"Only if you're forced"
Not good, room smelled and bad neighborhood. Try anything else, it would probably be better. This is the last choice.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Very near JFK Airport"
The hotel is good for an overnight stay when you have an early flight from JFK. We stayed twice on our way to and from Paris. The shuttle service from JFK to the hotel was terrible and we, and other guests, had to wait more than 45 minutes on a rainy night. We learned our lesson and on our return trip we took a taxi to the hotel, which was about $12. […] Good decision! The shuttle service from the hotel to the airport was good and on time on both stays. Hotel room was clean, with a good big bed and air conditioning and served its purpose for our needs. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Close to JFK and Economical."
This is a no thrills hotel that is located within a 5 minute trip to JFK terminal 1. Overall assessment: a smart choice if you wish to save money, are cool with just the basics, and want to ensure you arrive on time to the airport.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Does the job"
The hotel room wasn't the cleanest i've ever stayed in but it was convenient for the airport. The hotel offers a pick up and drop off service for the airport at no extra cost.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
I travel a lot for work and this is by far the worse hotel I've stayed at. The rooms are so old. There is a no smoking sign on the door but the room is so old that I couldn't tell if the smell were from cigarettes or from the room. They offer free breakfast from 6:30 to 10 but don't expect much. It's just cereal, oatmeal, toast or waffles. They offer […] free shuttle service to the airport til 11pm but the shuttle is soo old, that I'm surprised that it hasn't broken down. I didn't feel safe at this hotel. I would spend more to feel comfortable. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Only positive was that it was close to JFK"
We found the driver/porter on duty exemplary, polite, efficient in all respects. The standard of the room was really disappointing, it was poky and gloomy and not worth the money or up to the standard of hotels/motels that we are used to in the USA. Although the linen was clean the room was dirty. The towels were no more than postage stamps. We had […] to leave at 5.45 a.m. someone could have at least turned on the coffee machine. We wont stay there again it was not worth the money $75 max should have been the price Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Response by Howard Johnson Inn Jamaica JFK Airport NYC Dear Guest, Thank you for your business. We have 24 hours coffee and tea available in the breakfast area and for your convenience we also have in rooms.
"convenience of shuttle service"
Convenient with decent breakfast.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"good for a qick over night stay"
location to airport and car rentalGenuine Hotels.com guest review
We waited for over an hour and made 5 phone calls before we got picked up at JFK. The van that finally came was a Super 8 van that we had seen before but didn't know it was also for Howard Johnson. The neighborhood was scary. The clerk was behind glass in a booth. The room was dirty. We'll never stay at Howard Johnson's again!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Basic room, clean, no frills. Close To JFK, 2 miles. Shuttle. Breakfast. Sketchy neighborhood, noisy Clientele. Price only redeeming Factor.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
The hallways and nearby common area of this hotel was noisy the entire night. It didn't feel safe there. I don't recommend staying there.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"close to JFK, ok value, but nothing special"
title pretty much says it all. One thing I didn't realize is the free hotel shuttle stops operating at 11 PM. So if you arrive later be prepared to spend 15 bucks getting from the airport to this hotel.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"ok for 1 night"
rundown hotel with very unfriendly staffGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nice hotel close to airport"
Everything was ok and staff was helpful. Some reconstruction was being made which was reflected on the price I think. Easy quick access to airport.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
bad......Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Would not stay here again unless it was dirt cheap"
Only there for one night. The people were nice and friendly and helpful. The location is just ok. The condition of the property is very bad and in real need for an updating/repair. Not good for the brand at all.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
terrible!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Close to JFK airport"
This is the worst hotel I have ever stayed at. It sounded more like an hourly rate hotel judging by the amount of door opening and slamming (every few minutes). Place was filthy and staff not very helpful. Do yourself a favor and stay at one of the other hotels in the area. The other hotels also have near constant shuttle service from what I saw.Genuine Expedia guest review
"You get what you pay."
Hotel Shuttle service to and from JFK airport/ Federal Circle is a plus for staying here and free continental breakfast. Lobby is small and carpet thru out the hotel is dirty. Burger King and 7-Eleven is across the street.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Worth the money Hated the hard wood floor without CARPETING IN THE ROOM ALL ELSE WAS GOODGenuine Hotels.com guest review
It's a shelter its noisy and I will never go back.Genuine Expedia guest review
Very clean value for moneyGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Never been in such disgusting hotel"
Awful uncomfortable dirty , staff impolite to take us nearby to the airport to pick up a car charged us 10 dollars and another time 10 more for a few blocks Room too small very very very uncomfortable I ll never ever come back again shame that Expedia sponsors this hotel There was a sort of breakfast but terrible So I cancelled my next stay and went […] to Hilton Gardens .......................................................................................................,...................................................................................... Hopefully when you receive one of this commentes do something about and send us a feedback Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Handy to airport, but that's it"
This hotel meets the minimum requirements for a decent place to stay, but there is nothing about the place that you could actually describe as nice. I called ahead to be sure there was a shuttle from the airport, but when my plane was delayed and I arrived late, I called and they said the last shuttle was already in its way back to the hotel and suggested […] I call a cab. When I did that it turned out that the hotel was only 5 minutes from the airport. I don't think it would have killed them to make another trip. There was a family in the room across the hall from me with many children all of whom took turns screaming all day and night, which added to the general ambiance. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Descent hotel, close to JFK Airport."
Good enough for night stay. Priced right. No complaints.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Flight from JFK got cancelled needed a cheap hotel"
Googled hotels near JFK for the cheapest room we could find near the airport to get some sleep after bring rebooked to a 6;15 flight out the next morning. Expedia had Howard Johnson listed for $90 we called got directions to the shuttle and waited about 1o minutes before they came for us. It was freezing cold and raining like mad. Once arriving we found […] the room nice and warm, the bed amazingly comfortable, shabby but clean room, the girl at the front desk with a huge beautiful smile. Do it yourself kitchen area for a make shift breakfast in the morning. Exhausted travelers such as we were went from being on a cruise ship in Barcelona to find ourselves 18 hours later at HoJo's in NYC. Not as fancy but still very comfy. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
It was lovely this time The Howard Johnson is where I stay every year.I enjoy myself everytime.C U next year! :-)! :-)Genuine Hotels.com guest review
scary neighborhood; hotel was run down. dirty and dingy roomGenuine Hotels.com guest review
It was more like a motel. It was conveniently located for my trip but definitely not the type of hotel I'd normally stay at.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Worst hotel in forever!!!!"
I reserved this hotel because of the hotel chain name "Howard Johnson" and the good value recommended by Expedia. However, it came back to me as the most terrible nighemare. I reserved it for my colleagues. they checked in and urgently called me to let me know of how it is. Terribly old and not remodeled well Bullet-proof glass window counter unlike […] the photo on Expedia Noisy dogs and kids that live in the hotel locally, residents Not friendly(Unsafe) neiborhood around the hotel. So on...... I made all the reservations for all other places. this is the first time they could hardly trust me doing so. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Nice hotel for the price"
Afew minor poroblem with rooms, but worth the price rateGenuine Expedia guest review
Property is dirty looking ...would not recommend. Rooms were run down even though there seem to be some attempt at remodeling the bathrooms.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Low expectations met"
This is a hotel for an overnight less expensive stay with convienent shuttle to airport. No frills, though a fitness room is listed. One machine does not a fitness room make. Continental breakfast is pretty decent and rooms are fairly clean and except for the car alarm in the night outside our window, fairly quiet.Genuine Expedia guest review
I have never stayed in a airport hotel in NY for all the years I lived in NY. The best thing was how quickly someone from the hotel came to pick me up from Federal Circle. He was on the phone the whole time though. I got to the hotel and walked in. 4 steps in front of me. Went down the stairs to see what looked like a small business center/dining room. […] Where is the reception?? Someone said it was right up those stairs I came from. Went back up lugging the suitcases. The reception is a tiny glass enclosure right inside the door, like a gas station in a bad neighbourhood with bullet proof glass and small slit for you to slide your Drivers License. Not confidence inspiring at all. Receptionist forgot to give my DL back (I forgot too). Someone knocks on my door at 10.30 pm to give it back. They could have called me from the desk to come pick it up or that someone was coming up. It was spooky combined with the eerie feeling of the reception desk. It was a relief to see regular families with children at breakfast. Never stayed in HJ before. Never will. Or may be it is JFK airport hotels?? Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
I needed to be near the airport the day before on account of snow arriving the following morning. Cab ride was 13.50 to JFKGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Over charged by this hotel!!"
Worst hotel experience ive ever had, after booking my stay from expedia.com I reached the hotel where I was told there would be a extra charge to check in early, which later ended up being billed to my credit card as a over charge of $100..I called the hotel and the front desk lady claim I never stayed at the hotel n was dismissive of my concern..I […] will not recommend this hotel to my worst enemy Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"On corner of very busy street, non-secured parking"
HAd a tough time finding hotel without a GPS. Parking was around the corner, was nervous about leaving my brand new car. Room was right at the end of corridor, noisy, and the lock didn't seem secure. Hotel is old and rundown tho basically clean. Breakfast minimal. In a pinch this hotel would suffice for one night..Genuine Expedia guest review
"Right price for a convenient airport overnight."
Check in was smooth but parking difficult due to sloppy snow clearing. Room quiet and got a decent nights sleep. Adequate breakfast but should be served earlier ( We ate a microwaved hamburger left from the night before). Convenient reasonably priced long term parking just down the street (USave). Will use this motel again for a similar travel scen […] ario. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Fit Our Needs"
Like many others, we used this hotel when connecting flights at JFK. It was only a few miles from the airport and they have a free shuttle to and from JFK. The room was very clean and comfortable. The staff was courteous and helpful and the shuttle ran on time. No complaints.Genuine Expedia guest review
I was happy to book the hotel when I got stuck in JFK in beginning January. The only things I needed were a shower and a bed. So i did not pay much attention to all amenities there and I left early in the morning. The stuff is most unfriendly and they don't understand my English (it might be poor but actually i didn't have problems with it). They couldn't […] find my Expedia booking for 3 hours in their database. Calling the hotel (with bad English receptionist) and asking for a bus pick-up at JFK was most complicated too. Spo, that was bed and shower for 120 USD. At that time I was ready to pay twice for that. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Room was dirty. Long black hairs in bathroom towels. Internet didn't work. Alarm clock broke. Went to have the phone wake me up and even the time was wrong on the phone. Front desk not helpful!!!!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"I like it"
They could have better parking but then again the area isn't very big. The cast was very curtious an mostly helpful. The rooms were clean and I felt safeGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Good hotel around the area"
It's a good hotel Area isn't too bad either cops is always around so it feels safe Could be cleaner but it's overall worth it !!!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Horrible! Bad customer service. Internet did not work in my room. The phone in my room had loud static sounds when talking on itGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Basic but more than sufficient"
Had a great rate and found the staff to be friendly and helpful. The room was basic, but clean and everything was functioning. The window seemed to have a little bit of a gap or a poor seal as I could hear road noise. I have nothing overly poor or good to say. Average but more than acceptable for a quick night.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"The hotel room"
The people that worked at the hotel were so sweet and helpful! The room was suppossed to be non smoking. It smelled terrible and had ashes on the floor next to the beds.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Practical and affordable"
My family and I needed to overnight one night near JFK. We found that although the rooms are small, it has everything you need - even fridge, microwave and iron. Linen and towels are very clean. For what you pay you get good service.Genuine Expedia guest review
My stay was very good. Perfect weather. Little snow was just right. Transportation was right on time. Rooms need just a little more closet space. Room was ok. Service was good,amenities excellent and was the perfect location for me:my shipping company to Bermuda was only five minutes away from the hotel. Will definitely stay in that area again. Tha […] nks. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
We had just arrived from across from the Middle East and our connecting flight out of JFK was cancelled, so we needed a cheap, conveniently located place to catch up on sleep. That's pretty much what we got. Bare bones breakfast, and a shuttle bus to JFK that runs once an hour in the morning (5:45, 6:45, 7:45 ...)Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Fridge didn't work, window didn't lock. No carpet in room. For the price, not worth itGenuine Expedia guest review
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