Hyatt Place Long Island City Hotel Review: It Was the Best Deal in NY

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The Hyatt Place Long Island City Hotel Review is part of the TPOL in NYC Trip Report.


Getting There: The best part about staying in LIC is how close it is to LGA. Minus the terrible Uber setup at LaGuardia, getting to the hotel is a breeze.


As a blogger, I do my best to publish my posts as quickly as possible. I often fail. That’s why you still have not read about my adventure in Russia which included Etihad Apartments or the conclusion of my Tahiti Triumph Trip Report. By the time I write some posts, the facts on the ground may have changed. I use the Hyatt Place Long Island City as an example. I was going to write how this hotel, which goes for 8,000 points a night, was the best deal in NYC, dethroning the previous champion The Four Points LIC. Luckily, I waited because the hotel has shot up to 12,000 points a night making it less attractive than before.

With no deal to boast about, here is a review of the hotel itself.

The Location 

Like the Four Points, the Hyatt Place LIC is conveniently located next to the subway station. In fifteen minutes, I was right in the heart of Midtown.

The Hotel Itself 

The lobby is pretty snazzy for a Hyatt Place. 

The Suite Upgrade 

As a Globalist, I received a suite upgrade. The room was huge but not necessary as the only time I am in the room in NY is when I’m going to sleep.

The Bedroom 

This is what the typical Hyatt Place looks like. It is more than adequate.

The Bathroom

Seen one Hyatt Place, seen them all. Here are the pictures for completeness. 

One thing I found odd/gross was that the toilet paper was used and not on a holder. There was not a toilet paper holder which is weird because this hotel is brand new. How did they overlook that?

The View 

The view was not as good as the Four Points which provided an impeccable view of the NY skyline. It was better than the typical view when I stay in Manhattan which is usually of a brick wall.

View from the bedroom
View from the suite

The Pen

How many Park Hyatt pens do you have in your possession? I’m sure it is more than Hyatt Place pens. 

Overall

Why did they have to ruin this great value by upping the points from 8k to 12k?! It would have been my go-to hotel otherwise.

9 COMMENTS

  1. Oh you beat me to it! I had a bunch of reservations there and also at the new Jersey City Hyatt House which I canceled either due to weather, plans or just because. However, I booked tons of reservations at this HP at Category 2 points and cash rate for 2018 when reservations first opened and before they blocked the C & P rate and changed the category. So, if I decide to requalify for globalist next year, I’ll be spending a lot of time in Long Island City….

  2. An utter non sequitur here, but I’m curious what you’d consider a no brainer cost for acquiring airline miles? Let’s say United, for example.

  3. The Hyatt Places where I’ve stayed, outside of NYC, have a very different room set-up. The vanity and sink are kind of in the bedroom area, the shower or tub and toilet are in a separate room with a door. I’m booked at the LIC location in February 2019, the rates at every other NYC Hyatt are sky high, especially for that normally inexpensive time of year. Thanks for the review.

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