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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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Shelby, North Carolina
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13 hotel reviews
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“Super Value + B&B Service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

Spent three nights the last week of September. I can only so much verify the many, many previous positive posts regarding the great value of the Verve, Long Island City, Queens. Super clean room (with mini fridge), great bed, and nice common areas with the lobby and an outdoor deck with several grills and sitting areas. Excellent complimentary breakfast, and free coffee machine (wife loved the espresso).

It is located in a quiet location with a beautiful church on the corner. Our first afternoon there, we walked around for about four hours and much enjoyed the neighborhood. It’s eclectic…mid-Eastern, Brazilian, Italian. Found it completely safe at day or night. Very close access to major subway lines. 10 min walk to Queensboro Plaza stop and the 7 train which will have you in Times Square in 14 mins (timed it). The hotel has many recommendations and menus for delivery service. I highly recommend Mike’s Italian.

In terms of service, the hotel, while much larger, has the personal touch of a 15 room bed and breakfast, which we found so unexpected. The folks that work at front desk, and throughout the hotel, actually sincerely care about their guests, in every respect. At the front desk, they were so cordial and personable with providing info about anything. Subways, sights, restaurants..walking directions….on and on..absolutely never too busy to help, and always with a smile. Many thanks to Tom, the GM at Verve who sets the customer service standard at a high bar, Anthony, Justin, Yahira, and Valerie who made our short stay at your hotel so wonderful.

Many Thanks for a great stay!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Market Harborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013 via mobile

We stayed here for 2 nights and would have gladly stayed more had we not been travelling to Philly for a gig. Justin was especially attentive and very helpful. It's far enough from the city to be quiet but near enough on the subway to get there easy enough. Our room had a jacuzzi bath in the corner which was very nice. The hotel has a chargeable car park but very tight to get in if you have a large car. Breakfast was adequate self service. There is a great bar across the street as the hotel does not offer this facility. Next time we are I. The city, we would definitely stay again.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

A great stay in this hotel that was just a short train ride into central New York. It was hard to find a place that was reasonably priced so close to the city, so this was a real find. Its only a 5 minute walk to the train station and just a few minutes on the train to get to Times Square. The area it is in looks a little rough but I had no trouble walking to train and back, and even ate at the local diner for breakfast one day when I slept in and had the cheapest, biggest meal I had ever seen! There is also a small convenience store just up the road to get supplies and snacks.

The room was sizable for a city motel and had a shower and a bath, all very clean. The bed was huge and again, nice clean linen. The carpet had seen better days but I was only there to sleep as was out and about all day so didn't bother me. All staff very helpful and kind. Breakfast was free so was a good start to a busy day with hot food also available. Tea and coffee were available all day downstairs in the dining room and there was a coffee maker in the room.

All in all a good option for a cheaper stay which friendly staff, clean rooms, free wifi which worked well and a free breakfast.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Maastricht, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

From 9/13 till 9/18 we stayed at the Verve Hotel in Long Island City and it was awesome.

Before we went I tried to book a reasonably priced hotel in Manhattan but since I couldn't get a good deal we kept our reservation at the Verve Hotel. We didn't regret that, we had a wonderful time.
Within a 5 minutes' walk you'll find 3 subway stations. Within about 10 minutes the subway can take you directly to Time Square.
The rooms are large with free Wifi and a safe.
The breakfast was more than the average complimentary breakfast. The breakfast room was very clean and we had no problem getting a table.

The hotel surroundings are not very welcoming but we never felt not safe, night or day.

Justin and his frontdesk colleagues were awesome!!!
They informed us about all the nearby subway stations and every question we had, was answered with a lot of enthusiasm.
On our last day we picked up our rental car in Manhattan. When we got back to get our suitcases Justin told us to park the car in the garage so we didn't have to find street parking space. We had some navigation trouble, Justin even printed directions to Bear Mountain State Park.

If you are thinking about booking this hotel, don't hesitate, just book, you won't regret it !!

If we ever go back to NYC we will definitely stay at the Verve hotel again!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013 via mobile

Got to the hotel yesterday, parcel waiting behind desk as hoped. Receptionist was happy and helpful. Went to park car , wow if you use the car park, which is a necessity really , be careful about the sharp steep turn , I was luckily saved a scraped car by the hotel staff, one eve bran over the save the wing mirror.we had a good laugh but dreading the ascent.
The room , was an executive loads of space compared to a city room we have a jacuzzi bath weirdly in the room. Bed comfortable, yes we hear the subway but we opened the window as opposed to having air con. Pillows were lovely.
It takes twenty minutes to get to Times Square, around $9 for four journeys and eight stops. This place us recommended, yes in an industrial area but you are here to sleep. When we return next year will stay again.
Save your cash to spend in the city and stay here your savings are enormous.

Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

Been to NY few times before but never stayed outside Manhattan. Tried this hotel for a few nights just for a change of location and to save a few quid before staying in the Affinia! Was a bit dubious of location at first and expected little. Well i was wrong.
There is nothing wrong with the area except a little run down but much building going on and the locals are great. This will be growth area in 2 years time btw. Ate in local diners and loved it.
Hotel is great, rooms well kept, comp breakfast which is more than just coffee and croissant, and the staff are so nice, special mention for Justin on reception. Had one problem with a smoke alarm going faulty in the room but maintenance were up and fixed in 5 mins, no messing.
Free wi-fi in all rooms, not just in reception like some more expensive hotels.
Will stay again on my next holiday to nyc.
* I would suggest they get rid of the pc's in the business area and expand the breakfast room a little for peak times.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

We have just returned from our trip and cannot fault the Verve hotel at all!

We arrived fairly late at night, and we were welcomed by extremely friendly staff! We were tired and hungry - they gave us a bottle of water and a list of takeaways that would deliver!!

The rooms were huge, we had a nice hot tub and a lovely clean bathroom!

Breakfast was well cooked and filling. Healthy and slightly less healthy waffles available :)

The staff make this hotel amazing! The location is great and the subway is close and easy to use!

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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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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 Business Hotel in Long Island City
#1 Best Value Hotel in Long Island City
#1 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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