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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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“Excellent value for Money in New York”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

We stayed for 5 nights in September 2012. Staying in Long Island City gives perhaps the best value for money in New York. Verve Hotel was easy to get to on the Metro from the airport, only a 10 minute walk to the station from the hotel. Also super quick into Manhattan, only a few stops and you're already in Times Square. We loved coming back in the evening away from the noise of Manhattan and relaxing in our room.
The staff are really lovely, and the room was huge and clean. We stayed on the fourth floor and had a view towards the city.
I would definitely recommend both this hotel and Long Island City if you're visiting New York. There are some great restaurants and café's within walking distance of the hotel, in particular Tokyo Sushi Bar & Japanese and Sweetleaf Coffee shop.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

Stayed here on arrival from Scotland for a few days with friends before heading off to other destinations in USA but again returning for another few days stay prior to return flight home from Newark.

We had 3 rooms booked during first stay and 2 rooms on second stay. On both occasions we found the reception staff on arrival to be very friendly and welcoming arranging our rooms to be adjacent and all admin stuff sorted out as quick and efficient as possible.

The rooms were spacious, clean with all mod cons needed (Tea / Coffee facilities, TV, Phone, Radio Alarm and most importantly a first class air conditioner). The rooms are serviced & cleaned each day and fresh towels put in the bathroom. Elevator is available to each floor.

A complimentary breakfast service is available to all guests in a separate seating area that to be honest goes beyond the expectations of complimentary and other bigger more expensive hotels could learn a few things here. Staff are available throughout continually refreshing food and drinks.

Tea & Coffee is available 24 hours a day in the reception area free of charge. Vending machines are additionally available to supply soft drinks etc.

An excellent super fast Wi-Fi service is available throughout the hotel and again this is complimentary, the reception staff explain how to log on and supply the necessary password on arrival. Additionally there are 3 computer terminals for residents use free of charge including printing of any documents.

There is a launderette available and in line with everything else is complimentary and free of charge.

Small decked patio area to the rear of the hotel that is secluded and a sun trap for most of the day. Table & chairs with sun loungers are available for residents use.

There are two Metro stations close by the hotel that can be reached within 3 to 5 minutes walk, and are serviced by lines that will take you straight into New York City and all the attractions. taxi to the Queens area where all the restaurants are situated will cost you around $8.

We certainly enjoyed our stay at the Verve Hotel and without doubt would use again for any future visits to New York and have no hesitation in recommending to others.

PLUS POINTS - Nice relaxed atmosphere with very friendly and polite staff.

MINUS POINTS - really struggling with a minus but if I was to come up with anything; Our flight home was late evening and a room to shower & change in after normal departure time would be good before heading to the airport at a realistic hourly rate. But this would not put me off especially considering all the facilities this hotel offers free of charge.

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

The staff at this hotel were brilliant, as soon as we arrived we were given complimentary bottles of water as it was hot outside and the staff could see we were out of breath from dragging our suitcases about. I travelled as part of a group of 5 and the staff made sure that all our rooms were next to each other, even though we all booked our rooms at separate times. Great service! Breakfast was delicious, there was a good variety of food and I particularly enjoyed the make-your-own waffle station. Bedrooms were clean and spacious and the beds were comfy and GIGANTIC! Hotel is a 2 minute walk away from the nearest subway station and it's very easy to travel in and out of Manhattan. I will certainly be returning here in the future and I intend to recommend it to everyone I know.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

I stay at the Verve once a week and the service has always been outstanding. From management to hotel staff they all make you feel like you're at home. This is a place where the staff always goes out of their way to accommodate your needs. I just keep coming back.

My personal thanks to the Verve staff.

Room Tip: Always book in advance to get the best rooms available because they go so quickly.
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  • Stayed July 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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Spring, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

Our daughter booked a block of rooms for out-of-towners to stay for her wedding. We stayed there a week and many friends and relatives passed through during our visit. The people at the desk were very friendly and helpful. They had free use of computers and a printer, great for printing tickets to museums and events. They had a nice breakfast included. They also had a tiny gym. The best part is the price and location. A short walk to the subway and you're on your way to Manhatten or places to eat in Queens.

Downside is there is not much in the way of bars and restaurants near the hotel. But I think that will be changing soon, as there are several new hotels in the area.

Room Tip: Our room was very quiet. Since we knew a lot of people staying there, we visited several rooms. Al...
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

After staying at the Midtown Hilton for a business trip, I was so happy to transfer to Hotel Verve for a few extra days of vacation. The differences are immediately noticeable—especially in the slower pace and friendlier people. We instantly felt more at home.

There are lots of perks that come with this hotel, which is surprising considering how affordably priced it is. Rooms are spacious and conveniently come with a coffee maker and mini fridge. Complimentary hot beverages (coffee, espresso, latte, tea, cocoa) are available 24/7. So is internet access. Continental breakfast is included, but it's not limited to flour-based items—it includes a few protein items such as cheese cubes, one egg option, and one meat option. There's also a deck if you want to eat your breakfast outside, a fitness center (which I shamefully never used), and a play room (which came in handy for my son while we waited for check-in). I *loved* all these extras.

This hotel is an excellent option if you're looking for affordable ... but not if you're looking to be in the heart of it all. Verve is in what appears to be a neighborhood in transition (there are modern hotels next to manufacturing businesses and brownstone homes). There aren't shops and cafes right around the corner, but if you're willing to walk several blocks, you can find restaurants of the local variety. Of you can walk 3 blocks to the N & R subway line ... 2 stops later, you'll be in Midtown Manhattan (59th Street).

We really enjoyed our stay and would happily stay here again on our next trip to New York!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

This is the second time I have stayed at this hotel, Its sooooo good! I knew when we were booking New York for the second time that this would be the hotel we would definitely be staying in! We stayed in a king room which had lots of space, the bed was really comfy and the room and bathroom really clean. The hotel is only a two minute walk to the subway station. Roughly takes 10 minutes to get to times square. Breakfast was good, bagels, waffles, cereal, eggs etc. And the staff were all really nice and helpful. I would definitely recommend this hotel to anyone thinking about visiting New York. Its amazing.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 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 ( Wi-Fi ) 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*
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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