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“Good choice for NYC” 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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Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
“Good choice for NYC”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

This is our second visit to the Verve in 2 years. We've chosen this hotel due to the proximity to NYC and the positive reviews listed on TA.

The hotel continues to be a wise choice when visiting NY. It is located within easy walking distance to subway stations. It takes app 15 mins from the Queens Plaza Station to 7th Ave and 53rd taking the E train, which we found to be a good starting point for Broadway, Central Park and if you're up to the walk, Hell's Kitchen.

The hotel is located among other hotels, so you are in a fairly "tourist" area. However, I wouldn't say that this area is necessarily well lit. You may be wise to walk with others and pay attention to landmarks to and from the stations to get back to the hotel, especially if you get turned around in the station.

We found the staff to again be polite and helpful. A special thank you to Tom who is available to help out with navigating questions and to keep you smiling with his humor.

Underground parking is available for $25/day (+tx), but you may also be able to find on street parking.

I would agree with other reviews stating that there are places in the hotel that could use some updating. Our carpeting was stained, as were the curtains, and the lampshade smelled of smoke. There is a strict non-smoking policy (you will need to place a $100.00 security deposit against smoke damage to your room upon check in) so I assume this is from when rooms were once allocated as smoking rooms.

If you're looking for an affordable, convenient hotel with a good reputation, you will not be disappointed with the Verve.

Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Great hotel outside the City. Perfectly nice and very helpful employees. The room was really comfortable. Since there are a couple of metro stations just around the corner you can reach Manhattan/Times Square in just 15 minutes. The Continental breakfast was pretty good, freshly made waffles, etc. Water and coffee are free at any time. Definitely would recommened stayin there!!! Easy to reach the hotel from LaGuardia.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 via mobile

3 munites walk to metro station, at 100 metres north there is a market you can buy sandwiches, I was very disturbing as a customer but they were very friendly. All of the employees were nice. I will definitely stay in here again. Thanks a lot

Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Room is okay, breakfast is okay. The overall cleanliness is not up to scratch. The room furniture, especially the couches are very dirty. Otherwise the staff are very friendly and helpful. The hotel is close to the Queens plaza tube station but if you are on holiday, SOHO is probably a better call for a location (and in Manhattan)

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Spent 2 nights here on May 2014. No complaints at all. Check in and out fast and efficient. Nice spacious room with everything you would need. At night it was peaceful no noise from surrounding area. Wifi worked fine on my phone and tablet. Breakfast was more than ample for a good start to the day choice of cereals, oatmeal, eggs and sausage patty, bagels, bread, waffles, and fresh fruit served from 6am which was great as we needed to be on the first ferry of the day to Statue of Liberty. Few minutes walk to 2 subway stations even for oldies like us so easy to get to Manhattan and the rest of the city. Best of all was the price really great in a city where hotels are way over priced.

Room Tip: Had room high up facing the school, no complaints.
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

When visiting New York, and after a day of touring, the last thing you need is a noisy Hotel. We found the Verve to be the exact opposite. There is no pool or hotel bar, so you do not have that irritating noise of gathered people. This place is super quiet, and soundproof also. Not once did I hear screaming kids running up and down the halls, no loud and obnoxious drunks, or other annoying people. Most of the people I saw here were from out of the Country,so maybe that would be the reason there was a calm quiet atmosphere. The staff was OUTSTANDING. They were there to answer every annoying question and provide great service. This was the first hotel in the New York area that didn't treat us like dumb f--k tourists, that were $$$$$ signs to them. This is the 7th time I have been to New York, and I now have a returning place. The good is, the beds are great, the room was clean and the water pressure is excellent. the water even drained great. (Never ever standing water up to your ankles.) We had three rooms for 4 nights and not one complaint.The location was not more than a 3 minute walk to two train stations nearby. The breakfast area was well cleaned and stocked. No looking for a table. Enjoyable stay, and this will be our location in the future. Kudos to your staff, and thank you for a great stay.

Room Tip: Try the higher floors. Not one noise complaint
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

This hotel is 10 mins by underground from all the sights in New York. Buy the week ticket on the underground @ $31 & you won't go far wrong. Hotel is clean & reception staff couldn't be more helpful. The room was a little tired but had got everything you need for a comfortable stay. If you need a taxi don't book through the hotel, just flag 1 down from outside. If booked through the hotel the taxi company NOT the hotel add $20 extra

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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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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