loud music, noisy hallways, doors slamming, terrible service, bad location... but a good view.
the place reminded me of a bar with bouncers as front of house staff.
i asked them for one thing on my executive room reso and that was to not be on the first floor and they put me on the first floor. when i went and checked it out and saw the security bars like a cage outside my window starring at a rotten building across the street with cars racing by, i went and asked nicely, hi there, is it possible to change the room? i'll take anything else.
they were looking at me as if i was inconveniencing them. they said, no, sorry, theres nothing, mabey you can check tomorrow. as if i want to keep all my stuff in my suitcase and then come back and check. why cant you just give me a yes or no answer. im sure you can see on your computer ahead of time. anyways, i said thanks and got on with my trip.
they also mentioned that the bar and restaurant are closed for a private function all night and most of tomorrow. pretty much useless. the one time i did go up, i grabbed a drink and went outside. the bouncer came up to me and said i had to check my coat. lol, now, dont forget, im outside in the windy 3 degrees with a drink and he wants me to check my suit jacket. i handed him the drink and said have fun and left. what a joke these guys were running.
i was overdressed! for a new york hotel. cuz it was a dump.
good luck Ravel Hotel staff. continue your snobby attitude. you have been exposed once again...
- 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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