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3 Tips For Finding Hotels at JFK Airport

Man pulling suitcase through airportFinding a great hotel near JFK can be a challenge. The area is filled with bustling businessmen and women, as well as plenty of tourists. Fortunately, there are dozens of hotels within range of the airport so you can enjoy a quick business trip or a week long vacation any time of the year. 

How to Find Hotels Close to the Airport

If your first priority is cutting down on commuting time to the airport, you’re in luck. There are several hotels less than a mile from the airport proper. The Hampton Inn JFK, Courtyard by Marriott and Fairfield Inn all have good customer reviews and are just minutes from the air strip. All three of them offer an airport shuttle, but you can also hire a professional driver at a reasonable rate since the distance is so short. Keep in mind that both the Fairfield Inn and the Courtyard by Marriott charge for parking at their hotels, and only the Fairfield has a jacuzzi. On the other hand, the Courtyard and Hampton Inn have room service.

How to Find Hotels Close to Tourist Attractions

If being right next to the airport is not as big of a priority, there are several other hotels within the 4-10 mile range that are a good fit. The Clarion hotel is about 4 miles away, far enough away from the airport to reduce the amount of traffic you have to contend with as you venture through the city. For a more upscale experience both the Howard Johnson Queens hotel and the Best Western Mill River Manor are about 6 miles from the airport, and offer a wider range of amenities. None of these hotels offer airport shuttles, but hiring a car service to pick you up is easy.

Comparing Hotel Prices and Amenities

With so much competition in the area, hotels really need to be on their A Game to remain competitive. Thus you can often find great deals on stays during the week when there are fewer travelers. Make sure that as you shop for hotel rates, you also ask about any additional parking fees that may be added to your bill which could change the total price of your room. Renting a car may seem convenient up front, but it could cost you way more than you anticipated in parking. That’s why there are so many ride services available to help you navigate the city. Plus, if you’ve never driven in NYC traffic, the whole experience can be pretty intimidating.

For most business travelers, a hotel near the airport is suitable and provides everything you need to make it through your meetings and get back home. For those traveling to sight see, it is better to choose a hotel away from the airport so that you can get a better idea of the city without all the extra traffic and stress.

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