Often times when people arrive at LaGuardia or John F. Kennedy International airports in Queens, they head straight for attractions in Manhattan, such as Central Park or Madison Square Garden. What most people don't realize is how many things to do there are in the borough of Queens. Queens is divided up into small neighborhoods that are almost more akin to small towns. The neighborhood cafes each feature a different type of cuisine—anything from Portuguese food to Russian cuisine can be found in Queens. Jackson Heights and Astoria are two interesting neighborhoods that are worth exploring when staying at hotels in Queens New York City. Guests of hotels in Queens New York City should take a visit to the Isamu Noguchi Garden Museum and the Contemporary Art Museum. One reason to stay in hotels in Queens is to save money. Cheap hotels in Queens cost a fraction of the price of hotels in Manhattan and Brooklyn.
The Pan American hotel is located on Queens Boulevard, less than a 20 minute drive from Midtown Manhattan. It's one of the better hotels near LaGuardia and JFK airports, being less than seven miles away from both. As far as cheap hotels in Queens go, the Pan American hotel is definitely one of your best bets. The friendly staff will pick you up from both airports and will provide you with directions to anywhere in the city. While there isn't an onsite fitness center, guests will be provided with free passes to a nearby Bally's Health Club. There is wireless internet service, but at an extra fee. Duke's Steakhouse is a delicious restaurant to eat at any time of the day. A subway stop is only four blocks away from the hotel and provides access to anywhere in the city.
Not all of New York City's popular attractions are located in Manhattan. There are several Queens hotels located next to must see attractions, such as the Queens Botanical Garden. One of these hotels in Queens is the Anchor Inn. This two star hotel is located in the Bayside area of Queens, a neighborhood popular with Manhattan commuters. Some of the complimentary services available include room service, wireless internet service, and daily breakfast. There is also offers a small fitness center and concierge services. The Bayside does not have a restaurant, but there are several restaurants in the Bayside neighborhood. Rates start at $149 a night.
The Clarion Hotel Jamaica is one of the convenient hotels in Queens located just ten minutes from JFK and LaGuardia airports and three minutes from Shea Stadium where you can see a New York Mets game. All of the guest rooms have complimentary wireless internet access, a writing desk, and comfortable bedding. Other amenities include free parking and a complimentary continental breakfast.
Most of the hotels in Queens are just a block or two away from the subway or a bus stop, making it easy to explore the five boroughs of New York. Whether you have a flight to catch at JFK or LaGuardia airports, or you want to catch a New York Yankees or Mets game, hotels in Queens are convenient and affordable options for a vacation in New York City.