The Ravel Hotel is Long Island Citys first luxury boutique hotel featuring 63 lavishly designed guestrooms overlooking the Manhattan skyline. Ravel Hotel is centrally located 1 mile east of midtown Manhattan. Nestled between the 59th Street Queensboro Bridge and midtown Manhattan, the Ravel Hotel offers ... More
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The Ravel Hotel is Long Island Citys first luxury boutique hotel featuring 63 lavishly designed guestrooms overlooking the Manhattan skyline. Ravel Hotel is centrally located 1 mile east of midtown Manhattan. Nestled between the 59th Street Queensboro Bridge and midtown Manhattan, the Ravel Hotel offers guests a true city experience without the hassle. Whether you are traveling for business, pleasure, or both, the Ravel Hotel offers all the comforts of home. All 63 rooms are uniquely designed to offer guests the highest level of satisfaction and comfort. Whether you enjoy the spacious 9 foot ceilings, relaxing on your own private balcony, or indulging in our spa-like bathrooms, the Ravel Hotel offers guests a true outlet to relieve the stresses of life.
HATED IT. They are LIARS. The photos on the Website looks glamorous, but we were totally fooled. Seems like the photos on the site are the only rooms that are nice and clean. So why take the risk? You may very well end up with a terrible room like ours! The only thing that was nice was the roof top. So for the price of our two night stay, we would have much rather pitched a tent on the roof top instead of staying in those sorry rooms. Our room was NOT CLEAN, and very UNKEMPT. The wall painting and furniture was VERY VERY WORN. MAJOR DIRT STAINS on the ottoman; views of peeled or unfinished wall paint; very dusty, and our TV remote and signal was very poor. My suggestion, book on hot wire for a 3/4 star hotel in Manhattan then go visit the roof top at the Ravel and go just for the view!
I'm lying here at 0330 in the morning wondering if I'll ever get some sleep. The relentless bass from the night club upstairs will surely send me over the edge soon!!! I've called the night manager and she said she can't do anything, but assured me it would stop 30 minutes ago... With no end in sight! I believe this hole markets itself as a hotel, there is NO REST or RELAXATION going on here. In addition, we're on the 2nd floor, I don't know how the poor "guests" (if u can call them that) are getting any rest above us. This place is a JOKE!
Me and my husband Steven stayed at the Ravel recently and had a great time! The shuttle service was a big help. It was really hot so being able to ride to the subway was good. Also i loved the view of the city from our balcony. Very relaxing and for being so close to the bridge, it was very quiet. We could hear like the bass of the rooftop music, but it wasn't an issue since we were told about it before hand. I would definitely recommend this hotel to anyone wanting to stay close to Manhattan without paying a fortune.
I was dissapointed on arrival with this hotel, it didnt measure up to the description on the website at all, but it was in an acceptable condition to stay. Its not somewhere you would want to walk through on an evening as we where in the middle of an industrial area. But the worst experience of all is the breakfast - never ever order a full american breakfast at this hotel - as what you will get is an overcooked omelette on a side plate cooked on a little gas ring outside - it really was a pathetic attempt for a 4 star hotel. I dont have any negative comments re the staff as they were all very helpful, and the rooms were kept clean each day, but I wont stay at this hotel again when I return to New York
My Ex and I were making a pit stop in New York before traveling down to Pittsburgh. On the way to our original hotel (which LOST our reservation) we managed to blow out not one but TWO tires just after getting off the Queensboro bridge. Imagine our disgust when it began to snow and sleet as we waited for a tow truck. Bitter cold, freezing rain and snow, two tires gone, and a hotel that lost our reservation. This pit stop was beginning to suck more and more.
And did I mention that this was all in the middle of that Nor'easter blizzard that encompassed everything from Canada to Virginia earlier this year? No? Well, it was.
Luckily, two hours later, the tow truck arrived at 5:30 AM, the driver informed us that there was a hotel across the street. We decided to chance it, I mean it looked like crap on the outside. "What's the worst that could happen?" I asked.
Nothing. Nothing at all "bad" happened.
The initial thought I had walking into this place was "Are we going to be able to afford this?"
Surprisingly yes. The swank atmosphere could throw you off a bit, but the $149 plus tax price tag made it a little more endearing. However, after explaining our situation to the manager (and showing him the receipt for the tow) the price was dropped to a little over $100 after taxes. That may not be practical in a business sense, but it was a kind gesture in a bad situation.
We stayed in a standard room. Which, given the outward appearance of this place, was pretty impressive with 9ft (2.6 meter) ceilings and it's modern decor. The bed was soft and warm. After dealing with below freezing temperatures (being from the south it's not something that I'm accustomed to) and driving all all day, it was almost a forgotten luxury. The bathroom was great, the shower was one of the best hotel showers I've ever experienced.
The view from the room was, well, not terrible if you're into old buildings and bridges. I've read a few reviews online about the dilapidated brick building across the street. It's kind of charming with a foot of snow on it.
We did, however, make one mistake. We left this hotel for the one we had originally booked. In comparison, the location of the other hotel was better (Midtown Manhattan), but the beds and the showers of the W on 39th and Lexington could not compare to those of Ravel. Seriously. W beds and baths
I had an awesome time at Penthouse 808. It’s a hidden gem, great atmosphere. The service is incredible; waiters are so friendly and helpful. My favorite drink was the sangria it was delicious. I will definitely go back again. :)
I was a little suprised to see the view from my room. On the website you see this beautiful view of 59th st bridge and Manhattan but to my suprise you also see this industrial plant as well.This boutique hotel falls a little short of its full potential. Lobby is great,concept of rooms are great but lack the attention to detail. The carpet was stained black by the mini frig. and the furniture had attempts on spot refinishing but didnt match. This place has potential dispite the views of the industrial plant. Dont recommend getting the breakfast the french toast and what appeared to be sausage is cooked on an electric grill in the cafe area. It us inedible. Next time ill pay a little more and stay at the W
The hotel is very nice. If it were located in a safer neighborhood there would be absolutely nothing wrong. It is classy and modern. The rooftop is lovely, although going in the pool in the cold is not an option.
But regardless of how beautiful it is inside, the outside is not the best. The day my friends and I arrived, the cab driver warned us of the projects which are located two blocks away. Not the best greeting one can receive. He warned to us to make sure we did not walk at late hours.
Secondly, when we tried getting a cab in NYC to take us back to the hotel at 11pm, we had no takers, many said they would not go to the area.
Honesty, for a few more dollars I would prefer to stay in a better location, even if it means giving up some of the luxuriousness the hotel offers.
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