Enjoying Me Time at the Holiday Inn Manhattan View

Enjoying Me Time at the Holiday Inn Manhattan View

[box]I was provided with a complimentary stay for my review. All opinions expressed are my own.[/box]

Changes at work, home or regular vacation withdraws makes me want to get away. Last month I decided to take a break and get some “me time” at the Holiday Inn Manhattan View. The hotel is in Long Island City, minutes away from LaGuardia Airport a short train ride to Manhattan and has two restaurants offering breakfast through dinner menus; 39 Above located in the lobby and Rio Grande on the lower level. It has a fitness center and meeting spaces for events. There are several restaurants nearby for dining a stores for purchasing groceries if needed.

Holiday Inn Manhattan View Lobby

The check-in process was very quick. I was able to get the free WiFi information, keys to my room, instructions on how to get to the dining area and fitness center if needed. When getting into the room, my mouth literally dropped. They don’t call it the Manhattan View for anything. The view was over the East River from the Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge. I also caught a view of the Empire State and Chrysler Buildings; it was absolutely breathtaking.

The pictures and video definitely don’t do it justice.

 

HIMV Night

A coupon was offered for the buffet option at Rio Grande, but I wasn’t very hungry. Instead, I had a plate of wings.

Holiday Inn Manhattan View

Rio Grande Wings Holiday Inn Manhattan View

I went back to my room to relax and even though the NBA finals were on, for some reason, O.J.: Made in America was interesting to watch. Similarly to my room in Cartagena, the bathroom contained a stand-up shower. It also included a desk and coffee machine. My bed was pretty firm but contained the softest pillows ever. I slept well but heard typical “city sounds” like cars/trucks or even construction from time-to-time.

HIMV Bed
HIMV room

HIMV Decor

I was able to get breakfast in 39 Above the next morning. Breakfast options were French Toast, fresh fruit, eggs, cereal, yogurt, juices, and omelets. You’re not allowed to take food out of the restaurant, but the Holiday Inn Express offers room service.

Breakfast at the Holiday Inn Manhattan View

I really enjoyed my stay at the Holiday Inn Manhattan View. The hotel offers a parking lot, but there is metered parking available on the street. It is walking distance from the express train to Manhattan, so you can do sightseeing in a short time. If you’re looking for a place to stay that is close to the city, but not paying the “City Price”, I recommend staying here. 

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Enjoying Me Time at the Holiday Inn Manhattan View

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