Fairs were held, is only 10 minute walking distance! We'd definitely recommend this hotel to friends since my family and I had an exquisite time in NYC.
October 23, 2012
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by LEE972 How do they retain brand status
This was hotel moved into first place on all time worst Holiday Inn experiences in my life. There was an odor in our room which was indescribably. I was afraid to take my clothes off. If it had not been so late I would have never stayed.
October 20, 2012
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by GregCLT NOISY
This is the worst experience I have had with noise disturbance while staying at a hotel. It is located no more than 50-100 yards from 495 (Long Island Expressway). I had a room facing the highway, so obviously my stay was horribly loud. I tried to switch rooms to the other side, but they were sold out and the only thing I got was "Sorry." Room was clean, but you need to request a room that DOES NOT FACE the expressway. I got 3 hours of sleep max. I even tried using earplugs, but still felt the vibration of tractor trailers buzzing by.
Oh, and not that it really matters, but I'm a Platinum member and wasn't given a bottle of water at the least. Front desk girl was on the phone with her Dad when I walked up. Maybe that's why.
October 17, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Floridamom Convenient location and clean atmosphere
Even in the busyness of NYC I still felt comfortable and safe in a Holiday Inn Express.
October 14, 2012
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by MilesFromBlighty What you expect from a HIX but no Priority Club Plat benefits
Typical Holiday Inn Express property.
Try to get room on car park side as road side is noisy.
No benefits for being Priority Club Plat, which some HIX's provide.
October 11, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by PhoebeM Great Stay!
I stayed here for 3 nights and it was an extremely pleasant experience. Typically when you check in and things are a bit busy, you get bitter front desk agents, but not at this property! I had a wonderful check-in, the housekeeper was great as well, and the manager was outstanding. He helped me switch to a more comfortable and quiet room. I was in NY for a very tough meeting, but staying here with the warm welcomes and nice faces, was very relieving. I would definitely stay here again.
October 6, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by hound great front desk staff
The front dest staff was some of the best I have ever stayed with. The young man (I wanted to get his name but failed to) at check in helped us with dinner the night we checked in and with a car to take us to the city the next morning. My aunt left her sweater and the front desk staff again was wonderful. They found the sweater and was going to mail it to us at no charge but we were able to return and pick it up on the back to the airport. Please let them all know how much we enjoyed our stay because of them. The van service to and from the airport and dinner that night was excellent and very much appreciated. With 5 women (one of them 86) it was so nice not to have to take two cabs to and from the airport. Both of the van drivers were excellent and helped us all with luggage and getting in and out of the van. Great Staff
September 27, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by DRC1 DRC1
Staff persons were excellent and very friendly. Checked in with a large group and were hungry. Staff recommended several restuarants and shuttle took us there and picked us up. Great people and service, very friendly and helpful on several issues. Desk personnel were great.
September 23, 2012
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by flrank Surprise
If you have time...visit the Queens Zoo across the street and there is also a park that was the site of the 39 and 64 worlds fair. Also great restaurants within walking distance.
September 22, 2012
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 Limited Parking
We went to a party and checked in around midnight on a Saturday only to find no parking available on the lot. There were three cars of us, one found parking on a nearby street, and the other two were asked to double park and leave their keys. Once we checked in we found out the elevator was out of order and we were on the 5th floor. 2 staff members offered to carry all of our bags but that didn't solve our problem of having to walk up 5 flights of stairs. They were very accomodating with our requested resolution.
September 21, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Paco362 Weekend Work
I stayed Friday night 9/14 for work in Bayside. The hotel is what it is, off the highway but convenent to everything in the neighborhood. It is quick on and off the highway, and is central to most of Queens. The breakfast was hot and quick, no issues. The room was a little small, but the bed was comfortable and not noisey at all, and I faced the highway. I would stay again when working down in Queens
September 21, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by DuaneT Great Hotel, Decent Location, Wonderful Staff!
We stayed here for 5 nights just after the US Tennis Open. After an red-eye flight from Hawaii, we were tired and arrived at the hotel early in the morning but they were still cleaning rooms. The receptionist was very friendly and attentive. She recommended we enjoy their breakfast buffet while we wait and she later called us to tell us a room was ready which we took. All the staff were friendly and we were happy to get a room early.
The location is near the intersection of two freeways and close to La Guardia Airport. We arrived at JFK but it was only a 24 minute drive in morning rush hour traffice to the hotel. While the hotel is situated in a residential area, it's about 1/2 mile west to 108th street. Go North 100 yards on 108th street and there are a variety of italian and hispanic restaurants. Go South on 108th another 1/4 mile and you'll enter a variety of pizza, kosher and mediterranean restaurants with an assortment of grocery stores and wine shop. All are walking but you might want a rent-a-car instead of using the hotel shuttle.
A mile east is Queens Blvd which has full sized Shopping Center on both sides of the freeway the intersects with Queens Blvd. It's a short 5 minute drive (assuming traffic flows smoothly# or you can walk to it in 17-20 minutes. We had nice clear weather #temp 70 to 80 F#. Queens Blvd also has a wide variety of restaurants.
Con: The south side of the hotel (odd number rooms) face the freeway and the noise level can be quite distracting. We moved across the hall to the north facing rooms which were much quieter.
September 20, 2012
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Tammy TV didn't work
This was a terrible hotel. I was there 3 days and the TV did not work. I complained several times and they said they were going to fix it, the NEVER did.
August 23, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by brightmike88 Manager
I would like to say the the Manager at this hotel is a professional and truly cares for his guests.Jorge was very helpful and nice when i stayed at his hotel. He talked to me as a person and asked how my day was. I will continue to stay at this hotel because professionalism starts at the top and Jorge has all his employees on the same page. My stay was great and recommend this hotel to everyone.
July 26, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by brightmike88 perfect customer service
I just want to say from the moment i checked in to the minute i checked out the service was perfect. When i checked in Nicole at the front desk welcomed me "welcome Mr.Gross and thank you for being a platium member" She Handed me my welcome gifts and menus of local places that deliver. She had my keys and room ready. That was the perfect ending to a lousy day of travel..When i left the following day Marsala at the front desk thanked me for staying at the hotel and made sure my stay was good....i will only be staying at this hotel anytime i come to NY. they truly made me feel at home.....
Keep up the great work.
July 26, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Jonas 5 Star Front Desk Staff
Front desk staff was very accommodating, helpful, and polite ... qualities I do not often see in my travels.
July 25, 2012
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by TravelinMomma This place is a dump...
Stayed here trying to find a reasonable place near LGA. I guess the rate was okay, but this place is a dump. It is right off the freeway. There was tons of highway noise. The TVs did not work well. Believe it was the cable. It flickered all the time. It is old and not recently redone. I think they tried to upgrade fixtures somewhat. I guess I usually stay at Holiday Inns because you usually know what you will get. But this one is just tired and old.
July 18, 2012