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JFK Airport: Good Hotel For Spotting?  
User currently offline737Captain From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 120 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 3637 times:

Hey all, i'm headed to NYC this weekend and wanted to know what hotel i should stay at. I'm looking for a hotel with a good overview of JFK so i can do a little spotting, but also close in proximity to the subway so i can head on into manhatton for the night
thanks ya'll


"Why do you insist on man-pawing the glareshield everytime you climb up here?!"
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User currently offlineJfklganyc From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 3173 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 3611 times:

Ramada Plaza JFK
Planes fly over the roof for 13 L-R
Near AirTrain Station at Federal Circle--train to Manhattan

PJ


User currently offlineSTT757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 16691 posts, RR: 51
Reply 2, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 3588 times:

Just a warning, while the Ramada is the closest hotel to the Central Terminal Area of JFK it's still kind of in no mans land.

Also the rooms are terrible, pathetically small tvs and interiors which make Days Inn look like the Ritz Carlton.

Also right behind the hotel is the Jamaica Queens waste water treatment plant, the smell is terrible.

But it's the most conveinent to JFK..

That's a big problem with JFK, the lack of "decent" airport hotels and the fact that the hotels the airport does have are kind of far from the terminals compared to other major airports.

I think they have a Court yard Marriott across the Belt Parkway, which is the best they have.

If your ok with the accomadations the Ramada is your hotel, but I think the Court Yard might have a better choice with the view since it's more elevated and closer to the threshold of one of the runways.



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User currently offlineNonRevKing From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 3553 times:


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There's the Ramada!

Brian - SPOT THIS!


User currently offlineAA 777 From United States of America, joined May 2002, 807 posts, RR: 13
Reply 4, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 3539 times:
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The Ramada is pretty good for 13L arrivals but I cant tell you the last time I remember them landing on it. Its been a while

AA 777
Matt



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User currently offlineFlyguy1 From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 1736 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 3536 times:

Its been a week since they last landed on 13L. Damn winter weather...


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User currently offline737Captain From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 120 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 3516 times:

thanks for all the input
 Smile



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User currently offlinePROSA From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5576 posts, RR: 5
Reply 7, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 3501 times:

Some rooms at the Courtyard by Marriott indeed offer decent airport views.


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User currently offlineSTT757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 16691 posts, RR: 51
Reply 8, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 3490 times:

Go with the Courtyard, the Ramada is not a tall building and does not offer a view of anything.


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User currently offlineEastbay From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 211 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 3483 times:

nobody mentions the Five Towns? Sure it's a hole, inhabited by freight dogs, but the 31R arrivals pass just overhead. Be careful walking around after dark though....

User currently offlineSabena 690 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 1 day ago) and read 3442 times:

Are there any hotels near JFK with a good overview of the airport to read off the registrations?

It's impossible to read them off from the Ramada (they fly over you), and since arrivals on 13L are quite rare apparently...

Frederic


User currently offlineN751PR From United States of America, joined May 2002, 1247 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 1 day ago) and read 3422 times:

While in JFK, my dad and I stayed in the Ramada due to the proximity to the airport. The room we stayed in was alright, a bit better than what was expected (and I sort of expected for the worst), but the food is just expensive and the quality is just not worth the price. The only good thing I can think of the Ramada is the arrivals to 13L.


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User currently offlineUNN1011 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 23 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 1 day ago) and read 3402 times:

I "lived" for two months at the JFK Holiday Inn during 2002, room 1230. GREAT observation position near the top of the building for planes enroute to runway 13L...the feeling is though you're located in the control tower with views of the runways and terminal area, especially with binoculars.

JFK Holiday Inn is a short walk away from the cargo zone and to a nice grassy field beneath 13L final approach apron. Sidewalks line the area as well. There is also a spiffy pedestrian overpass near runway 13R, excellent for spotting.

Note: there are no restaurants, other than hotel fare, in the general vicinity of these airport hotels mentioned. HInn, Radisson, and Courtyard are literally located on the fringe of a wooded residential neighborhood. I dined frequently at HInn Claudine's, which was always pleasant and appetizing. Great buffets B, L, and D.

Subway...the station is a short bus ride from the hotel. I don't know the specific routes, however, since I bicycled everywhere that summer.

Have a great time, and thanks for the memories 737Captain!

http://www.asiatravel.com/usa/newyork/newyork/jfkairport/

Regards, Unn1011 ./



[Edited 2004-02-11 17:49:41]

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