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The staff in the reception area is corteous and helpful The house cleaning services are awful! The parking folks are rude and absolutely unprofessional.
The staff was great.. Went for an event at Barclays Center so location was close... Shopping was fun Mold in grout of shower stall Rooftop pool "being repaired" so was out of service. My granddaughter was with me and was very disappointed
Excellent service, comfortable bed and spotless bathroom and sheets. Very convenient to subway and restaurants.
the ease of check in, location of self park, and proximity to subway stop. Plus Juniors cheesecake is very close as well Lobby feels very small.
Bed is extremely comfortable, very spacious, clean, 1st room didnt have heat. Wrong room type
Valet was horrible they hit my cat and would claim responsibility. Water pressure in room was very low
It was comfortable. The restaurant is an excellent touch because you don't have to venture out for food or cocktails. The shower could be bigger but it's workable
Location is an asset. Linens especially the pillows were uncomfortable. Staff helpful . Shower overflows on bathroom floor.
Great staff--especially the lady at the front valet. 20 degrees outside and she was happy and helpful and super nice. Check in and out were perfect and room service was very good. Rooms a bit small but the beds are the very best! No complaints.
We stayed three nights while visiting family in Brooklyn. We booked through a third party site on Kayak. In the past at other hotels, this leads to being treated as a second class citizen. This was not the case at the Sheraton. Everyone was very polite and friendly and met all how requests without hesitation. The room was good for the price in Brooklyn, very clean with nice, comfortable bedding. Noisy family next door in the mornings but this was not the hotel's fault.
It's a big city!, comfy bed and quiet stay... the staff was Excelent and professional... Clean rooms and hot shower... Overall a great stay! The air had a problem getting it down to my preferred temp of 66... The elevator fobs were problematic as we had friends on the 23 floor and our card would only let us go to the floor above and below for "ice" and "vending"
dinning room should be bigger
I found the rooms clean with comfortable beds, and furniture attractive and in good condition. I found the rooms were quiet. I was concerned noise would be an issue since I was adjacent to the exit door and across from the breakfast room. I did hear the door close and open but the sound was fairly unintrusive. Some confusion re: the room cost. This might have been a KAYAK issue, but it was fairly easily remedied, and the person at the desk was apologetic and professional. Parking could have been difficult (I was VERY lucky to get a spot right outside the front door), but that is to be expected in NYC. If I hadn't gotten the spot, I would have been charged an extra $25 (per day? per stay?), a fee I was unprepared for.
Good location, next to subway station and direct 5min. link to centre. Staff is ok, breakfast is minimal but fine. Hotel quality overall is good. Don't buy food in nearby Indian restaurant after partying. Is to spicy food.
close to metro station. Nice breakfeast. Nice staff on restaurant and room maid. don't take private taxi from hotel. US$40 flat to go JFK. Front desk said yellow cab will cost more than 50!!! Not good information, despite driver was friendly.
Good connection to Manhattan and cheap. Elevators came or not. Loud people on the floor.
Great location and friendly staff The room was very small, request where not granted even after being promised and breakfast was too early.
The hotel is close to metro,only 2 mins walk and another 5min to Manhattan. 95% people lives around the Hotel are black, feel somehow unsafe.
Very close from Manhattan. If your room in upper level you can see downtown
Very clean, friendly staff and good price
Hotel was very nice in general. Staff very friendly, hotel room clean. Atmosphere was relaxing, it felt good going back after a busy full on day in the city. Breakfast was not so good. Limited options and service could have been better., i.e.making sure area tidy at all times.
Parking too expensive
Generally it was a comfortable at the hotel. It was very easy to reach to downtown, by kust walking a few minutes to metro station and withing a couple of stop we were at downtown. Bed was comfortable, room was clean. Breakfast was not so good but satisfactory. We left our luggages to hotel's storage for a couple of hours in the day we checked out since we can't use the room for that purpose but we had to pay 1 $ per luggage which is unusual in many hotels.
Loved the free shuttle, all of the staff was extremely nice, rooms were clean and updated, love that we were able to have an early morning check in. N/a
It's a clean and quiet hotel. Definitely worth returning to. I wish it was near a subway or they had a shuttle that took you to a subway. Would have saved me some money with uber fees.
Very nice, newly renovated hotel. Everything feels very modern and their staff is very friendly and accommodating. Would definitely stay here again. The location of the hotel is both a positive and a negative. Very handy to the airport with a shuttle but inconvenient if you want to try to head towards midtown. The hotel does their best, however, to accommodate you in this respect.
There isn't anything that I didn't like. The shuttle service back and forth to the airport was quick and comfortable. The room was extremely neat and clean, and the bed was very comfortable. The food was great, all of the staff, and especially Jasmine who helped me put together a special event, went above and beyond attending to all my needs and the needs of the guests that met me for dinner. The Sunday brunch was a wonderful change, and everyone there was very attentive. There aren't enough stars in the rating for this! Absolutely nothing.
Proximity to LaGuardia airport with free shuttle. Neat and clean. Convenient buffet breakfast at reasonable price.
courtesy of staff proximity to airport shuttle
Mattresses need to be replaced. Very noisy after midnite. Security was called. I don't know if they ever came as noise stayed loud for a long time. Also noisy early in the morning.
Clean, comfy, good price. Indoor pool was closed.
I liked that checkin was quick and painless and the room was spacious and clean. The room was pitch black and turning on the hall switch was dim. Had to use my phone to find the lamp switch.
Nothing I cancelled my hotel more than 48 hours in advance. After I cancelled it, I saw that they had a no cancellation policy. Since they would not refund my money, I asked them to reinstate my room. They refused to reinstate it and so I had to book accommodations at a different hotel. So basically they took my money and refused to give me a room.
Clean and spacious Had a big issue getting the shuttle from the airport. They left us there for 1.5 hours eventually took a 4 minute Uber. Management was totally unresponsive to the problem.
Shuttle service and breakfast. Other than that the rooms and facilities were pretty ordinary. There was no bottled water available in the room nor was it available in any of the vending machines parked at each floor. The hotel shop what presumably carried closed two hours before published time outside the shop. Finally I had to purchase expensive water from the hotel bar.
Clean. Nice front desk staff. Comfy beds
Shower was not clean enough.
A revelation being so close to Manhattan. Short on staff
The place was great with a funky decor. Clean with comfy beds. Bar and restaurant in hotel a bonus! Easy enough on weekends to find off street parking. Not sure if it was as easy during week Construction on our side of building starting at 6am!! Cannot sleep with that noise!
Clean rooms, great staff, convenient location to trains and to local attractions like the museum of the moving image, great service.
The staff was friendly and courteous, good live music at Mundo a restaurant they have downstairs. They have a communal kitchen on he 4th floor (convenient for some not for all) and a decent gym on the 2nd floor. They have good eco friendly toiletries The room was small and the air conditioner didn't work. It turned on but I didn't feel an change. The elevator is a little creaky and there's no mini fridge in the room.
Got a good long term discount on the room. Nice coffee downstairs. Restaurant closed for renovations much of the time I was there, which was disappointing. Room bright and clean and comfortable. Right on top of the subway, though lots of repairs and delays when I was in town. Housekeeping could have been a little more meticulous. Sometimes things weren't replaced.
Value is great if you're able to get a deal on Kayak. Wouldn't pay $200 a night. Location convenient access to subway rooms spacious staff friendly and helpful. Beds firm. Bedding clean and fresh. Wifi good. Lots of places to work around the lobby overall for the Kayak discounted price - it's great Should have more staff not a fan of the Turkish/Latin breakfast buffet. Nice to be different but sometimes you just want some eggs and a piece of bacon. Coffeed on Northern Blvd has great breakfast sandwiches. Shower curtain too high floods the shower room floor (they are apparently fixing that) room could use a comfortable chair band a lamp as the LED reading lights were both broken.
Very cool hotel. Fantastic that it was so close to the subway and a very quick ride to Times Square. We loved the fact that it was a 10 minute walk to Astoria, which was an awesome area. A huge assortment of restaurants and markets that are more reasonably priced than most in Manhattan. Definitely a more relaxed area if you have had enough go the chaos in the city! I didn't find the hotel to be cold at all. It was a bit loud at times, but I expected that based on the fact that it's an old factory. We would definitely stay here again. I personally like an in room coffe pot but that's just me. They did have a coffee shop in the lobby though.
Location, room size, decor, bar (also expensive) Pretty much everything else. Unpractical design of room and bathroom (no single hook in bathroom), poorly designed heating system, mediocre cleaning ( no vacuum cleaner in 21 century, really?), inexperienced stuff, uncomfortable bars, tinny small pillows, no coffee machine or refregirator, tiny TV ...
The hotel and staff were very nice. The hotel scenery was awesome and it always smelled good. Our room was clean. It was really close to the subway station and a short ride to the city. Its also close to a cool town called Astoria with bars and little restaurants and its also super close to La Guardia airport. The area around it is not the nicest and I wouldn't walk by myself but it wasn't too bad. There's an awesome lil coffee shop next door called All American II Coffee Shop & Deli that serve up a mean grilled cheese with bacon and $1 hot coffees. But for the hotels.com price of $122/night it was really worth it. Everything was good except for our bed. It was the squeakiest, loudest bed I have ever slept on. And yes, the walls are very thin so when my neighbors phone rang it sounded like my phone rang next to my bed. Not a great place to stay if you are newlyweds, light sleepers, or enjoy privacy.
Staff friendly, comfy beds with great pillows -- very comfortable, reasonably quiet, EXCELLENT location, great walking distance to everything I needed. Fake perfume smell was awful--needs to go. Caused me allergy and asthma attacks. Advertised free breakfast - no free breakfast. Toilets didn't flush right.
Staff was on point and so friendly. I love the neighborhood and all the shops. Breakfast area was a bit crowded. I was asked my room number before I was given my cup of coffee.
Staff was great Bed was way too small
Excellent location, close to subway, Brooklyn Bridge, and shopping. Great room, friendly/helpful staff. Food options in the hotel itself are limited; fortunately, there's plenty of options within easy walking distance.
Our room had no phone numbers on it like the front desk I had to use my phone and call the outside number. Had no directory for any place to go to eat. Or anything to do.
The workout facility was pretty awesome. By far the best one I've seen at a hotel! Rooms we a tough small but expected. Everything was great even the people... only had one issue... see below I was really upset when I booked the room it said free parking and when we got there we had to payou $50 to park over night.
Convenient to Manhattan, easy walk to Brooklyn Bridge, subway line. Though clean and nicely decorated, room was small and there was limited closet space and no drawers.
The price was great as it's newly opened and seeking customers. The staff was juggling a lot of issues, and they maintained professionalism and friendly calm. The decor was modern and comfortable, the location perfect for my visit. It took 2 calls to the front desk to get the noisy twenty somethings to quiet down in the middle of the night. Generally the walls seemed thin and the doors closed loudly. We had no soap in the shower dispensers, but it was taken care of. The tv system stopped working just when we wanted a little rest... But these issues were handled professionally.
Very close to JFK, shuttle convenient once you take the air train from JFK to Federal Circle. Need work on room service. The number of people, including employees, clustered by the front door smoking like chimneys and blocking door access because it was raining. A huge turnoff right at the outset. The bathroom shower tile floor was sketchy, broken and uneven, so dirty water collected by the door entry. Room service forgot my entree when they delivered it. For the prices they charge for the food, they should have comp'd it, but instead they called me to apologize. 3 separate times, and AFTER I had fallen asleep.
It was very close to the airport and the staff were very nice. Although the hotel looks like it may have been renovated not long ago, there were many things about the room that looked shabby. Peeling and bubbling paint on the bathroom ceiling, frayed and and ripped carpet and the one and only hook in the bathroom to hang anything on was pulled out of the wall and just barely hanging on. It would have pulled completely out had we put anything on it.
The price was right, and the shower was hot My family and I waited am hour for our room to get ready. We arrived @ 7:30pm. Why on earth would we need to wait an hour at that time? ? Bed was very uncomfortable and TV needed to be adjusted by an engineer to be used. We requested extras pillows, and they did not have any. This property is shady at best. It is in the ghetto,and I cannot believe it is a Crown Plaza! Fresh paint and new carpet cover up a very substandard operation.
Great staff, great location, ever think worked, great shuttle service, great food No toilet paper holder was found in the bath room, But every thing else was great.
the air blowing from the a/c smelt like feet. no tv. over priced
The rooms were very clean and overall very nice - either new or recently remodeled. There is not a place to 'check' your luggage other than the lobby if you get in early or are leaving later than checkout time.
The hotel was very clean and ideally located near a subway station. From the station it took us 12 minutes to take the direct connection to Times Square. The hotel was very nice, but the neighbourhood was not so great. We never felt unsafe though. But we knew this in advance and the connection to Manhattan was very good and the hotel was affordable because it was not located in Manhattan.
Clean and rish breakfast. The location is not what we had expected.
Price and the fact that had a room open Staff very unwelcoming. Sheets had stains on them and not mention the huge stains on the carpet. Shower conditioner was used by last guest. Upon check in was told extending would be no problem the next day, just to call down and be told no then forced to check out with housekeeping banging on my door every couple mins asking me to leave. Overall, if you seen the movie, room 1408, I was there.
The room was filthy. Linen was dirty. Couch was broken. Yes there was running water but not much more.
Great location. Extremely dirty, service was awful, the room smelled.
Convenient location, close to the subway, room well equipped and very clean, staff was very helpful breakfast room is very small and crowded
No parking. When I asked the desk for a 15 minute late checkout he said "do you know you're like the tenth person to ask me for that today?" My reply was "so is that a no?" In the end I checked out at normal time and housekeeping wasn't even on my foor.
Good location close to subway station and shord distance to Manhatten, good wi-fi, friendly staff small room for breakfest
Quiet ambient, good breakfast, convenient location and easy to reach. To me there is no bad point at all.
Very good location, easy trip mith subway to manhattan, superb view to Manhattan skylines, enough cheap, clean, polite personnel
Too far from the underground No
Quick check in/out. Convenient to JFK. My room was 5 feet from Rockaway Blvd. The 1970's single pane glass windows didn't block any noise
The location is excellent. The best is the airport pick up and drop. The hotel people were very friends and gave us good tips and guided us nicely to go around the city. Though it was our first visit to Newyork, we did not feel lost as the hotel staff helped us in every aspect. A special thanks to them.
It was the best hotel I ever when so far.
I did not like anyting about it not clean at all and really does not worth the money I paid for, As said the room des not worth more than $50 a night I paid $141 with tax. I was very much surprised when I arrive at the hotel, in a bad location, dirty and was really angry about everything. I could have paid the same amount and stayed in a decent hotel elsewhere.
Proximity to airport Breakfast started at 6:30am and the shuttle left at 5:45
Great staff! Clean, quiet room. Very limited parking
The location. It was near the airport My wife and I had a rough...the toilet over flooded. It was crazy
The room was small. I booked a king and got a double. We looked in the other rooms and they were bigger not really sure why we did'nt get a king! The room we stayed in had a funny smell like there was water damage in the room but over all it was ok for the money.
Eggs, hot coffee, fresh fruit at comp continental breakfast; updated bathroom, friendly staff, economical cost Traffic was loud even on third floor, bed was a bit hard
It was very peaceful and quiet. Nothing
I chose this hotel for its proximity to the site that I was working at. It was clean and convenient. The staff was friendly and helpful. I can not think of anything.
My Family and I was very please with our stay. looking forward to come back.
Bed was extremely comfortable, the room was good. All in all good value No fridge in room
Our cofee machine did not work. WC did not flush properly but not fixed. They have shuttle to JFK Airport but no shuttle to the nearest subway. This ends up costing you $20 to use airtrain at jfk or $15 if you take a taxi one way, just to get to a subway station to go to nyc. Not recommended if you going to commute to nyc daily.
The hotel shuttle was very easy to use and made staying here worthwhile. Rooms were comfortable and fit the needs of a family. Beds were a bit small but comfortable. The shower had bad pressure and street noise was a bit loud. The restaurant and room service seemed a bit expensive, but there was plenty of delivery places so getting food was not to hard since there's nothing nearby.
Nothing Overall attitude of the staff was over worked and under staffed. I had to pay a taxi so I could get to my flight on time because of the shuttle leaving earlier than designated. I will research all the companies that Radisson is associated with and never put another penny towards any of them.
The comfort of the bed The steep price and the lack of free food
Super cool place to stay. Staff was friendly. Very close to subway and shopping. Comfy beds and great shower. Honeslty, the amount of space in the room is really perfect for someone who is just there to shower and sleep. You don't need that much space. Wouldn't plan a hotel party in here obviously, but it's perfect for a traveler.
clean, simple rooms door to shower is a slider and easily came off the tracks
I Loved the fact that the hotel is in the Heart of Downtown Brooklyn. To which "Brooklyn" is now known as the "New Manhattan". Close to all transportation (Bus, Train, LIRR,) The BARCLAY's, JUNIOR's Restaurant, APPLE BEE's, SHOPPING (NORDSTROM RACK, POLO, MACY's, GAP, H&M, CHILDREN's PLACE & WALKING DISTANCE TO ATLANTIC CENTER MALL WHICH HAS TARGET, MARSHALL's etc) I didn't like my view ( I had a partial view of street in rear). There is CONSTRUCTION NEARBY (but you will not hear it, HOTEL MUST BE SOUND-PROOF) I DID BOOK IT LAST MINUTE (the day of/Mother's Day).. The BLOCK IS VERY CLEAN TO WALK IN WITH SMOOTH PAVEMENT. BERY NICE HOTEL STAFF FROM THE TIME YOU WALK IN THE DOOR. LOBBY AREA VERY INVITING, IT EVEN HAS A POOL TABLE, BAR AREA, LOUNGE AREA, SIT & CHAT SECTION..SIMPLY COZY. HOPE THIS HELPS!
The booking for this hotel was made on accident by my sister. When i tried to cancel the booking minutes later, or even reschedule so that I might be able to use it I was completely cutoff. I'm sure the hotel is nice enough, but I will never know what I paid for.
The adult king room was good size by NYC standards. Free wifi and modern amenities adds value too. Heating unit was hard to work, the air was extremely dry. Bulky pillows. Shower system too complex.
Well designed, aesthetically pleasing compact rooms. Reasonable rates, good location These are hopefully only a temporary conditions for the hotel, but there was a lot of construction scaffolding around the front door, with the associated muddy drips and ducking around obstacles. The lobby itself was at first a little confusing, cluttered, cold and noisy. There's a lot of construction near the hotel as well. All likely temporary conditions
The proximity to the Brooklyn Hospital Center. None
Friendly staff nice bar and good location
The decor and cleanliness were lovely, and the location was great - quicker walk to subway and trip to Manhattan than I'd expected. Bed and sheets very comfortable, quality towels, and spacious room and bathroom. View was also terrific. The only reasons I'm not giving 5 stars are: not enough towels for a couple (despite asking for more). Breakfast/coffee service ridiculously slow and chaotic. (And really, should you charge a guest for a cup of regular coffee?) Bath products strange-very strong masculine scent to most; strong enough that I didn't feel I could use them. Shower charmingly minimal but not that practical-because it's open at one side, you end up getting water everywhere and it can get chilly for activities like leg shaving.
friendly, chill staff. nice amenities. great view from our room across the river and on the roof it's concrete, so doors closing are loud, but not bad.
The Manhattan balcony view was amazing Room service was a little slow with things, but I'm sure it was extremely busy because of the high volume of people on the weekend
nearby the airport & JFK Airtrain Charging me $319 USD while the Total cost of my stay as per my online booking was $277 USD
Enjoyed the large rooms with complimentary WiFi. The breakfast was not in keeping with the rest of our experience.
A very comfortable and clean hotel close to JFK
Front desk staff was very friendly and hospitable-especially Ranata. Rooms very comfortable. 24 hr. hot drinks available and hot breakfast. Shuttle service.
We used it for our last night in New York and wanted a location close to JFK airport, with a reasonable rate and with complimentary shuttle service. It certainly achieved a tick for all three. Breakfast (hot) was also included. The room was clean and because our daughter was not yet 18 years old, she stayed with us for free. For what we wanted, we have no complaints. However, one downside was that there did not seem to be any takeaway food establishments within walking distance. The hotel got around that problem by having copies of menus from nearby food outlets. I think all advertised free delivery.
The AC wasn't strong enough to cool down the room. The shower drain was flooded so when taking a shower it wound not drain down it would continue to get clogged
Hotel served a purpose of being next to JFK airport with complimentary shuttlebus, reception staff were excellent and most helpful. Hotel could benefit from restaurant and the breakfast staff could do with some attitude training!!
It was a short distance from the airport. The fact that your hotel does not hav a restaurant is not in your favour. We had to wait one hour for the ordered food to arrive.
Nothing Beginning with the shuttle bus, the lobby and our room. All was in dire need of upgrading. Everything I mentioned smelled was old and needs to be refurbished. by far this was our worst experience with Hampton Inns and we've stayed at them all over the country. Management's attitude also needs an adjustment
Very convenient to the airport and long term airport parking. Limited and expensive parking.
The room was very clean, the bed very comfortable and the pillows are the best. We laid in bed and were sleeping within minutes. One of the 3 shuttle drivers, Darren. He was extremely rude, not only to us, but to a foreign student and others as well. He went as far as not opening the shuttle door for a kid until he, the driver, was ready. We sat in the shuttle dumb founded by his actions. We were not able to report this because we were running late. I hope he does not work there for long, he will cost this wonderful hotel many customers. He should NOT be in a customer service position.
The Hampton Inn JFK was a great place to get some rest when you have to layover for a flight. The shuttle was a quick ride and the drivers where very friendly. Would definitely recommend this Hotel and I will stay here again next time I have a JFK layover!
I was pleasantly surprised at how clean this hotel was. When hotels quickly turn rooms for the next guests arrival,some house keeping issue get overlooked. This however was not the case at 5 Town. Very clean rooms and the entire hotel staff was wonderful. Each hotel employee was attentive and kind. I would return to this hotel and I would recommend it to family and friends. Please acknowledge the entire staff at 5 Town and thank them for making my first stay a nice experience. My only complaint was the AC unit. It was difficult to adjust to my sleeping comfort
Cleanliness, friendly staff
Beds were great. And the food at the restaurant was excellent! No pool hours during the week day mornings.
I liked that it was close to the airport and its a much bigger hotel than the other options near by. There was also a good restaurant and cafe in the lobby. Staff was very friendly and quick in processing us. I didn't like that the room had very dim lighting, especially in the bathroom. It was rather dark
That room service ended at 11 and the kitchen closed at 12 downstairs at the bar. I had gotten in from the airport at just past 11 and really didn't want to have to sit down at the bar. So it was quite disappointing to find out that room service had ended.
Everything except the soap. The soap makes your skin dry like sand paper and makes you smell like meatloaf. I'm dead serious.
This hotel has free, super easy street parking all around it. We had to move the car because of night regulation but there was a ton of spots. So nice after paying $20 a night to park in a different city on our road trip. Super awesome location for transit, you can easily go to Manhattan - 20 minutes with a nice quick walk over a bridge and a second inner Brooklyn train less than a 10 minute walk away. We went to the Bronx zoo and even that was only about 45 minutes on transit. Seriously great, quiet location. There's a TON of 24 hour delis, the nearest about a second away from the hotel. Nice bars on every block within a 15 minute radius - we went bar hopping two of the four nights we stayed and loved every bar. The hotel itself was SO SO SO amazing. Seriously, beautiful inside. We all loved it - the decor is super cool for a hotel room. It didn't even really feel like a hotel room. The gym and sauna were so convenient, especially the sauna after a long day of waking around. The bed was super comfy, it was very clean and had an awesome shower with aromatherapy soap and shampoo. Fast wifi, two flat screens with every channel imaginable. Really nice and helpful staff. This was an awesome experience. We're definitely staying here next time we're in New York.
Enjoyed our stay and the staff was very helpful and friendly. Very clean and loved the decor.
I guess that they were kind enough to give me a bed. I waited 1.5 hours for their airport shuttle and they argued with me about how that was my fault. Their driver was rude. Their front desk personnel was rude. Everyone had an attitude and Custer service was obsolete. I wouldn not recommend this hotel to anyone. I hope their manager sees this.
The hotel was perfect for a stop over between flights at JFK.
To whom it may concern, I was dissapointed in my stay for the cost I payed for almost $200.00 a night I would have expected the follow which was not the case: -Clean and orginized hall ways (maintainance trolly blocking path) -Clean room with a order free bath room (bath room smell was horrible) -No one else assigned to my room which at about 02:30 in the morning I had another person enter my room while I was asleep and stated they were assigned the same room! Can you imagine the embarssesment and alarm to wake up to a stranger entering a room where you are half naked and asleep. I called the desk to complain and all i got was I'm sorry! (Really!) VERY POOR EXPERIENCE, WOULD NOT RECOMMEND........
We had an overnight layover and an early morning flight, so the proximity to JFK and the convenient shuttle service were major considerations. The room was clean with comfortable beds, and the staff were very good, although we were unable to get a receipt because the system was running something when we checked out. The shuttle was speedy and prompt with courteous drivers. While the location is convenient to JFK (or maybe because it is), the neighborhood was such that I would not have felt comfortable going outside the hotel alone. It was also right next to the Queens Sanitation Department--that did not impact our stay, but gives you a picture. The hotel could definitely use some updating.
Services Parking availabilities
Comfy hotel that did exactly what it was supposed to do as a layover stop. Walls are super thin and the hotel security was in and out of half the rooms on my floor during my one night stay.
10 min to the airport, clean room and friendly staff. not a luxury place and a bit expensive.
The nights were somewhat quiet. The rooms were to small, the Wifi wasn't working, and slow when it did.
Limited staff, rooms have a extremely strong odor especially on the first floor. Hard to breathe inside these rooms, I was very frustrated and disappointed overall.
Breakfast was served from 5:00 am. Since we had an early morning flight, we were able to have breakfast before boarding the shuttle to the airport. In many hotels, breakfast is not served until 6:30 am or 7:00 am. The shuttle to JFK airport only runs hourly. It should run more often.
Close to the airport Dirtiest Best Western I have ever stayed at. Staff was rude, rooms smelled dirty (city dump next door), dehumidifiers in hallways to help with musty smell. Floors, towels, bedding, and pillows all need replaced due to stains or holes. Felt like a Motel 6, really disappointed...
close to the airport, good price. breakfast was decent. better than most places that offer free breakfast. i've been itching non-stop since i checked out. bites all over my body - head to toe. i just hope i didn't bring any home with me. the shuttle only runs once an hour.
Comfortable bed, modern look, friendly staff, great location. Surprised the cleaning staff didn't throw away coffee cups and put away hair dryer after first of three night's stay when tidying the room.
The bed was terrible as was the lighting in the room
I liked the absence of carpeting - it makes it easier for the staff to clean, and thus the room was cleaner. I also liked the clever design features. I would like Coca-Cola products in the mini-fridge.
The king sized bed was great, extremely comfortable. The staff at check-in was very friendly, welcoming and helpful. The complimentary breakfast was excellent, fresh food and good variety. The busy intersection of Smith and Atlantic that my room overlooked was noisy during the morning rush, making it virtually impossible to sleep in past 7:00 a.m.
Nice room, design. Breakfast is rather poor.
The location was perfect and the staff was great. The room was well- appointed- very clean, enough space, comfy duvet, robes, an extensive and interesting mini bar selection, great internet. We also liked the quirky design features- hand painted art on the bedroom wall, cook light fixture, and the chalkboard wall in the bathroom was a pleasant surprise! We had a very hot room. The thermostat didn't seem to be working and there was no way of keeping the heating system turned on (it was winter, after all) and yet on a lower temp. Staff was very responsive and accommodating. Solution was to turn off the system and the hotel provided us with a space heater- which worked like a charm.
Room with 2 Doubles for my son and myself was well appointed and large enough , no crowded feel. Great comfortable pillow top beds , very welcoming. Bathroom didn't have any exhaust fans , but that's about it.
Art work, decor Bed lights didn't work, bathroom walls including backsplash tile were dirty. Breakfast was mediocre.
We love the Nu Hotel. We stayed last year for our wedding and we enjoyed it so much we returned again for our anniversary. The staff, location and complementary breakfast and coffee in the morning are all great. We will definitely be returning!
Staff is friendly. Love that their is no carpet. Location is good. Closet way to small. Warm water , needs more water pressure.
location, location. Euro design. Downstairs bar. Very comfortable bed.
The location was great - two minutes to the subway which gets you to Manhattan in no time and just down the road from some great bars and restaurants on Smith Street. The staff were friendly and helpful and the rooms were lovely and clean. The free cookies are a nice touch too!
If you are on duty for business in Manhattan and it is the firm who pays for fancy but tiny hotel room for you downtown then after the meeting ends you realize that it's not worth the money if you want to extend your stay for a couple of days more on your own budget, this one is the perfect match! You'll get nice view of the city , easy access to public transportations , shuttle service oh..and the rooms are huge and classy with less pay! The rooms, NYC view from the rooftop restaurant, and the restaurant itself, staff are super nice, no-rip-off private car service to JFK.
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The staff were great, the area was perfect, and the walk from the train, and to restaurants was not bad at all- there's a free hourly shuttle too but we preferred walking. The price was very reasonable. There was some construction going on, but it wasn't that noticeable and the club and traffic is audible- that may bother light sleepers...
The best thing about the Ravel is it's proximity to mid town. A free shuttle or 10 minute walk to the nearest subway and you are two stops away from the heart of the city. For half the price of a comparable room in Manhattan you get almost the exact same convenience. Long Island City is still very much an industrial area. The walk to the subway is past many warehouses and the area is kind of trashed. Fortunately all the streets stay pretty lit up but there is litter all over and you have to switch street sides because of construction.
Good location The hotel was run down requiring millions in renovations. The rooms were unsanitary in every respect. The furniture was terribly stained with cigarette burns all over the couch and chair. The desk was badly damaged. Lamp shades were stained and walls scraped all over with black scuff marks all over the white walls. I had to check out. They wouldn't refund my money but I had no choice.
The rooms are spacious and beautiful, very clean and up to date. The feel of the hotel overall is very trendy and modern. I would come again any time hands down Because of the intense cold (and not so great insulation) the hall way and restaurant on the first floor were on the chilly side. I know it's petty stuff, but I just thought that being indoors would allow me to walk around without a jacket or sweater, and though I did, I regretted it right away because I was cold.
The location to get to downtown Manhattan was great. You can take the tunnel or the bridge and get there relatively quickly. When I asked for the car service, the car was on time and the driver very courteous (I used them every day for a week). The Rooftop view of the Manhattan skyline is terrific. I felt the hotel was very secure and safe. Did not like my room. I stayed in 106 which is on first floor right outside the elevator and main hall (room 105 is also located there). They have recently added a second door inside the room to help keep down the outside noise but it did little good between 5am and 9am each morning. The hotel has obviously had complaints about the noise or they would not have added the interior door with a sign as to why the door was there (noise). The elevator doors were constantly opening/closing and the cleaning staff were busy getting their carts to each of the other floors to begin maid services. Not to mention the numerous people coming down to get to breakfast and the chatter. The room itself was dirty and was in desperate need of a paint job. I realize they saved the top renting units for the top buyers but for what I did pay (which was not cheap) I was greatly disappointed. As I stated in the pro's of the hotel, the rooftop view was incredible, but they have little to no seating to enjoy the skyline unless you want to sit in the covered restaurant, which greatly obscures the views. They had closed off the very top seating area on top of the restaurant the second night I was there. When I asked the hostess why, she had no reason to give and eventually allowed me to sneak up there to enjoy the night views and relax but made sure to close off the stairway access behind me so that no one else would go up there.
The only positive aspect of the hotel was that the wedding we were attending was at The Foundry. The other positive aspect was the girl that helped with my luggage. She was very courteous and helpful. The hotel was under construction and there were no clear signs indicating where to park or where to enter for the main lobby. I drove around the hotel 4 times until I finally called them to get information. You had to find your own parking on the street since there was no valet when I arrived at 4:30 PM. I actually had to call the hotel to inquire about the check in process and the location and called the front desk for the gentleman to come out and get some of my bags.When we went up to the room, there were flies and my husband actually killed about 10 of them. He called the front desk requesting a fly swatter and received no help. We also came back from the wedding and checked out that evening without staying overnight. The bar in the hotel became a nightclub and was very noisy and crowded. We also smelled marijuana in the stairwell of our floorl. It was a very disappointing stay and we will not be paying for our stay there and have requested a refund. Until they finish the construction, they should offer severely reduced rates. I definitely do not recommend this hotel. Stay in Manhattan over the bridge. Might be more reliable.
A hotel known for its view put me on the ground floor across from the elevator where I could hear everything. Bathroom had a roach and was filthy. Manager only offered to have someone in and clean. Overpriced for an experience I could have had at a Motel 6.
more parking hard to get too, no subway within walking distance
Spacious rooms compared to Manhattan hotels Some of the clientele were just trashy. There was a couple making out in the lobby right when you walked in at night granted the hotel does have a rooftop lounge that the locals treat as trashy Queens club, but it was a Sunday night, and the lounge was closed so you can't blame it on the alcohol. Room designer seemed to be obsessed with positioning fixtures in the upper right hand corner, which is ok I guess with certain things but not lighting fixtures. And last time I checked an electrical outlet should be by the sink, not above the toilet bowl, unless they consider there guests really hardcore multi-taskers that can shave and blow dry whilst...well you know
Free Shuttle Rides to local areas and substations. Extremely friendly staff. Very Accommodating. There was a little construction going on locally but hotel fully accomidated any and all needs. The club on the roof top during the weekend was a little unexpected went until 3/4 if you are trying to sleep at a decent time this place isn't recommended for the weekend.
Cleanliness. Lighting. View Room service very expensive. Internet should be FREE
the location was perfect for our main purpose in visiting Brooklyn. the lack of clarity over charges. When a price is quoted for the room, restaurant, drinks etc it should include all the taxes etc
The room was immaculate and the complementary items were from bath and body works. The bed was extremely comfortable with huge pillows. We requested a late checkout for our wedding night and they easily accommodated us. We requested a King size bed and did not get one. The room was extremely, extremely small for the price and we paid extra for a view and it was nothing spectacular (just the back of a few dark buildings).
This place is fine but by the time you add up all the extra charges - city taxes, state taxes, etc... what you thought was a decent price becomes 100 more. Next time I will select a lower price to start.