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Red Lion Inn & Suites Long Island City

2.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Close to the subway. Inexpensive and clean. Room kinda small though but good enough for 2. Breakfast is good but it’s the same everyday.

This hotel had a nice location. It was easy to find a parking space. The room was nice and comfortable. It has nice toiletries.

Room is meticulously clean and comes with modern hotel amenities. Hotel is literally a stones throw from the bustling Queensborough Center subway interchange and just one stop from the upper east side of Manhattan (Bloomingdale’s store)

Breakfast was appalling. There were limited food choices... eggs served were rubbery and tasteless. Dining room consisted of 4 tiny round tables, you are literally within breathing distance of your fellow diner.

Buena ubicacion, personal de front desk muy atento y servicial, no limpian la habitacion solo el bano, no cambian las toallas todos los dias y las que me pusieron como "limpias" estaban sucias o mal lavadas, tuve que bajar al front desk a cambiarlas, desayuno bueno, acorde con el precio, zona segura y tranquila.

Hotel is ok. Very convenient location right by Subway. But rooms are tiny and bathrooms are difficult. They could improve it by adding a towel bar for hand towels and a soap dish.

ok for shorter stay. It's hard to locate but you can find the fast food near by.

It's a 1970's building but nicely maintained and remodeled, and just a block from Queensboro Plaza subway to get to Manhattan in ten minutes. The room was very clean and comfortable. I would only complain that the breakfast attendant would be putting breakfast away 15 minutes before it was officially over; she literally put the cereal bowls away while I was reaching for one, standing at the counter with a box of cereal. I followed her into the back room to get a piece of bread from the tray she had just removed. I kept looking at my watch thinking I had the time wrong, but it matched the wall clock. I just think she had places to go and people to see. For the five days I was there... so I learned to come earlier. :-)

It was very close to subway. Staff was very nice and incredibly helpful. Breakfast was very good. Room was cozy.

Half a block from the Queensboro Plaza subway station, two blocks from another station with lots of bus connections available. Neighborhood is undergoing gentrification so there's lots of construction noise but overall a very satisfactory spot for a tourist home base. The rooms are rather small and dominated by the bed - but you're not spending a lot of time in the room, you're out and about in the big city. Very comfortable bed, excellent water pressure in the shower - free continental breakfast in the lobby gives a nice chance to chat with fellow travelers. Because of the size of the rooms this is probably not a good pick if you are a traveling with kids - unless you get two rooms. We do NYC about once a year and found this place when our 'go-to' hotel farther out on the 7 Train line in Queens was fully booked - we will definitely consider staying here again. Our usual visit includes doing the flea markets on the weekend and this location is a short bus ride from three major venues in Brooklyn without having to pass through Manhattan via subway.

The hotel is located close to the subway station which was great. The rooms are roomy and comfortable. However, I did not like the wardrobes as they were too small and impractical.

other than a shower curtain that had mildew, the stay was pretty nice. hotel is 1 block away from the Flushing train and ease of transportation was great. the continental breakfast was sweet and provided enough variety and food to last beyond lunch. for the price and proximity to Manhattan, this place is a bargain. The whole area is undergoing tremendous construction and the pile driver was annoying but, unless, you intend to stay in all day, isn't much of a issue.

Got room in the basement, lot of traffic/road noise. Could not sleep over night and spoiled my entire next day.

The location of the hotal isn't that good, and it was decently difficult to find for us non-native New Yorkers however, they allowed us to check in early without a fee, had a pleasant disposition when we spoke to them, and generally left a good taste in my mouth for the hotel. The continental breakfast and exercise room are horribly mediocre, but the people are extraordinary.

We stayed in this hotel when we are working in NY because is close to the metro and some nice restaurants, and it's a great deal.

I stayed overnight last minute & it was really pricey, the room was tiny and there were no towels & there was no mini fridge. I asked for a smoking room and didn't get one. The positive thing was that it was immaculate, super clean. The staff was average. It's also really close to Manhattan.

Too much money no fridge or microwave in the room it was small shower didn't work..

Room was spotless, staff was friendly. Great value for decent location.

My boyfriend and I were staying for 2 night weekend getaway to visit friend. Great for a quick trip. Nothing fancy. The hotel was great, conveniently located to subway with 30 minute trip into manhattan. Room was clean. No excessive noise from hallways. Staff was helpful and friendly. I would book there again!

The location is just one minute's walking to the subway station which leads to many major scenery spots.

42-24 Crescent St Long Island City NY

Hotel highlights

  • Free buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Fitness center
  • 24-hour business center

Red Lion Inn & Suites Long Island City places you within 3 miles (5 km) of popular attractions like Bloomingdale's and Barney's. This 80-room hotel has free breakfast along with conveniences like free in-room WiFi and a fitness center. Located in central Long Island City, the hotel is also near Rockefeller Center and Chrysler Building.


Dining

Free buffet breakfast is included with your stay.


Rooms

The 80 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including coffee makers, free weekday newspapers, and free local calls. 32-inch LCD TVs come with satellite channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Safes, ironing boards, and desks are also standard.


Property features

Red Lion Inn & Suites Long Island City features a fitness center, free WiFi in public areas, and a 24-hour business center. Transportation is made easy with limo/town car service. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with dry cleaning/laundry and luggage storage. Additional amenities include coffee/tea in a common area, a computer station, and free newspapers.

Room options

Room, 1 King Bed

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Room, 1 Queen Bed

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Premium Room, 1 Queen Bed

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Premium Room, 1 King Bed

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Guest reviews for Red Lion Inn & Suites Long Island City

Everyone (7) Couples (17) Business (4) Family (9) Other (5) Friends (5)
4
Everyone

Close to the subway. Inexpensive and clean. Room kinda small though but good enough for 2. Breakfast is good but it’s the same everyday.

By , from princeton, nj on Feb 21, 2018

Review comment responded on Feb 23, 2018

Thank you for sharing your feedback with us, we appreciate your business. See you again!

5

lovely hotel in nyc

Everyone

This hotel had a nice location. It was easy to find a parking space. The room was nice and comfortable. It has nice toiletries.

By , from Chicopee, MA on Jan 18, 2018

Review comment responded on Jan 25, 2018

Thank you for sharing your feedback about your stay with us. We appreciate your business with us, see you again!

4
Everyone

Room is meticulously clean and comes with modern hotel amenities. Hotel is literally a stones throw from the bustling Queensborough Center subway interchange and just one stop from the upper east side of Manhattan (Bloomingdale’s store)

By on Nov 13, 2017

Review comment responded on Nov 18, 2017

Thank you for taking the time to complete our online survey regarding your recent stay at our hotel. Your feedback is very important to us and we can assure you that we will use this information to do everything possible to create an enjoyable experience for each of our guests. We hope to see you again soon!

4
Everyone

Breakfast was appalling. There were limited food choices... eggs served were rubbery and tasteless. Dining room consisted of 4 tiny round tables, you are literally within breathing distance of your fellow diner.

By on Nov 12, 2017

Review comment responded on Nov 18, 2017

Thank you for taking the time to complete our online survey regarding your recent stay at our hotel. On behalf of our entire team, I would like to apologize for failing to exceed your expectations. Your satisfaction is important to us and we will be using the feedback you provided to make improvements to ensure we offer an exceptional experience for our guests in the future. I hope that you will consider staying with us again so that we can have another chance to provide you with a superior experience.

4

close to subway but lots of construction nearby.

Everyone

Hotel is ok. Very convenient location right by Subway. But rooms are tiny and bathrooms are difficult. They could improve it by adding a towel bar for hand towels and a soap dish.

By , from California on Oct 15, 2017

Review comment responded on Nov 6, 2017

Thank you for taking the time to complete our online survey regarding your recent stay at our hotel. Your feedback is very important to us and we can assure you that we will use this information to do everything possible to create an enjoyable experience for each of our guests. We hope to see you again soon!

2

hard to find the location

Everyone

ok for shorter stay. It's hard to locate but you can find the fast food near by.

By on Sep 2, 2017

4

decent, convenient, but get to breakfast early!

Everyone

It's a 1970's building but nicely maintained and remodeled, and just a block from Queensboro Plaza subway to get to Manhattan in ten minutes. The room was very clean and comfortable. I would only complain that the breakfast attendant would be putting breakfast away 15 minutes before it was officially over; she literally put the cereal bowls away while I was reaching for one, standing at the counter with a box of cereal. I followed her into the back room to get a piece of bread from the tray she had just removed. I kept looking at my watch thinking I had the time wrong, but it matched the wall clock. I just think she had places to go and people to see. For the five days I was there... so I learned to come earlier. :-)

By , from Minneapolis MN on Aug 11, 2017

4

close to subway

Families

It was very close to subway. Staff was very nice and incredibly helpful. Breakfast was very good. Room was cozy.

By , from mpls on Jul 18, 2016

4

excellent location for visiting nyc!

Couples

Half a block from the Queensboro Plaza subway station, two blocks from another station with lots of bus connections available. Neighborhood is undergoing gentrification so there's lots of construction noise but overall a very satisfactory spot for a tourist home base. The rooms are rather small and dominated by the bed - but you're not spending a lot of time in the room, you're out and about in the big city. Very comfortable bed, excellent water pressure in the shower - free continental breakfast in the lobby gives a nice chance to chat with fellow travelers. Because of the size of the rooms this is probably not a good pick if you are a traveling with kids - unless you get two rooms. We do NYC about once a year and found this place when our 'go-to' hotel farther out on the 7 Train line in Queens was fully booked - we will definitely consider staying here again. Our usual visit includes doing the flea markets on the weekend and this location is a short bus ride from three major venues in Brooklyn without having to pass through Manhattan via subway.

By , from Rural Oregon on Jun 19, 2016

4

good hotel for good price

Couples

The hotel is located close to the subway station which was great. The rooms are roomy and comfortable. However, I did not like the wardrobes as they were too small and impractical.

By on Dec 4, 2015