A good hotel in Queens.

Posted by: Lampshade

A good hotel in Queens. - 12/15/13 04:08 PM

Last time I visited New York City I stayed in a fancy Times Square hotel. This time I want to stay in a modest hotel. We are going so my wife can visit her favorite Thai restaurant in Queens. Any suggestions?
Posted by: Lampshade

Re: A good hotel in Queens. - 12/15/13 04:09 PM

Here is the restaurant if you are curious. Very authentic.

http://www.sripraphairestaurant.com
Posted by: JohnK

Re: A good hotel in Queens. - 12/15/13 09:39 PM

Chris, I've visited NYC a few times on business or personal trips, but have stayed in Manhattan. I don't have any personal knowledge of Queens hotels, but I checked out what seem to be interesting highly-rated hotels reasonably close to that restaurant. The Inn At Great Neck is just a few miles away from the Williston Park location and you might take a look at it.
Posted by: Lampshade

Re: A good hotel in Queens. - 12/15/13 10:11 PM

I will look at it tonight. Thank you! I also found one called verve that looks promising.
Posted by: Murph

Re: A good hotel in Queens. - 12/17/13 08:17 AM

Great, it's barely past 9:00 am here and you already have me craving Thai food.
Posted by: Lampshade

Re: A good hotel in Queens. - 12/17/13 04:13 PM

Drive down. I will have my wife cook for you. Then we drive over to Bob's house, ring his doorbell than drive away.
Posted by: Ray3

Re: A good hotel in Queens. - 12/17/13 09:37 PM

Even better - ring his doorbell and stay. For a week.

grin
Posted by: Murph

Re: A good hotel in Queens. - 12/18/13 01:16 PM

On top of the cooking, I've seen pictures of his wife and his car. It's tempting! wink

And a week at Bob's would be good for the soul.
Posted by: fredk

Re: A good hotel in Queens. - 12/18/13 09:51 PM

Originally Posted By: Ray3
Even better - ring his doorbell and stay. For a week.

grin


smile
Posted by: Lampshade

Re: A good hotel in Queens. - 12/22/13 07:25 PM

John's pick looks like a beautiful hotel but I will be staying at the Holiday Inn at La Guardia airport. (Make your loud airplane jokes now). It's very close to the subway line that I can take to the restaurant. I'll give the review when I get back.
Posted by: Adrian

Re: A good hotel in Queens. - 12/23/13 09:21 AM

...pardon?....please speak up
Posted by: Lampshade

Re: A good hotel in Queens. - 12/24/13 12:01 AM

The hotel has met my needs. You can't hear any airplanes at all. It was very easy to drive to. It has on site parking. The hallways are a little dingy but other than that it is pretty clean. I am sort of across the way from Citi Field. The subway is around the corner. (Through an interesting neighborhood) But we never felt unsafe, these kinds of things don't bother us. The train ride to the restaurant was super easy, and then we jumped right back on and continued to Manhattan where we completed phase two of our quest. A Thai dessert bar in the St. Mark's area. It was worth the subway ride.

http://www.spotdessertbar.com

Anyhow, I'm glad my wife enjoys the simple things. She really loves riding the subway around NYC. She is having a great time. My friends wives would have taken one look at the area and the hotel and just would have said "no."

Tomorrow I am off to the Natural History Museum, Krispy Kreme donuts at Penn Station and the Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center. If things work out I might make it to Grimaldis Pizza under the Brooklyn Bridge.
Posted by: fredk

Re: A good hotel in Queens. - 12/24/13 11:39 AM

Originally Posted By: Lampshade
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Anyhow, I'm glad my wife enjoys the simple things. She really loves riding the subway around NYC. She is having a great time. My friends wives would have taken one look at the area and the hotel and just would have said "no."
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Sounds like you guys are having a lot of fun.

The small and simple often end up being the biggest and the best! One of our most favourite Christmas memories is all the gingerbread houses we decorated, not the more expensive gifts we've given/received over the years.
Posted by: Lampshade

Re: A good hotel in Queens. - 12/24/13 11:21 PM

This is what we ordered tonight....we went back a second time. The cake on the left is sort of crispy and toasty and soaked in honey. Thai tea creme brle and hot thai tea and green tea tiramisu.

Posted by: Lampshade

Re: A good hotel in Queens. - 12/24/13 11:26 PM

Thanks Fred. It's too bad Christmas is so stressful with buying gifts. Decorating gingerbread houses is the way to go.
Posted by: alan

Re: A good hotel in Queens. - 12/25/13 12:40 PM

Hello Lamp,

Glad you got to experience the excellent desserts at the Spot on St. Marks.
Last summer, two New York friends and I visited the same place; I remember the green tea tiramisu and those little cakes very well.

If you're looking for authentic Neapolitan pizza in mid-town Manhattan, an excellent new spot has opened on 50th Street, just west of eighth avenue.

http://donantoniopizza.com/

One of the partners in Keste, down on Bleecker Street in the Village, opened Don Antonio's, which I prefer to Keste.

Warning: if it's crowded, it gets very noisy and hard to communicate with friends if you're over 60!

Cheers for the season,
Alan