Looking for convenient access to Big Apple attractions, without the Manhattan hotel sticker shock? Popular with guests from across the U.S. and around the globe, the wallet-friendly Pan American Hotel is about a 5-minute walk from a subway station, where the train can get you to the heart of Midtown in about 30 minutes. Or just catch the bus--there’s a stop right outside the Pan American’s entrance. The Elmhurst, Queens location also puts you within easy reach of both LaGuardia Airport (4.5 miles)
and JFK Airport (10 miles). In fact, the hotel provides a complimentary one-way shuttle service from both, which must be requested 24 hours in advance. Airport drop off is available for a surcharge.
The Queens Center Mall, anchored by Macy’s and J.C. Penney, is less than a mile away. And you’ll be just 3 miles from Citi Field, home of the New York Mets, and Arthur Ashe Stadium, the main venue for the U.S. Open tennis championships. A quick subway ride will also take you to some of Queens' best-known ethnic neighborhoods: Grab a Greek gyro in Astoria, or enjoy a pint of your favorite Irish beer in Woodside. Astoria is also home to the Museum of the Moving Image, celebrating the art and history of film and television.
Italian and American favorites take center stage at Duke's Restaurant and Lounge, located on the Pan American's 1st floor. Duke’s serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and is open until 4 AM on Fridays and Saturdays--perfect after enjoying a night in the City That Never Sleeps. Room service is also available (limited hours). If you want to keep up with your workout routine, just stop by the front desk and pick up a complimentary pass to the nearby Bally's Health Club.
After a day in the city, you'll return to a room with amenities rivaling those of many higher-priced Manhattan hotels. Set up your laptop at the desk: All rooms are equipped with wireless Internet access (surcharge), and complimentary Wi-Fi is available in public areas. TVs offer cable channels. Soundproofing and blackout curtains help ensure a good night's sleep, and hypo-allergenic bedding is available on request.