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  • Writer's pictureKaty Morris

The Best Place to Stay Near JFK Airport

Updated: May 11, 2023

The TWA Hotel located at New York's John F. Kennedy Airport, Terminal 5 is the ideal location to stay the night, especially before an early morning flight. The hotel has amazing amenities from its rooftop swimming pool, which is heated in the winter, and over looks the runway, a peloton studio, restaurants, cocktail bars, museum exhibits, and more!

The TWA Hotel's super cool interior design will make you feel like you are walking into a 1960's-era airport. From the moment you step foot into the TWA Hotel, your eyes are immediately drawn to The Sunken Lounge which is pictured above. The Sunken Lounge is the perfect landing area for an evening cocktail, wine, beer and/or dinner. The specialty cocktails have themed names: Jet Fuel, Quickie Vacation, Vodka is My Co-Pilot, Flotation Device, Control Tower Sour, Terminal 5 and more! I highly recommend both the Quickie Vacation and Vodka is My Co-Pilot. The fun atmosphere and time spent at The Sunken Lounge will bring memories for years to come!

On the second floor of the TWA Hotel, you will find the Paris Café by the infamous Jean-Georges. The Paris Café serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The larger than life windows and seating area continue the airport terminal atmosphere. While enjoying your meal, watch the planes as they arrive and depart.

When you are finished eating, explore the museum exhibits. The TWA Hotel features vintage flight attendant's uniforms from 1945 to 2001, in-flight menus and amenities, a massive luggage tug, personal items from former TWA employees, and more! Bring your walking shoes as the different exhibits are located throughout hotel.

If you are ready for another drink after exploring and learning about TWA and the hotel's history, walk onto the TWA Hotel's tarmac and board the 1958 Lockheed Constellation "Connie" airplane that was remodeled into a cocktail lounge. Upon entering the airplane cabin, you will experience a 1950's style atmosphere. The plane turned cocktail lounge is stunning.

In addition to the intricately designed hotel amenities, the rooms are equally as well decorated. The rooms have a mid-century modern style from the seating, artwork, vintage telephone, and small dry bar with martini and wine glasses. When selecting a room, I suggest the runway view to watch the planes depart. Although the rooms are small, the hotel's amenities are so off-the charts phenomenal that you will not mind.

I highly recommend you stay at the TWA Hotel the evening before a flight. This trendy hotel is filled with an incredible amount of history, an exorbitant number of things to do, incredible atmosphere and is conveniently located at New York's JFK Terminal 5.

Safe Travels!



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