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“Our stay at the Ravel” 4 of 5 stars
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Ravel Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   8-08 Queens Plaza South, Long Island City, NY 11101   |  
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Ranked #20 of 26 Hotels in Long Island City
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10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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“Our stay at the Ravel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

The hotel was fab. The staff were friendly, very helpful and very welcoming. The room was very large with 2 queen beds in as we had our daughter with us. We had a small balcony which looked across the river to New York City. The bathroom was large with a bath and a seperate shower which was partitioned off with sliding doors. There was a coffee machine, fridge and a TV. It also had heating and air conditioning. The room was cleaned daily also providing fresh sheets on a daily basis. They also had a bus to drop you off and pick you up from the subway or local restraunts.
My only concern was the hotel was quite secluded in an industrial area so on dark night I was a bit nervous walking back I certainly would not have walked it alone but that is just my opinion.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
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2 Thank Christine R
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014 via mobile

Stayed here for 2 nights. Really friendly staff, loved the roof bar with the sushi & the cocktails. The rooms were clean & tidy. A great stop off point from JFK & would recommend to to anyone wanting to do NYC on a budget. Worth every penny! (Or should a say cent)

Stayed October 2013
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Thank Oliver R
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Minden, Nevada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We stayed at the Ravel in Long Island City for 3 nights to attend a wedding being held there. On the positive side, the wedding venue on the rooftop was beautiful and the food was very good. The shuttle service to the local area is also well run and convenient. That's about the most positive comments I can make. As for accommodations, we booked a king room with a balcony (their middle tier room). First, the hotel is in an area that is undergoing a gradual gentrification so the immediate vicinity of the hotel is not very inviting. There is little or no parking at the hotel and the parking is in a narrow alley which also serves as the entrance to the hotel. There is no Bellman or other amenities you would expect from a "Hotel". Luggage was self service with only 2 carts for the entire hotel. The room was really badly in need of a facelift. The walls needed painting, the furniture was old and almost all of it was badly damaged. The bathroom area was really strange. There is a glass enclosed toilet that is open at the top so there is little or no privacy. The shower was adequate but both the toilet area and the shower were in serious need of new tile (there was black/rusty looking stuff in all the corners). My wife wore flip-flops to take a shower because the floor looked very suspect. The bathroom sink is very difficult to use as it is mounted sideways to the wall making shaving, tooth brushing, etc. a weird experience. There is no counter space for toiletries, cosmetics, etc. and the cabinet under the sink was an old plywood cabinet that wouldn't open. The bed was good but the TV is another sore point. We were there during the first weekend of the World Cup and about half of the stations (including ABC that was carrying the games) kept losing signal about every thirty seconds. When I called the front desk, I was told it was because there were too many people watching. It was funny that the TV in the lobby was tuned to the Soccer match without any problems. We never did get the TV thing resolved for the whole stay. The staff really didn't seem to care about much except for the Night Club they run on the roof from Friday thru Sunday 11pm to 4am. It is loud (we were on the third floor and could hear and feel it clearly) and attracts several hundred non-hotel guests each night. The 2 elevators are impossible to get during the early part of that time period as there is a long line of people waiting to get into the club from the parking lot each night. I'm sure the club is great for those who enjoy that "scene" and makes a lot of money for the owners but it is not conducive to a peaceful stay at a hotel. All in all, not a great experience.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars
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College Point
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014 via mobile

I recently stayed at the ravel and enjoyed my time. I am writing this b/c not enough good review are written. Usually the bored and angry. These guys are great and deserve this great review. Pirchased a romance package had dinner with the city view very good night :-D

Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Nice big room, helpful staff, great view of Manhattan. A little bit out of public transport but it wasn't a big problem. Since New York is very expensive this was a great deal and we really enjoyed our stay here. Would come again.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Helen B
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Glasgow
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014 via mobile

We stayed at the Ravel hotel on 12th-14th of May, we were instantly upgraded upon arrival and were given a room on the ground floor overlooking the bridge. The room was extremely spacious and decorated to a high standard. It was extremely clean especially the bathroom which was lovely! The atmosphere in the hotel was one which was friendly and welcoming. The staff were always on hand to answer questions & the free shuttle was a brilliant extra service.

One of the girls in reception recommended going to blend on the water (Spanish restaurant about 5 mins drive away) which was the nicest meal I've ever had and the view of the sky line is the best you will get.

That same night we returned to the hotel and we asked to go and see the penthouse bar - which was closed as work was being done. Once up here I couldn't believe the views and how lovely it was & to my surprise, my partner got down on one knee and asked me to marry him!! So we actually got engaged at this hotel, therefore it was always be in our memories :) it couldn't have been anymore perfect, thanks Ravel we will be back!!

  • Stayed May 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars
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1 Thank AMac31
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Kansas City, Missouri
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014 via mobile

Had a really good time. Slept comfortable and enjoyed the staff. Did have one issue but the front desk staff was very helpful. View is beautiful. I must say they have good service! Very attentive and down to earth. The room was clean and i upgraded to a room on the city side for 30 buck which was definitely worth it. I do recommend and hope to be back.

Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Address: 8-08 Queens Plaza South, Long Island City, NY 11101
Location: United States > New York > Queens > Long Island City
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Luxury Hotel in Long Island City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates):
Hotel Class:4 star — Ravel Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 63
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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