Coming to NYC again? How about considering one of the many new hotels in Queens?
There’s no doubt that Queens has quickly become one of the most popular places in NYC for vacationers. According to hotel research firm STR, this quirky little borough has been building hotels at an incredible pace, with over 101 hotels already built, and nearly 50 more that are under construction.
It’s easy to see why Queens is so popular with tourists and locals alike – unmatched diversity, global food and drinking culture (you haven’t lived until you’ve wolfed down a piping hot bowl of Thukpa with a spot of Yak Butter Tea), and world-class contemporary art scene make it one of the single best places to get an inside perspective on life in NYC.
But with so many hotel options, it can be difficult to choose the best hotel in Queens, NY for your needs. Fortunately, we’re here to help – we’ll go over the top hotels in Queens, NY, to help you prepare for your upcoming trip, and enjoy everything that this vibrant borough has to offer.
Top Hotels in Queens, NYC
1. The Paper Factory Hotel – Long Island City
This beautiful hotel is sophisticated, yet surprisingly affordable. As the name may imply, The Paper Factory Hotel has been built in a renovated paper factory, and since it opened in late 2013, thousands of tourists have flocked to this unique hotel.
Boasting 123 rooms with high, 12-foot ceilings, the entire hotel is decorated in a unique mix of vintage, imported furnishings, local art, and designer statement pieces, and the loft-style rooms offer comfort and convenience, with beautiful bedding, over-sized windows that provide fantastic views of the city, free WiFi, and kitchenettes in every suite.
The combination of great amenities, reasonable rates, and totally unique style earn this hotel high marks from us – and if you want a rooming experience you’ll only get in Queens, head to The Paper Factory in Long Island City the next time you’re in NYC.
2. Ravel Hotel – Long Island City
The stylish rooms have Wi-Fi (surcharge), flat-screen TVs and minibars, plus pillow-top mattresses, and ultra-modern bathrooms with glass-enclosed showers and rainfall showers; suites add soaking tubs and sitting areas. Some suites also come with balconies.
For one of the best views of the City head upstairs to their trendy rooftop restaurant/bar. We recommend going there especially at night for mesmerizing views of the Queensboro Bridge and Manhattan skyline.
3. Marco LaGuardia Hotel & Suites – Flushing
If you’re looking for an affordable, comfortable, mid-range hotel near LaGuardia Airport, look no further than Marco Laguardia Hotel & Suites in Flushing.
This 81-room hotel provides all the amenities you could want – including free WiFi, flat-screen televisions, dedicated workspaces, coffeemakers and microwaves, and kitchenettes in suites.
However, the location of this hotel is the primary reason that it’s on our list. The hotel is located only minutes away from a huge number of shopping districts, bars, and incredible restaurants, and Convenient airport access makes your trip a breeze. Not only that, the Marco LaGuardia Hotel & Suites is located just 4 blocks from the #7 NYC Subway, providing you with easy access to Manhattan and the rest of NYC.
If you’re flying into LaGuardia, and aren’t looking to pay a cabbie $40 to take you to Queens, stay at Marco LaGuardia – and enjoy free shuttle service to and from the airport that will make your Queens trip, a breeze.
4. Hyatt Place Flushing/LaGuardia Airport Hotel – Flushing
If you’re looking for a more upscale hotel experience, but are still seeking a place that’s close to LGA, Hyatt Place is a great choice.
This hotel opened in May 2014, and provides upscale service that includes modern furnishings, free WiFi, two dedicated fitness centers, even a rooftop heated pool, and outdoor garden that provide fantastic views of Queens.
The location of the Hyatt Place Flushing is also great – it’s located in the heart of Chinatown, providing easy access to dozens of incredible restaurants and recreational facilities. The Hyatt Place Flushing is also close to LaGuardia and offers free shuttle service. Not only that, this hotel is only minutes away from Citi Field Park – the home of the NY Mets – and Flushing Meadows Corona Park, the host of the US Open.
If you’re looking to get into some serious Chinatown eats – and need a great home base from which to explore Queens – the Hyatt Place Flushing is a great choice for you.
5. Z NYC Hotel – Long Island City
Z NYC Hotel bills itself as “What the future of hotels was supposed to be”, and their dedication to a totally unique, futuristic hotel experience shines through in their sleek, modernist-industrial design aesthetic.
This slender, 14-story tower-based hotel contains 100 guest rooms, which contain modern, upscale furniture, floor-to-ceiling windows, and one of the best rooftop bars in all of Queens – and perhaps all of NYC. Other amenities include free shuttle service to Manhattan, loaner bicycles for all residents, and a beautiful underground bar and restaurant.
The view of the city from the roof of the Z NYC alone is worth the price of entry – and combined with the top shelf amenities, great service, and beautiful design of this hotel, it’s a perfect choice for anyone looking for a hotel in Queens, NY that’s about as far from average as is possible.
6. Home2 Suites By Hilton New York Long Island City/Manhattan View – Long Island City
This 10-story hotel first opened in August, 2014, so it’s one of the newer choices on our list. Inside, you’ll find modern, sleek decor, and 115 rooms that range from standard hotel-style guest rooms to apartment-style suites that feature kitchenettes, studio configurations, and incredible views of the city.
Amenities at the Home2 Suites include a media room with modern gaming devices, a laundry room that features a fitness facility, free WiFi, and complimentary breakfast.
Location is the best features of the Home2 Suites, if you’re looking to explore both Queens and Manhattan. This hotel is located a block away from the subway, and you can get to Manhattan in less than 10 minutes, or explore Long Island City, and the rest of Queens.
7. Wyndham Garden Long Island City Manhattan View – Long Island City
The Wyndham Garden Long Island City Manhattan View is another entrant in the “new hotel” category – established in 2012, this hotel has been providing a reliable, affordable hoteling experience since it first opened.
Highlights of the hotel include spacious, upscale blue-and-gray rooms with incredible views of Midtown, the East River, and the Queensboro Bridge, as well as an in-hotel Pan-Asian eatery in Fushia Restaurant and Bar. Amenities include a 24-hour fitness center, flat-screen TVs, free WiFi, and incredibly comfortable beds that are fit for a king.
And if you’re looking to explore, take advantage of the free shuttle service which will take you to local subway stops – usually a seven minute walk away.
8. Nesva Hotel – Long Island City
Nesva Hotel is a staple of the Queens and Long Island City community. This arty, colorful hotel is surprisingly affordable, and features walls that are covered with the artwork of local artists, picturing scenes of Long Island City, Queens, and NYC life.
The well-appointed, modern guest rooms accent the delightful decor with understated, high-quality furnishings and bright, whimsical throw pillows and accent blankets.
Views of the Manhattan skyline are available from the fourth floor up, and Nesva is located only moments from the train and subway, making it a perfect place from which you can explore NYC.
So get out there, explore the city, then come back home to Nesva, where you can enjoy amenities like deep-soaking tubs and gorgeous, soft mattresses, alongside a free continental breakfast and dedicated workspaces.
9. Holiday Inn Manhattan View – Long Island City
Would it surprise you if we mentioned that Holiday Inn Manhattan View has a great view of Manhattan? No? Great! You’ve been paying attention!
Beyond a great view of the city from this 136-room hotel, you can expect an affordable lodging experience that provides you with plenty of amenities and a great location. Amenities include great beds, Keurig coffeemakers, dedicated work areas, and even balconies and mini-fridges in some rooms. Other amenities include an on-site fitness center and Brazilian BBQ buffet restaurant.
This hotel is located adjacent to several subway stops, so you’ll have no trouble getting around the city if you stay at Holiday Inn Manhattan View.
If you’re feeling fancy, upgrade to a suite on the top two floors – you’ll get an upgraded set of amenities, including a private balcony with a guaranteed view of Manhattan that’s absolutely breathtaking – and worth every penny.
10. Springhill Suites New York LaGuardia Airport Marriott – East Elmhurst/Corona
Located less than a mile from LGA airport, Springhill Suites New York LaGuardia Airport Marriott boasts great rates, and a fun, contemporary decor that is as unique as it is fun.
Amenities here include a delicious complimentary breakfast, standard free WiFi offerings, and even pullout sofas – making this a great hotel for you if you’re planning on a trip with multiple people. A full bar, 24 hour fitness center, and a convenience market located in the building round-out the special features of this cute little hotel.
To help you get around, you can get a free shuttle to LGA, or take a quick walk over to the #7 Train and hitch a lift into the heart of NYC.
11. Boro Hotel – Long Island City
Expect an industrial chic ambiance with floor-to-ceiling windows in this hip, contemporary hotel. Most of the 108 rooms have terraces from which to enjoy expansive views of Manhattan and Queens, and some very lucky guests can enjoy a freestanding bath in the modern en suite bathrooms
Featuring free Wi-Fi, the chic, minimalist rooms have flat-screen TVs and designer bedding. Upgraded rooms add balconies or patios with skyline views. A top-floor suite has a sitting area and floor-to-ceiling windows.
Amenities include a modern cafe with a garden-view terrace, plus a low-key lobby lounge, and a rooftop bar offering panoramic city views. There’s also a business center. Parking is available, and pets are welcome for a fee.
Hotels in Queens for the Budget Traveler
Looking for a clean and comfortable place to just rest and recharge while you spend the bulk of your time (and money) exploring this great city? Say no more, check out these two hotels in Queens that are particularly suited for the budget/backpacker travelers.
12. The Local – Long Island City
If you’re on a budget, it’ll be hard to beat the low cost of The Local’s shared-room, hostel-style offerings – you can sleep here for as little as 39 bucks a night, and this fun, youth-friendly hotel also features communal kitchen facilities if you feel like eating in while you’re visiting Queens.
If group sleeping arrangements aren’t your thing, there are also several private rooms – so you don’t have to share if you don’t want to. However, we recommend the hostel-style rooms – they’re a great way to meet new people, and make The Local, one of the most unique hotels in Queens, NY
Amenities include en-suite bathrooms, free WiFi, a small cafe/bar that provides a venue for local Queens bands, and rooftop access for incredible views of Long Island City, Queens, and NYC.
13. Q4 Hotel – Long Island City
Open only to out-of-state guests, this urban, 3-story hostel facing an elevated subway track is across the East River from Manhattan and 3 blocks from a subway station.
The mixed and single-sex dorms with shared bathrooms have a hip design sense featuring bold wall graphics, hardwood floors and bunk beds with brushed nickel frames. Private en suite rooms are also available.
Amenities include free WiFi, 24-hour security, and computer and printer privileges. Guests also have access to a shared kitchen, laundry facilities, and a TV lounge with pool and ping-pong tables.
Find A Great Hotel in Queens– And Enjoy All This Borough Has To Offer
There ya have it folks, a list of all of the great hotels in Queens. But remember, finding a fantastic hotel is only part of having an incredible Queens vacation. If you truly want to experience the vibrant culture, artwork, and personality of this NYC borough, you’ve got to book a food tour with Queens Food Tours. We offer both group and privately-guided tours, and provide the best method by which you can explore this lively borough.
The Queens’ culinary scene is incredible, diverse, and absolutely one-of-a-kind. And though you can explore it yourself to your heart’s content, we help you cut out the middleman and provide your taste buds and stomachs a round the world tour without getting a jet lag.
So find a great hotel, book a food tour with us, and enjoy Queens – the tastiest borough in all of NYC.