New York City has so many hotels all over the place it can be hard to choose where to stay. NYC hotels are also known for being fairly expensive as well. Finding one can be a little tricky. Being from New York I typically don’t have to worry about hotels unless people ask for recommendations and areas. So of course when I get the opportunity to stay at Extended Stay America at LaGuardia Airport, I was excited!
Extended Stay America LaGuardia Airport (LGA) is located about 10 minutes away from the airport. Close enough to get there in a great amount of time, but far enough away to not feel like an “airport” hotel. There are bus stops not too far away and if you are coming from LGA a free shuttle. If you are driving they offer complimentary parking. There are plenty of stores nearby that include Target, Buffalo Wild Wings, Five Guys, Old Navy, Starbucks, and more.
Extended Stay America LGA
I have never stayed at one, but I was looking forward to checking it out. They allowed for an early check in which is always a plus in my book. The gentleman at the front desk, Carlos was really nice and attentive. Anytime I needed something whoever was at the front desk was ready and available to help. The lobby area is small, but there were always people there hanging out enjoying themselves and talking to everyone walking in and out.
There are two types of rooms one is a studio the other is deluxe. Upon walking into my room, I was pretty surprised. The room was huge. As soon as you walk in there is a kitchen. It has a large counter top, small sink, two burner stove, microwave, and a full-sized fridge. There were also several cabinets to store items.
Right next to the kitchen was a bathroom. It was a decent size. The tub even looked like you would be comfortable taking a bath. The water pressure from the shower was great. There was one sink and plenty of counter space.
There was a desk and chair and then a huge king bed. The bed was pretty firm, if that is your thing. I wish it was a little softer. Next to the bed was a closet. It can’t store tons and tons of clothes, but it can get the job done. There was also a flat screen LG television across from the bed sitting on a dresser.
Next to the bed was a small wall divider that separated the bedroom area from the living room. The living room had a couch that opened out into another bed. A coffee table, an end table, another desk and chair were also there. A full reclining chair and regular chair were off to the sides from another flat screen LG television that was mounted to the wall. I thought it was really nice.
There is free Wi-Fi throughout. I was never given the access code and I forgot to ask for it when I passed by the front desk. They also offer a free shuttle to and from the airport. Extended Stay also offers parking at $10 a day. One has to remember to obtain a parking pass from the front desk in order to not be towed.
Any kitchen items needed such as cooking utensils, bowls, plates, etc can be obtained from the front desk. I got a few things so I could eat and drink some things in my room. There were also ice trays in the freezer, but ice can also be obtained from a machine in the hotel. Since there is a supermarket, Target, and BJ’s near by I saw many people come back with a ton of things to stock their kitchen with for their time at Extended Stay America.
On the main floor there is a coin operated laundry room. Inside the room is a television, vending machines for snacks and sodas. There was also a vending machines on every floor that had phone chargers, headphones, and laundry detergent in case you forgot yours. I didn’t get to try it, but there is a grab and go breakfast. Coffee, tea, muffins, cereal, and other items are provided.
Overall it was a great stay and I would definitely go back to this Extended Stay America and would love to check out others. I was actually sad to leave because I really enjoyed my stay and time there. I didn’t want to leave. It definitely felt like home away from home. They do a great job of that whether you are staying for a short period or extended period of time.
About Extended Stay America:
Extended Stay America doesn’t charge guests 5-10% more to cover loyalty program expenses and
Extended Stay America offers everyday low rates on nightly, weekly, and longer stays
Disclaimer: Thank you to Extended Stay America for hosting me. While receiving a complimentary stay all opinions and views are my own. This article also contains an affiliate link.