We stayed at this hotel with a group for a wedding in Brooklyn. We had two days to aside from the wedding which we planned to go into Manhattan and do "touristy stuff". The F train was the closest subway stop to the hotel, and it was about a 10 minute walk away. It seemed like a pretty safe neighborhood to walk around, though there was nothing around. We also had to take a cab to Manhattan once because we were late for something- and this cost about $20. The hotel's rooftop bar, the 808 Club or something, was pretty nice. It had a great view of the City across the East River- and was pretty spectacular at night. The breakfast buffet was also pretty good. Overall, I would recommend staying here. I lived in Brooklyn previously, and my wife is from New Jersey, so we are not exactly tourists in NYC- so we were comfortable walking the streets at night and taking a couple trains to get where we needed. If you are a tourist and looking to be in NYC- just keep in mind this hotel is across the river and there is nothing around it.
- 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