My husband and I recently stayed at Ravel for a friend's wedding, and had a very pleasant stay. Our first room had a private balcony overlooking the East River, and was quite spacious. They also have a great restaurant and club on the roof deck. It turns out that the hotel is in the middle of some serious renovations and upgrades. One morning, they cut the breakfast short to do some work on their restaurant, but they actually made us breakfast and sent it to our room, all complementary. Later that day, when we returned to our room after going to a baseball game, we learned at the front desk that there was a pipe leak in our room. They quickly offered us another room - it didn't have the balcony, but it was a very large corner unit suite, which was great for us and our baby daughter. When we checked out of the hotel, the front desk manager comped our wine card purchase too, as a friendly gesture for any inconvenience. The staff were very pleasant, and we appreciated the effort they put into making sure our stay was a good one, which it was. Next time we go to New York, we'll be excited to see the completed renovations (pool deck, etc). My only complaint is that the car service they use for guests is more expensive than a taxi would otherwise be. Same rate or better for hotel-to-airport rides, but not so cheap for the shorter trips. Other than that, nothing but positive thoughts for Ravel.
- 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