If this is your first time to visit New York, you’ll probably regret choosing the Verve as it’s not really in the centre of all the excitement. If however you are familiar with the city, you’ll be perfectly happy with the short subway ride into Manhattan with a choice of two or three lines that will get you anywhere you need to go. Actually what I appreciated most was probably Line F heading in the other direction, as it’s a direct route to JFK.
My room was large and comfortable, and great value, only $120 a night on a pre-Christmas weekend, which for NYC is a real bargain. Staff were friendly, breakfast was fine. View was of a large taxi cab parking lot, so a bit drab, but the area wasn’t in the least dangerous and I’m sorry I didn’t have more time to discover Queens.I thought I would check out some local restaurants, but between going to the theatre and shopping, I never did get around to it and spent all my time in Manhattan. Would certainly 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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- Also Known As:
- Verve Hotel, An Ascend Collection Hotel Long Island City
- Ascend Collection Long Island City
- Verve Hotel, An Ascend Collection Long Island City, New York