We stayed in a king bed room on the 5th floor. Very nice and clean room. Big flat screen TV, a really awesome view in the background on midtown Manhetten. Foreground is nothing special — boarded up house, vacant parking lot, but who looks at that anyway.
If you stay on the 5th floor, you have to be ok with the fancy bathroom setup — it has no walls, just plastic sliding room dividers and glass doors is all that separates the bathroom and shower from the living area. If you like a conventional one, get a room on one of the lower floors. But we didn't mind it. It has a separate bath and shower which is nice as well.
Hotel does not serve liquor for the most part, so if you would like to enjoy a drink on their roof with a spectacular view, bring it with.
Staff is extremely accommodating and friendly, I couldn't get into my room one of the nights and they let me sleep in a different one.
This is not a hotel for people that like to do stuff near where they stay. There's nothing around it, it's in a run down area. But who wants to hang out in queens anyway? I came to spend time in Manhatten, so i couldn't care less if there are coffee shops around my hotel or not.
You can get a $5 ride to a subway station from the hotel staff, $25 car service to pretty much anywhere in the city, or you can walk about 8 blocks to that station, or 4 blocks to 21st st where you can easily flag down a cab. A cab ride to most of the Manhatten will be about $10. When you take a cab back, make sure you can give the cabbie directions — Queensboro bridge UPPER level to 21st street exit. Right on 2st st. A left right away at the gas station onto Queensboro Plaza. Hotel is at the end of the street by Vernon blvd.
I got exactly what i expected — a quality hotel for the price of an Inn in Manhatten.
- 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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