The best hotels near JFK airport

Instead of hoofing it into Manhattan or Brooklyn, make reservations at one of these hotels near JFK airport
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It's true: flying into New York City airports isn’t always the most fun experience. It's busy, and sometimes you get stuck taking an expensive cab or spending hours on the subway just to get to your hotel.

Luckily, you can make everything little easier by staying at one of these hotels near JFK. They might not be as glamorous as some of the best hotels in Manhattan, but a few do appear on our list of the best hotels in Queens. Make the most of the location by testing out some of the best Astoria restaurants and best things to do in Queens. Trust us: Being able to bypass most of the awful airport traffic makes staying in these JFK airport hotels worth it.

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Hotels near JFK airport

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Crowne Plaza JFK Airport
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Crowne Plaza JFK Airport

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A mere hop across from John F. Kennedy International Airport, this colorful and comfortable hotel offers 330 rooms and suites.

Time Out tip: Head northwest from JFK and you'll discover Forest Park, a verdant 500-acre expanse of knobbly hills, meadows and winding hiking trails. If you've got an afternoon to spare, spend some time admiring the greenery or rent some clubs to play a round of golf at the par 67 course. 

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Hilton New York JFK
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Hilton New York JFK Airport

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Ample desk space, comfortable rooms and a free shuttle make this airport-adjacent property ideal for the business traveler.

Time Out tip: This hotel is near to what is arguably Queens’ biggest attraction: Flushing Meadows–Corona Park. Built for the 1939 World’s Fair (and attended by millions of people), the massive green space boasts the Unisphere, an impressive 140-foot steel globe, Citi Field and Queens Museum. 

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Hampton Inn NY-JFK Jamaica-Queens
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Hampton Inn NY-JFK

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Updated rooms and helpful amenities make this chain hotel an excellent choice for travelers.

Time Out tip: It may come as a surprise, but one of New York's most awe-inspiring exhibits isn’t in the Metropolitan Museum of Art or MoMA but in the Queens Museum in Flushing Meadows–Corona Park. Named the 'Panorama of the City of New York' (catchy title, we know), this intricate 9,335-square-foot model shrinks the five boroughs down to scale. In fact, visitors can even adopt an apartment there for $100 - an absolute steal at today’s real estate prices, really.

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Courtyard by Marriott New York JFK Airport
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Courtyard New York JFK Airport

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A creation of hotel giants, Marriott, it may be the close proximity to the airport draws you into Courtyard, but it's the comfy accommodation (and the on-site Starbucks) that'll keep you satisfied.

Time Out tip: During baseball season, buy cheap tickets to a New York Mets game to root, root, root for the home team at Citi Field. The food is certainly better than at that other stadium in the Bronx, even if the team’s performance is worse. If the Mets aren’t playing, don’t despair: Fans can also book hour-long tours of the stadium on select days. Winner.

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Radisson JFK Airport
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Radisson JFK Airport

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Travelers flying into JFK can’t beat the convenient location (or amenities) at this Radisson. Plus, there's a handy shuttle that'll take you direct to the airport, so you don't have to rely on a cab.

Time Out tip: Got some time to spare before your trip? Well, why not visit a sandy beach and take a leisurely stroll along the boardwalk? Yep, believe it or not, you can find laid-back beach town vibes inside the five NY boroughs: just take the subway to Rockaway Beach. Even better: stop for lunch by Tacoway Beach for delightfully crispy beer-battered fish tacos and fresh watermelon juice. Tasty.

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