Easy access to popular Dutch Kills neighborhood attractions like MoMa’s PS1 and the Noguchi Museum
Miniature maps of the area on the back of room keycards
The lobby library, filled with volumes from The Strand Bookstore
Organic toiletries by holistic Greek brand Apitiva
What To Know
There’s no formal front desk—just a team of tablet-toting receptions on foot
Room sizes range from 250 to 405 square feet—generous for this city
The hotel is just 10 minutes from the N and Q subway lines, which will shuttle you to Manhattan in under 15 minutes
Parking on site
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Industrial-chic hotel in an unlikely outer borough that offers speedy access to Manhattan—minus the hefty Big Apple price tag
Meet Queens’s only design-centric hotel, a concrete behemoth with warm and hospitable interiors that feature maple hardwood floors, bright geometric and floral tiles, and artfully spray-painted signage that reads like upscale graffiti. Expertly designed by the NYC-based firm, Grzywinski + Pons, the end result is reminiscent of a sleek design showroom with nifty, factory-flavored furnishings: plumbing pipes have been transformed into magazine racks and the ground-floor bar is built on layered cinderblocks. A fire pit and communal table in the lobby area encourage plenty of mingling among fellow guests, which are a multicultural mix of creative professionals and young families. For a moment of Zen, head to the rooftop for morning coffee, served with an unbeatable skyline view.
The 108 rooms here feel larger than they are, due perhaps to a deliberate minimalist take that allows for attractive furnishings like accordion sconces, large freestanding tubs, and steel windows—all of which make lasting impressions. If you can’t snag one of the west-facing rooms with Midtown Manhattan views, don’t be disheartened: residential Queens, in all its tree-lined glory, makes for a surprisingly pretty picture.
Until the rooftop bar and restaurant are unveiled later this fall, meals here are limited to light bites and breakfast—a nourishing buffet of Greek yogurts, freshly-baked breads, and fruit, washed down with La Colombe coffee or Paromi teas.
There’s a reason Lonely Planet chose this dynamic borough as its number one domestic destination in 2015: its microbreweries, ever-expanding arts scene, and a bumper crop of world-class restaurants even have Manhattanites flocking. Don’t miss dinner at M. Wells, an avant-garde steakhouse just a half-mile from the hotel.