Convenient Stays By the Airport: Staying in Jamaica, NY
Jamaica is a neighborhood in New York city’s borough Queens that boasts a rather diverse population. It exudes a suburban atmosphere and allows easy reach of New York City sights. You also find a number of authentic, culturally diverse eateries in this part of the Big Apple. Moreover, accommodations are more affordable than in other parts of the city. Here’s a selection of places where you might stay.
Hilton New York
A good night’s sleep is guaranteed at Hilton New York JFK Airport. Find a classic interior and a saltwater pool, as well as a fitness room to help you get your exercise in. Enjoy breakfast at a surcharge, and take advantage of the complimentary airport shuttle for a worry-free arrival or departure. Manhattan is 15 miles away; local attractions include Belmont Park and St. John’s University. Average room rates are $250, which makes this the most expensive hotel on this list. Get your daily cup of caffeine at the Starbucks in the lobby, and dine in style at the 144 restaurant.
Lexington Inn at JFK Airport is a cheaper alternative to other hotels located near JFK airport. The Lexington is simple, yet it is comfortable and welcoming; this place allows you to unwind after a day in the Big Apple, rest after a long journey, or energize for a long-haul flight. Rates starts as low as $76 and include a fitness room, Wi-Fi, and coffee in the lobby, as well as hot breakfast to start the day right. Jamaica Multiplex Cinemas are within walking distance, and so is the King Manor Museum; the Colosseum Mall is also nearby. A subway train takes you to Manhattan and other area attractions.
Jets Motor Inn
Simple and cheap, Jets Motor Inn is a place for travelers who think budget and just need the basic amenities. Room rates start around $85, depending on season. Expect complimentary bath products, a vending machine for refreshments, free Wi-Fi, and parking. The hotel is situated near Rufus King Park, King Manor Museum, and St. John’s University. You’ll find restaurants in the surrounding area.
Quality Inn Jamaica AirTrain is not only within easy reach of JFK Airport, but also of La Guardia. Expect classic, comfortable rooms that include coffee makers, as well as free Wi-Fi access. On-site parking is free for your convenience. Average room rates are $99. After a filling breakfast, head to Citi Field for a Mets game, or wallow in history at King Manor Museum before going for a walk in Queens Botanical Gardens. An AirTrain station is close to the hotel.
This piece was written in collaboration with Hipmunk in the course of the Hipmunk Boutique Hotels Campaign, to bring you selected hotels for any budget, all around the U.S.