Ben Pundole

Playland Motel

with Ben Pundole
  • Where:Rockaway Beach

  • 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?

The Barometer

  • Design

  • Website

  • Life Changing

  • Environmental Consciousness

  • Overall Value

  • Night's Sleep

  • Service

  • Amenities

  • Stealable Stuff

  • Refer a Friend

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 can get A Train to the door.

  • Rooms


  • 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 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


  • Children

    Leave them.

  • Price


so damn tasty

Rockaway taco

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

so damn tasty

Fish and Chips


8601 Shore Front Pkwy, Rockaway Beach, NY 11693, United States

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 Motel

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

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