As hotels in New York City are mostly unaffordable, I went for this hotel in Long Island City, just across the East River from Manhattan. It is very conveniently located in the vicinity of three subway stations, which enables guests to choose from a variety of different trains and directions.
The staff is very helpful and friendly, and even the hotel manager is around most of the time and welcomes guests during breakfast. Breakfast is complimentary, so I probably should not complain, but I really missed some muffins and yogurt.
I had asked for a room on a higher floor with a city view, but we got one on the third floor with no particular view, which was a little disappointing. The beds and pillows are ok, but look a little worn. Two of the drawers of our dresser kept sliding out, so I guess the floor was a little uneven. We had to place a suitcase in front of them.
We could store our bags for $ 1 each, which was very convenient because we did not have to be at the airport until the evening.
- 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