Ben Pundole

Rockaway Beach: Playland Motel

by: Ben Pundole    |   

  • Why:

    A First Look at Playland Motel.

  • When:

    June 2013.

  • Who:

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

Important Bits

  • Type:

    Hotel, Motel, Holiday Inn.

  • Rooms:


  • 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.

  • Year Opened:

    July 3rd, 2013

  • Wifi:


  • Vibe:

    Young and reckless.

  • Music:

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

  • Children:

    Leave them.

  • Location:

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

  • Designed By:

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

  • Best Way to Book:

  • Price:



  • Design

  • Website

  • Mini Bar

  • Life Changing

  • Environmental Consciousness

  • Overall Value

  • Night's Sleep

  • Service

  • Amenities

  • Stealable Stuff

  • Refer a Friend

  • : 41/45

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?

Must Dos

Must Haves

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