Time Out says
A colorful and comfortable hotel just across the street from John F. Kennedy International Airport
Like the Hilton at JFK, the 330-room Crowne Plaza has meeting spaces, a business center and a complimentary 24-hour shuttle. But it has a few additions, small and large, that make for a more interesting stay, from the in-room safes that are big enough to hold laptops to the “zen room” in the fitness center for yoga and meditation. The rooms are designed with red accents and modern art that are a departure from the monotonous, inoffensive decor you usually get an airport hotel. If, god forbid, you lose some luggage, the hotel concierge will gladly set you up with replacement toiletries for free.
Neighborhood: The airport’s immediate surroundings are uninspiring, but make your way north into Jamaica to find a more lively nabe. It’s home to a thriving Caribbean and Southeast Asian community and one of the few affordable areas left in the city.
Sybil’s West Indian Bakery: For authentic Guyanese fare like beef patties and stewed okra
Rockaway Beach: For a relaxing day walking the boardwalk and laying on the beach
Bellittle Bicycles: For the chance to visit the oldest bike shop in the country (really!)
Time Out tip: Head northwest from JFK to hit Forest Park, 500-acre expanse of knobbly hills, meadows and hiking trails. You could spend a peaceful afternoon admiring the greenery or rent some clubs to play a round of golf at the par 67 course.
138-10 135th Ave
|Cross street:||at 140th St|
|Transport:||Bus: Q40 to 143 St/135 Av|
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