Did a staycation at The Rockaway Hotel in Rockaway Beach, Queens, NYC in late March 2021 and it was the perfect escape! Just outside of NYC (but technically still part of NYC) in Queens with surrounding views of the Atlantic Ocean on the South side and Jamaica Bay on the North side of the hotel. There is a pool, which I assume will be beautiful in summer months (it was empty and closed on March 20th weekend).
The rooftop restaurant and bar was so chic, had live music and a really fun vibe! Food was great too!
Decor in the lobby of the hotel – they had the fire going all weekend and the couches were comfortable. Coffee in the morning and water throughout the day too 🙂
The vibe of this hotel is beachy, bohemian, chic and welcoming. Made me feel like I was at a chic hotel in Montauk or even Miami. Definitely did not have NYC vibes. Ironic because everywhere was so close (approx 40 mins driving to lower Manhattan) but about 15-25 minutes drive to Brooklyn, depending on what area you head to.
Saturday I headed to Brooklyn (Williamsburg area) to walk around and shop at some vintage shops & grab coffee at Butler (pictured below) Also headed to Industry City on my way back to Rockaway to look at my favorite hat shop, Teressa Foglia.
Checked out Rockaway Brewing Company (quick 5 minute drive from the hotel). It was an indoor/outdoor space, family friendly and had a food truck and some music. I enjoyed a NE style IPA 🙂
Rockaway Coffee Roasters was a great spot for me on Sunday morning – had a great coffee menu and lots of healthy options. Ordered a cappuccino & a green juice to start the day off right.
Lastly I went for a walk on the boardwalk and found some cool street art.
Check out my Reels / TikTok of the weekend here!