Forest Hills Inn is the first thing a visitor sees when entering Forest Hills Gardens at Station Square. The nine-story Tudor-styled building towers over the square and the Long Island Railroad station that it faces.
It’s an Inn in name only: The 1912 relic, surprisingly not landmarked, turned coop in 1967. The Inn is actually three connected buildings on Station Square (a fourth building, Forest Hills Inn Apartments, was added in 1917).
In its heyday, Forest Hills Inn had 150 rooms and hosted public events. Now, it has 50 apartments plus retail spaces including a cafe on Station Square.
Forest Hills Inn Vital Statistics
- Location: One Station Square
- Year completed: 1912
- Architect: Grosvenor Atterbury
- Floors: 9
- Style: Tudor
Forest Hills Inn Recommended Reading
- The New York Times In a Pocket of Queens, ‘City’ Meets ‘Garden’ (August 15, 2003)
- Queens Ledger Controversy brewing at Forest Hills Inn (April 10, 2013)
- Queens Gazette Forest Hills Inn Turns 100 (May 23, 2012)
- Friends of Station Square: History of Station Square
- Rego Forest Preservation Council blog