Affordable Connections: Where to Stay in Jamaica NYC

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Sometimes connecting flights often leave us more stranded than satisfied. For those unexpected delays in New York City, rest easy in nearby Jamaica, Queens. This iconic neighborhood is bursting with culture, entertainment, and activities. There are dozens of lodging options to suit every traveler’s needs. They are all conveniently located from Manhattan and John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), and best of all, affordable.

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Business Casual

Garden Inn & Suites is literally steps away from New York City’s JFK airport. It’s a suitable landing pad for wearied travelers staying for business or waiting out a delayed flight. Complimentary shuttle between the property and airport means there’s no need to flag your own taxi. Staying longer than a night? Garden Inn & Suites is also ideal as an affordable alternative from the city. It’s minutes from Manhattan and many popular attractions.

Traditional

Any traveler will appreciate the tastefully traditional interiors of the Sheraton JFK Airport Hotel in Jamaica. The hotel features a 24-hour fitness facility, complimentary shuttles, and a dog-friendly environment. All rooms come equipped with luxurious linens, down feather pillows, and personalized wake-up service. Whether you are staying for the night or for the week, all of the on-site amenities will  keep you comfortable and entertained for the length of your stay. Don’t forget: this Sheraton is only minutes from JFK and a quick car ride into the city.

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Cultural

Lexington Inn is ideal for travelers who want the best of both worlds. It is only a few minutes from JFK and a stones throw from Manhattan. The hotel is located in the center of Queens, putting travelers in the middle of entertainment and cultural experiences. Some of these include the Statue of Liberty, the Broadway Theatre District, and MoMA. The borough is also home to an extensive selection of dining options for any meal of the day. If convenience is your preference, Lexington Inn serves a complimentary hot breakfast to all of its guests.

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Comfortable

Travelers will find Quality Inn Jamaica AirTrain comfortable and convenient. It’s located in the northern half of Jamaica and sits alongside the Jamaica train station. It’s close to many area attractions including the Queens Botanical Gardens and King Manor Museum. Less than four miles away is JFK, making it an ideal home base for early morning travelers. Along with an affordable nightly rate, the hotel also provides free breakfast, parking, WiFi, and a fitness center.

Straightforward

If simplicity is all you’re looking for, consider Jets Motor Inn. This unassuming motel provides clean, comfortable rooms on the low. All the basics come standard here: cozy sheets, firm pillows, alarm clocks, cable television, and WiFi. In addition, guests at Jets Motor Inn are conveniently located from all of the areas entertainment and activities. Visit nearby Times Square or Grand Central Station. If you don’t want to venture too far, the neighborhood is well stocked with plenty of restaurants, bars, and shops.

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Erika is a writer and content creator exploring the globe boldly and slowly one destination at a time. Her travels and rich upbringing as an Asian-American fuel many of her stories where she endeavors to write about the human condition. Although she might presently call NE Florida home, her heart remains listless for her home in Maui. She is an advocate for "experiences over possessions," a Marquez fan, and a self-proclaimed introvert.