I stay in the LIC area quite often. Sometimes at this hotel, sometimes at others (based on availabilty). The key to this hotel is the restaurant. Even when I stay in other hotels, I will walk to this hotel to eat. It dwarfs the food in the Queens/Astoria area. I have yet to eat one thing that I did not like, and if you notice, they have "regulars", mainly business folks, who if they stay at the hotel M-F, they'll eat there at least 2-3 times b/c the food is so good. They also have a wonderful bartender, Durrell. I walk up and he knows what I want to drink, etc., before I have to ask! What a memory.
Again, the restaurant alone is a reason to stay at this hotel. Not to mention the fact that you are 2-3 blocks from the subway to Manhattan.