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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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Ranked #2 of 23 Hotels in Long Island City
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“Very Friendly Hotel! ”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We stayed here 4 nights and were very pleased. The front desk staff went out of their way to be friendly and helpful every time we walked past. Due to the multitude of dining options throughout the city, we didn't take advantage of the breakfast, but it appeared fresh and plentiful. The complimentary, around-the-clock coffee and filtered water were a welcome offering. Being only 3 blocks from the nearest MTA station was a big plus, (It was only a 15 minute ride into Manhattan) making it far more affordable than staying in downtown. Overall, I would recommend this hotel to anyone seeking an affordable and convenient alternative to staying in Manhattan.

Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
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  • Cleanliness
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

For this trip, we went with two other families and only stayed for one night.

First impression of the hotel was average to middling. While I don't usually comment on the decor, it was so bland and threadbare as to notice. That thought process continued into the room, which had peeling wallpaper and scuffed doors.

That said, the room was large, clean and functional. The bed was very and comfortable (we did not try the pullout sofa); AC worked very well; we had a good night's sleep. Our room also included a microwave and a refrigerator. The bath was a comfortable size (although the marble sink was cracked), and the shower was hot with good water pressure.

The complimentary breakfast could have used fresh fruit - self-made waffles, sausage and hard-boiled eggs were the feature here, along with toast, cereal, fruit juice and coffee. The coffee is free all day - a nice feature.

Parking for this hotel is an interesting experience. Since the hotel charges for parking, I strongly suggest handing over the keys and allowing the staff to park your car. We happened on the garage entrance before we saw the front door, so we drove in. It's tight. Let the professionals handle it.

There are two subway stations within a couple of blocks (one in each direction) and easy access to Manhattan, and the room rate was great considering the proximity to transit. For that reason alone, I would definitely stay here again.

Room Tip: All the rooms are strange sizes and shapes, but we found that all three of our rooms on three differ...
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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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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Herford, Germany
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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.

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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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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 ( Wi-Fi ) Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Long Island City
#1 Business Hotel in Long Island City
#2 Romantic Hotel in Long Island City
#2 Family Hotel in Long Island City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Verve Hotel, An Ascend Collection 3*
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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