I recently stayed at the newly-opened Hyatt Place Flushing LaGuardia Airport – which is a convenient subway ride away from Manhattan and a free shuttle ride away from LGA. You can see both Citi Field and the Manhattan skyline from the hotel. My review of the hotel can be found HERE.
The fitness center and the pool are both on the roof/penthouse level of the hotel.
The Fitness Center was not a large room, but it was bright and clean. You could run or walk on a treadmill and look out on busy Queens or gaze at Manhattan in the distance. My gripe? There just really wasn’t much in the room. Two treadmills, a bicycle and a really great stock of free weights. I’m wondering if there are some other machines on order that have not arrived yet? Here are some photos (I apologize that a few came out too dark)
There were a lot of rules posted in both English and Chinese (but the most interesting rules were those posted at the pool, see below).
The indoor pool is excellent! I really liked it. It is an oasis especially before or after a day of travel! It is clean and bright, with great city views. The pool is much larger than what you might traditionally see at a Hyatt Place. I know I was pleasantly surprised! I enjoyed jumping in (no diving allowed, it’s only 4 feet, 4 inches at the deepest point) and swimming a few laps. I can imagine that a real swimmer would enjoy it because it is long enough to swim laps. Of course, children would love the pool too! Oh, and they had plenty of noodle thingees, if you wanted to just float around. I don’t understand though, why the pool doesn’t open earlier than 10 a.m.
The posted pool rules (in both English and Chinese) are strangely worded and even contain some rules I’ve never seen before. Who wrote them? I wonder if they were translated from Chinese.
Have you ever seen this rule before: “Two or more adults, 18 years of age or older, must be present at the pool when the bathing facility is in use, with at least one adult on the pool deck”? Huh? How about the rules concerning where spectators and bathers can stand? Or hyperventilation? Very odd.
What do you think?