The Best New York JFK Airport Hotels

It can take at least an hour (and often more, depending on traffic) to travel between Manhattan and JFK airport. If you have an early morning or late night flight getting a hotel out by the airport is suggested.

Best Overall JFK Airport Hotel

Fairfield Inn by Marriott JFK Airport The Best New York JFK Airport Hotels
Airports around JFK are notoriously overpriced. Among them, The Fairfield Inn is the best value. Rooms are clean, quiet and comfortable. (They aren’t luxurious like your typical Westin or Hilton, but they are very livable and nicer than your typical Fairfield Inn). The rate includes use of in-room wireless internet. The Fairfield Inn is also one of the closest airports to JFK—their complimentary shuttle will pick you up about 10 minutes after you call asking them too. Unlike every other JFK-area hotel we know of, the Fairfield also provides complimentary transportation to the subway station and to Green Acre Mall.

Note: The hotel has a Fly And Drive rate that includes 12 nights of free parking.

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Most Luxurious JFK Airport Hotel

Sheraton JFK Airport Hotel The Best New York JFK Airport Hotels
For a truly luxurious hotel you’ll have to stay in Manhattan. Out by JFK, the Sheraton is your best choice for nice digs. Relative to Manhattan hotels, it isn’t that expensive either. The Sheraton JFK Airport has a gym and a heated indoor pool, rooms come with a Sweet Sleeper bed, 32″ LCD HDTV and complimentary high speed internet access. From the hotel to the airport the free airport shuttle leaves every 30 minutes, 24 hours a day. From the airport the shuttle picks guests up at Federal Circle (to get there take the AirTrain from whatever terminal you arrive at).

Best JFK Airport Hotels: Sheraton

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Airport Info

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New York City Travel Info

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Best New York Travel Guidebooks

Kindle 2 eBook Reader Best New York Guidebook for the Kindle: Frommer’s New York City guide is one of the best guidebooks available on the Kindle to anywhere, not just New York. We also like The Cheap Bastard’s Guide to New York City.

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The Kindle is an electronic e-book reading device with a screen that mimics the look of the printed page. The device is as thin as a magazine, lighter than a paperback, holds up to 1,500 books (!). Highly suggested for frequent travelers.

Frommer's New York City Guidebook Best New York City Paper Guidebooks: For a general guide the best choice is the Frommer’s New York City 2009. However, there are many specialty guidebooks that might work better for your particular trip. For restaurant reviews buy the Zagat Guide. Off the Beaten (Subway) Track is a guide to New York’s more unusual attractions. The Wallpaper City Guide will lead you to New York’s hottest hotels and attractions. Also, the Streetwise laminated map is an invaluable tool for finding your way around.

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{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

New York Field Trips 05.18.09 at 12:38 pm

I am an international student living in London about to take a student field trip to New York City. There was some very useful information here on airport hotels, however, do you recommend for tourists to stay at an airport hotel? They are close to the airport but are they far from the tourist attractions? Thanks.

Guru 05.18.09 at 5:20 pm


NO! For a NYC visit you don’t want to be staying by the airport. For good yet cheap accommodations check out HostelBookers. (Despite the name it offers more than hostels). I suggest either Urban Oasis or the L-Hostel. Good luck!

Alex from Israel 07.26.10 at 1:55 pm

I stayed in the New Yorker hotel in Manhattan a few years back and loved it. Its close to everything and its really comfortable.

B.T.W I want to make a suggestion- add a section on the Ben-Gurion international airport in Israel, it is the #1 airport in the Middle East and its one of the best in the world.

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