Recently stayed for three nights celebrating the wife's 35th birthday. We chose this hotel because it was affordable ($200/night including tax)... and it was only a 10 to 15 minute Subway ride into "the city"... We booked a double bed 2 room suite. Upon arriving, the desk personnel told us we had been upgraded to a King 2 room suite... Awesome! The room was BIG... really BIG considering how close to Manhattan we were... Also beautiful... we were in room 309... Just outside the elevators... but we heard nothing... nothing from the elevators and nothing from outside... It is conveniently located just a 5 minute walk to no less than 3 different subway stops... We chose to use the Subway for all of our travel within the city and it was so easy...
Regarding the safety of the location... We ALWAYS felt safe... coming and going... We arrived back at our hotel between 1:30am and 2:00am each of the three nights via the Subway... and never felt the least bit worried or threatened at all walking to the hotel...
Regarding things in the general vicinity... we did visit a couple bars within a subway stop or a short walk... The coolest being Studio Square (actually a beer garden)... They have a happy hour that is just phenomenal.... Also visited the Mad Donkey... and took advantage of their full grill offerings at 1am... definitely made the next day easier... I hesitated at posting this review because it would just make more people aware of this awesome hotel and drive up the cost... but I felt they deserve it for being such a classy establishment...
- 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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- Ascend Collection Long Island City
- Verve Hotel, An Ascend Collection Long Island City, New York