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“Grate hotel ,Perfect location,grate service” 4 of 5 stars
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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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“Grate hotel ,Perfect location,grate service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

the hotel is 20 minutes in taxi from la guardia,when we arrive Antonie the front desk guy ,receive us with a grate smile,check in us fast and answer all my ? ,in a grate mode also advice us in many ways,the hotel is located outside of the city ,but my wife and i we was looking for a place to safe and enjoy New york so this hotel is 1 block away from the 39 ave subway and a block away from the Queens subway,we bought 2 ,7 days unlimited subway ticket ,and was really worted,
Antonie was very kind to advice us to buy the tickets from the MTA agent and not from the machine we pay 60$ for the ticket,but we travel from the central park to the wall street ,Brookling all manhathan,back and foward many times for 3 days with out stop and also use to get to the JFK airport using the Queens metro station (make sure have cash to buy the tickets metro agents dont take debit or credit card ) the room was very clean,staff very friendly and the breakfast (hot breakfast,eggs,sausages,waffles etc.thanks Antonie and staff greate price we pay $245 for 3 nights and save a lot also with the new york pass......................

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

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.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

My sister and I stayed here 8th to 11th December. We found the hotel to be great value for money compared to others in Manhattan. By staying further out of town we saved £200-300 and we just had to buy a subway pass for $30 to get us around New York. The rooms were a decent size with ample storage, a fridge and a safe. The beds were huge and so comfy. Even though we could see the trains passing by from our room, we didn't hear any noise at night. Having breakfast each morning was a bonus. There was a choice of cereal, toast, bagels, waffles and cooked items. The staff were very welcoming and extremely helpful when we wanted directions for Manhattan - special mention to the lovely Valerie. We found the area the hotel is situated in quite safe and there was a subway station either side - great for travelling to Manhattan or into Queens. Once in the city we loved Times Square, Bubba Gump's was great for a meal. We went to see Jersey Boys on Broadway - it was fantastic! We even did a horse and carriage ride around Central Park. All said and done this was a great value hotel for exploring New York. I would thoroughly recommend this hotel and especially this city to anyone wanting a great fun-filled holiday.

  • Stayed December 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

Just a short walk from the Subway, this hotel offers large rooms, free breakfast and a fitness center. Located in Long Island City, the subway train provides very quick access to Manhattan so if you don't need to sleep in Manhattan and don't want to pay high Manhattan prices for a small hotel room, this is the place for you. Staff is also very friendly and helpful.

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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

Stayed here for a few days on my first visit to New York. Unfortunately the place was not nearly as good as reviews here would suggest.

First of all the pros:
- The place was clean
- It is conveniently located with metro stops no more than 5 minute walk away which will take you into Manhattan in 10 minutes. Also convenient if you are catching the metro from JFK, there's a line which will take you to Jamaica where you can take the airtrain.
- You get a lot included for your money such as free use of a washing machine, breakfast and WiFi
- Relatively quiet, I at least had no noise complaints.

Unfortunately, for me, the negatives far out weighted the positives:
- upon checkin you are required to provide them with your passport and credit card which are copied back to front. No other form of ID such as driving license is accepted (for foreigners). Passports for all occupants need to be provided, not just the person paying. Even though I prepayed and my credit card was swiped for a deposit, they just took the card to the back to make actual photocopies of the front and back of the card, something I was not comfortable with at all. This as well as the copies of passports is very unusual for American hotels and was a first for me (and I have stayed in quite a few hotels). Apparently all of this is required for security and in case they have to evacuate the building; don't believe a word as if this was the case any form of government photo ID should have been sufficient
- the location, while convenient, really is not great. The area is very industrial and run down. While I didn't have any problems I also did not feel safe walking there at night.
- the rooms, while clean, were not great. The bed was not nearly as comfortable as one you would get in a holiday inn or courtyard which are very similarly priced. The aircon/heater was very, very loud. Too loud to be kept on over night. No proper temperature and fan control, just a red/blue dial and two fan speeds. This is fine to heat up or cool down the room quickly but just doesn't work at night if you are a light sleeper.
- breakfast, while free, was not great. There's free coffee and juice, waffles, bagels and some toast, but that's it. Again nothing like you can expect from one of the bigger chain hotels which sometimes offer deals with breakfast included. The breakfast room felt and looked like something one would expect in a hostel, from the plastic cutlery to the cardboard plates.

Bottom line, at the price there are much better hotels than this! The Verve simply didn't cut it for me.

Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

Stayed 3D2N

1 room is good, on par with other hotel of its type.

2 services were good, staff are easy to talk to and transaction is pretty quick

3 breakfast is simple not too elegant, but again it us what you paid for, so no issues on this one

4 wifi speed is average, cable channels are few (but hey you wont be all day in your room)

5 other amenities are just fine.

Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

After tiring travel, our first night at the Verve was really stressful. We had an extremely loud room next to us. After listening to blaring music, a screaming woman, and a banging head board for an hour, we called the front desk. They apologized but the noise did not stop. When we called again, the staff said they could not intervene. The toilet, faucet, and tub drain were all not functioning properly. I would not stay at the Verve again.

  • Stayed January 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 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
#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*
Number of rooms: 87
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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