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The Best US Tennis Open hotels include our cheap, budget and lesser known discount hotels along with Hotels near Grand Central, Penn Station and the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center (NTC) in Queens.

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Part of the fun of traveling to the US Open is to see NYC, right? In that case, you’ll want to stay in hotels closest to the NYC public transportation that takes you there quickly. There are two main ways to get to the NTC: 7 subway and LIRR (Long Island Railroad). If you have a car to park, then a Queens hotel with a shuttle to the NTC might be best for you.

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If you prefer to stay in Manhattan, ideally, you’ll want to be near Penn Station or Grand Central for the quickest access to the NTC. The 7 subway train has two stops in NYC, Times Square and Grand Central Station and the LIRR leaves from Penn Station. During the US Open, both the subway and LIRR send extra trains to and from the Mets-Willets Point Station at the busiest times. If I had to choose, my recommendation on the better area of NYC in which to stay (nicer, more shops, restaurants, attractions) is near Grand Central, but both Times Square and Penn Station have tons to offer.

Queens Hotels Near the US Open

There are many hotels nearby in Queens, some of which offer a shuttle bus service to the NTC during the US Open. These options are also great for anyone with a car, since parking fees are significantly lower than in Manhattan. Please check with the hotel to confirm shuttles and parking are offered. Since the Long Island Rail Road stops at the NTC, staying on Long Island is also a possibility. Below is a short list of nearby hotels:

Marco LaGuardia Hotel by Lexington – “If you’re headed to the US Open, this is the place to stay. The convenient hotel shuttle takes you to and from the nearby tennis center, the restaurant next door is a hidden gem whose breakfast buffet can’t be beat, and the hotel staff is always helpful.”

Asiatic Hotel – Flushing – “Stayed here while attending a Cubs/Mets game at Citi Field…was pleased with how clean it was… plus it was a short walk from Citi Field.”

Fairfield Inn New York LaGuardia Airport/Flushing – “Visit the U.S. Open and enjoy a stress-free commute with our convenient shuttle service “

This hotel also offers FREE Parking! So if you’re driving to the US Open, this is your pick! Free parking, free shuttle to US Open, free shuttle to 7 train if you want to go into Manhattan and free Wi-Fi!

SpringHill Suites by Marriott (LGA) – “Great convenient hotel for attending the US Open tennis. They provide a shuttle service and staff is very nice.”

Holiday Inn LaGuardia Airport at Citi Field / Flushing – right next to Citi Field and one of the only other hotels (besides the Corona Hotel New York – LaGuardia Airport) within walking distance of the US Open. Free shuttle from LGA airport.

Holiday Inn Express LaGuardia Airport – “Awesome for the US Open. The shuttle to/from the airport was great, taking at most 25 minutes from when you call them, and leaving the hotel on top of each hour.”

LaGuardia Plaza Hotel – New York – “Providing a shuttle to and from the Open was wonderful, and one night match ran very late and exceeded the midnight pickup time. However, everyone was picked up by a late shuttle and taken to their hotels.”

Hyatt Place Flushing/LaGuardia Airport – “I stayed here with my parents for US open. The hotel was conveniently located near the stadium. There was a complimentary shuttle to the stadium which was nice (10 mins).”

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  • US Open Dates: August 30 to September 12, 2021

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US Open Hotels Where the Players Stay

Want to get a better shot at seeing players when they are off the courts in NYC? In 2017, Roger Federer headed to the Central Park Tennis Center during the US Open to practice and fans got to watch free. Another great way to see players off the courts is to book yourself into one of the hotels they often use when visiting for the US Open. According to the NY Times, NYC hosts "543 of the world’s best tennis players from 64 countries," mostly in Midtown Manhattan, where you can easily go from Grand Central Station to the US Open by subway. Here’s a great video highlighting the hotels and we list them all below, along with names of players who have stayed here in the past.

  • Lotte New York Palace – Serena and Venus Williams, Nadal, Kyrgios, Bouchard (455 Madison Ave)
  • Grand Hyatt New York – one of the partner hotels of the US Open and hosts a large portion of the main draw (109 E 42nd St)
  • Thompson Central Park – this is one of the hotels where the black town cars, who are always in the know about what goes on NYC, gather in the morning during the tournament to take players to Flushing (119 W 56th St)
  • The Quin Central Park by Hilton Club – Herbert, Mahut. In 2018, they offered guests a “Quintessential U.S. Open tennis experience” with the “exclusive opportunity to meet with several of the players who will be staying at the hotel throughout the tournament, subject to availability," for the bargain rate of $1,995 (101 W 57th St)
  • The Pierre – Muguruza & Wawrinka (2 E 61st St)
  • The Tuscany – Querrey (120 East 39th St)
  • The Kitano Hotel – Nishikori and Osaka have stayed here, since it’s the only luxury Japanese hotel in NYC. (66 Park Ave)
  • The Knickerbocker – Lopez, Bautista Agut (Times Square)
  • InterContinental New York Barclay Hotel – (111 E 48th St) – Official US Open partner hotel, where players and their teams are encouraged to stay
  • The Lexington Hotel, Autograph Collection – (511 Lexington Ave @ E 48th St) – Official US Open partner hotel, where players and their teams are encouraged to stay
  • New York Marriott East Side – (525 Lexington Avenue @ 49th St)
  • The Benjamin – (125 E 50th St)
  • The London NYC – (151 W 54th St)

Times Square Hotels for the US Open

Stay in Manhattan’s most popular area and take the 7 subway easily to the NTC.

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Special US Open Hotel Packages – Times Square

The Westin New York Times Square – Official US Open package includes a $20 Metro Card, complimentary breakfast, and free room upgrade (based on availability).

Discount NYC Hotels

Discount NYC Hotels – These are my hand picked hotels that start at $25 per night. They are not always listed on generic hotel travel websites or they may be listed as ‘specialty lodging,’ and therefore hard to find.

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While you may have to compromise to stay in one these hotels, like a shared bathroom, or no television, you cannot beat the prices for these locations.

  • Seton Hotel – two blocks from Grand Central, check out their Seton Economy Option, offering a price point significantly lower than traditional midtown Manhattan hotel rooms. More Info: Seton Hotel
  • Seafarers & International House – in Union Square, where I live, and just one subway stop to Grand Central, with a simple transfer to the 7 train
  • Leo House – 10 blocks from Penn Station
  • Menno House – near the E train, which goes to Penn Station with a simple transfer to LIRR
  • NYC Soldiers Sailors Marines Club – 6 block walk to Grand Central

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U.S. Tennis Open Hotels Near Grand Central

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  • Pod 39 Hotel - marketed as "hip and thrifty," with multiple room types from private to shared (photo)
  • Vanderbilt YMCA - less than $100 a night to be in the heart of NYC at Christmastime. Small rooms, shared or private baths.
  • Hotel Boutique at Grand Central - fitness center, yoga mats, coffee, great location.

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Special US Open Hotel Packages – Grand Central

  • The Westin New York Grand Central – Official US Open package includes a $15 Metro Card, tennis themed amenity, and a free room upgrade.
  • You may also want to consider the The Westin Jersey City Newport, where you can enjoy spectacular views of the Hudson River and the Manhattan skyline. US Open package includes a $20 Metro Card, grab & go breakfast, 4 PM late checkout, and amenities for your time at the US Open.

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Hotels Near Penn Station

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Playing Tennis in New York City

Think you’ll want to play tennis while visiting? Check out ONE UN New York, just 3 blocks from Grand Central, and the only NYC hotel with a tennis court!

Another great choice is to play at the Vanderbilt Tennis Club (, located in Grand Central Terminal. It’s not cheap…but it sure is a once in a lifetime experience.

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How Long Does it Take to get to the US Open?

The LIRR takes about 15 minutes and the subway from Grand Central is about 30 minutes. As a general rule, leave yourself 45-60 minutes commuting time, and another 20 minutes to enter the grounds, especially if you bring a bag, as there are separate security lines for bag check.

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Walk to the US Open

Best Western Plus - US Open Hotel Walk to NTC

This hotel is now closed. I recommend checking in to the Corona Hotel New York – LaGuardia Airport which is a very similar hotel and also walking distance to the NTC and Citi Field.

There are very few hotels within walking distance to the National Tennis Center and Citi Field, but this Best Western Plus is one of them. I stayed here to test it out, and it was fabulous, except for one noise issue I’ll get to in a minute.

The Best Western Plus is less than a 10 minute walk to the NTC, or there is a shuttle that can take you, it is a short walk to the most quintessential Italian restaurant in Queens, Parkside (though I recommend you taxi for about $10 each way), and has free parking, free shuttle and breakfast! The catch? It is underneath an above ground subway, which runs every 10-15 minutes and you both feel and hear the train go by. If that’s an issue for you, this is not your kind of place.

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