The Queens neighbourhood of New York is a diverse melting pot for cultures, backgrounds and attractions, which makes it the perfect spot to get a taste for life as a real New Yorker during your stay in the city! So this comfortable and well-serviced 3 star property, sitting in the heart of Queens, is our top pick for your upcoming visit. The quick and convenient access to LaGuardia Airport is a plus too, especially as the hotel offers an airport shuttle service upon request to take you to and from your ‘home away from home’ in no time at all. Other useful amenities and luxury home comforts include on-site parking, valet same-day laundry, shop, car rental desk and complimentary WiFi. Small added details such as a cash machine in the lobby, late check-out, and computer and fax machine in the rooms will help to ensure your trip is as relaxing and memorable as possible.
The friendly staff are known to give excellent, bespoke service and are always willing to offer advice, especially at the tour desk in reception, where they will recommend the best attractions, sights and lesser-known spots, according to your particular tastes and interests. As well as a high-spec executive floor, with printer, copier and postal service, the hotel also boasts a wonderful restaurant and lobby bar and cocktail lounge. The leisure facilities are second-to-none, and include a Health Club with indoor swimming pool and tennis facilities – the perfect way to round-up the day and indulge in some R&R time!
The hotel’s neighbouring districts include East Elmhurst, Astoria and Jackson Heights, and it enjoys simple and quick access to the rest of Queens too. Astoria was once the hub of the city’s Greek community and still retains many of its cultural hotpots, especially a large presiding of Greek cuisine. Some favourite dining spots include Ovelia, on 30th Avenue, where it’s best to come for brunch to sample the homemade loukanikos (specialty sausages) and feta sandwiches; Taverna Kyclades and Telly’s Taverna, both truly authentic and celebrated for their warm Mediterranean hospitality. Other than a large population of Greek descendants, there is also high number of Brazilian, Irish, Italian and Egyptian residents, which makes the neighbourhood a colourful and fascinating place to stay.
Arts and culture lovers travel from all over the city to visit Astoria’s several institutes and museums dedicated to the Arts, including the Museum of the Moving Image, the Noguchi Museum and the Socrates Sculpture Park. The latter is a wonderful green space, with 4 acres of outdoor museum full of sculptures created by Mark di Suvero, among others. Even if you aren’t so interested in the works themselves, the parkland is a pleasant spot to wander and admire the views of the East River and Roosevelt Island.
We wish you a pleasant stay at this 3 star Secret Hotel in Queens!