It’s a popular area for hotels, so if you have particular loyalty points or want to shop around, here are some other options. We’ve listed them in distance from our homebase Hilton Garden Inn hotel:

Right Next Door Hotels

Marriott Courtyard Inn

Right next door Hilton Garden Inn. Was pricey, so we didn’t look at room blocks, but if you have perks/benefits, it’s super convenient!

Venue—It is an 8 minute cab ride to the venue, or a 16 min walk through a safe, but very industrial area

Transit—It is a 3 min walk to the E/M/R trains at the Queens Plaza Stop. The E train will connect you directly to the JFK Air Train. It is a 5 min walk to the 7/N/Q at Queens Borough Plaza.

Q4 Hotel 
29-09 Queens Plaza N, Long Island City, NY 11101

Right around the corner from the Hilton Garden Inn, this hostel has shared dorm rooms and private doubles at various price points

Venue—It is an 8 minute cab ride to the venue, or a 16 min walk through a safe, but very industrial area

Transit—It is a 3 min walk to the E/M/R trains at the Queens Plaza Stop. The E train will connect you directly to the JFK Air Train. It is a 5 min walk to the 7/N/Q at Queens Borough Plaza.

A few blocks north hotels

Four Points By Sheraton LIC
27-05 39th Ave Long Island City, NY 11101

Have a room block—$163 1 King Bed, $186 2 Queens. (This includes the 14.75% tax and the $3.50 occupancy fee. Raw rates are $139 and $159, if you’re comparing with deal sites).

Group code is BD03, reservations must be made by February 7, 2107. Phone: 718-786-8700
Venue—It is an 8 minute cab ride to the venue, or a 20min walk through a safe, but very industrial area

Transit—It is near the N/Q trains: a 4min walk to the 39th Ave stop, or a 9min walk to the 7/N/Q at Queensboro Plaza. It is a 10 min walk to the E/M/R trains at the Queens Plaza Stop. The E train will connect you directly to the JFK Air Train.

Holiday Inn LIC
39-05 29th Street Long Island City, NY

Have a room block—$186 1 Queen bed, $209 2 Queen bed.  (This includes the 14.75% tax and the $3.50 occupancy fee. Raw rates are $159, and $179.)

To book, call 718-707-3700 and tell them there is a group block for them under the name of Banks~Donavan.
Or to book online use the group Block Code BDW: http://www.holidayinnmanhattanview.com/ That code and calling in will be active until the cutoff date—February 10, 2017.

Venue—It is a 8 minute cab ride to the venue, or a 20 min walk through a safe, but very industrial area

Transit—It is near the N/Q trains: a 2 min walk to the 39th Ave stop. It is a 9 min walk to the 7/N/Q at Queens Borough Plaza. It is a 8 min walk to the E/M/R trains at the Queens Plaza Stop. The E train will connect you directly to the JFK Air Train.

Ramada LIC
38-30 Crescent Street, Long Island City, NY 11101 US

This is a local option, but we do not have a block of rooms there.

Venue—It is an 8 minute cab ride to the venue, or a 20min walk through a safe, but very industrial area

Transit—It is near the N/Q trains: a 6min walk to the 39th Ave stop, or a 9min walk to the 7/N/Q at Queens Borough Plaza

A few blocks south hotels

ALOFT LIC
27-45 Jackson Avenue Long Island City, New York, United States

Opening Oct 2016, seems lovely, but pricey. No confirmed block here.

Venue—It is a 4 minute cab ride to the venue, or a 12 min walk through a safe, but very industrial area

Transit—It is a 5 min walk to the 7/N/Q at Queens Borough Plaza. It is a 2 min walk to the E/M/R trains at the Queens Plaza Stop. The E train will connect you directly to the JFK Air Train.  It is a 5 min walk to the G train at Court House Square, which will take you to Brooklyn.

Comfort Inn LIC

42-24 Crescent St Long Island City, NY

Possibly a cheaper option, but current searches are showing up about the same as the other listed hotels. Our discounted booking link is here: http://www.comfortinn.com/ires/en-US/html/ArrivalInfo?hotel=NY265&srp=LAWM&pu=no

Venue—It is a 4 minute cab ride to the venue, or a 10 min walk through a safe, but very industrial area

Transit—It is a 2 min walk to the 7/N/Q at Queens Borough Plaza. It is a 4 min walk to the E/M/R trains at the Queens Plaza Stop. The E train will connect you directly to the JFK Air Train.  It is an 8 min walk to the G train at Court House Square, which will take you to Brooklyn.