Ben Pundole

Playland Motel

  • Where:
  • Why:A First Look at Playland Motel.
  • When:June 2013.
  • Who:Me, some artists, designers, chefs, music heads and friends.
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Playland Motel Athena Calderone, John Rawlings, Shantell Martin<br data-src=

Athena Calderone, John Rawlings, Shantell Martin
– The Super Collective.

Playland Motel Nektarios, bringing the outside in and on...

Nektarios, bringing the outside in and on...

Playland Motel Not gonna lie, I wish I thought of this...Fede Saenz - Brilliant.

Not gonna lie, I wish I thought of this...Fede Saenz - Brilliant.

Playland Motel A true artist, with undoubtedly the best lighting.

A true artist, with undoubtedly the best lighting.

Playland Motel The detail in George Alan's room is incredible...Room No. 8

The detail in George Alan's room is incredible...Room No. 8

Playland Motel Don Johnson's Woody."" />

"What if 1980's Don Johnson drove a 1950's woody?
Don Johnson's Woody."

Playland Motel Melanie Dizon + Marina Burnil.

Melanie Dizon + Marina Burnil. "Beauty is conveyed through principles of symmetry, proportion and harmony."

Playland Motel Drink responsibly at Playland - Pat Conlon.

Drink responsibly at Playland - Pat Conlon.

Playland Motel A Hotel Life/Jess Baker creative production -

A Hotel Life/Jess Baker creative production - "If my yacht dreams collided with a Wes Anderson movie".

Playland Motel Room No. 9 A Hotel Life, by yours truly with help from Jess Baker.

Room No. 9 A Hotel Life, by yours truly with help from Jess Baker.

Playland Motel A Hotel Life - Lighting/Zebra in the sky detail.

A Hotel Life - Lighting/Zebra in the sky detail.

Playland Motel Chef Whitney Aycock sporting the latest Weeah/Playland T.

Chef Whitney Aycock sporting the latest Weeah/Playland T.

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Playland has shared bathrooms and showers,
but that's part of the fun isn't it?!

Playland Motel Kate Pane's Coconut Castle -

Kate Pane's Coconut Castle - "A hot and heavy girlhood frolic with glitter, sunburn, ponies and wet swim suits."

Playland Motel

"I want to share your dreams" teepee by Wavewam.

Playland Motel Athena Calderone and John Rawlings' brillant room. The bar at Playland closes late, very late, shutters...genius.

Athena Calderone and John Rawlings' brillant room. The bar at Playland closes late, very late, shutters...genius.

Playland Motel Nadia Kaufhold's room,

Nadia Kaufhold's room, "My Bloody Dreams" has a 4 man hammock splayed across the room...complete with animal masks!

Playland Motel My Bloody Dreams - Madia Kaufhold - The opulence <br data-src=

My Bloody Dreams - Madia Kaufhold - The opulence
of baroque spaces, with a twist.

Playland Motel The Playland Motel has a huge deck for BBQ's and DJ's with <br data-src=

The Playland Motel has a huge deck for BBQ's and DJ's with
some key programming from Liv Spencer.

Playland Motel The heart of the operation. Wood burning pizza oven with the <br data-src=

The heart of the operation. Wood burning pizza oven with the
guys from Rosarito in charge of the restaurant.

Playland Motel Liv Spencer, Robin Scott, Nadia Kaufhold and Aussie Andy.

Liv Spencer, Robin Scott, Nadia Kaufhold and Aussie Andy.

Playland Motel It's a suitcase full of tunes.

It's a suitcase full of tunes.

Playland Motel George Alan - a proud man. In front of <br data-src=

George Alan - a proud man. In front of
his room, Don Johnson's Woody.

Playland Motel Ok, use your imagination...take out window, restaurant + bar entrance...one block from the ocean.

Ok, use your imagination...take out window, restaurant + bar entrance...one block from the ocean.

Playland Motel The beautiful and geometric room from award winning menswear designer Simon

The beautiful and geometric room from award winning menswear designer Simon "Santos" Spurr.

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?

The Barometer

  • Design

  • Website

  • Environmental Consciousness

  • Night's Sleep

  • Service

  • Amenities

  • Takeable Treats

  • Refer a Friend

  • Overall Value

  • Life Changing

Total: 46/50

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.

  • Health & Wellness

    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.

  • Children

    Leave them.

  • Price

    Affordable

  • Website

    Visit website

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302 Beach 87th St, Far Rockaway, NY 11693, United States

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Playland Motel

Playland Motel

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

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Hotel Location 97-20 Rockaway Beach Boulevard, Rockaway Beach, NY

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