I was in New York to run the New York Marathon and needed a place to stay that would not break the bank. It was still expensive, but not nearly as bad as staying in Manhattan. And frankly, after staying here, I would never stay in Manhattan again. I mean it's a 10 minute subway ride and you are right next to several lines here, so it is practically like staying there anyway.
The hotel itself was pretty nice and comfortable, but it was also very basic. I did miss having a pool/hot-tub after the race, but that was really the only thing I missed. My only complaint was that there was a lot of neighborhood noise when I stayed there. The street noise in the morning and in the evening the church across the street was having a wedding and the music was really LOUD. Made sleeping difficult. I don't think that is a normal occurrence, however.
I gave the hotel 4 stars because of the overall deal and comfort, but if this hotel was somewhere else, I would probably only have given it 3 stars. I would definitely stay there again though.
- 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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