Free parking, a friendly staff, and a commute that’s just two-subway stops into Manhattan—so what’s wrong with staying in Queens? Okay, the elevated subway that passes right by the front of the hotel can be disruptive to sleep patterns. But those who choose a room in the back—MAKE SURE you get a room in the back—won’t hear it at all. Other than that odd requirement, this is like any other La Quinta on the planet, by which I mean bland in decor but comfortable and tidy.