My boyfriend & I love to travel. We've stayed at many, many hotels and we can honestly say this is thee BEST hotel EVER. It was December and we were spending our half a year anniversary here. The exterior of the hotel did not look amazing, but it was expected from the pictures we've seen. The interior though, was nice. The lobby was very nice, the room clean and comfortable.. Spa inspired bathroom.. everything was perfect! We had the king sized bed penthouse suite ..it had a balcony! :O And the best part was ..the view of the Queensboro bridge was AMAZING :) Location wise.. it was not hard to find. We didn't try the food upstairs but the menu was very limited. Service was amazing, breakfast in bed was okay.. That night we went out to grab dinner and it was the night of the big snow storm. We got stuck in the snowstorm for 2 hours! Pushing cars and shoveling snow like maniacs.. Police cars got stuck, cars blocking the road.. it was crazy! But eventually we made it back. Problem was.. the parking lot in the hotel is quite small and it was not shoveled. There was a car trying to come out, a van trying to get in.. and we were stuck right outside the parking lot wanting to get in. So that 's something they should really work on.
By the time we got in, we took a nice hot shower nd it felt oh so good. The shower at ravel made up for being stuck outside in the snow, and my boyfriend had made a request for rose delivery.. it was very cute :) And it came RIGHT on time as specified (11:58pm). The roses were nicely decorated..better looking than roses you buy at any flower shop!
BEST part of the room... the bed & the pillows! It was sooo soft and cozy , we fell right asleep after watching a movie! It felt as if we were sleeping on a patch of floating clouds! ... We're surprised its only a 4 star hotel when it should be a 5 star..The price was extremely cheap for the room we had and it was the top/best room they had. In comparison to Embassy hotel in Niagara ..jr. presidential room with falls view & jacuzzi ravel hotel still stands number 1 on our list! Its 10x better. Also, Americana Resort in Niagara cannot compare even with a heart shaped jacuzzi and fireplace.
In conclusion, ravel is THEE place to be :D & Even if we were given a free night at any super nice & expensive hotels in NY or Niagara, we would rather pay for one night at Ravel.
P.S: Reviews from others about the super loud music at night..its not true! Do not let them fool you..(haha) We slept like pigs! It was quiet, peaceful, and most importantly.. it was romantic.
- 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