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TWA Hotel at JFK

We booked a tour of Egypt that included airfare from JFK to Cairo and return. Therefore, we must book flights to JFK. We are considering flying into JFK the day before (arriving late evening). The Flight to Cairo isn't until the late afternoon.
We are considering staying at the TWA Hotel at the old JFK terminal.

Another reason we are considering this is having flown through JFK before, we know that flights to and from that airport are frequently late. We would avoid missing our direct flight to Cairo.

Anyone stayed at the TWA?

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My friend stayed there as he had an early morning flight. It’s a nice place and very convenient if you are flying T5 for Jetblue. A little less so for the other terminals as you would need to take the air train. The hotel itself is accessed via a walkway from within the T5 terminal. I think it was in a corner of the baggage claim level.

Rooms were nice and modern. Not big but not cramped either. Certainly fine for an overnight stay. I don’t remember what the dining options were. There is a nice outside rooftop pool and bar where we had a drink. I would stay there if the need arose.

Posted by
10101 posts

The TWA Hotel was built in homage to the original TWA terminal there at Idelwild/JFK. It is like visiting a museum in the entrance portion and there are actual museums for the architects including Eero Saarinen. The hotel rooms are in a connected addition and are nice, modern. Some have coveted views of a parked TWA jet.
. Dining includes a Jean- Georges restaurant “Paris Cafe” at less than Jean- Georges’ normal prices.
Signage including arrivals and departures is original to the TWA terminal. Lots of fun artifacts on display including a huge Twister game. We loved staying there since we grew up in the NY area and had been to the terminal.
We stayed there before we flew to our trip to Egypt too.

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We stayed there in April and thought it was fun. Really liked some of the aviation history and the flight attendant uniform displays. Probably wouldn't stay again simply because of cost, but if cost is not an issue, and you like aviation history and remember TWA, it's a very fun hotel. We were NOT allowed to check in even a minute early! They steer you to the lobby and bar. I wouldn't say it was a warm place, but again, fun for one night, one time.