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Hilton Garden Inn New York/Staten Island
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The best Staten Island hotels

It’s not about ambiance at the best Staten Island hotels, but if you’re in town on business these are the ones to know

By James Chase
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You’re looking for the best Staten Island hotels? Surely you have your reasons. To most New Yorkers, it is synonymous with the Staten Island Ferry, and that’s about it. But this often overlooked borough does have quite a bit of history. Staten Island was discovered in 1524 by Giovanni da Verrazano and named by Henry Hudson in 1609. In 1898, Staten Island became one of New York City’s five boroughs. Service to Manhattan actually began in 1712, although the Ferry as we know it today was instituted by Cornelius Vanderbilt in 1829. Today, the borough has an extensive park system, historical homes and the Greenbelt, a nature preserve that spans 2,800 acres, and of course Staten Island Zoo. You can even dine at the best Staten Island restaurants. In fact, some of the best New York pizzas can be found on Staten Island.  

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Best Staten Island hotels

Hilton Garden Inn New York/Staten Island
Photograph: Courtesy Vinnie Amessé

1. Hilton Garden Inn New York/Staten Island

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You could argue that the fact that the jewel in the crown of Staten Island hotels is a 3-star Hilton Garden Inn sets a fairly low bar for accommodation in New York’s fifth borough. That said, this is a good one. Set within the 415 acres of preserved woodland of Staten Island's Corporate Park, this modern hotel is just a few minutes from Interstate 278. Each of its 198 guest rooms and suites features chic decor and is equipped with the signature Garden Sleep System, a TV, mini fridge, microwave and an ergonomic workstation with free wi-fi. Some suites even have whirlpool tubs. Lorenzo's Restaurant, Bar & Cabaret offers Italian and American cuisine along with live cabaret performances on select Fridays. Or, for the complete opposite experience, you could buy a meal from the 24-hour Pavilion Pantry and heat it in your in-room microwave. And for rooftop drinks, there’s the Above Rooftop Lounge. What makes this hotel particularly pleasant is a large international and local art collection displayed in and around the hotel, along with landscaped gardens, including an outdoor Florentine Gazebo and views of the surrounding woodland. There’s also an indoor pool and fitness center, and complimentary shuttles to Newark Airport and Staten Island Ferry.

Hampton Inn & Suites Staten Island
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2. Hampton Inn & Suites Staten Island

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Next door to the Garden Inn is sibling property Hampton Inn & Suites. As with the former, you know what to expect from the reputation of the chain, and what you get is straightforward, but decent. Like its neighbor, Hampton Inn is set within the 415 acres of preserved woodland of Staten Island's Corporate Park, a few minutes from Interstate 278. This traditional West Shores Stable building has a rich equestrian theme. Each of its 107 rooms is equipped with a custom-designed bed, flat-screen TV, and free WiFi. There is also both a full desk and a lap desk for working on the bed (don’t go falling asleep mid-report!). You also get a microwave, a mini fridge and a coffeemaker. In addition, the suites boast whirlpool tubs and/or pull-out sofas. There’s a fitness center and indoor pool for working off the free hot breakfast they serve daily. And you can dine at neighboring Lorenzo’s in the evening, which offers live cabaret acts at certain times. The hotel also offers a complimentary shuttle service to Newark Airport and Staten Island Ferry.

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3. Holiday Inn Staten Island

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This is the first of three hotels that forms Staten Island’s “budget strip” on the borough’s western edge. You know what a Holiday Inn is, therefore you know what this particular property is. It’s a clean, efficient, straightforward, suburban hotel, about an 8-minute drive from the College of Staten Island. Its 103 rooms are equipped with flat screen TVs and desks, plus premium cable channels and coffeemakers. LiLLies restaurant serves breakfast and dinner, and there’s also a modest fitness center to redress the balance. The list of freebies is impressive. Kids 19 and under stay free with an adult. There’s also free WiFi, a free hot breakfast bar and free parking. Plus you get a complimentary shuttle to the Staten Island Ferry.

4. Holiday Inn Express - Staten Island West

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This sibling property to the Holiday Inn sits right next-door to it. As you’d expect, the Express version places function, efficiency and value over form, but still scores highly in customer satisfaction. Its 95 rooms come with flat screen TVs and desks, plus premium cable channels and coffeemakers. There’s also a fitness center on site. While there is no restaurant or lounge, the hotel does offer a free hot breakfast buffet. You also get free WiFi, free parking, free newspapers, and a complimentary shuttle to the Staten Island Ferry.

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Ramada Staten Island
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5. Ramada Staten Island

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The Ramada is the most centrally located of the six properties, just off Interstate 278 and a 10-minute walk from the College of Staten Island. Like all Ramadas, this is a no frills, budget hotel. Its 67 rooms, while “traditional” in decor, are reasonably well-appointed, featuring mini fridges, coffeemakers, flat-screen TVs and free WiFi. Some upgraded rooms even boast whirlpool tubs. In common with the other budget offerings, the list of freebies is impressive: parking (including large vehicles), newspapers, WiFi and continental breakfast. There is also an exercise facility and health club to rectify any early morning croissant indulgence.

Comfort Inn Staten Island
Photograph: Courtesy Comfort Inn Staten Island

6. Comfort Inn Staten Island

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It’s back to the “budget strip” for our final entry. As with most other chains, you know what you are getting with a Comfort Inn — basically, a standard hotel with comfy beds. As with its Wild Avenue neighbors, this one is located on the western edge of the borough, about an 8-minute drive from the College of Staten Island. “Subdued” rooms feature trademark pillow-top mattresses, as well as free WiFi, flat screen TVs and coffeemakers. Amenities include a modest exercise room and a business center. Hot breakfast, 24-hour coffee and parking are all complimentary.

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