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.
- 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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