The Boro Hotel
What We Love
- 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
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
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.
How to Get There
The title says it all. I stayed In the studio king room. The soaking tub was absolutely wonderful to kick back in, with room for your significant other, while there was a shower to wash off in when done relaxing. Woodwork, tile and fixtures were beautiful. Zero complaints, aside from the 1200 check out. Wouldn’t loved to sleep in the king bed longer, but it was someone else’s turn to enjoy this masterpiece. Will definitely be back. Thanks Boro team!!!
I had high expectations from this hotel however was very disappointed. To say the rooms are basic is an understatement, no draws for clothing, 3 hangers on a rail is not enough.
Pros - clean (although my room wasn’t cleaned one day despite having my service room sign on since 10am)
- bed very comfortable.
Cons - room was sparse and lacked lighting, its was gloomy with all 3 lights on.
No tea/coffee facilities, there was free coffee served from 5:30am to 8:00am downstairs, firstly it’s a pain having to get dressed and take it back to room, and secondly finish serving coffee at 8am? That’s far to early.
It was more like sleeping in a warehouse than a hotel, I would not stay again better hotel in the area for less dollars.
Our home flooded as we were just returning home from Colorado skiing. Was looking for a place to stay that would give us peace of mind. How lucky we were to find The Boro Hotel in LIC. The most comfortable beds, gracious staff from car valet to check in and the lovely team in the coffee bar in the morning. Why stay in Manhattan when you can have this hip vibe with Floor to ceiling windows looking at the city. Beebe’s restauant on site is divine. Even head there for a romantic weekend and request the Penthouse suite, you will not be disappointed.
I stayed for 3 weeks there, both the hotel and restaurant teams are very professional and welcome you with pleasure.
The rooms are bright and clean, I had a small balcony with a view on the sunrise. Air conditioned rooms and a big shower. I had the opportunity to see a junior suite with view on the Manhattan skyline, vert impressive view, especially at the sunset. Full room service provided, subway at 5 minutes walk and a few stations from Manhattan. Ask for a high floor room to enjoy the view.
Hotel was fantastic, modern and relaxed. Views from the room were fantastic.
Few stops on subway into manhattan
King size bedroom - comfortable beds and linen. Bathroom decent size
Area is under lots of development and quieter than manhattan - would advise doing a reccie in daylight