The Verve was our home for a week returning to NYC. Very convenient location, being five minutes from two subway stations, with plenty of lines to bring you in every direction, for instance downtown Manhattan in 10 mins. Around the hotel, there's nothing much – a rather residential/industrial area, which however felt safe in every way.
Checking in was simple and welcoming, and went smoothly.
The room was a rather large double, with a really huge and comfortable bed. Storage space was adequate, and there's a fridge as well. The bathroom also was comfortable. If I was to fault something, the window-mounted air conditioner was a bit too noisy, but other than that everything was up to standard.
Until the a bit too early end at 09:30 a complimentary breakfast is served. This is OK by American hotel standards, but doesn't really provice much variety. However, what is provided (bagel, toast, egg dish, spreads and a bit more) is ok, and will start your day. The waffle makers were a nice addition.
I'd like to credit the Verve for their amenities – free Internet terminals and wifi, 24-hour free coffee machine in the lobby, outside smoking facilities (which my travel companions really enjoyed) and other small perks to make you feel welcome. As many others I would also like to honour the operations manager, Tom, who goes out of his way to make you feel welcome and comfortable. His mood and small jokes are a really nice touch.
In all, I enjoyed my stay at the Verve. The location is very convenient and quiet, and the price is good value for New York. I'd be glad to return.
- 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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