The hotel is clean with many updates, but many updates are still needed to make it a true boutique hotel, especially in the rooms. Location is a 1/2 mile (1 kilometer) from the closest subway. Situated among warehouses, but with a great view of the 59th street bridge and Manhattan. Being from NYC, it's not a dangerous neighborhood, it's not really a neighborhood...it's warehouses, tech schools, garages, etc. Closest bodega/ convenience store is 8 city blocks away. This part of LIC is on the upswing, but don't expect anything much within walking distance. At night, there is very little foot traffic. But, after you get on the subway, you are only one stop from 59th street and Lexington Avenue. So, for this reason alone, the Ravel presents itself as a viable hotel. Cleanliness and price are the strong points. A shuttle van is available to take you to the subway. A hotel in Manhattan equal to the Ravel would cost at least $150 - $200 a night, so if you are willing to walk to the subway each day, it presents as a bargain.
- 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