Ravel  4 stars

8-08 Queens Plaza South, New York, United States, 11101  show mapSave
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Editorial review:

This chic hotel is located in the Long Island City neighborhood of Queens and offers luxury at a lower price. You can relax in the rooftop bar, and the rooms are contemporary and have flat-panel TVs, comfortable sheets, and private terraces in the superior rooms. There's also a King Penthouse with 11-foot ceilings and great views of the skyscrapers.

Overview

Centrally located in Long Island City, the boutique four-tar Ravel hotel is only a short stroll away from the popular Queensboro Bridge and Gantry Plaza State Park.

Designed in modern art style the residence offers a roof-top swimming pool, a fitness centre and a first-rate spa.

All 63 individually decorated guestrooms overlooking the Manhattan skyline feature private terraces, elegant furnishings, flat-panel TVs, multi-line phones, climate control, mini-bars, in-room safes and internet connection.

The Penthouse 808 restaurant and a lounge-bar serve traditional American and exotic Asian cuisine.

La Guardia Airport is 6.7km away.

Number of rooms   63.

City Center New York - 3.9 mi
Airports La Guardia (LGA) - 4.4 mi, Teterboro (TEB) - 8.9 mi
Train Stations Grand Central Station - 1.4 mi, Penn Station - 2.4 mi
Underground stations Lexington Avenue/59th Street - 1.2 mi, 51st Street (IRT Lexington Avenue Line) - 1.2 mi
Bus stop - 400 ft
Restaurants Penthouse808 (Cuisine: Asian) - 100 ft, Five Star Diner (Cuisine: Indian) - 1500 ft
Beaches Water Taxi Beach - 1.1 mi

Rooms

The hotel’s 63 lavishly designed non-smoking guestrooms with Manhattan skyline views offer elegant furniture, premium bedding, air conditioning, flat-screen cable TVs, direct telephones, mini-bars, safety deposit boxes, luxurious bathrooms with bathrobes and complimentary toiletries, hair dryers, coffee-makers and wireless internet access.

Deluxe king room comes with a king-size bed, natural linen, an iron, a working desk and a refrigerator.

Deluxe queen room is appointed with a queen-size bed, natural fabrics, an ironing board, a desk, a fridge and pay movies.

Superior king room features a king-size bed, cotton linen, blackout drapes, a desk, a fridge, a radio and turn-down service.

Superior queen room is equipped with two queen-size beds, blackout drapes, cotton linen, a radio, pay movies and wake-up calls.

King suite has a king-size bed, hypo-allergenic linen, blackout drapes, office equipment and a separate living room.

Penthouse comes with a king-size bed, hypo-allergenic linen, remote curtain control, office equipment, a living room and a private dining area.

All children may stay at the price of USD 10 per person per night for extra beds.

Dining options

Full breakfast is served for fee at the Penthouse 808 restaurant every morning from 7am till 11am.

The Penthouse 808 restaurant offers Asian and American delicacies in elegant surrounding seven days a week from 7am till 11pm.

The on-site bar serves a wide selection of snacks and drinks every day from noon till midnight.

All visitors are offered a full breakfast for a fee. 

Work

The business centre and multiple meeting rooms come with high-tech audio-visual equipment, fax machines and secretarial service.

Wireless internet connection is available in the entire hotel and the rate is USD 9.95 per day.

Leisure

Leisure facilities include an indoor swimming pool, a fitness center and a full-service spa.

The visitors can go in for swimming, diving, cycling, and tennis.

Additional features

The hotel offers free parking, an elevator, currency exchange, 24-hour reception, luggage storage, tour desk, laundry, dry cleaning, room facilities, ironing facilities, non-smoking rooms, air conditioning, room service, heating, dining facilities, continental breakfast, business facilities, facilities for people with disabilities, leisure facilities and wireless internet access.

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Facilities

General
  • Free parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • Pets allowed
  • Elevator
  • ATM/Cash machine
  • Multilingual staff
  • Concierge desk
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Airport shuttle
  • Storage space
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Newspapers/magazines
  • Vending Machines
  • Tour desk
Internet

Wireless internet is available in public areas and the rate is USD 9.95 per day

Guest Parking

Free Public hotel parking is possible on site.

Services
  • Limousine service
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
Dining facilities
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Restaurant
Business facilities
  • Wi-Fi Internet
  • Fax/photocopying
Meeting facilities
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
Facilities for people with disabilities
  • Rooms/facilities for people with disabilities
Leisure and relaxation facilities
  • Fitness center
  • Night club
Room facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Room service
  • Heating
  • Tea and Coffee Facilities
  • Ironing facilities
  • Mini-refrigerator
  • Work desk
  • Mini bar
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Dressing area
Living Area
  • Sitting area
Bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Hair dryer
  • Shower
  • Toilet
  • Private bathroom
Kitchen facilities
  • Refrigerator
Media
  • Cable TV
  • Pay TV
  • AM/FM alarm clock
  • Telephone
  • Radio
  • TV
  • iPod docking station

Policies

Check-In

from  3 pm

Check-Out

until  11 am

Children and extra beds
  • Older children/adults may stay at the price of USD 10 per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • There are no extra beds provided in a room. 
Pets

Pets are allowed on request.

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The hotel’s 63 lavishly designed non-smoking guestrooms with Manhattan skyline views offer elegant furniture, premium bedding, air conditioning, flat-screen cable TVs, direct telephones, mini-bars, safety deposit boxes, luxurious bathrooms with bathrobes and complimentary toiletries, hair dryers, coffee-makers and wireless internet access.

Deluxe king room comes with a king-size bed, natural linen, an iron, a working desk and a refrigerator.

Deluxe queen room is appointed with a queen-size bed, natural fabrics, an ironing board, a desk, a fridge and pay movies.

Superior king room features a king-size bed, cotton linen, blackout drapes, a desk, a fridge, a radio and turn-down service.

Superior queen room is equipped with two queen-size beds, blackout drapes, cotton linen, a radio, pay movies and wake-up calls.

King suite has a king-size bed, hypo-allergenic linen, blackout drapes, office equipment and a separate living room.

Penthouse comes with a king-size bed, hypo-allergenic linen, remote curtain control, office equipment, a living room and a private dining area.

All children may stay at the price of USD 10 per person per night for extra beds.

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          Ravel Hotel LocationWhat's nearby

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          What's nearby

          What's nearby.

          Psi Contemporary Art Centre, a famous museum is only 900m away from the residence.

          Isamu Noguchi Foundation, a popular business area is within 1.7km from the hotel.

          Gantry Plaza State Park, a recreation site is approximately 1.2km away.

          Kasturi Country Club, a well-known entertainment establishment is less than 1.8km away.

          LA Guardia Community College is within 1.5km away.

          Columbia University Depression is about 1.6km far from the residence.

          Queensbridge Park is situated approximately 2.2km away.

          The Museum of the Moving Image is less than 2km away from the accommodation.

          Museums
          • Abigail Adams Smith Museum
            4000 ft
          • Colonial Dames of America
            4000 ft
          Universities, Institutes
          Theaters
          • Apollo Theater
            2000 ft
          Medical care and Hospitals
          • Coler-Goldwater Spec Hospital
            2300 ft
          • Rockefeller Univ Hospital
            3700 ft
          • New York Presbyterian Univ. Hosp. of Columbia /Cornell
            4000 ft
          • 4000 ft
          • New York-Presbyterian Hospital
            4000 ft

          Local Attractions

          • United Nations Headquarters
            1.0 mi
            405 East 42nd Street, New York City
          • Noguchi Museum
            1.0 mi
            9 - 01 33rd Rd, Long Island City
          • Water Taxi Beach
            1.1 mi
            Two Borden Avenue, Long Island City
          • Top of the Rock Observation Deck
            1.6 mi
            30 Rockefeller Center, New York City
          • Socrates Sculpture Park
            1.2 mi
            32-01 Vernon Boulevard, Long Island City

          Near the hotel

          • MoMA PS1
            3200 ft
            22-25 Jackson Ave., Long Island City
          • 5 pointz
            3500 ft
            45-46 Davis Street, Long Island City
          • Franklin D Roosevelt Four Freedom Park
            3700 ft
            Roosevelt Island, New York City
          • Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden
            3900 ft
            421 East 61st Street, New York City

          Restaurants Nearby

          • Penthouse808

            54% likes this, based on 55 reviews
            Cuisine: Asian
            Price Range: USD 21 - USD 51

            100 ft
            8-08 Queens Plaza South

            Phone: 718-289-6118

          • Five Star Diner

            51% likes this, based on 24 reviews
            Cuisine: Indian
            Price Range: USD 7 - USD 12

            1500 ft
            1315 43rd Ave,

            Phone: +1-(718) 784-7444

          • Mia Famiglia LIC

            72% likes this, based on 41 reviews
            Cuisine: Italian
            Price Range: USD 13 - USD 22

            1900 ft
            44-29 9th Street

            Phone: +(1)718-606-0043

          • Water's Edge

            Cuisine: American, Contemporary
            Price Range: USD 51 - USD 101

            2100 ft
            44th Drive - East River

            Phone: 7184820033

          • East River Coffee Shop

            73% likes this, based on 25 reviews

            2100 ft
            1050 44th Dr

            Phone: (718) 786-5835

          Getting there.

          La Guardia Airport LGA is within 6.7km from the hotel.

          John F. Kennedy International Airport JFK is about 19.2km away.

          Newark Airport EWR is approximately 20km away.

          Getting around.

          Grand Central Train Station is within 2.2km from the hotel.

          Penn Station is approximately 3.8km away.

          Free public parking is available on site.

          Ravel Hotel Reviews

          Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Ravel Hotel

          Average guest rating

          7.2
          out of 10
          Very good
          Based on 244 reviews

          Rating by category:

          Rooms
          7.6
          Location
          7.8
          Dining
          7.4
          Service
          7.1
          Value
          7.6

          Individual guest reviews

          • Group of friends

            I loved that fact that when we had an issue with something in the room it didn't take them for every to fix it. It was done within 10 minutes of letting the hotel know there was an issue.

            The location should be better. The cab driver had to call the hotel to get directions. I have to get use to that open bathroom area, but that wasn't major.

            • Average rating
              7.4
          • Couple

            The second night we asked to change room because there were noise outside our first room (which was right on top of the main entrance), and they gave us the King Deluxe Suite which was just amazing. We also appreciate the fact that they ride us back and forward to the metro station in a luxury Cadillac Escalade.

            Only the noise we got the first night. there is a bar on the roof of the hotel, so when it closes in the middle of the night, we hear everybody having a good time outside right above our window.

            • Average rating
              9.2
          • Group of friends

            The beds were comfortable (despite the lovely bed bugs that ate me & my friend). The staff were friendly. That's about it.

            The room had a mildew-y smell once we walked in the door. You can tell the hotel was an old building that was renovated into a "boutique" hotel. There was bugs in the room and what we thought would be a lovely room facing the Queens bridge turned out to be a bar-laced window facing an old 1892 abandoned building. Not what I expected, nor hoped for...at all.

            • Average rating
              5.0
          • Couple

            Hotel was very nice. Nightclub/bar at the hotel is very nice! Would recommend the hotel.

            bit of a walk from the subway, especially at night but still not too bad.

            • Average rating
              8.8
          • Group of friends

            Too much noise coming from the street and from the night club on the terrace. It was almost impossible to sleep :-(

            • Average rating
              4.2
          • Single

            The rooftop bar is cool, with a great wiew of the skyline

            The hotel seems run by a bunch of friends, more than by a team of professional staffers.Hotel need a serious renovation.

            • Average rating
              4.2
          • Couple

            free shuttle to the metro station. Rooftop terrace view and breakfast buffet - good value. Location good.

            Bit too expensive for what wasn't really a boutique hotel. Room/bathroom a bit tired.

            • Average rating
              7.4
          • Family with children

            Room very modern but prices high for bar and rooftop restaurant and mini bar. $12 for a glass of sangria! Would have preferred somewhere more central. No complimentary breakfast.

            Prices and location

            • Average rating
              5.8
          • Couple

            I liked the bar restaurant on the roof, great view!

            The hotel construction was poor and incomplete. My bathroom still had the plastic protective coatings that said "remove before instalation", there was paint all over the places on the floors, and I felt like it was all very last minute and thrown together. I would not spend my money with Ravel again, especially with so money other new hotels opening in the area.

            • Average rating
              5.4
          • Group of friends

            The location of the hotel is great - in case the hotel shuttle is working - taking people to the tube stations, it is 10 minutes to Manhattan. The hotel room was clean and stylish.

            The staff was quite unfriendly and not helping and not communicative. The shuttle bus did not work 2 days of 3 - and there was not "sorry for that". We stayed on the ground floor where noisy people walked around the corridors all over the night - they used the elevater to the night club on the top of the building. I wouldn´t like to have a room in some higher floor - because the night club was very loud. The location is great but the surroundings are just industrial and seem to be very dangerous at night.

            • Average rating
              5.8
          • Older travelers

            On Fridays and Saturdays the rooftop restaurant turns into a lounge. We couldn't sleep much on either night. I called the front desk on both nights to complain around midnight one night and around 2 am one night. Looking at my window I could see people coming in to the lounge. They were selling tickets until 3.30 am. People were standing near the entrance talking loudly and fighting. Two girls were drunk and fighting for about 20 minutes on Saturday night. I tried to talk to a manager on Saturday evening but he just walked away from me saying if you call the front desk they will take care of the problem. This is not an outside problem. Having loud parties directly interferes with hotel occupants getting sleep.

            • Average rating
              5.8
          • Group of friends

            The room is spacious, the bed is very comfortable. The view from the rooftop is fantastic.

            There are 2 disadvantages, I think. Firstly, I really wish the restaurant on top of the roof belonged to the hotel and there weren't any disco parties at night. Secondly, the location of the hotel leaves something to be desired. I cannot say it is too far from the subway, - there are a number of subway stations within 10 minutes walking, and it takes only a couple of stations to get there from Manhattan. The problem is that the walk to the hotel does not seem quite safe late at night. The street is dark and the first two nights we actually thought a man was following us. So, if you decide to stay at the hotel, make sure you travel with a boyfriend or take a taxi each time you return after the sunset, although some taxi drivers may refuse to take you there

            • Average rating
              6.6
          • Group of friends

            Good comfortable beds and pillows, roof restaurant and its view, friendly staff, lobby free wi-fi, free parking, free shuttle service. As a fact: 15 minutes of slight walk to the subway + 20 minutes to central Manhattan by subway, 10 USD to the restaurant streets in Queens by taxi, 15 USD to the Central Park.

            No free tv-channels, no free wi-fi in the room, uncomfortable bathroom, poor lighting in the room, rooms on the first floor are 100% visible from the street and noisy, loud central conditioning system, photos of the rooms are better than real rooms.

            • Average rating
              6.6
          • Single

            Restaurant served good food.

            Cafe/Gift shop was a small room with a computer and two vending machines. Room was only made up at 4 pm. Not possible to get a cup of coffee during the day. Traffic from the bridge is very loud. No yellow cabs available - only a very expensinve limousine service.

            • Average rating
              3.8
          • Group of friends

            The hotel staff at night were very very understanding and did there best to accomodate use... thank you so much... we could've been sleeping on the street if it wasn't for them :) and the penthouse has a spectacular vue! wow! ill be coming back for sure :)

            the breakfast was melting in the sun ... didnt have enough choice... and the hours for room service are ridiculously short...that's it :)

            • Average rating
              7.4
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