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The Modernist Hotel

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#23 of 36 hotels in Long Island City
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The Modernist Hotel is a boutique hotel that believes unconventional travel is a thoughtful approach to travel. We merge craft & comfort to offer a set of uniquely curated experiences: amidst one of New York City’s most historically industrial zones, The Modernist Hotel is a plush and posh place to land, housing an art gallery, and featuring some of the most diverse pieces of art—all from New York City residents.
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Paid private parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Kids stay free
Children's television networks
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Business Center with Internet Access
Street parking
Complimentary tea
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Rooftop terrace
Baggage storage
First aid kit
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
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Air conditioning
Desk
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Flatscreen TV
Sofa bed
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Private balcony
Safe
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Separate dining area
Separate living room
Sofa
Telephone
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Iron
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Kitchenette
Microwave
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On-demand movies
Complimentary toiletries
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, Greek
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Amber M wrote a review Apr 10
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My mother, daughter and I stayed at The Modernist Hotel in early April for my daughter’s 18th birthday trip. I’m unsure as to why this hotel is rated so highly. To start the hotel is located in Queens, it’s an area not serviced by green or yellow taxi, but it is a ~ten minute walk from a subway station. We stayed on the top floor, the 8th floor, in room 800. This hotel boasts at every opportunity about “art” and being a “gallery hotel”, our room however was completely devoid of even a single piece of art. One of the primary reasons I chose to book this room was it had a kitchenette which was previously pictured to have a two hotspot cooking surface, which have since been removed a from their site and I was sorely disappointed to see we only had a microwave rendering the kitchenette essentially useless. Beyond the lack of ability to actually cook any food the kitchenette is completely unstocked, there are absolutely no cooking utensils or cooking tools or knives to be found. The cupboards feature a few plates, some tiny dessert bowls, some Ikea glasses and wine glasses and that’s it. There is some bizarre barely functioning silverware provided, made of who knows what. This was problematic for me due to health issues and an extremely heightened need for access to food every few hours and needing to avoid precut foods due to their elevated risk of listeria and other food borne illnesses. There is a small freezer in the fridge yet there are no ice trays provided and the ice machine is on a different floor, why was the choice made to not provide ice trays? Why is the most expensive room so poorly equipped? The kitchenette does not reflect the price of this room. The beds are extremely hard and uncomfortable causing all three in our party to wake up stiff and sore, it’s like sleeping on a blanket laid on the floor. The beds are clean and the pillows are better than most hotels. One big problem we had was in the evening I would turn down the thermostat in the “bedroom” which is right next to the front door with out so much as a curtain to separate the area or give privacy, to 68 yet wake up sweating in the middle of the night as the thermostat would default back to 72 and fan while we slept. No one ever showed us our room or amenities so if this is a solvable problem it wasn’t explained to us nor was it explained to us how to close the large electric blinds in the “living room”. The lighting is also terrible in the living room where we were forced to get ready while sitting on the floor In front of the floor length because the bathroom is extremely small and there is no vanity. The coffee table is laughably small and there is no rug so it slides all over the floor. Putting your make up on while sitting on the floor in dim lighting does not reflect the price the hotel asks for this room. The amenities in general are bad. The toiletries are small and generic, the toilet paper was egregiously cheap and practically disintegrated in your hands. The slippers provided were visibly dirty inside with small dark curly hairs that resembled pubic hair in some of them. The bathroom is tiny and poorly equipped, upon booking they were informed it was a party of 3 yet only 2 small sized towels were provided, only 2 robes were hung in the closet which was a risky choice to use considering the state of the dirty slippers, the robes are scratchy and not luxurious in any capacity and do not reflect the price of this room. Upon running out of toilet paper, because so much is required due to its extremely poor quality I attempted to replace a roll in the holder, house keeping never came to our room once in four days and our trash cans were overflowing by day 4, and the toilet roll holder simply fell off the wall. Finally the staff, while many of the staff were pleasant they didn’t seem to provide any actual service. No one showed us to our room or explained how to use the electric blinds or where the remotes could be found to do so. No one ever helped us lift a bag or offered to assist moving luggage. When we were checking out I was attempting to load our luggage on the cart, with no help from reception who was sitting directly behind me, and the cart started to roll and things were going to fall, I precariously caught the items and stopped the rolling cart with my foot, again with in feet of the receptionist. She sat there unbothered by my predicament and offered zero help, I literally had to holler “HELP!” causing my elderly mother to run to my aid and deal with the cart and baggage with me, reception never lifted a finger or even stood up. This level of service is unacceptable at a motel 6 much less a hotel claiming to be a quality establishment and asking the prices they do. To summarize, the room was barren and lacked privacy, there was zero art to be found in our room. The kitchenette is essentially useless, you cannot even make instant oatmeal as the bowls provided are minuscule and there’s not even measuring cups, much less other basics that would allow one to use a microwave like a can opener. The bathroom amenities are pitiful, dirty and used. The toilet paper is insultingly cheap. The beds are uncomfortably hard and you are unable to control the temperature of your room allowing you to at least sleep at a comfortable temperature on the slab of a bed. I would not recommend this hotel and found it to be an incredible disappointment. My mother noted through your stay various unclean things around the hotel from gunk stuck to walls near trash and the cleaning staff simply left there despite emptying the trash right next to it to old food on the floor in the elevator, a slipping hazard. The price asked for the quality and service provided is not up to par and we will not be returning nor could I advise anyone else to stay here, the value is terrible.
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Date of stay: April 2024Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: Bring your own toilet paper, theirs is AWFUL 🧻
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Ambersand wrote a review Feb 2024
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Our family of 5 stayed in the top floor penthouse with fantastic views in every direction. Easy access to subway. Staff we very welcoming, helpful and very responsive to queries in the lead up to our stay. Room was very comfortable and in excellent condition. Kitchenette consisted of sink, microwave and fridge. Would have been helpful to have some basic cooking equipment for microwave and we were looking to self cater during our stay. Highly recommend The Modernist.
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Elton Cepeda wrote a review Feb 2024
New York City, New York5 contributions1 helpful vote
Pretty cool hidden gem right outside of Manhattan! It’s a very cool and chic hotel. From the outside, you can’t tell It’s anything special. There Isn’t even a lobby. But the room I was in was awesome! It was spacious given It’s NYC and the price was very affordable. Overall, I had a very pleasant stay. This is a hotel I’ll be back whenever I’m in NY.
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Traveled solo
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Kate Webb wrote a review Jan 2024
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The Modernist was the perfect, boutique hotel for our annual trip to Astoria. Our room was spacious, clean and stylish. We were within walking distance to all our favorite spots in Astoria. It was also easily accessible by subway to Manhattan. Great value and great location. We will definitely be back and would recommend for anyone looking for an affordable stay in New York City.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Alysha wrote a review Jan 2024
Miami, Florida1 contribution
Aaron is the guy if you ever go there. Level 100 on social skills. He made me feel super welcoming something that’s hard In today’s day n age. I was impressed with the view of this hotel. The balcony is impressive because the view you. I had a positive experience. The accommodations were comfortable, and Aaron was friendly . The location isconvenient, and the amenities provided met my expectations. Overall, a pleasant stay
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Traveled on business
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marianne s wrote a review Dec 2023
Chapel Hill, North Carolina4 contributions1 helpful vote
It was absolutely lovely with a very large room with a kitchenette and table. Bed was supercomfortable. It is family-owned and run. I feel so grateful I found The Modernist Hotel and will definitely stay there the next time I come to visit my daughter who lives in Astoria. It is close to the subway and you can get to Midtown in 20 minutes.
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Room Tip: An excellent alternative to staying in Manhattan.
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andrewswesley wrote a review Dec 2023
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Manhattan View room was incredible. We were on the 6th floor, so we had some great skyline views in the mornings and evenings. Hotel was clean, service was fantastic, and room was cozy. Some good restaurants and coffee relatively close, and the Subway with quick access to Manhattan is really close. Highly recommend this hotel, and would absolutely stay again.
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Robin G wrote a review Nov 2023
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First, Queens is IMO the COOLEST boro. Forget Manhattan, this is the REAL New York. This is a small boutique hotel---only 3 rooms per floor, I think. Owner very helpful & responsive with a small issue. VERY large room (main plus BR--we had premier king), totally clean and very well-appointed (bathrobes, slippers, toiletries, micro, fridge). Lots of hotels have little worn-down dings in it---not this one. And you're in a REAL neighborhood. Bodega 50' away on the corner. Authentic Latino restaurant, super cheap for breakfast, Cafe Xochimilco like 2 short blocks. Nice linens. The bed in living room was very comfortable. Hotel about 3 1/2 blocks to 39th Ave-Dutch Kills subway---QUICK ride into Manhattan. Highly recommend.
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Sightsee191116 wrote a review Oct 2023
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Our stay was most enjoyable, we must say. Of course, in spite of the double glazing, NYC being...NYC, there always was some kind of a buzzing background noise, but...quite soothing. Evryone at the frontdesk really tried to make u s feel comfortable and homy.
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Emily K wrote a review Oct 2023
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Lovely clean. Light. Airy. thoughtful. Friendly. Living room with sofa bed was just what we needed Reasonable. Great lobby space supporting local artists Yanni is a gem. Only suggestion, paper maps of transport bus and subway for foreign visitors to plan with.
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Traveled on business
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₱15,742 - ₱23,017 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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United StatesNew YorkQueensLong Island City
NUMBER OF ROOMS
16
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Modernist Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to The Modernist Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Vista Sky Lounge (0.04 km), Brooklyn Boulders (0.5 km), and Doha Bar Lounge (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Modernist Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a fitness centre, and a business centre.
Which room amenities are available at The Modernist Hotel?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at The Modernist Hotel?
Guests can enjoy complimentary tea and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at The Modernist Hotel?
Yes, paid private parking nearby and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Modernist Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Mikes Pizza, Astoria Seafood, and House of Thai.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Modernist Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness centre during their stay.
Is The Modernist Hotel located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.6 km away from the centre of Long Island City.
Are pets allowed at The Modernist Hotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does The Modernist Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Modernist Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, and Greek.