Best US Tennis Open Hotels


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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:

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 probably the only other hotel (besides the Best Western above) 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.”

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.”

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 26 to September 8, 2019

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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.

Times Square Hotels for the US Open

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

Boutique Hotels in Times Square

Some of our top boutique accommodation picks in Times Square include:

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Suite Hotels in Times Square

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Cheap Budget Hotels – Times Square

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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

Free Neighborhood Guide: Midtown East
89 E 42nd St, New York, NY 10017
(b/w Lexington and Madison Aves)

Cheap Budget Hotels Midtown East

Midtown East is one of the best value spots in Manhattan since there are so many hotels from which to choose! Staying near Midtown East puts you in walking distance to St. Patrick's Cathedral, Rockefeller Center, Bryant Park, the UN, Grand Central Station, great NYC Shopping and much more. The hotels are mostly big skyscrapers, commercial brands and offer amenities targeted towards both business and tourist travelers.

Cheap Budget Hotels Midtown East

  • Pod 39 Hotel - marketed as "hip and thrifty," with multiple room types from private to shared (photo)
  • Seton Hotel - Look for the Seton Economy Option, (SEO), designed for travelers on a budget
  • Vanderbilt YMCA - less than $100 a night to be in the heart of NYC at Christmastime. Small rooms, shared or private baths.

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Spacious Suite Hotels in Midtown NYC

Many NYC visitors love staying in Midtown, putting them within a mile of Rockefeller Center, Bryant Park, Grand Central, Empire State Building, Broadway, Times Square and tons of restaurants and shopping. One could easily spend 2-3 days in Midtown alone and only see a fraction of all there is to offer. Some of our top spacious and family-friendly Midtown Suite Hotels include:

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Luxury Hotels in Midtown NYC

Any luxury hotel in Midtown NYC provides you with our top of the line accommodations while placing you in the heart of all the action. From decadent dining to killer skyline views to the world's best spas, these luxury hotels put you in the premier location in the heart of the best city in the world.

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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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4 Pennsylvania Plaza, New York, NY 10001
(b/w 7th and 8th Aves, 32nd and 34th Sts)

Hotels Near Penn Station, NYC

Staying near Penn Station / Madison Square Garden is a great idea when staying late for the Rangers, Knicks or your favorite concert, arrive or leave early via Amtrak or LIRR or just want to stay in a very affordable area of Manhattan steps from the Empire State Building, Macy's and no more than a 15 minute subway ride anywhere in Manhattan. Some of our top picks near Penn Station include:

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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.

US Tennis Open Vacation Package

US Tennis Open Vacation Package

If looking at all these hotels, while also trying to find US Open Tennis tickets gets to be a bit overwhelming, then check out this great NYC US Open Vacation Package customized by local NYC vacation experts.

The package includes hotel, 3rd Round Open tickets, Grounds Pass, $25 credit, Empire State Building and Top of the Rock (or many other choices) and much more.

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Walk to the US Open

Best Western Plus - US Open Hotel Walk to NTC

2019 Update – this hotel is not taking reservations at this time (I’ve asked them several times what’s going on but they insist it’s booked up – which is not true. I’ve read elsewhere they are remodeling.)

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. Keep reading for other choices. If the noise is not an issue, you cannot do better than this Best Western Plus.


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