You went to NYC and stay at a hotel in Queens? Are you nuts? I'm sure you'll reply with a very positive review of the Ravel Hotel located next to the beautiful Queensboro Bridge in Long Island City (LIC) across the East River from the United Nations building. The view of Manhattan, especially from the Penthouse restaurant/club, is one of the best you'll get - day and night. The hotel is a bit out-of-the-way in an industrial area (a few blocks from Silvercup film & TV Studios), but it provides a complimentary shuttle service with pick-ups at the many nearby subway stations. Given the much lower cost of the Ravel rooms when compared to those in Manhattan, you'll be able to upgrade to a room on a high floor that looks out on the East River and beyond. My room was comfortable with the appropriate amenities. Be sure to include breakfast in your plan that is served in the rooftop restaurant. Much to my pleasant surprise, there is much to do and see during the day in LIC and nearby Astoria. Do some research before you go and ask the hotel staff to assist you with subways and directions. If time permits, make certain to visit the nearby riverfront Gantry State Park (see the historic Pepsi-Cola sign) and, in Astoria, the Socratese Sculpture Park and Isamu Noguchi Museum.
- 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