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The Far Rockaway Area

Situated on the Rockaway Peninsula in the Queens borough is Far Rockaway, New York.  It is on the far east part of the peninsula; beginning at the Nassau County line.  Henry Hudson, an English sea explorer, was the first European to set eyes on the Rockaway; in the process of seeking a western route to Asia as an employee of the Dutch East India Company.

Prior to European settlement, the Rockaway area was lived on by the Canarsie Indians.  The Rockaway was derived from Reckowacky (and several spelling variations) as a way of setting the Rockaway village apart from other Mohawk Nation villages that heavily populated in the area and were known as the “Keepers of the Eastern Door”.  By the late 1930’s, most of the territory had been sold to the Dutch West India Company by the Mohawk Nation.

Far Rockaway grew into a larger village after separating from the Town of Hempstead, which was part of Queens County.   After land disputes, the land was sold to Richard Cornell who lived and died on the land.  The Cornell Cemetery represents the one and only designated New York City landmark in the Rockaways.  Further development of the land after Cornell’s death including the construction of a hotel, residences, and a transportation system of horse drawn carriages and a ferry aided in building the Rockaways up as a larger village by 1888 and it was incorporated by 1898.

Hotel Services & Amenities

Whether you're flying in from JFK International airport or traveling along state route 878, you can enjoy a tranquil rest at the La Quinta Inn & Suites Rockaway hotel; where you’ll be cuddled to sleep in a soft pillowtop bed.  37-inch, high definition television sets provide hours of entertainment with premium television programming available to you during your stay.  Free high speed internet allows you to connect your mobile devices and stay in touch with the rest of the world.  A convenient refrigerator to store your food in is available in each guest room.  A microwave is also available when you get ready for a hot meal or snack.

Make your local calls for free and save your cell phone battery.  Other in-room amenities include a coffee maker, hair dryer, iron and ironing board.  A fitness center and Bright Side Market are also available within the facility.  Wake up hungry, because a free Bright Side breakfast bar will be waiting for you in the lobby dining area fully stocked with waffles, cereal, bread for toast, muffins, fresh fruit, pastries, bagels, milk, juice, and coffee.

Local Attractions in the Far Rockaway Area

When you stay at the La Quinta Inn & Suites Far Rockaway – JFK Airport, you enjoy a location within walking distance to the Far Rockaway Beach (.1 mile away).  Venture 3 miles out to the leisure and entertainment district of Coney Island.

If you have business or are visiting friends or relatives at the St. Johns Episcopal Hospital or the North Shore University Hospital, you’ll have a convenient commute of only 1 mile for either as a guest  at our hotel.

Restaurants within a mile of the hotel include the Boardwalk Pizzeria and Gino Pizza. If you’re not in the mood for Italian, just a couple miles out you’ll find Belle Harbor Steak House, Cho-Sen Island, Lucky Boy Restaurant, and Prime Bistro. 

We invite you to book your stay at the La Quinta Inn & Suites Far Rockaway hotel where you and your pets can settle into comfort and exceptional hospitality.