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“Convenient close to subway and manhattan” 4 of 5 stars
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Verve Hotel, An Ascend Collection
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   40-03 29th Street, Long Island City, NY 11101   |  
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San Jose, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Convenient close to subway and manhattan”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013 via mobile

We stayed there right after arriving late in La guardia. The hotel is a short drive from airport, about $20 for taxi ride. Staff very helpful and explained the subway. They do have room service, but they referred a delivery service that was reasonable, and we got a gyros platter that was tasty. Rooms are good size and contemporary decorated. Breakfast is included, trying to please dietary restriction they serve turkey bacon and egg white omelet, which was not tasty, but they have toasts, and make your own waffles. Overall a good value hotel, and very close to Manhanttan, convenient 2 blocks away from subway.

Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Mexico City, Mexico
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7 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

I travelled with my cousins on March this year. We never expected to have the service we had during our stay. All the staff is super gentle and helpful.

The location is not so great in terms that the surroundings are not the nicest. However, it is very easy to get into Manhattan because the subway is near.

The cleaning is good and even the breakfast is more than acceptable considering the options given in other US hotels.

I told them I will write a good review because it is fair to point out also whenever we receive an outstandign service.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Ottawa, Canada
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013 via mobile

The Verve is just across the river from Ny, Ny! It is a very short subway ride (by the way the subway is VERY safe to ride and cheap...get yourself a "metro pass" and make it even easier! The rooms are great, but be forewarned that there are no bathtubs...to soak I after hoofing it all over NY...and the one (1) elevator is kind of slow. Other then that, if you drive to NY, there is a great place to store your vehicle just around the corner!

Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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New York City, New York
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013

Very un-New York hotel--in other words it is a great place at a great price and two blocks from the subway. Spacious room, very clean, comfortable bed, I have been traveling to NYC on business for years--this is the place.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Torino
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

Although not luxurious, this is an extremely efficient, clean and pleasant hotel, providing excellent service to customers. The staff are super nice and friendly. Hotel offers complimentary breakfast, and 24hr complimentary coffee, water and tea, which will save you a lot on small expenses. Area is safe and well serviced by bus and subway, all at easy walking distance. If arriving on the E train, use the North Queen Plaza exits: this will save you a bit of walking and street crossing. The only downside is that there are no services (restaurant, bars, etc.) in the area, and you will always need transportation to go to better serviced neighborhoods.

Room Tip: Rooms on 29th street are quieter.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Maine
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

This was hands down the best service we've ever had at a hotel. They really go over and above to make you feel welcome. They want to help you in any way they can. The room was clean, nice, comfortable and the location was right near a subway and nowhere near as hard to get to as we worried it would be for being so close to Manhattan. Breakfast was good, the welcome water was a nice touch. Would definitely stay again.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Dronfield, United Kingdom
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

This is a good hotel to use outside of manhattan. The additional benefit of breakfast being included in the price is good, the down side of this, as the title suggests, is that every piece of cutlery and all plates and cups/beakers are plastic.
The staff are very attentive, all are very willing to help in whatever way they can. A real plus point is that there is a drinks machine serving Coffee, Hot Chocolate and hot water for Tea, available 24 hrs a day. Also there is a cold water machine, which is great for replenishing water bottles, which are a must for "Discovering" New York.
The hotel is just a 5 min walk from the nearest subway station, (39th Ave on the N and Q lines), and the best bargain in New York is the $30 - 7 day unlimited travel pass on the Metro, which also includes the buses. From the hotel you can be in central Manhattan or Central Park within 15 mins on the subway.

The hotel rooms are good, if a little noisy, given that this is a working neighbourhood, not a residential district. This could be said to be a minus point, as this neighbourhood leaves a little to be desired!

Room Tip: Don't have room 304, wardrobe/closet is very small. Can recommend rooms 310 and 311
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 40-03 29th Street, Long Island City, NY 11101
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Location: United States > New York > Long Island City
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Long Island City
#1 Business Hotel in Long Island City
#2 Family Hotel in Long Island City
#2 Romantic Hotel in Long Island City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Verve Hotel, An Ascend Collection 3*
Number of rooms: 87
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to the Verve Hotel in Long Island City, an Ascend Collection hotel near Manhattan. Offering boutique accommodations in the heart of Long Island City, the Verve Hotel, an Ascend CollectionTM hotel, is within walking distance to Silvercup Studios film and television production facility. Local points of interest like the LaGuardia Airport, downtown Manhattan, Long Island University and the Queens Zoo are less than four miles from this Long Island City, NY hotel. John F. Kennedy International Airport and Newark Liberty International Airport are minutes away. ... more   less 
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