Wanted: Cheap, safe, long-term parking at JFK
March 15, 2010 2:31 PM   Subscribe

I want to leave my car at JFK for 10 days, and would like something cheaper than the $18/day that JFK long term parking requires, but have no way to differentiate between the different off-airport sites. I am soliciting recommendations or discommendations for specific sites based on actual experience.
posted by ubiquity to Travel & Transportation (5 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
 
We would always use AviStar. Great rates and easy drop off and pick up.
posted by doorsfan at 2:43 PM on March 15, 2010


Ditto on the AviStar.
posted by SuzB at 3:01 PM on March 15, 2010


Last time I flew out of there I used Smart Park. $12, no coupon. A newer place, and a bit more chaotic than other more established options. But my car was still there when I got back, and I didn't have to wait long for a shuttle bus.

Avistar is good too, and I've used them, but their book rate is often more expensive than the airport parking (because it's valet not self-park). You need to use coupons to keep them competitive, like this one for $11.75. A few months ago, the coupon rate was $14, which is why I used the other place.

Also, all these places can be really hard to find if you don't have a GPS to guide you.
posted by smackfu at 6:47 PM on March 15, 2010


I will also endorse AviStar. The last time I used a no-name cheapie at the airport I arrived in pitch black and wasn't even dropped at my car when I returned, despite promises of valet service. You don't want to skimp on something like airport parking in NYC.
posted by micawber at 7:19 PM on March 15, 2010


Thank you for all the comments, looks like Avistar (with smackfu's coupon) is the clear winner.
posted by ubiquity at 1:56 AM on March 16, 2010


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