The hotel is situated in LIC with a stunning view of Manhatten from the roof top terrace. The area is industrial and very noisy with traffic right outside but you do get used to it. Its about 6 blocks (10 mins) from the subway it's ok to walk but would feel cautious at night because it is so isolated, the hotel offer a shuttle bus on the hour but always seem a bit off when you call for a pick up. Takes about 15-20 mins to central Manhatten on the subway. On our first night the restaurant was closed due to a wedding, only take away menus were offered as an alternative and nothing really close by to walk to. Same on our last night, which sucked as we'd planned to eat there. Would be good to have some notice in reception so you can plan ahead at least! Room was a nice size, two double beds, very clean and nice complimentary toiletries. Air con was good too. The wifi situation was a bit crap, you can only use it for free down in the lobby but have to pay extortionate rates to use in the room, seems a but backward! The roof top was great and lovely to sit and chill watching the city lights, we only ate breakfast there once, it was good value. As mentioned didn't get to have an evening meal there. Overall a good stay and I'd stay 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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- Also Known As:
- Ravel Hotel Long Island City, New York