My primary reasoning for choosing the JFK Sheraton Hotel was that I had a very early flight in the morning, and I didn’t want to spend a lot of money to stay in the city.

Admittedly, staying in the city would’ve saved me the stress of anticipating staying at a hotel near the airport. The last time that I stayed at in airport hotel near JFK was back in 2004, and that sketchy experience still gives me the heebie-jeebies. Thankfully, a lot has changed since then.

A full review of my 1 night stay at the Sheraton Hotel at the JFK Airport

Getting to this hotel from the airport is fairly easy via the shuttle bus. No, it’s not as convenient as being connected directly to the airport (like the Paris Airport Sheraton is), but it’s not a big deal. Unless it’s cold. Then it’s probably going to suck as you wait for the bust to arrive.

Sheraton Hotel JFK shuttle bus
This Shuttle bus with convenient access to JFK was a total lifesaver.
Sheraton Hotel JFK shuttle bus airport shuttle
I approve this bus!

The location

The JFK Sheraton is situated in a fairly new cluster of hotels right on the airport perimeter. From the outside, this place looked clean, fairly new, and very inviting.

sheraton jfk location map
Map showing the exact location of the Sheraton JfK. It’s also showing a much lower price than I paid for my 1-night stay, so I’m feeling like I got jipped…
Sheraton Hotel JFK exterior
Welcome to the Sheraton JFK!
Sheraton Hotel JFK main entrance
Seeing that they made the effort to decorate the place with a festive Thanksgiving theme, I knew right away that I made a good choice. How is it even possible not to have a good experience in a hotel that’s decorated like this for Thanksgiving?

Checking in

Sheraton Hotel JFK lobby
Even the main lobby was all decked out in Thanksgiving decorations. Where is the manager? I’d love to shake his or her hand for being so festive.
Sheraton Hotel JFK lobby restaurant
Even the attached restaurant was serving a full Thanksgiving day meal with turkey and all the trimmings. No, this was nowhere near as extravagant as the lobby in the Sheraton Hotel and Towers in Hong Kong, but I actually felt more at home here.

Getting to my room

Sheraton Hotel JFK guest room hallway
Where all the Thanksgiving decorations in the hallways? I was slightly disappointed, only because of the effort that they put into it downstairs.
Sheraton Hotel JFK room 409
Room 409. I only post these room number pics in the weird hope that maybe someday somebody will message me with an enthusiastic message saying “holy crap dude, I stayed in that exact same room!” But it hasn’t happened yet…

The room

Sheraton Hotel JFK room entrance
OK, this is looking pretty good so far.
Sheraton Hotel JFK bed
For an airport hotel, this was more than acceptable. And no, there were no good views of the airport from that window unfortunately. But if you love parking lots, you’re gonna dig it!
Sheraton Hotel JFK room
This is a heck of a lot better than my last experience at a JFK hotel. And admittedly nicer than the Gateway Sheraton at the Toronto Airport.
Sheraton Hotel JFK king bed
Of course I felt a little bit guilty about staying here instead of finding a place in the city, but for the price I paid and the squishiness of that bed, it was totally worth it.
Sheraton Hotel JFK room furniture
Besides, not having to hitch a ride to the airport in the morning before an early flight was the best part. Decent room, right next to the airport. Perfect!a
Sheraton Hotel JFK TV
The TV was a bit on the anemic side, but it didn’t matter since I didn’t even turn it on anyway.
Sheraton Hotel JFK artwork
It’s the smallest TV I’ve seen a hotel room in a very long time! I’m thinking that maybe they sacrificed some of the in-room entertainment budget for holiday decorations instead. And you know what? I’m perfectly OK with that.
Sheraton Hotel JFK pillows
If my head had thumbs, it would be holding up two big ones in approval of these pillows.
Sheraton Hotel JFK room layout
Here’s a wide-angle showing everything. No, it’s not anywhere near as spacious as the room I had at the Four Points Sheraton in Sihlcity (Zurich) recently, but it was fine for a quick overnight stay.
Sheraton Hotel JFK room decor
Despite giving me a craving for S’more‘s, I was quite liking the color scheme in here.
Sheraton Hotel JFK floor plan
Not the most creative of floor plans, but who am I to complain?
Sheraton Hotel JFK thumbs up
Nope, this isn’t as swanky as other Sheraton hotels that I’ve stayed at (like the Grand Sheraton in Dubai for example), but I’d definitely be giving it two thumbs up if my other hand was free.

The bathroom

Sheraton Hotel JFK bathroom
Come with me into the bathroom…
Sheraton Hotel JFK bathroom vanity
It’s looking quite good in here as well!
Sheraton Hotel JFK shower
aHotel shower pics are my nemesis. It’s impossible to get a decent shot of one of these things, and besides – I’m not even sure if my readers are more interested in seeing the top or the bottom? Screw it. Here’s a pic of the bottom, and that’s all I’ve got.
Sheraton Hotel JFK bathroom layout
A little behind the scenes action here, showing me (Scott) hard at work trying to nab the perfect bathroom pic.

Why I can recommend the JFK Sheraton

For what it was (a brief one night stay near the airport), I couldn’t have asked for anything more. Just the fact that it wasn’t located in a run down section of the neighborhood surrounded by chain-link fences and barbed wire made it an enjoyable experience.

The hotel staff was super friendly, and my room was absolutely perfect for such a short one night stay. I would definitely stay here again.

Is there anything that I didn’t like about this property?

Truthfully, there isn’t much to complain about. You might hear some grumblings from me if I was arriving in my own car and needed a place to park – there didn’t seem to be a whole lot of parking available, but I would assume that most people who stay here would arrive via the shuttle bus or a taxi.

I can’t even complain about noise from the airport itself, considering that it’s right on the airport perimeter. JFK operates 24/7, but I heard nary a peep from departing aircraft during the night. Personally, I wouldn’t complain even if I did. You know me – I’d be standing at the window doing a Top Gun style fist pump for each departing aircraft!

top gun fist pump
This is what I imagine I’d look like standing in my hotel room window (in my underwear) fist-pumping departing Southwest 737’s.

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