11354 Travel Guide
Flushing, Queens' lively hotel scene is looking forward to welcoming a new Starwood Dual-Hotel next year, but options in this part of New York will grow sooner than that when new property, The Parc Hotel opens next month.
The 96-room hotel will be located on College Point Boulevard, under three miles from La Guardia airport, a little over a mile from Citi Field, and close to some of New York's best Chinese restaurants. The hotel will feature modern design, a rooftop bar, fitness center, and, later down the line, a restaurant.
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Once in a while we take a chance on a hotel, usually for one of three reasons: the place got recommended to us by a friend, it's super convenient, or we're just plain old desperate. In the case of our stay last week at the Red Roof Inn Flushing New York, which is located just four miles from LaGuardia Airport (LGA), it was some mix of the latter two.
Walking into the hotel, we thought, 'OK. It's a little bare bones, and there is kind of a weird plaster-y smell, but nevermind: the rates will be cheap, and there will be free WiFi.'
Sure enough, upon checking in, the rate was certainly lower than what we're accustomed to seeing across the river in dear old Manhattan. $110 for the night. And what's more, they even decided to bump us up to a "bigger" room on the highest floor, at a discount.
Off to a good start! But then things took a turn for the worse.