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TWA HOTEL JFK

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  1. Jeffrey Erlbaum

    Anyone stay there yet? I’m booked for next week and the reviews I’m reading range from mediocre to poor. Seems like the shortsighted management put all there money into the building and cut corners on staff, figuring location, kitsch, nostalgia and lack of options would make up for shortcomings. I hope they get their act together.

  2. OCTinPHL

    [QUOTE=”Jeffrey Erlbaum, post: 64914, member: 3012″]Anyone stay there yet? I’m booked for next week and the reviews I’m reading range from mediocre to poor. Seems like the shortsighted management put all there money into the building and cut corners on staff, figuring location, kitsch, nostalgia and lack of options would make up for shortcomings. I hope they get their act together.[/QUOTE]

    [USER=1036]@Jeffrey[/USER] – have you stayed at the TWA yet? Could you let us know your impressions?

  3. Jeffrey Erlbaum

    [QUOTE=”OCTinPHL, post: 65062, member: 4556″][USER=1036]@Jeffrey[/USER] – have you stayed at the TWA yet? Could you let us know your impressions?[/QUOTE]
    staying tomorrow(thursday night) driving up from Philadelphia for an early Friday am flight. will advise

  4. Jeffrey Erlbaum

    [QUOTE=”Jeffrey Erlbaum, post: 64914, member: 3012″]Anyone stay there yet? I’m booked for next week and the reviews I’m reading range from mediocre to poor. Seems like the shortsighted management put all there money into the building and cut corners on staff, figuring location, kitsch, nostalgia and lack of options would make up for shortcomings. I hope they get their act together.[/QUOTE]

  5. Jeffrey Erlbaum

    Checked out of the TWA Hotel this AM, and the best I can say is it was OK. A few observations-my family arrived with a fair amount of luggage and thought the employees at the entrance in the cool TWA uniforms were bellmen, but discovered they were valet parking attendants. No bellmen, no hotel luggage carts. One of the valets got us an airport cart and helped us, but if they were busy we would have been on our own. Check in is basically self service, on a screen you find your reservation, confirm the room type, insert your credit card and make your keys. Kind of cool, but I worry about security. No ID check. We returned our rental car and began the long journey back to the hotel. The Airtrain terminal 5 stop is about 10-15 minute walk to the hotel. Tip-it’s quicker to take the elevator to street level and walk to the back of the hotel. Elevators don’t require a room key, which at a hotel attached to the terminal seems like a lapse in security, especially since you can walk right into the room areas from the airport without going past the front desk. Our deluxe 2 queen runway view was small, especially with 2 kids, but fine for one night. The bigger issues were the bathroom door and lack of outlets. The heavy sliding bathroom door did not close all the way without assistance from someone on the outside. Same effort need to reopen(I’m a big guy and needed help). There is one outlet between beds that has one plug taken by a lamp. Otherwise there’s another outlet under the TV. Completely inadequate in 2019. No usb ports. The runway view was cool, we were on 5th floor which was directly across from the access road, which didn’t obstruct our view, but did give us a close up view of the drivers(and them us). Final issue, we had to be at our terminal at 8am. At 7am we checked out and asked where we could eat breakfast. We were told the restaurant didn’t open until 8am. Really? even the most modest hotel starts breakfast at 6am on a weekday. With people arriving and departing all the time from one of the biggest airports in the country it’s crazy to have limited food hours. Right now I agree with other reviews I’ve read, style over substance. No amount of nostalgia and kitsch and location can make up for some of the deficiencies. We have another reservation for later in the month. I’m uncertain if it’s worth it or if I should book one of the other nondescript airport hotels at JFK. At least they know how to accommodate travelers.

  6. OCTinPHL

    Thank you for the review… I am thinking of staying there in April the night before a flight to Asia. The alternative is to go up from Philly early in the morning. Maybe things will improve. I have time before I need to make a decision….

  7. Gaurav

    Very useful, thank you!

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