Book it Danno! Holiday Inn Express, JFK
- A Rock, A Hard Place and Tier Points
- To Birmingham Airport, Ryanair FR693 Birmingham to Dublin
- A morning around Dublin
- Dublin Airport, BA4467 Dublin Airport to London City Airport
- Travelodge, London City Airport
- A Morning at London City Airport
- British Airways BA001 London City Airport – Shannon, Shannon to New York-JFK
- Über Takes on Manhattan
- Holiday Inn Express, JFK
- JFK T8, US Airways Flight US510 New York JFK to Phoenix, Arizona
- US Airways Club/Admiral’s Club, US694 Phoenix Sky Harbour to Honolulu
- The Aston Beach Waikiki
- Travel Plus… Doing – Exploring the Diamond Head Trail
- Travel Plus… Doing – Pearl Harbour and The USS Arizona Memorial
- The joy of British Airways Rebooking
- Honolulu Airport, American Airline Lounge, US693 Honolulu International to Phoenix
- US425 Phoenix to New York-JFK, Economy Class
- JFK Omnishambles
- BA002 JFK to London City Airport
- Involuntary Downgrade Chaos
- BA4462 London City Airport to Dublin
- A Five Hour Dublin Layover
- BA0837 Dublin Airport to London Heathrow Airport in Club Europe
- Homeward bound
- Aftermath: Points and Reflections…
Bundling myself out of the Uber, I headed into to the Hotel – my crash pad for the night.
I was checked in, and after a matter of minutes, was assigned a room on the 5th floor of the hotel. My rate was confirmed and my keycard issued . With the formalities done, I headed up to the room.
Going into the room, it was a pretty standard Holiday Inn Express room – basic, but sufficient.
The rooms temperature itself was pretty warm, however – the air conditioning unit had a mind of its own when it wanted to switch on or off, and was noisy about it when operating.
That, didn’t help to my relaxation in the hotel room.
I checked out the bathroom… and found a pretty normal bathroom, with amenities in little bottles.
In the end, I managed to get a bit of rest – the whole point of this hotel (again, another crash pad – like the Travelodge London City Airport).
Except, I would had preferred the Travelodge if I’m bluntly honest.
With about 5 hours sleep, I was up again, and did some bits and bobs before 7:30 came. That was the time to head downstairs to grab a bite before the shuttle bus back to the airport.
And I couldn’t miss this one – as the shuttle goes hourly.
Breakfast itself was the usual sort of thing – a mixture of hot and cold items
I headed up to check out before the Shuttle bus departed and mentioned the air conditioning unit issues. The agent apologised and offered a 1,000 point bonus.
Better than nothing, but I don’t think I would get back that lost sleep.
That all done, a call was made for the bus. I took my leave of the hotel, onto the next adventure.
Overall: If this hotel could sort out its Air Conditioning and heating units, we’d be onto a winner. However, I feel that hotel could do with a little love as well as servicing to improve the environment. As a crash-pad, it was ok. As a place to say, I couldn’t recommend it if I was honest with the lack of connections, limited shuttle bus timetable and that air con unit.
Mind you, what designates as a “good” hotel in the JFK area? They’re not particularly great in the first place. Maybe I should had went to my normal New York digs…
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