Long Island City is closer to Manhattan than it sounds so it is definitely a smart choice to stay in a hotel here for a much lower rate. The Paper Factory Hotel is a perfect selection.
This 123-room hotel draws its name from its previous life as a paper factory and the hotel recalls its industrial past, in this case with reclaimed wood ceilings, bare cement floors and furnishings like floor lamps constructed from plumbing pipes. There are an abundance of original or adaptively reused elements—original wood flooring on the fifth floor, metal siding from the elevators in the lobby, huge front doors made out of the metal from the original floors, and more.
125 Rooms and Suites and no two are alike.
In addition to its 24-hour gym, the hotel has inviting common spaces, where you can sip coffee or tea or pick up a book to read. You can also play table tennis and foosball. The $18,000 Foosball table may be the most expensive one you’ve ever played on when you stay at The Paper Factory Hotel! With each piece and player carefully picked out from small towns across Southeast Asia and then assembled in New York City, guests can now enjoy the game in the lobby.
Mundo is the restaurant where you can get a taste of cocktails and tapas, which reflect a philosophy of healthy, borderless cuisine.
Its a short walking distance to the Kaufman Arts District, which includes the Kaufman Astoria Studios and the Museum of the Moving Image. Paper Factory Hotel is a 2 minute walk to the 36th St MTA Stop on the R or M train, and a 6 minute walk to the 39 Av MTA Stop on the N or Q train.
It’s 20 minutes to Central Park, 25 minutes to the Empire State Building