THE BEST HOTELS IN LONG ISLAND CITY

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By: Stefanie DiMartino

Planning a trip is exciting, especially a trip to NYC! There are so many things that go into planning the perfect trip. If you want expert help planning your dream NYC itinerary, then consider utilizing my concierge service!

One of the most important things is deciding where to stay! There are tons of hotel options in the city and many different areas to choose from. If you want to still enjoy all the city has to offer, without the hefty price tag, consider staying in Long Island City, which is only a quick subway ride away from Manhattan. 

Long Island City is one of NYC’s most exciting, vibrant, and lively neighborhoods. It offers so much, including a great nightlife scene, amazing restaurants, a scenic waterfront, ample greenery, and plenty of craft breweries! For the perfect one-day itinerary for Long Island City, then watch below:

Below are my top picks for the best hotels in Long Island City. 

The Top 6 Best Hotels in Long Island City 

RAVEL HOTEL TRADEMARK COLLECTION BY WYNDHAM

8-08 Queens Plaza S, Long Island City, NY 11101

Room Rates as low as $110/night up to $1500+/night 

*Rates depend upon season & room type

For incredible views and an elevated hotel experience, then Ravel Hotel is the perfect choice. Ravel is a riverfront boutique hotel specializing in modern luxury and has become a neighborhood hotspot. The rooms are spacious and modern and you can get an upgraded experience by booking one of the hotel’s suites. Ravel overlooks the East River and Roosevelt Island, offering stunning views of Manhattan’s skyline. Surely, the best feature of the hotel is the 9,500 square foot newly redesigned and renovated Penthouse, an indoor/outdoor rooftop restaurant and lounge that overlooks Manhattan. Some other amenities include a restaurant , a bar/lounge, 24-hour fitness center, a nightclub, a rooftop pool, and more! 

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Photo: Ravel Hotel

THE COLLECTIVE PAPER FACTORY

37-06 36th St, Long Island City, NY 11101

Rates as low as $109/night up to $350/night

*Rates depend upon season & room type

If you want a unique experience, then The Collective Paper Factory is the hotel for you! It is Long Island City’s newest addition to the neighborhood and their first location in New York City. It provides all the benefits and hospitality of a hotel, with the shared programs and experiences of their co-living communities, providing the best of both worlds. You can stay for one night or up to 29 nights and there are many room types to choose from! Some amenities include a fitness center, business center and meeting rooms, a garden and terrace, and more!

Note: There is a $23 facilities fee, plus tax per night, that includes access to the gym and business center, local and long distance calls, WiFi, in-room coffee, bottled & flavored water, luggage storage, and a daily newspaper.

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Photo: The Collective Paper Factory

LIC HOTEL

44-04 21st St, Long Island City, NY 11101

Rates as low as $99/night up to $155+/night 

*Rates depend upon season & room type

LIC Hotel is city-center hotel that emphasizes comfort and cleanliness. They aim to provide guests with the most convenient experience during their visit to the wondrous city of New York. Rooms are simple yet spacious. Some amenities include complimentary breakfast, a rooftop terrace, fitness center, laundry facilities, free toiletries, and daily housekeeping.

Long Island City Hotel
Photo: LIC Hotel

BORO HOTEL

38-28 27th St, Long Island City, NY 11101

Rates as low as $101/night up to $272+/night 

*Rates depend upon season & room type

Boro Hotel is a contemporary hotel, featuring floor to ceiling windows with epic views of the New York City skyline. Rooms are modern and spacious. Boro Hotel has an all-day restaurant, Beebe’s, that boasts having the best pizza in Long Island City! There is also a seasonal rooftop bar and a lobby cafe. Some amenities include a lobby lounge and library, free hi-speed wi-fi, a 24/7 fitness center, a 24-hour business center, same day dry cleaning/laundry service, and daily housekeeping. The hotel is also pet friendly, with additional cleaning fees. 

Photo: Boro Hotel

ALOFT LONG ISLAND CITY

27-45 Jackson Ave, Long Island City, NY 11101

Rates as low as $131/night up to $259+/night 

*Rates depend upon season & room type

If you’re looking for the most convenient location, then you can’t go wrong choosing Aloft Long Island City. This hotel is bright and modern, and is known for its uniquely illuminated facade. Aloft features a rooftop patio with amazing views of the incredible NYC skyline, along with spacious, vibrant, colorful rooms and suites. There is a lobby lounge, an on-site bar, and an outdoor courtyard. The 7, R, W, N, E and G subway lines are one block away, making it super easy to get to and from Manhattan. Some other amenities include a business center, fitness center, and free high-speed internet. They are also pet friendly! 

Photo: Aloft Long Island City

HYATT PLACE LONG ISLAND CITY

27-03 43rd Ave, Long Island City, NY 11101

Rates as low as $123/night up to $239+/night 

*Rates depend upon season & room type

Hyatt Place Long Island City is a conveniently located hotel, right across the East River from Times Square and Rockefeller Center. With an industrial yet modern feel, this hotel is colorful and bright. Rooms are spacious with more subtle decor and there are various room options to choose from. There is a bar and market on-site. Some amenities include free breakfast, free internet access, daily housekeeping, and digital check-in. 

Photo: Hyatt Place Long Island City

In conclusion, these are the best hotels in Long Island City. Of course, each one has something different and unique about it, sure to make your stay memorable. Staying in Long Island City allows you to still enjoy all that the Big Apple has to offer, while experiencing a different vibrant and lively borough with fantastic views. And all while spending half the price of staying in Midtown! 

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