My wife and I stayed here recently for one night. We wanted a place relatively close to where our son lives in Astoria and this was a good location for us. We read the reviews in Trip Advisor first, of course, and it just sounded like a cool place- and it was. We were greeted warmly at the front desk although our room key didn’t work and I had to go back to the front desk and have it re-set or whatever. The hotel is a converted factory and has, for example, concrete floors with some rugs in certain places. There was a lobby on the 2nd floor although kind of a work in progress but the relaxation area on the 1st floor off the main lobby that was very nice. There is a coffee bar there [we had coffee and croissants for breakfast] and they’re working on a restaurant.
The room was neat- with antique or antique-looking furniture but with a modern bathroom and nice TV. Our room was on the 2nd floor and the view was, well, interesting [see my pictures]. The bed and bedding was very comfortable and we slept very well that night. I noticed that some other reviewers mentioned it was noisy and I could understand that given the concrete floors but it was quiet during our stay [on a Wednesday night]. The room did not have a closet but had hooks instead to hang your clothes.
The Paper Factory Hotel is only a few blocks away from The Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria which we toured the next day. The location was fine for us- especially during the day- but might be a little unsettling at night- take a taxi.
This hotel might not be for everyone but we really enjoyed our stay here and the price was reasonable at $159.00 plus taxes. I recommend you try it- and hope you found this review helpful.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Paper Factory Hotel is a boutique hotel. A former paper factory that was transformed into a luxurious building manifesting a sophisticated style at great value. Only 10 minutes away from midtown Manhattan. Our event spaces cater to whatever you desire, from conference rooms to celebrations. We take pride in redefining the ultimate Guest Experience as you know it and making the Impossible-Possible! We look forward to Inspire and be Inspired! We Live, We Love, We Inspire, We Travel! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Paper Factory Hotel Long Island City, New York