“This hotel has not yet been inspected and reviewed by the Hotel Guru but has been recommended by other guides that we respect.”
This 123-room hotel in Long Island City, Queens, draws its name from its previous life as a paper factory. Like the Wythe Hotel in Brooklyn (in a former sugar-barrel factory) and Refinery Hotel in Manhattan (in a former hat factory), the property recalls its industrial past, in this case with reclaimed wood ceilings, bare cement floors and furnishings like floor lamps constructed from plumbing pipes. The Paper Factory, though, fusses so much with its décor, adding kitschy items like red British phone booths to the lobby and 1950s-style teal-green mini-fridges to the guest rooms, that its stylishness can sometimes feel forced.
Originally published by New York Times (view article)