8707 Van Wyck Expressway, Jamaica, NY 11435-2928
Phone: 718/291-7500   |   Fax: 718/291-0005   |   59 Rooms
Check Out Time: 11:00 AM   |   Check In: 3:00 PM   |   Online Reservations

Welcome to BEST WESTERN Jamaica Inn!

Guests at our Jamaica hotel enjoy being close to campuses including St. Johns University and Queens College, and we cater to a number of visitors to York College as well as NYC tourists.

When you have proximity to airports like JFK and LaGuardia as well as public transportation to Manhattan (NYC), your trip to the City just got a little easier and more affordable. Whether you're here for an event at Citi Field, Jamaica and Queens General Hospitals, or to attend a lecture at one of the universities, the seemingly little things like free parking and friendly service can make all the difference. Take advantage of proximity to cities including NYC, Staten Island and Brooklyn, or rest assured that it won't take long to get to some of the local attractions from the Empire State Building to Central Park.

There's always something exciting happening at Arthur Ashe Stadium, and a day at the Belmont Racetrack can't be beat. Try your luck at the Resort World® Casino where world class entertainment can be found, or plan a romantic trip to Flushing Meadows Corona Park where ice skating in the winter, boating in the warmer months and biking year-round take place. Even those in town for business with the American Red Cross local office or who have an appointment at Queens County Court find it necessary to slip away for a little fun.

There are many airline personnel and construction workers who also call our Jamaica hotel their home away from home. Close to Times Square and Midtown Manhattan, it's easy to plan the NYC vacation of your dreams. Take in a Broadway show, stroll around Greenwich Village or head to Chelsea to try some of the best pastries in the country. Endless dining and shopping options are at your fingertips, and getting around the city affordably via public transportation has never been easier.

Reserve your room at BEST WESTERN Jamaica Inn, close to the heart of NYC, right now!


Hotel Amenities & Services

  • Wireless internet connection in public areas
  • Exercise facilities
  • 100% smoke-free hotel
  • Complimentary continental breakfast, waffles, choice of breads, muffins, bagels, Danishes, cereal, fruit, hard boiled eggs, yogurt, juice, coffee/tea and hot chocolate.
  • Complimentary breakfast
  • Exercise facility, 24 hour
  • Stationary bike
  • Treadmill
  • Interior corridor
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Multilingual staff, Speaks Spanish and English
  • Cable or satellite television
  • Free wireless Internet available in public areas
  • Business center
  • Printer available
  • Fax services
  • Computer available
  • Computer modem hookups
  • Photocopy, nominal fee
  • Dataports
  • Mail services, pick up at the front desk
  • Meeting facilities, 30 people
  • Air-conditioning
  • Hearing impaired services
  • Physically challenged facilities
  • Elevator, wheelchair accessible
  • Parking for the physically challenged
  • Ice/vending machines
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor parking
  • Higher rates may apply for holidays/special events
  • Complimentary newspaper at front desk


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Conveniently located, the best western jamaica inn in Jamaica, New York is shown on the map. Detailed driving directions from popular points or nearby cities are listed below. For those with GPS, here you go:

Longitude: 40.705705  /  Latitude: -73.817375


Driving Directions to Hotel


From: JFK International Airport. Take 678 N to Exit 6 Hillside/Jamaica Avenue, go straight to the 1st and 2nd traffic light and the BEST WESTERN Jamaica Inn is on the right hand side.

From: LaGuardia Airport. Take the Grand Central Parkway east towards VanWyck Expressway, take Exit 6 Hillside/Jamaica Ave. Turn left to Hillside Avenue, and another left to Van Wyck Expressway service road and the BEST WESTERN Jamaica Inn is on the right hand side.


We care about the quality of your stay with us. Below are nearby attractions, shopping and restaurants that are popular with our guests. Listed locations are nearby with approximate distance listed where available.

Most Popular Area Attractions

Adelphi University

Founded in 1896, Adelphi University is a private institution of higher learning located in Garden City, New York – just minutes from the  New York City metro area. Adelphi University features a historic campus, housing sites like the Ruth S. Harley University Center, Harvey Hall, and the Alumnae Hall.

Apart from Adelphi’s various schools and academic programs, athletics are also featured on the 75-acre campus. The Adelphi Panthers field a variety of Division I and II teams competing in the Northeast-10 Conference, playing home games at the Center for Recreation and Sports.

Belmont Park

First opened in 1905, Belmont Park is a Thoroughbred horse racing track located in the Elmont area of Hempstead, New York. The New York City-area facility has drawn as many as over 120,000 spectators to events like the Belmont Stakes, Mother Goose Stakes and the Joe Hirsch Turf Classic International.

Affectionately known as “the Championship Track,” Belmont Park events are frequently televised on NBC and several cable networks. The park’s ample seating and lawn space also make it an ideal venue for major concerts – past headliners include the likes of Billy Joel and Blondie.

Gateway National Recreation Area

Covering over 26,000 acres and three boroughs in the NYC metro area, the Gateway National Recreation Area is an open area managed by the National Park Service.

The recreation area consists of three units and 11 park sites in the Port of New York and New Jersey. Gateway National Recreation Area is comprised of the Jamaica Bay Unit, the Staten Island Unit, and the Sandy Hook Unit in New Jersey.

The parks within are ideal for swimming, hiking, boating, and wildlife viewing in places like the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, Great Kills Park, and even the clothing-optional Gunnison Beach.

Hofstra University

A private, four-year institution, Hofstra University was established in 1935 in the village of Hempstead – just east of New York City. The college features many must-see sites, like the Arboretum and Bird Sanctuary, Globe Theatre replica, and the host-site to the 2008 Presidential Debate.

The Hofstra Pride – featuring 17 varsity teams competing in the Colonial Athletic Association – represents Hofstra athletics. Games are played at Hofstra Arena, University Field, and the Mack Sports Complex.

John F. Kennedy International Airport

NY Attractions

John F. Kennedy International Airport

Located in the borough of Queens, the John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) combines with LaGuardia Airport and New International Airport to create the country’s largest airport system.

Serving the New York City metropolitan area, JFK supports eight terminals and most major airlines.

This being New York City, JFK is both the sixth busiest airport in the country, and the 14th busiest airport in the world.

St. John's University

Established in 1870, St. John’s University is a private, Catholic college found in Queens in New York City. The university enrolls roughly 20,000 students annually, with a diverse range of studies accredited by the Middle Sates Association of Colleges and Schools.

Athletics at St. John’s are comprised of the St. John’s Red Storm – fielding 17 Division I teams competing in both the Big East Conference and the ECAC. St. John’s noteworthy basketball program plays home games at both Carnesecca Arena and Madison Square Garden.

York College

Founded in 1966, York College of the City University of New York is a public liberal arts college located in the Queens neighborhood of Jamaica in New York City. With an urban, 50-acre campus, York College is a member of the City University of New York (CUNY) system.

As a member of the CUNY system, the York College Cardinal competes in the City University of New York Athletic Conference as well. The Cardinal fields a variety of NCAA Division III teams playing home games at venues like Aviator Field, Padavan Preller Field, and Van Cortlandt Park.

More Area Attractions & Services

  • 3.00 mile(s) from Flushing Meadows Park
  • 3.00 mile(s) from Arthur Ashe Stadium
  • 3.00 mile(s) from Citi Field
  • 8.00 mile(s) from Central Park
  • 10.00 mile(s) from Times Square
  • 10.00 mile(s) from Empire State Building
  • 3.00 mile(s) from Queens Center Mall
  • 6.00 mile(s) from Green Acres Mall

Local Area Recreation Opportunities

  • 3.00 mile(s) from tennis
  • 3.00 mile(s) from ice skating

Nearby Restaurants

  • 0.02 mile(s) from Flagship Dinner, Full Service, American, Open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner
  • 0.04 mile(s) from Alba Ristorante, Full Service, Italian, Open for: lunch, dinner
  • 0.04 mile(s) from El Dorado Bar, Bar/Lounge, Mexican, Open for: lunch, dinner
  • 0.50 mile(s) from La Vega Restaurant, Full Service, Mexican, Open for: lunch, dinner
  • 0.50 mile(s) from El Comal Pupuseria, Full Service, Mexican, Open for: lunch, dinner
  • 0.50 mile(s) from Sorrento's Restaurant, Full Service, Indian, Open for: lunch, dinner


Enjoy your stay with us even more by checking out some of the most popular area points of interest and local area events happening in or near Jamaica. Chase the links to explore the local region even more.

Local Events Worth Considering:

July 2016

July 4, 2016
Nathan's Fourth of July Hotdog Eating Contest

Few things scream "American pride" like gorging on hotdogs. This may well be your idea of a casual Saturday afternoon, but come July 4th, it's all about the Natha's Famous Fourth of July Hotdog Eating Contest. 2016 marks the 100 year anniversary.

July 15 – 17, 2016
New York Empire State Tattoo Expo

Head for Midtown in NYC from July 15th to 17th for the annual Empire State Tattoo Expo. Check out the latest in tattoo technology, hear seminars from the leading artists, and see Paul Booth's Last Rites Gallery.

August 2016

August 5, 2016
Williamsburg Bites Brooklyn Food Tour

Check out Station Restaurant on 166 North 7th St. in Brooklyn for the premier eating event of the season – Williamsburg Bites Brooklyn Food Tour. On August 5th, starting at 2 p.m., this charming eatery hosts a feast fit for vikings – the three-hour event features seven unique tastings.

August 15, 2016
Brooklyn Bridge Photo Tour

Take part in this exceptional 90-minute photo safari of the Brooklyn Bridge on your next visit. Hosted by the New York City Photo Safari, this event will teach you how to add a bit drama to your photography.

August 2016

August 15, 2016
The Original Multicultural Bar Hopping Tour

Enjoy a unique blend of bars and restaurants on the Original Multicultural Bar Hopping Tour during your next visit to NY. You'll check out a bar where Abe Lincoln once visited, a Japanese izakaya bar, and one of the premier Korean BBQ spots in the city – all on August 15th, starting at 6:30 p.m.

August 18, 2016
Point of No Return Comedy Show – Free

This summer, be sure to enjoy some knee slappers, rib ticklers, and gust busters at the Old Man Hustle, host venue for the Point of No Return Comedy Show. Hosted by Jonathan Randall, this free event features top New York-based and touring comedians working today.

October 2016

October 4, 2016
VP Debate at Greenpoint Beer

Be sure to check out the Greenpoint Beer & Ale Co. this October when they host the Vice Presidential Debate. Whether you go right or left, there's no question you'll enjoy the unique beer-based cocktails found at Greenpoint Beer & Ale Co. 9 p.m. to 11 p.m.

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