Easy subway access to Manhattan, 136 modern guestrooms, and affordable rates: You’ll get all this and more at the Holiday Inn – Long Island City – Manhattan View. Opened in 2009, this Queens, NY hotel is less than 2 blocks from a subway stop. Hop aboard, and you’ll be in Midtown Manhattan in about 10 minutes, with Times Square just steps away. Or, if you prefer to drive into town, take the Queensboro Bridgethe total distance is about 2.5 miles (4 km), though you’ll want to avoid rush-hour traffic. The Holiday Inn is also convenient to LaGuardia Airport, 4.5 miles (7.2 km) away. The hotel’s Long Island City neighborhood is worth exploring. Many artists and young people are moving in, attracted by the lower rent. It’s also one of the most diverse areas in the U.S. Within a 6- to 10-block stroll, you’ll find budget-friendly Greek, Indian, Thai, Chinese, Japanese, and Brazilian restaurants, as well as classic New York delis. If you’re a film buff, don’t miss the top-notch Museum of the Moving Image, less than a mile (1.6 km) away. Look up restaurant reviews or check out nearby attractions via free wired Internet and WiFi available throughout the hotel. Guests looking for something to do can find hiking/biking trails, playground, and basketball courts nearby. You can print your boarding pass in the business center, open 24 hours a day. Business travelers can make use of the 900 square feet (81 square meters) of meeting space with audio-visual equipment. Complimentary newspapers are available in the lobby. The multilingual staff are happy to assist with luggage storage, safe-deposit boxes, and express check out. The hotel also features an ATM, elevator, patio, and banquet facilities. A microwave and television are located in the lobby. Every Tuesday evening the hotel hosts a complimentary manager’s reception. The fitness center, open early morning till late evening, features cardio machines with individual TVs. If you’ve worked up a healthy appetite, stop by the Rio Grande restaurant, serving contemporary American fare for breakfast, dinner, and Sunday brunch. Kids under 12 dine free here when accompanied by a paying adult. After an action-filled day in the city, you’ll appreciate the relative quiet of an outer-borough hotel. Flat-screen HDTVs come with premium cable channels. Stay in touch via free wired Internet and WiFi, plus free local calls. Live it up a little, and opt for a room with a balcony and/or a spectacular Manhattan view. Whatever you choose, you can rest assured: This Holiday Inn is entirely smoke-free, fines are applied for violations.