Our family of 4 (2 adults, 2 teenager girls) stayed at the Verve for 3 nights in August 2011. We had stayed at a different LIC hotel last summer, which we were unhappy with, and wanted to try the Verve based on the reviews from this site. We chose LIC because of the close location to Manhattan, and the much more affordable hotel rates. We had a wonderful experience at the Verve, and were very impressed with how nice and accomodating the staff was! Our room (king sized bed with pull out sofa) was very clean, the included breakfast was plentiful (my daughters loved the waffles!), and we loved the little touches like an in-room refrigerator and safe, and free internet! We also loved the three available computers in the hotel lobby with FREE printing, although the printer was out of ink while we were there. The price was terrific, and we actually paid less for this hotel than we did the lousy one we stayed at last summer! The hotel is located close to the subway station (a few blocks away), and it was quick to get to Manhattan. Our only complaint was the shower--the shower head was terrible and the water pressure was low.......my two daughters, both with long, thick hair, had problems getting the soap out of their hair because of the old fashioned, poorly designed shower head and low water pressure......All in all, we would DEFINITELY stay here again!!!