A very good hotel near Manhattan
I stayed at the Verve hotel with a friend a few days ago, at the beginning of Oct.
Like many views I saw here, the hotel has a very kind staff and very helpful.
We arrived at the evening and parked our car outside, across the street. When we asked if that's ok, someone from the front desk went out with us and advised us where to park the car for the night, so we won't get a ticked. He could have told us to park the car at the hotel parking area, but that would have cost us 25$ for a day – so they weren't greedy!
Our room (double queen) was very spacious and very clean, even the bathroom. Breakfast is also very good: bagels, eggs, bacon, waffles, fruit. The coffee machine is open all day and night for free use.
The only reason I'm giving the hotel 4 points instead of 5, is the area the hotel is located in. it's not dangerous at all, just an industrial area which is not so nice to be in.
This was my third visit in Manhattan. The 2 previous times I stayed in hotels located inside the city. They were very expensive, old and without breakfast.
In total: the hotel is highly recommend for staying near the expensive Manhattan!