Guest-Rated Hotels

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JFK airport hotels have more of a reputation for their convenience than for their quality, but there are some pleasant surprises to be found.

Each of the hotels on this page has an average rating of at least 4 out of a possible 5, based upon feedback from people who have actually stayed there.

While individual travel experiences may vary, if you're looking for a clean, comfortable room with above-average service, any of these hotels are a good bet

Top Rated Hotels near JFK Airport

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Hampton Inn JFK Airport

Hampton Inn JFKJust a quarter mile from the airport, the Hampton Inn at JFK features a complimentary shuttle service to the airport and to a nearby mall. Breakfast is also on the house. Spacious guest rooms come with a coffeemaker, wireless internet access and comfy ergonomic chairs, which are great if you have to get in a little last minute work before the next day's business meeting! The friendly and helpful staff make this an A+ place to stay.

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Fairfield Inn by Marriott

Fairfield InnOutstanding service from a friendly and professional staff, and a decent restaurant make the Fairfield Inn worthy of consideration for your next stay at JFK. The rooms tend to run a little small, but they are clean and comfortable and the bathrooms are spotless. There's a complimentary shuttle to and from JFK. Other amenities include multi line phones, a fitness center, cable tv, high speed internet, and complimentary newspapers delivered to your room. There's a restaurant in the hotel.

Insider tip: Have a yen for some Chinese food? There's a very popular takeout restaurant right across the street.

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Courtyard by Marriott JFK Airport

Courtyard by MarriottThe Courtyard gets high marks from visitors for it's pleasant and accomodating staff. Rooms are kept meticulously clean and feature such niceties as super-comfy beds, a refrigerator, microwave and a coffeemaker. If you're a workout fanatic the gym is first class. A complimentary shuttle to and from JFK runs every 30 minutes. If you've rented a car, valet parking is also available.

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Clarion Hotel Jamaica

Clarion HotelNew, clean, and in a good neighborhood, the Clarion Hotel is within walking distance of Jamaica Station for easy travel both to and from the airport or into Manhattan or Eastern Long Island. Comfortable guest rooms feature complimentary high-speed internet, refrigerators and flat screen TV's, and there is a complimentary breakfast. The staff gets mixed reviews from former guests, but overall the feedback is very good and the average room rates are lower than most in the area.

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Best Western Mill River Manor

Mill River Manor Rockville CenterSituated in Rockville Centre. Just under 7 mles from JFK and accessible via the Long Island Railroad, the Mill River Manor offers simple, clean acccomodations and a first-rate staff, all at very reasonable rates! If you're a "foodie", there are no less than 40 (yes, FORTY) various restaurants all within walking distance, as well as the Best Western's own Tredwell's American Chop House.

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Hampton Inn and Suites - Rockville Centre

Hilton Garden InnAlso in Rockville Centre, the Hampton Inn and Suites is an excellent hotel just 9 miles from Kennedy Airport. It offers quality accomodations and service, including complimentary breakfast and high speed internet access, cable tv, a convenience store, a business center and free self-parking. The hotel features a lovely atrium, with a relaxing waterfall, comfy chairs and free fresh coffee. The Hampton Inn is reachable by train and a short walk and there are excellent restaurants within a few blocks radius. The hotel will also arrange car service for you, if you need it.

Insider tip: This hotel is near the LIRR - if you're a light sleeper, request a room away from the train tracks!

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Howard Johnson - Queens

Howard Johnson QueensOnly 6 miles from the airport, this Howard Johnson Inn is a world away from it's airport express counterpart in quality! This hotel features good, basic accomodations and boasts excellent customer reviews. The negative comments about this hotel seem to focus on occasional noisy clientelle, but there are few complaints about the staff or the guest rooms. Very reasonable rates round out the appeal of this clean and friendly hotel.

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Comparison of the best rated hotels near Kennedy Airport, based upon guest feedback
  Clarion Hotel Hampton Inn JFK Fairfield Inn JFK Courtyard by Marriott Howard Johnson Queens Best Western Mill River Manor Hampton Inn and Suites
Miles from Airport 4 0.25 1 0.5 6 6.9 9
Avg. Guest Rating
4 / 5 4 / 5 4 / 5 4 / 5 4 / 5 4 / 5 4 / 5
Rates* Check
Airport Shuttle   Yes Yes Yes      
Parking Yes Yes surcharge surcharge Yes Yes Yes
High Speed Internet Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Wireless Internet Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Fitness Center Yes   Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Jacuzzi / Spa Tub     Yes        


Yes Yes Yes surcharge Yes surcharge Yes
Room Service   Yes   Yes   Yes  
Restaurant     Yes Yes   Yes  
24 Hour Front Desk Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Pets Allowed           Yes  
Express Checkout   Yes Yes Yes   Yes  
ATM/Banking   Yes       Yes  
Dry Cleaning   Yes   Yes   Yes Yes
Business Services     Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Conference Rooms   Yes     Yes Yes  
Cable TV Yes   Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Coffeemaker   Yes Yes Yes   Yes  
Refrigerator Yes            
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