Sweeping views of Manhattan, an industrial design aesthetic and lots of natural light help this Long Island City hotel stand out
Long Island City’s best lobby for working and using the free Wi-Fi is at the Boro Hotel. The elegant industrial space, designed by the firm Grzywinski + Pons (also behind the Hotel on Rivington in the Lower East Side), has lots of natural light, tables and chairs, modern sofas, a fireplace and bookshelves curated by Strand Books in Union Square. Rooms and suites have a similar minimalist feel, thanks to mid-century modern furniture, stark white linens and hanging edison bulbs. A select few rooms even have sweeping views of the Manhattan skyline. Non-guests can order coffees at the cafe and drinks at the lobby bar. Happy hour is from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Neighborhood: Long Island City is in the middle of a profound shift from a one-time manufacturing district to cultural hub. Cheap rent brought savvy Manhattan- and Brooklynites to the nabe and excellent restaurants, bars and clubs followed shortly thereafter. These days, local institutions like the Chocolate Factory, MoMA PS1 and the Oracle Club have made Long Isladn City a destination in its own right.
LIC Beer Project: For top-notch local beers in a relaxed taproom
MoMA PS1: For boundary-pushing contemporary art and funky live events
Mu Ramen: For steaming bowls of tender tonkotsu and oxtail broth
Time Out Tip: Don’t cross the East River into Manhattan without first checking out Socrates Sculpture Park, a city park that hosts large-scale sculpture exhibits year round. Views of the Manhattan skyline are just an added bonus.
|Venue name:||Boro Hotel|
38-28 27th St
Long Island City
|Cross street:||at 39th Ave|
|Transport:||Subway: N, Q to 39th Ave.|
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I was introduced to Boro Hotel by a friend who had previously stayed. I have since stayed three times. Boro has everything you want in a hotel; very comfortable bed and bathroom, great view, over the top helpful staff (one of the guys went to the drug store to buy flu medicine for me last time I was there), fabulous breakfast, and very convenient location. Do not let the Long Island City location fool you - it is easier to get to Mid Town from Boro than it is from uptown or downtown Manhattan. Cannot wait for my next visit!
Work brings me to Long Island City often and it wasn't until Boro Hotel that I started staying in the area. I finally have a quality hotel en par with any that can be found in Manhattan with no need for a morning commute. The hotel is minutes away from midtown Manhattan and the views of the city are priceless. The décor is minimalist but cozy and the in room dining menu guarantees that I'll go for my morning run. What's in that breakfast sandwich!
My in-laws stayed at the Boro last summer and my wife and I got to visit the hotel a few times. It's convenience to Manhattan can't be beat. We've now made the Boro our home away from home and have had many a staycation here. Love this place.
I absolutely love this place. It's my home whenever I visit NYC. Beautiful comfortable, rooms with a view that can't be beat. The staff is friendly and accommodating and the cafe serves some of the best coffee and breakfast in town - no need to skip the most important meal of the day!