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Best Overall JFK: See Courtyard JFK Airport Rates at TripAdvisor "The exceptionally friendly staff at the Courtyard goes above and beyond to ensure a pleasant stay."
Runner-Up, Best Overall JFK: See TWA Hotel Rates at TripAdvisor "Entering the hotel is like stepping into a time capsule from the 60s"
Best Budget JFK: See Fairfield Inn JFK Airport Rates at TripAdvisor "A comfortable, modern stay for budget travelers."
Best Overall Newark: See EWR Marriott Rates at TripAdvisor "Everything you’ll need, so you don’t have to leave the property until it’s time to board the plane."
Best for Families Newark: See Residence Inn Rates at TripAdvisor "For families traveling together, the newly renovated Residence Inn sparkles."
Best Overall LaGuardia: Hyatt Place LGA Rates at TripAdvisor "If you’re looking a restful night’s sleep and plentiful family amenities."
Best Budget LaGuardia: See SpringHill Suites Rates at TripAdvisor "For a clean, comfortable and reliable stay near La Guardia Airport."
Best for a Unique Stay: See The Parc Hotel Rates at TripAdvisor "Travelers seeking a change of scenery from the cookie-cutter chain hotels around LaGuardia."
Best Overall Near JFK: Courtyard New York JFK Airport
The Courtyard Marriott is a bit pricier than some of the other JFK options, however it’s a good choice overall with newly renovated rooms, extremely comfortable pillow-top bedding and modern touchscreen technologies that keep travelers updated on their flight status. The Bistro serves American fare for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and a convenience store is also on the property. Spacious rooms have mini-refrigerators, microwaves, free Wi-Fi and soundproof windows. A fitness center is available, and there's also a free, efficient shuttle to the airport. The exceptionally friendly staff at the Courtyard goes above and beyond to ensure a pleasant stay – and that can make all the difference.
Runner-Up, Best Overall Near JFK: TWA Hotel
Prior to the opening of the TWA Hotel in May 2019, there were no accommodations at JFK at all, with overnight guests being relegated to accommodations a shuttle ride away. So, the hotel's 512 rooms were not only a desirable addition, but a necessary one. It's set in three buildings, most notably the formerly abandoned TWA Flight Center, a modernist masterpiece by famed architect Eero Saarinen that has been renovated with a midcentury flourish.
Entering the hotel is like stepping into a time capsule from the 60s. It’s a vibe that extends to the guest rooms, which are set in two new towers — you’ll find details like old issues of LIFE magazine and TWA-branded items from toiletries to notepads. Splurge on a runway-view room if you’re an AvGeek for 24-hour entertainment. The amenities at the TWA hotel range from a rooftop infinity pool overlooking the runway, a full-service gym, six restaurants, including a Jean-Georges Vongerichten hotspot, and eight bars, including one set inside an old airplane. The hotel is not just for people passing through JFK — it’s a destination unto itself.
Best Budget Near JFK: Fairfield Inn New York JFK Airport
Although many of the cheap hotel options near JFK are less than adequate, the Fairfield Inn New York JFK airport offers a comfortable, modern stay for budget travelers. It is also the only JFK hotel to provide scheduled free transportation to the subway and Green Acres Mall. A hot breakfast buffet is included, however there is no restaurant for evening dining (but there is a bar). Rooms feature sound resistant windows, iPod docking stations and Wi-Fi. TripAdvisor guests have noted that the shuttle does not run 24 hours, so be sure to double check the schedule before booking. The hotel also offers long-term parking.
Best Overall Near Newark: Newark Liberty International Airport Marriott
For travelers flying from Newark International who need some time to re-group, the Newark International Airport Marriott has everything you’ll need, so you don’t have to leave the property until it’s time to board the plane. The convenient location puts it next door (and within walking distance) to the airport, but the hotel offers a 24-hour, free shuttle to make transporting luggage a breeze. The Aviation Grill serves American fare for breakfast, lunch and dinner in a casual setting, or the Greatroom serves small plate options and a wide range of beverages. There’s also a fitness and concierge lounge (with free breakfast for select rooms). The 585-room hotel was renovated in 2016, with soundproof rooms to block the airplane noise. TripAdvisor users recommend asking for a higher level room for night views of the airport.
Best for Families Near Newark: Residence Inn Newark
For families traveling together, the newly renovated Residence Inn sparkles from the improvements and has reasonable prices and great perks. With full kitchens for preparing meals, the spacious suites are ideal for families, plus the hotel staff will even do some grocery shopping for you (just leave them a list). There’s also free hot breakfast, a barbecue and picnic area and a convenience market. Kids will love the indoor swimming pool, while adults can squeeze in a workout at the fitness center. Three nights a week a lobby social hour is offered with food and libations. A free shuttle to the airport is offered every 30 minutes. If you have some extra time, the Jersey Garden Mall is located right across the street.
Best Overall Near LaGuardia: Hyatt Place Flushing/LaGuardia Airport
If you’re looking a restful night’s sleep and plentiful family amenities, the 168-room, Hyatt Place Flushing/LaGuardia Airport is an ideal choice. The hotel is one of the few airport hotels to have a swimming pool (perfect for the kids) and the adjacent rooftop terrace is a great place to unwind after a day of traveling. For parents, the on-site bar serves up specialty cocktails. A 24-hour menu is offered with American fare, but there are a number of dining options nearby. The free airport shuttle is prompt and leaves every hour. Rooms have sofabeds (great for families), mini refrigerators, premium bath products and free Wi-Fi. A hot breakfast included in the rate, and the 7 train to Manhattan is just two blocks away.
Best Budget Near LaGuardia: SpringHill Suites New York LaGuardia
For a clean, comfortable and reliable stay near La Guardia Airport, SpringHill Suites New York LaGuardia is one of the more affordable options, and has the added perk of a free airport shuttle on request. TripAdvisor members noted that there aren’t many restaurants or things to do in the immediate area, but the hotel is just a short drive from Citi Field and a local Italian restaurant delivers to hotel rooms. There is a 24-hour market at the hotel for convenience items, and a breakfast buffet is included in the rate. Rooms consist of studios and one- or two-bedroom suites with mini kitchenettes, free Wi-Fi and iPod docks.
Best for a Unique Stay: The Parc Hotel
Travelers seeking a change of scenery from the cookie-cutter chain hotels around LaGuardia should consider The Parc Hotel, a 96-room hotel with Asian influences. It is located in Queens’ Chinatown, less than 10 minutes (by car) from the airport. The hotel features excellent views of the New York skyline and Citi Field from the rooftop bar. Rooms have floor-to-ceiling windows, Nespresso machines, premium bath amenities and free Wi-Fi. For those with extended layovers who would like to explore, the subway station to Manhattan is just a five-minute walk. Some TripAdvisor members noted that they could hear some airport noise, so bring ear plugs if you are a light sleeper.