Originally Posted by Fee
Someone asked this question last year, and got no answer. Since its a slam, I believe the players can stay wherever they want to. Some stay at the hotels that are within walking distance of the tennis center, some stay at hotels along the Subway line, and some stay in the Manhattan area. Let us know if you see any of them.
I can't think of any hotels that are within walking distance of the tennis center (I live here) . . . Flushing Meadows is in the middle of Queens between two major highways and in the middle of a low-income area of mostly immigrants. Even in Forest Hills, there aren't any hotels. Great restaurants and shopping but not a hotel.
The two major attractions near Flushing Meadows are LaGuardia Airport (loud!) and Shea Stadium (ugly as sin). Gotta figure the players with any kind of bucks get apts and the others pay exorbitant rates at the hotels mentioned earlier.