The Boro Hotel
Not a week goes by that you won’t hear of an ‘up-and-coming neighborhood’ in New York. Long Island City, next to bustling Astoria, has been slowly and steadily growing in popularity and we can safely say that it really is the new place to live and hang out. The Boro Hotel, a magnificent architectural gem is banking on LIC’s new status. Cool, modern and minimalist, the hotel reflects the unpresuming neighbourhood and its new inhabitants. Sure, it’s not located in the heart of Manhattan, but after a long, hectic day you’ll be grateful for the 360-degree views, open space and absence of noisy traffic. Long Island City really is a place for early adopters, so don’t expect Williamsburg’s ersatz boho vibe.
38-28 27th Street
Long Island City
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Expect an industrial chic ambience with floor-to-ceiling windows. Most of the 108 rooms have terraces from which to enjoy expansive views of Manhattan and Queens, and some very lucky guests can enjoy a freestanding bath in the modern en suite bathrooms. Rooms start at £178.
The option to choose a breakfast is included in the rate and can be ordered as room service. Boro Hotel keeps things simple, with excellent coffee, Greek yoghurt and fresh pastries on the menu.
Lunch and Dinner?
Beyond the café (which offers casual fare throughout the day) the hotel does not yet have an onsite restaurant. This gives you all the more reason to explore the amazing food outside the hotel.
Is there a Bar?
Yes, on the roof.
Complimentary Wifi, Caesar Pique bath robes, APIVITA bath products, flat screen 40” TV, lobby library with Strand Bookstore books, underground parking, fitness centre coming soon, for now nearby gym passes are offered.
Need to know
Given that the hotel recently opened, certain features – like the restaurant – are still a work in progress.
Within a short walk
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