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: 12

  • 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: Yes.

  • 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 right...you can get A Train to the door.

  • DESIGNED BY: 12 Artists and designers (some damn talented ones). See PLAYLANDMOTEL.COM for more info.

  • BEST WAY TO BOOK: www.playlandmotel.com

  • PRICE: Affordable

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?