Recommended Hotel: Howard Johnson Express Inn
Why: Best Rates, Free Breakfast
If you’re looking to stay in the West Farms area of the Bronx, your only option is the Howard Johnson Express Inn. It’s a basic hotel with free parking and free hot and cold breakfast items. The average price at the Howard Johnson is $103/night. Each room has free wireless internet. There is a small gym with cardio machines. It is across the street from the train station and while guests liked the convenience of that, many noted that it can be loud. Smoking is allowed in this hotel. On the plus side, guests liked that rooms have mini fridges and microwaves.
About Bronx, West Farms
Who is Best for this Location?
This location is best for people who want to spend a night or two in the area to visit the zoo or commute into Manhattan. While hotels are cheap, the area leaves much to be desired.
Neighborhood Vibe: West Farms sits in the northern corner of the South Bronx. It’s home to many on a low income, which makes it a cheap neighborhood to stay in. But because of the poverty and crime, there’s not a lot to do and most travelers would feel uncomfortable walking alone at night.
Getting Around: It is just 35 minutes from Times Square on the red or green line of the NYC Subway. Taxis and ride-sharing services are also readily available.
What to Eat: If you do stay in the area, you’ll be treated to some good food. Anthony’s Pizza on Morris Park Avenue is a local favorite. People like the cheese pizza, stuffed shells, and garlic bread. El Salvadoreño serves excellent South American food and their pupusas are particularly popular.
Things to Do: The Bronx Zoo sits at the edge of the West Farms area, which is great for families visiting the Bronx. However, there is not much else to do in West Farms itself.
Book #1 Bronx, West Farms Hotel – Howard Johnson Express Inn
|Weekday Avg. Rate $106|
|Weekend Avg. Rate $101|
|Transit System||NYC Subway|
|Closest Station||West Farms|
|Blocks to Station||1|
|Manhattan Destination||Times Sq - 42 St|
|Commute Time||35 mins|
|Breakfast||Free buffet cold and hot items|
|Airport Shuttle||No shuttle|
|Area Shuttle||No shuttle|
|Gym||Cardio machines only|
|Smoking Rooms||Smoking Room Property Wide|
|Room Type||Standard only, 1 king, or 2 queens|
|Pets||Service animals allowed|