Click here to watch video recap.
We arrive in New York.
Before departing for the United Arab Emirates (U.A.E.) we fly into New York (LaGuardia) and will stay in New York overnight. This will ensure that we make it on time to check-in for our flight on Emirates Sunday.
The travel agent has a room block at the Comfort Inn (JFK). Earlier in the week, I looked into options to get us from LaGuardia to JFK. We could take the shuttle from LaGuardia to JKF. Once at JFK take the AirTrain to Federal Circle and then catch the shuttle to our hotel. When I priced out the option is was roughly $22 per person to ride the shuttle. The next option was to take an Uber from LaGuardia to JFK. This was the simplest option. The cost was comparable to the shuttle from LaGuardia to JFK. Uber it is!
I reserved an Uber once we arrived in the area for shared ride pickups. For some reason, Uber does not want to accept the address as I copied it from the hotel website. I did not notice it was incorrect until after I reserved the Uber. Ugh! I immediately sent the driver a message of the hotel address . . . he probably did not see it. The Uber takes us to this hotel and I look around and say this is NOT the correct hotel. The difference was the street name. The address in his GPS has the hotel address with “Street” in the name and the correct name was “Avenue.” No worries, we were literally seven minutes away from the CORRECT hotel. The driver was nice enough NOT to raise a fuss and dropped us off at the correct hotel.
OH MY GOODNESS . . . The room was hella small. The bathroom was hella small. Okay, I can deal with this for ONE night. To top things off there are NO wash clothes in the bathroom. I called room service and was told they ran out of wash clothes. How in the hell does a hotel run out of wash clothes? Not even ONE wash cloth? Can the hotel not wash some laundry and provide me with a wash cloth? I was told that the number of wash clothes dropped off for the day was incorrect or they had a high volume of guests request extra wash clothes. So unacceptable!
Side note: Later I talked about me experience with others in the travel group, they also stated they did not have wash clothes either or only had ONE wash cloth in their room.
The good thing is that I packed some extra wash clothes in my bags. I was prepared but again it is totally unacceptable for a hotel to run out of wash clothes.
It time to get some rest. We have a long flight . . . a long day ahead of us tomorrow.