The people at reception were all helpful and particular credit to Joe for his willingness to offer any travel tips. The location is good in that you are barely 20 minutes from Manhattan and 5 minutes walk from the nearest subway station. The view of Manhattan is none too shabby so ask for a room at the front!
The room was more than adequate with a king-size bed and serviceble bathroom.
Breakfasts were good and there were even two respectable hot dishes on offer.
Long Island City is worth considering as a location for price-quality compared with Manhattan and, unless you have mega-bucks, the view is better!