Rooms, $139-$159; suites, starting at $500
N, Q at 39th Ave.
American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Yes, it’s a Holiday Inn and the location is a little bit grim. But the skyline views from this solitary high-rise are outstanding. Request a west-facing room (unless you’d prefer to gaze on Astoria, not that there’s anything wrong with that). The décor is generic, but the bathrooms are larger than their Manhattan counterparts. There’s a basic gym and an indoor pool in the basement.