"It was a good experience. Could have been a little note clean the table was a little dirty and stuff on floor " More

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Hotel Description

At Howard Johnson Inn Jamaica JFK Airport NYC, you'll be 9.8 km (6.1 mi) from Belmont Park and 10 km (6.2 mi) from St. John's University. Highlights at this hotel include free continental breakfast, free self parking, and a free airport shuttle.

TVs with satellite channels are featured in all 71 rooms, and you can enjoy free WiFi, coffee/tea makers, and free local calls. Nice touches include hydromassage showerheads and free toiletries. Refrigerators, safes, and hair dryers are also available.

This smoke-free hotel offers free WiFi in public areas, a 24-hour front desk, and express check-out. Additionally, you'll find coffee/tea in a common area, free newspapers in the lobby, and multilingual staff. Free breakfast is available daily between 6:30 AM and 10 AM. There's also the convenience of free parking nearby.

Attractions within a 30-minute drive of this Jamaica hotel include Chrysler Building and Empire State Building.

Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$117 per night

Room, 2 Double Beds, Non Smoking, Refrigerator

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking, Refrigerator

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Room

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Room

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Howard Johnson Inn Jamaica JFK Airport NYC ratings based on 31 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
2.6 out of 5 2.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 3.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 3.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.5 out of 5.0
4 out of 5
It was a good experience. Could have been a little note clean the table was a little dirty and stuff on floor

Posted by on Mar 15, 2017

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4 out of 5

Great Place For Layover or a Couple Days

Location: There are a couple places to eat within walking distance. They may not be special places. They do provide good food. With a vehicle stores are near
Busy place with access to JFK. Shuttle service is excellent. Staff provide excellent service. Condition and cleanliness of facilities and rooms very pleasing and acceptable.

Posted by , from from Hawaii visiting New York on Oct 15, 2016

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4 out of 5

Nice hotel

Staff excellent but bed very hard and lots of noise from street

Posted by , from South Africa on Aug 25, 2016

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2 out of 5

Better sleep on floor

This was the worst bed I have ever slept in. Hotel is under renovations so I can give a pass on a lot of the things I saw. Leaky shower head no ice machines on floor and lame breakfast.

Posted by on Jan 27, 2016

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4 out of 5


Pleasant. Better than the last time I was there. Upgrades have enhanced the environment.

Posted by on Jan 14, 2016

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4 out of 5

Great for the price

Pros: Clean Located close to food options Close to the highway.
Cons: Easier Access to the rooms (hate the stairs) Fix the key issue More Parking Sugar Free Breakfast Options
My husband and I stayed at this hotel on our recent trip to New York. The location was clean and newly updated wood floors. The staff were all very nice with the exception of the front desk clerk that was there when we checked in, but she is not the entire hotel. The room was clean every night and staying on the second floor there was very little noise. I requested additional pillows which took me a day to get, but other than that service was great. The main thing I do not like about this hotel is that you are forced to walk up and down steep stairs in order to get in and out of the hotel. There is a lift, but it is very slow and does not work all the time. There is an obvious problem with the room keys not working after 2 days and you have to go back and get them re-programmed which is an issue. There is not a train close to the hotel, but we rent a car most of the time so that is not an issue. The hotel is located on a busy street with many food options. The area around the hotel is not as bad as many make it out to be. I did not get to partake in the breakfast as i cannot eat sugar, so i would like to see a healthy sugar free option. IT is not a 4 star hotel, but I love staying here because it works for what I want to do in a hotel which is sleep when I am in New York. I get in late and leave early, so spending a lot on a hotel is not worth it.

Posted by , from Houston, Texas on Jun 6, 2014

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4 out of 5

This hotel was very quiet and affordable

Pros: Free Internet, Quiet
Cons: Nothing close, Poor breakfast
Although it was extremely far away from Manhattan and the local NY attractions, it served its purpose well. Helpful staff, clean and cozy rooms, quiet all day and evening, breakfast and shuttle service could be cleaner and more organized but hey you get what you pay for. I would stay again if they were able to have a location in Brooklyn, NY or even in directly in Manhattan.

Posted by , from San Antonio, TX, USA on Apr 11, 2013

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5 out of 5

Good value for money!!

Pros: Free breakfast, Quiet
Hotel fit my needs to a T. Close proximity to JFK. Very resonable rate. Accommodations were comfortable. Staff most helpful. Free transport to/from JFK was timely. I'll stay here again for sure

Posted by , from Palm Coast, FL on Oct 10, 2011

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5 out of 5


Pros: Free breakfast, Free Internet, Quiet, shower caps
although a little far, everything was excellent. I bragged about it to my co-workers, it was awesome.

Posted by , from Richmond, vA on Jul 26, 2011

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1 out of 5

The worst hotel I ever stayed in.

Cons: Noisy, Poor breakfast
Please do not recommend this hotel EVER!! We've booked this hotel for the proximity to JFK and after a long oversees flight looked forward to a good night's rest. What we found was a dirty, noisy room no help with the luggage( elevator was out of service). The request for next day wake-up call was totally ignored. the driver to the airport very rude. We've contacted the parent company with our concerns and after few e-mail exchanges and the owner denying a number of our complaints we have decided to avoid this particular chain in the future!!

Posted by , from Williamsburg, Va on Feb 7, 2011

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About the Howard Johnson Inn Jamaica JFK Airport NYC

Location 153-95 Rockaway Blvd, Jamaica, NY 11434

Property Features

Free breakfast is served daily. WiFi is free in public spaces. A roundtrip airport shuttle is free during limited hours. Howard Johnson Inn Jamaica JFK Airport NYC also features multilingual staff, coffee/tea in a common area, and complimentary newspapers in the lobby. Self parking is free. This Jamaica hotel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 71 guestrooms or units
  • 3 levels
  • Continental breakfast (free)
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-out
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • Free WiFi
  • Refrigerator
  • Free cribs/infant beds


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking , Free parking nearby


  • Airport: New York, NY (JFK-John F. Kennedy Intl.) (4 km / 2.5 mi)
  • Train station: Springfield Gardens Laurelton Station (2.9 km / 1.8 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Free airport shuttle
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Howard Johnson Inn Jamaica JFK Airport NYC offers 71 air-conditioned accommodations with safes and coffee/tea makers. Televisions come with premium satellite channels. Bathrooms include hydromassage showerheads, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. This Jamaica hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Television
  • Satellite channels
  • Premium channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee maker
  • Hydromassage showerhead
  • Cribs (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Climate control (air conditioning)

Food & Drink

Guests are served free continental breakfast daily from 6:30 AM to 10 AM.


If you need to make special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when booking your stay.

  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 21

Special check-in instructions:

Airport shuttle service is available during limited hours. Contact the property in advance to get details.


  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children 17 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!


  • No pets allowed


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

Parcel deliveries will be accepted free of charge for the first parcel delivery per room. Any deliveries received after will be charged a USD 10 handling fee. The hotel cannot be held responsible for lost or damaged goods. For more details, please contact the office using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available

Hotel Names

  • Howard Johnson Inn Jamaica JFK Airport
  • Howard Johnson Inn Jamaica JFK Airport NYC
  • Howard Johnson Jamaica JFK Airport NYC
  • Howard Johnson Inn NYC

You should know

  • Howard Johnson Inn Jamaica JFK Airport NYC offers transfers from the airport. Please contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation 24 hours prior to arrival with your arrival details.
  • Children 17 years old and younger stay free in the same room as the parent or guardian when using existing bedding.
  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.