I booked the jacuzzi room at the Verve after reading all the rave reviews. I had really high expectations since it was rated as the No 1 hotel in Queens. Much to my disappointment, upon arrival the area really is desolate. There is nothing nearby and it is about a 5-7 minute walk from the nearest metro station along a less than desirable rooad full of rubbish and busy traffic.
The room itself was fine apart from the noise of the train going past every few minutes. It was a fairly big room with a view of the building site and train line outside.
Breakfast was another let down with processed sausage cakes, processed peeled hard boiled eggs and processed scrambled eggs being the only hot food on offer served on polystyrene plates. The free 24/7 coffee is from a vending machine. Not quite as good "Starbucks" as other users have posted before - this is instant coffee.
After staying here and basing my stay on the amazing reviews below, I'd also have to question the validity of them as many of the people who have 1 contribution seem to have completely over exxagerated the hotel.
Whilst the Verve hotel is cheap, it really is a 2* hotel and everything about it reflects this. If you are on a shoe strong budget then stay here as you won't find cheaper in Manhattan but if you are looking for some classy romance then I would pay a little extra and look elsewhere.
- 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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