Ben Pundole

Playland Motel

Rockaway Beach

by: Ben Pundole

  • Why

    A First Look at Playland Motel.

  • When

    June 2013.

  • Who

    Me, some artists, designers, chefs, music heads and friends.

Highs + Lows

  • The Playland Motel is dedicated to giving back to community programs in the Rockaways, so you can party guilt free...and the more you spend, the more will be given back.

  • The rooms are individually and brilliantly designed by incredible artists and designers, so you never have to have the same experience twice.

  • We love pizza from a wood burning oven, we love Rosarito, so we love pizza from the guys from Rosarito.

  • You can get here on the A Train...and get home on the A train. It runs all night, so can you.

  • Are shared bathrooms really part of the fun?

: 46/50
  • Design

  • Website

  • Life Changing

  • Environmental Consciousness

  • Overall Value

  • Night's Sleep

  • Service

  • Amenities

  • Stealable Stuff

  • Refer a Friend

Important Bits

  • Type

    Hotel, Motel, Holiday Inn.

  • Vibe

    Young and reckless.

  • Location

    One block from The Playland 96th Street Subway Station...That's right...you can get A Train to the door.

  • Rooms

    12

  • Music

    Beachy, balearic, classic house and disco. Music Director, the legendary Liv Spencer (DFA,Warp, Southern Fried).

  • Year Opened

    July 3rd, 2013

  • Designed By

    12 Artists and designers (some damn talented ones). See playlandmotel.com for more info.

  • Pool/Gym

    Nope, the ocean is 1 block away.

  • Restaurant

    Yes, wood burning pizza oven with the guys from Williamsburg's Rosarito in charge.

  • Bar

    Oh yes.

  • Wifi

    Yes.

  • Children

    Leave them.

  • Price

    Affordable

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Fish and Chips

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Fish and Chips

After all that’s kind of why you’re here!

The beach

Rockaway Beach, Queens, NY, United States

After all that’s kind of why you’re here!

playland

Playland Motel

97-20 Rockaway Beach Boulevard, ROCKAWAY BEACH, NY 11693

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