If you’re searching for a well-located hotel in New York for a good price, the Wyndham Garden Long Island City can be one of your best options.
I just stayed there and I liked it a lot.
Where is the Wyndham Garden in New York?
Its location is one of its main advantages.
It’s not in Manhattan but in Queens in Long Island City area (also called LIC).
It is a 6-7 minutes walk from the metro, and only one stop from Manhattan. Then it is about 15-20 minutes from Times Square.
At less than 5 minutes by foot, you will find many bars and restaurants in Vernon Boulevard which I believe, are becoming the new Bedford Avenue (Williamsburg). Indeed, you will find the same style of bars and restaurants, small, nice, and unique.
Another great advantage of this hotel is its view of the Queensborough Bridge and the skyline of Manhattan.
Address: 44-29 9th St, Long Island City, NY 11101
How much does it cost to stay at the Wyndham Garden Long Island City?
This is another plus for the hotel.
The truth is that it is pretty cheap for being a New York hotel and especially so close to Manhattan. It is better located than any other hotel in Manhattan (from 65th Street and above). I mean it’s better than any hotel located on the Upper West Side, Upper East Side, and Harlem!
Now, as with any New York hotel, the rates depend on the season.
A double room with a king-size bed goes from $ 100 to $ 200 a night. In general, you can find rooms for $ 140 – $ 160 a night for two people.
The best, and alike these three Long Island hotels, there are rooms with 2 double beds. The price ranges from $ 130 to $ 260 a night for 4 people, with an average of $ 200 … That is less than $ 50 per person, the cost of a hostel in NYC!
What kind of amenities and services the hotel offers?
In the basement, there is a fitness room with many pieces of equipments to work on any muscle and cardiovascular machines.
It has a free WiFi connection, not all hotels in New York offer FREE Wi-Fi.
It proposes a transportation system to bring you to the nearest metro station, which is perfect for those who do not or cannot walk much. Well, frankly it took me about 5-10 minutes to walk to the subway. It is up to you 😉
>For those traveling by car, there is a parking lot behind the hotel that costs $ 25. It’s not that expensive if compared to the rates of parking lots in New York, which can cost $ 25 per hour …
How are the rooms?
Yes, it is good to know that it is well located and economical but how are the rooms?
I do not have much to say because they are perfect.
They are clean and comfortable.
If I can compare it with some hotels in Manhattan at $ 300 a night, it offers the same comfort.
The King size bed is very comfortable.
There is a TV, free Wi-Fi access, a desk, and a coffee maker.
But the best part of this room is the view. My room had a view over the Queensborough Bridge.
What do you think?
I must confess that the rooms have a view on the four sides of the building, so:
– To the north, it is the same view as my room,
– To the south, it’s a view of Queens, Brooklyn, and the Manhattan skyline,
– To the west, is the most spectacular view of the Manhattan’ skyline,
– To the east, there is not so much to see on this side, but since there are not so many rooms on this side, there is less chance for you to have a room there.
What you can do after you have booked, is to call the hotel a few days later and ask for a room on the higher floors of the hotel with the view you want.
In each bedroom there is a bathroom, clean and practical.
Some beauty products await you 😉
This hotel is not in SoHo, Chelsea, or Times Square but it’s a really good deal for an affordable hotel in New York, close to the main attractions of the city, with first-class comfort.
The Wyndham is a preferable solution to any hotel on the Upper West or East Side, Harlem or Brooklyn!
Moreover, this area is booming I fear that rates will increase in the coming years.
So you’d better enjoy this hotel as soon as you can!
Thanks to NYC & Company for giving me the opportunity to stay at this hotel
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