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Howard Johnson by Wyndham Long Island City

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3861 12th St, Long Island City, NY 11101-6115
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Howard Johnson Long Island City is 1.4 miles from the Museum of the Moving Image and 2,100 feet from the Queensbridge Park that is just across the East River from Manhattan. A fitness centre and complimentary WiFi are offered at this Howard Johnson. Every room at this Long Island City Howard Johnson Hotel has a flat-screen TV, coffee maker, private bathrooms with shower and a desk. The property has a 24-hour front desk, tour desk and luggage storage options for guest’s convenience. Howard Johnson Long Island City is a 5 minute walk from the 21 Street-Queensbridge / 41 Avenue Subway station that connects guests to Line F and puts guests 2 stops from Manhattan. JFK Airport is 14.9 miles away. This property is also rated for the best value in Queens! Guests are getting more for their money when compared to other properties in this city. We speak your language!
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Paid private parking on-site
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Wifi
Breakfast buffet
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fabianamuso wrote a review Jan 2021
Sydney, Australia2 contributions2 helpful votes
I actually travelled in January 2019 and have forgotten to write a review. For those on a budget, you will get the basics plus they do offer a decent breakfast each morning with hot and cold options. I remember one morning being encouraged by one of the cooks to go and eat downstairs. There have been some negative reviews of the buffet which I've read, but did not seem to encounter it at the time e.g. full tables. It is a short walk to 21 St - Queensbridge subway station (few minutes) but a little further away is the Queensbrough Plaza Station (About 10 minutes). That should give you easy access to Midtown and Downtown Manhattan. One weakness was the wifi network which was slow and lagging at times. Note that the area is a predominantly residential neighbourhood with a lot of public housing. Also there is alot of development occuring with former industrial sites are being redeveloped into hotel and apartment/condo blocks which should mean in the future better services etc for tourists staying in the area. There are limited options for dining etc in walking distance of the hotel, but restaurants and cafes in the area e.g. Astoria will deliver right to the door of your room. in the foyer, there are menus etc for some of those that deliver and yes their recommendations proved to be good in the end. Around two blocks away is a laundromat that will wash your clothes for cheap. Staff tend to be Spanish speaking but don't let that be a problem because they cleaned my clothes well. If you are a person that needs fanciness, this hotel will not be for you. No-frills travellers and those on a budget will be happy. Staff generally were good and provided standard service.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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IBGR wrote a review May 2020
Montreal, Canada5 contributions14 helpful votes
Our room and bathroom did smell cigarette during our whole stay. When we told the staff, all they did was spraying febreeze in the bathroom... Never got our $100 deposite back. Tried to call them and explain the issue but they were really rude and told me it was my bank's fault (of course we checked with our bank and they certified us the hotel is lying and actually did never give back the caution). Unfriendly staff, the area is a dangerous (and ugly), especially for girls alone. Not a great experience. Do not recommend!
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Date of stay: January 2020
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FrancescoRocco wrote a review Mar 2020
Padua, Italy5 contributions13 helpful votes
I stayed here 6 nights sharing the room with two friends. The position is practical as it's pretty close to the metro (F). You can arrive in Manhattan easily. Decently clean room. The surrounding area is not properly amazing, but unless you're looking for a fancy holiday this is a good compromise. Also, breakfast was a good point as it allowed to save quite a few money. No problems with check in/out. I'd return!
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Response from howardjohnsonlic, General Manager at Howard Johnson by Wyndham Long Island City
Responded 8 Mar 2020
Dear FrancesoRocco, Thank you so much for your amazing review! We are glad that you enjoyed your stay here. We are going to let you in on a secret...we will have a restaurant opening soon in the hotel. We are excited to have you back and try our menu! It was our pressure to accommodate you and your friends. We look forward to seeing you soon. Regards, Management
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Heidy wrote a review Feb 2020
7 contributions4 helpful votes
this hotel is the most unprofessional place ever. the front desk agents are all rude and nasty. the manager is never available and is a impulsive liar. they kept my security deposit for my 1 night stay for over 2 weeks and still is pending.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Response from howardjohnsonlic, Manager at Howard Johnson by Wyndham Long Island City
Responded 6 Mar 2020
Dear guest, Thank you very much for taking the time to review our property. We're very sorry that you're unsatisfied with our staff. We'll work on improving our staff training. Thank you for your feedback! As for your security deposit, we have released it to your bank. Please let us know if you have any questions and concerns. We would be happy to assist you with your request. It's our honor to have you staying with us and we hope to see you again!
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cmrnorth wrote a review Jan 2020
Shrewsbury, Massachusetts1 contribution1 helpful vote
The hotel only has first cum first parking. And the area is not too safe for street parking and the neighbourhood too is not family friendly. The staff is not helpful at all and are rude too. All in all no recomendations
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from howardjohnsonlic, Manager at Howard Johnson by Wyndham Long Island City
Responded 6 Mar 2020
Dear guest, Thank you very much for taking the time to review our property. We're very sorry that you're unsatisfied with the parking and our staff. We'll work on involving more spaces for parking and also improving our staff training. Thank you for your feedback! It's our honor to have you staying with us and we hope to see you again!
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Charles V wrote a review Dec 2019
West Chester, Pennsylvania186 contributions195 helpful votes
My mother & I checked in this hotel on Christmas Eve on 12/24/19 of compliments of my sister who booked it for us to stay at. First off our room was absolutely unsafe and unhealthy due to part of a floor in front of the bathroom that is buckling which I tripped over twice nearly falling, and the bathroom tub would fill up with water while taking a shower, second the air conditioner & heating unit was so clogged with dust & mold that I severely coughed and couldn't get rest for two nights, I had to shut the unit down and cover it with towels to block the toxic particles, this was seriously unacceptable as I have been sick and have breathing problems as I reported this to 3 staff members and found out on the morning of check out that from your male front desk staff member that this hotel has had a incident with another hotel guest regarding air conditioning & heating unit being clogged with toxic residue. Also Breakfast was piss poorly managed as the food wasn't served hot and the chaffing dishes didn't have heating in them which the food lost its temperature which is not safe as hot foods need to be held at temperature. I was really disgusted by all this especially the heating & cooling unit which was the most important thing that should've been taken care of! This is absolutely unacceptable as I said! Management should make this right as it was a just horrendous experience during Christmas. I saw so many red flags and problems while staying here.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from howardjohnsonlic, Manager at Howard Johnson by Wyndham Long Island City
Responded 9 Mar 2020
Dear guest, Thank you very much for taking the time to review our property. We're very sorry that you're unsatisfied with the your stay. We'll work on our room amenities, our staff training and our breakfast. Thank you for your feedback! It's our honor to have you staying with us and we hope to see you again!
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JazzV wrote a review Dec 2019
Carson, California153 contributions69 helpful votes
Sleep is comfy with 3 pillows per bed on our double room. Very quiet and location is good and near subway F. I have been to a number of Howard Johnson hotels but this one has eggs and sausages for breakfast! That's a big plus and thumbs up for me. Wifi is free and signal is ok. Free ice and water at the mezzanine where the microwave is located too. What I did not like are the molds on the shower wall and the sides of the sink which you can see on the reflection at the mirror. I guess they were not thoroughly cleaned. Other Howard Johnson hotels have their own ref and microwave per room but this location doesn't. It was a bit of a hassle to go to the mezzanine to heat something for the baby. And there no ref to store excess milk. But aside from those, we slept good and enjoyed the breakfast.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from howardjohnsonlic, Manager at Howard Johnson by Wyndham Long Island City
Responded 6 Mar 2020
Dear guest, Thank you very much for taking the time to review our property. It's always heartwarming to hear that our breakfast, amenities and free wifi were appreciated. We're very sorry that we currently do not provide one microwave per room. We'll work on your suggestions. Thank you for your feedback! It's our honor to have you staying with us and we hope to see you again!
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jocamom wrote a review Dec 2019
1 contribution1 helpful vote
I was looking for nice and clean hotel to stay for an overnight trip to NYC. I wasn't thrilled with the lack of parking but it's New York...it goes with the territory. First thing we noticed was the "Happy Easter" light up sign on the front of the hotel. Our trip was after Thanksgiving 2019. Check in went well and we found close by street parking. Heading to our room was a different story unfortunately. The directional signs upon leaving the elevator were wrong. It was a minor inconvenience but should be noted. Upon opening our room door, we were hit with a blast of cold air. We proceeded into the room to find out what was wrong. The light near the heater/air conditioner didn't work. We had to use our cell phone flashlights to see anything near the heating unit. We found out one of the windows behind the bed was open. In 30 degree weather. We closed the window and cranked the heater up to 78*. Nothing. Still felt like cold air. So we headed back to the check in desk to ask for a different room. I was told to shut the window and the employee at the desk would be up in 5 minutes to look at the heater. She had to crank the heat up to 86* to even get any heat coming out of it. We had to wait well over an hour after getting to our room to even feel like we could take our coats off in our room. We weren't looking for fancy or high class but only a place to crash for the night. But sadly we found much worse than that.
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Date of stay: November 2019
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Responded 6 Mar 2020
Dear guest, Thank you very much for taking the time to review our property. It's always heartwarming to hear that our housekeeping was appreciated. We're very sorry that you're unsatisfied with the heating system. We are working on improving and renovating our heating and insulation in our building, so that you would never experience heater malfunction again. We'll also work on correct our signs. Thank you for your feedback! It's our honor to have you staying with us and we hope to see you again!
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cbE5722VD wrote a review Nov 2019
Gulfport, Mississippi3 contributions1 helpful vote
They charged me over $80 for parking for 3 days. The room was supposed to be a suite. It was so small that I couldn’t walk around the bed without hitting my head on the television. Also, the toilet paper was like sandpaper and so thin that it falls apart in your hand. The staff is not friendly, nor are they helpful. Not worth the money or time.
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Date of stay: November 2019
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Trip type: Travelled on business
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Travels62 wrote a review Nov 2019
London, United Kingdom44 contributions77 helpful votes
I try to be fair with reviews, as I realise it affects peoples jobs. The positives were that we got a clean room, well insulated from outside noise, and a comfortable bed. Coffee making facilities in room, and access to cold and hot water machine at mezanine level. Fairly consistent housekeeping. A reasonable breakfast is included in the price, and it is accessible to central NY via nearby subway. And it was cheaper than staying in Manhattan. However, there is no safe, either in room or at front desk, making it necessary to carry passport and all other belongings at all times. And it took a month for the 'deposit' pre-authorisations to be fully cleared from my credit card, requiring messages to the hotel, booking company and bank during that time. I would like to think this was a one-off, but it seems others have reported similar irregularities. Again, to be fair, my impression is that this was down to disorganisation and inexperienced staff, rather than a deliberate policy. However, for this reason, I would not stay again.
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Date of stay: October 2019
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Frequently Asked Questions about Howard Johnson by Wyndham Long Island City
Which popular attractions are close to Howard Johnson by Wyndham Long Island City?
Nearby attractions include Queensbridge Park (0.3 km), Vista Sky Lounge (0.6 km), and SculptureCenter (1.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Howard Johnson by Wyndham Long Island City?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a fitness centre.
What food & drink options are available at Howard Johnson by Wyndham Long Island City?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Howard Johnson by Wyndham Long Island City?
Yes, paid private parking on-site is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Howard Johnson by Wyndham Long Island City?
Conveniently located restaurants include Court Square Diner, Mikes Pizza, and The Baroness.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Howard Johnson by Wyndham Long Island City?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness centre during their stay.
Is Howard Johnson by Wyndham Long Island City located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.7 km away from the centre of Long Island City.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Howard Johnson by Wyndham Long Island City?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Chinese.
Are there any historical sites close to Howard Johnson by Wyndham Long Island City?
Many travellers enjoy visiting The National 9/11 Memorial & Museum (7.8 km), World Trade Center Memorial Foundation (7.8 km), and Hamilton Park (6.5 km).
Is Howard Johnson by Wyndham Long Island City accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.