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“Great Place to stay in Long Island City!”
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Ravel Hotel
Ranked #19 of 32 Hotels in Long Island City
Chicago
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“Great Place to stay in Long Island City!”
Reviewed 28 May 2012

Very modern and boutique sized hotel in LIC has great views of Manhattan and the Queensboro bridge. Rooms are very spacious for NYC and all the amenities in the room and decor feel brand new. The hotel itself offers wine by the glass in the lobby 24 hours a day, through their fancy wine machines. The restaurant at the top of the hotel is called penthouse 808. Restaurant has the best views of manhattan, attentive service and tasty food, espcially the fried rice and sushi! The hotel staff was very friendly and helpful. I would highly recommend this place to stay if you are looking to stay in LIC!

Room Tip: Ask for the 4th floor. This is the highest floor you can stay on.
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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Asheville, North Carolina
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Reviewed 25 May 2012

The worst thing about this hotel was the condition of the rooms--They weren't awful, but there were scrapes and scratches all over the walls and it needed a good dusting.

The only other weird thing is that the toilet is only enclosed by glass walls, so you can hear anything that goes on in there. The bathroom area was clean and the shower was terrific!

Now the good stuff:

Definitely get a room with a balcony, at least the upper ones offer an amazing view of Manhattan, the Queensboro Bridge, a neat old church across the street (currently being renovated), and a small park just down the road.

Nice roof top bar and restaurant with good food but pricey drinks (it is New York, prepare to have your wallet emptied).

A little hard to find initially, but super great location in Queens, only two sub stops away from Central Park and the hotel offers a free shuttle to the nearest subway station every hour (its only about a ten minute walk anyways). The neighborhood is fairly industrial, felt comfortable out during the day but definitely recommend getting a taxi or shuttle at night (the closest subway station is next to a housing project).

The staff were all very friendly and helpful, I would stay there anytime I am back in the Big Apple!

Room Tip: The bar on the top floor can get loud, so go for a lower level if you are sensitive to noise.
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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Bayside, New York
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Reviewed 24 May 2012

I stayed at this hotel on Saturday May 19 of this year. At first i was a little upset because i was really hungry, and they informed me the restaurant was closed for a private event. Luckily the front desk staff which were really helpful, informed me that i can order room service from 5 to 10pm. I really recommend the Ravel Roll and the Skirt steak flatbread, which were out of this world delicious. Luckily the front desk also informed me that u dont have to be a hotel guest to dine at the restaurant, so i will definitely be coming again for food and drinks at the rooftop bar. The private event finished at 11pm and the lounge opened up until 3AM. Me and my boyfriend had a blast drinking and dancing to great variety music, while enjoying the view of the city. It's definitely an astonishing view at night with all the bright lights and skyscrapers of manhattan. I would really reccomend this hotel if your looking for a great place to dine, drink and dance. Ravel Hotel is definitely the best rooftop i've seen in Long Island City, i would definitely stay again.

Room Tip: Penthouse rooms have a great view of the city with a balcony.
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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 22 May 2012

I stayed at Ravel while friends of mine were in town visiting from Norway. We wanted to all stay together and my apt in too small. I had been to Ravel before, but only for the roof top restaurant Penthouse 808 ( which has epic views of the city skyline and of the 59th st bridge). I new that it was a nice hotel that was close to Manhattan and wasn't priced like Manhattan. when i saw the room i was staying in i was stoked on the great the value. I had a comfy queen bed, Views of the city, and decor that looked like it was out of a modern apt on the upper east side. Another great thing was it was two stops to the city on the train. we had the complimentary shuttle take us the whole 3 blocks to the train, and was in Time Square with in 10 mins including the shuttle. I always knew the food here was good, but when i stayed here its my new "go to" recommendation for staying in New York at a great price.

Room Tip: ask for western views to see the city..
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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 22 May 2012 via mobile

I recently stayed here on a trip to visit family in NYC. The hotel staff was friendly and helpful. My favorite thing about this place was the rooftop bar that has an incredible view of the city, delicious cocktails and slamming sushi! There is also a great party on the roof every Sunday that features house music. We danced all night!

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 22 May 2012

Ravel Hotel was such a breath of fresh air. The staff was very attentive and friendly and the cocktail were awesome. I would definitely return here for my birthday or something, definitely with a larger group. If you are looking for atmosphere, nightlife, good music and just a great time- this is a great spot.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled solo
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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 May 2012

I booked this hotel for an over night's stay from a full day's shopping. Excellent deal was found online for 1/2 price! Pictures and website looked decent enough, so decided to give it a try.

Location: Easy enough to find via GPS (I was driving). It's situated (like said on website) just beneath the Queensboro Bridge providing a beautiful view to Manhattan. Shuttle service is available for easy access to the subway lines.

Rooms/Interior: Although the pictures looked pretty than in real, the hotel is still modernly renovated with the nicely styled lounge down stairs, and spacious rooms upstairs. I was lucky, and got upgrade to the Superior room which was super spacious for one. It was too bad I did not have enough time to enjoy the open tub nor the balcony that overlooks the Manhattan and the Queensboro Bridge.

Wifi: Tho wifi is available for a fee in-room (as I remember), it is free in the lounge where you can also enjoy a selection of wines.

Overall experience was pretty pleasant. Staffs were very welcoming and friendly it almost makes you forget ur in NYC. I had a free upgraded rm for a superb price. No complaints @all, and would definitely return for a quieter stay.

Room Tip: the smallest room is pretty spacious on its own.. but you can definitely ask for a room w/ the manha...
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled solo
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Property: Ravel Hotel
Address: 808 Queens Plz S, Long Island City, NY 11101-4915
Region: United States > New York > Queens > Long Island City
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#4 Luxury Hotel in Long Island City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Ravel Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 75
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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