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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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.
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Had a great visit at the Boro Hotel last month. The room is a clean chic design and refreshing vibe! Delicious food & can’t beat the view from the hotel room and the rooftop bar!!! Will def be coming back.
Friendly staff . George Katranzos went above and beyond to make our stay perfect . The rooms are very spacious with a modern industrial feel . Room 1203 has an absolutely beautiful view of the city . An excellent deal on the room . 15 minutes to Times Square and 20 minute Uber to LaGuardia Airport .
We will come back again and again .
I love this hotel so much!!! Literally go here all the time. I love the simplicity of the room design and the balcony is the best part! If you get a room with the Manhattan view you literally open the curtains to a beautiful view day or night. The customer service is amazing and the restaurant has amazing food!!! The rooftop bar also has a beautiful view. The hotelâs location is in a quiet area in Queens but a quick Uber or drive and you're In Manhattan! I recommend this hotel to everyone!!!
Probably the best hotel in Long Island City. The minimalist yet luxurious rooms are top notch along with the great views from the roof top. The restaurant on site is amazing. Its very clear they did not skimp on hiring the correct personnel in the kitchen.
Having lived in Manhattan for years before moving out west I never thought to stay in LIC. Boro came highly recommended, so I gave it a chance. Thrilled I did. Proximity to Manhattan is a breeze and the hotel is a chic oasis with everything you’d want/need. Excellent service from the front desk to the cleaning staff and everyone in between. The lobby is so comfortable with a great café and restaurant. The beds are like clouds and the views of Manhattan are amazing. 10/10, will 100% only staying at boro when traveling to NYC in the future.