Happy New Years everyone! 2022 is officially in full swing and I’m taking every resolution head on, starting with traveling. 2021 was the year of staycations for me and with the state of the world not seeming to change much, I’m fully prepared to welcome more staycations this year. Daniel and I took full advantage of post holiday prices to book a new year staycation at the beginning of January. After 4 days at this hotel this may be our best trip yet!
We stayed at the Boro Hotel in Long Island City, Queens. We paid $600 to stay in their studio room for 4 days and 3 nights with a 3pm check out (there was also a $300 refundable deposit taken at check in). The studio room consist of a King size bed, balcony, complementary robes and slippers, and a deep soaking tub. If you’re lucky enough to get a Manhattan facing room, you’ll have perfect views of the 59th street bridge and also get to see the sunset. Our room faced Queens which gave us a direct view of the sunrise!
The Boro Hotel does not lack when it comes to amenities. On site amenities include a gym, restaurant, coffee bar and luggage holding. In-room amenities include a mini fridge and house keeping upon request as well as being pet friendly!
Some of my favorite things about staying at The Boro Hotel was its convince and how much space is offered. The hotel is a 5 minute talk from the N train and 10 minutes from the F train making it perfect for any tourist or local. There is also a bodega across the street making last minute grocery trips easy and accessible. If your looking to stay somewhere close to night life, Boro Hotel is a quick Uber or train ride from all of Astoria’s best restaurants. Space is not an issue when staying at Boro. Our studio room was so large that we were able to bring the patio furniture inside to eat our dinners. If your most recent hotel stays have been boutique hotels, Boro will be a pleasant switch up giving you more space for your experience. The rooms are also spaced out which is great for those who don’t want to hear their neighbors (or don’t want their neighbors hearing them!)
The room also offers a great oasis with a comfortable temperature upon arrival, great water pressure, comfortable sheets and soft towels. The complementary robes and slippers where a plus coming here in the beginning of January making the stay extra comfortable.
The few things that could’ve made this experience better was having a dresser or luggage storage in the room as well as a self check in option. Our room also had what may be the creakiest bed we’ve ever slept on, but this wasn’t a compete mood killer to the overall experience. I also think it’s worth noting that the hotel goes for an industrial vibe which I personally love. There is no art placed in the room but the pieces that are in the room (bed and tub) are bold and an entire wall is windows so you definitely are not lacking a view or vibe. However I found the room to be cold at times becuase of the industrial vibe. The robes and blankets offered help but if you are coming in the winter i would recommend bringing your own slippers and a personal throw blanket if you get cold easlity.
At the time I stayed at this hotel, Covid cases in NYC were on the rise again due to the omicron variant. This left my boyfriend and i with no plans on going out to dinner or doing any activities in the city. We still found peace and joy being in this hotel for 4 days straight. If you are looking for the luxury staycation of your dreams that’s still easy on the pockets, I highly recommend checking out The Boro Hotel. I look forward to coming back here for another staycation soon!