Long Island City Hotels

Apr 7th, 2012, 08:28 PM
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Long Island City Hotels

I will be staying in New York in June with 2 teenage girls. Looking at staying at Best Western in Long Island City. Have seen mixed reviews on the area when coming back at night. Is the area safe or should I look in a different area to stay?
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Apr 8th, 2012, 04:39 AM
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There appear to be 2 Best Westerns in LIC.
No problem with safety at either location.

http://www.fodors.com/community/unit...near-pratt.cfm
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Apr 8th, 2012, 06:40 AM
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The area is generally safe but it quite desolate. It is mixed use - warehouses, auto body shops etc and not very residential.

Frankly you couldn;t pay me to stay there - since it is SO unlike the best of the city - but if that is your only option it's better than not coming to NYC.
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Apr 8th, 2012, 07:09 AM
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Country Inn and Suites and The Verve and also the the Holiday Inn Manhattan View are also all good choices in Long Island City. Call them directly if you need 2 Queen beds.

It's only a 10 minute ride on a #7 subway train from Queensboro Plaza (subway stop close to the hotels I mentioned) to Grand Central Station; Times Square is 3 minutes from GCT on the 7 train.

There are hotels in Manhattan where it would take you longer than that to get to these midtown locations. LIC hotels are an Excellent choice, imo.
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Apr 8th, 2012, 07:17 AM
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The Country Inn and Suites as the best location. It's very close to the subway. The closest of any of the hotels if that matters to you.
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Apr 8th, 2012, 03:40 PM
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Thank you so much for the information. It really helps to make a decision.
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Apr 8th, 2012, 06:20 PM
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The Comfort Inn is actually closest to a subway station in LIC, but if you're 3 or 4 to a room, Country Inn & the Verve are better as they have rooms with 2 queen beds vs doubles. Neither of the Best Westerns are in good locations.
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