We have just returned home after a long weekend of sightseeing in NYC.
The Ravel was chosen on by us on the basis of price and views.
However, it has to be said that very clever photography has helped to mask over certain issues. The hotel is located about 15/20 mins walk to either queensboro plaza or queens plaza station which did not bother us but it may bother others because the area is not great and does require you to be vigilant at all times.
The staff at the hotel were polite and informative but you are required to leave $150 deposit on check in which wasnt a problem but it would have been good to know before arrival.
In its present condition the Ravel did not represent a 4* hotel based on cosmetic looks but a renovation is under way and should be complete in 2014. The rooms were very clean and spacious and the beds were comfortable.
We had an evening meal in the penthouse along with cocktails which was superb!
Overall it was a pleasent stay and we will certainly consider returning
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Long Island City's first boutique hotel featuring lavishly decorated rooms that overlook the Manhattan skyline, the hotel is nested between the Queensboro Bridge and Midtown Manhattan. Whether traveling for business, pleasure, or both, the Ravel offers every comfort of home. Where you can enjoy a true city experience without the hassle. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Ravel Hotel Long Island City, New York