Postcard-perfect views of Manhattan are a highlight at this nicely priced hotel.
With a splashy, blue-patterned façade, Aloft’s Long Island City outpost makes a fun first impression. As for the views of Manhattan across the East River, especially from the rooftop terrace, they are dazzling. As a result, the forward-thinking Aloft brand sets a trendy tone for comfortable stays in an atmosphere built for socializing.
The 176 loft-style guest rooms feature clean, modern design; high ceilings; sleek, platform beds; private balconies overlooking either the courtyard or the skyline; and spa-quality Bliss bath products. Bonus: The hotel is home to two Botlrs, the world’s first robotic butler, and an innovative SPG keyless entry system allows guests to access their rooms via a smartphone or Apple watch. Cocktails, beer, wine and live music can all be enjoyed at Wxyz bar, and quick snacks are on offer at the Re:fuel by Aloft gourmet market space. The nicely equipped Re:charge fitness center stays open round the clock.