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“Good Value” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Ravel Hotel
Ranked #20 of 31 Hotels in Long Island City
Logan, Ohio
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8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Good Value”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2014

Super friendly front desk and very professional. Absolutely loved the decor and layout of the room. I could see where some people would not like the open bathroom design though. I tend to like some privacy while going to the bathroom but I travel alone so it was not a problem. Great view of New York City skyline and the view from the top level Bar was fantastic.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Melbourne, Australia
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42 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2014

A lot to like about this place.
Great bathrooms, spacious and modern. Fantastic view from the penthouse level.
Funky restaurant on the top floor.
Free shuttle options from the hotel to stations and vice-versa
And only a short Met ride into Manhattan

However, it is a long way away from anything.
The nearby area is a bit dodgy, you wouldn't want to be walking around at night.
Disappointing that there was no free wifi in the rooms, you had to connect in the lobby.

Still, this was at the end of our holiday, and the rooms were good value.

Room Tip: Higher floors get a great view of the East River and Manhattan ( esp at night)
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank joeytess
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Oakville, Canada
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2014

We stayed at the Ravel on a Saturday in July. We got a parking spot at the hotel and parked there for 2 full days for free, including before we checked in and after we checked out!!! The staff at the front desk were super friendly and helpful! When we got there, they upgraded our room to a suite for no charge without us even asking! The room was clean and huge! The walk to the subway was about 15 minutes but there was a free shuttle that runs every half hour until 11 pm. We did find the neighbourhood a bit run down but it was not scary and we felt safe even walking at night. We did go to the Penthouse 808 restaurant. We had a Living Social deal, $30 for $79 worth of food. Our food was great but the loud music made it difficult to hold a conversation. It had more of a party atmosphere than the romantic atmosphere that we were seeking. Upon departure, the front desk staff were very helpful in giving us Google Directions to get out of the city. We thought all of the staff were fantastic and would recommend it to others.

Room Tip: Rooms on lower floors are quieter due to the rooftop night club but lower rooms don't have a gre...
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Lyndsey G
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2014

At first . I walked in its nice for the surrounding neighborhood. Just about 4 - 5 blocks away you have housing,other words THE PROJECTS on a dead street .parking very small. Room good No issues. Food from room service in hotel. OK. Menu prices not accurate, Excuse was sorry Sushi not good. Situation.woke up had flat called insurance to come fix it. around 11am. It was a storm outside .11am receptionist called to leave . i explained they said ok ..12pm they called i told them tow truck not here yet . they said ok . finally around 230pm all was done ,went to check out . Was charged $75.00 . they said its policy and all hotels do it . I have been all over, in every type of hotels, actually I travel for work . About 10 days per month I'm in a hotel .Only the small cheesy hotels are knocking on your door . and waiting for you to get out , but never charge you. They did not explain on the phone they will charge All they said ok . All hotels have that policy , but they don't enforce it. After a snow storm and flat tire they charge , WOW , WOW oh WOW. Thats greed . have some sympathy . Manager and receptionist agreed to charge . I left and decided not to board there anymore . So they can keep those $75.00 and use it on better employment . i had to explain in short term because they don't allow it here to be that long . Thannks .

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled on business
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank elias20011
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Baltimore, Maryland
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13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2014

We chose to stay at Ravel for our mini moon night after our wedding on the way back home. The views and balcony from the room were excellent and this is probably what we loved about it the most. Disappointed at how run down the hotel was since they consider themselves to be a "Boutique" and trendy hotel. The chair in our room was dirty and had a hole in it and there was also a hole in the wall as if someone had punched it. The rooftop was beautiful and the restaurant had good food but the loud club like music on a Sunday Night wasn't for me. They were having some party until 3am and we stayed on the 4th floor and could still here the loud bass...Thurs Fri or Sat night this wouldn't have bothered me but come on...a Sunday? Also we had told the front desk it was our mini moon night and the restaurant and we got no little perks...overall disappointed

Room Tip: choose lower level room
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank gengen318
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Pinckney
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2014 via mobile

The hotel was expensive and very noisy. There is a club up on the penthouse that plays techno until 4:00 a.m. The hallway to our room on the third floor smelled of cat piss cigarette smoke and leftover food. I had to cover my nose walking in. The maid saw and sprayed Lysol which slightly helped. Also the next day it seemed that they cleaned the hallway carpet as it smelled better. The shower that they explain as being "spa like" well I guess you could say that if showering under a tiny shower head with low water pressure is "spa like". The room was clean and the location is convenient. The breakfast buffet was terrible cold eggs and crappy coffee for nine dollars a pop. Also only free wifi is in the lobby otherwise there is a charge for in room wifi. I do not recommend. Not a good fit for us.

Stayed July 2014
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Barcelona, Spain
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55 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2014 via mobile

I was there with some friends a Saturday night and the place was so good, amazing view from the club, good service and good music. Beautiful place in general. I had so much fun that I recommend that place 99% . We had a bottle of vodka and wasn't expensive.

Stayed July 2014
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Thank Loren231
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Additional Information about Ravel Hotel

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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