We had previously stayed in the area but at a different hotel (which was a bit too expensive this time) and based on the good reviews on tripadvisor we choose Vetiver. Things that are important to us are: friendly and helpful staff, free wifi, complementary breakfast. Vetiver offered all those things to a good rate and is close to the subway.
Good things: the price, the bed, the bathroom, the breakfast (cereals, milk, juice, tea/coffee and bagels with cream cheese plus fruits). A small fridge in the room, and two stove plates so you could boil tea water (you have to bring your own tea). Good TV. Close to subway.
Bad things: noisy AC plugged into the wall with cold air blowing right trough it, and all the street noises as well. We stayed in March with temperatures a few degrees below zero and it was either really cold in the room or noisy with dry air. The bed is right next to the AC and cold air blows in day and night since the AC goes on and off automatically. Sometimes painstakingly slow WIFI. Slow elevator that picked up people on its way up even though they had pressed "down". Not friendly or helpful staff: when we arrived we noticed that there was construction work going on across the street from the hotel. At the check in we asked for a quiet room because of it. The receptionist just looked at us and said: I think this is. We went up and found ourselves in a room facing the construction site. Which brings us to the next point: the view of Manhattan skyline. You have to step out on the balcony and look far to your right to see it. What you see from the window is a construction site. It wouldn't have bothered us as much as it did if it weren't for the fact that the hotel prides itself with the skyline view.
All together: we will not stay here again. It never felt inviting or comfortable thinking about going back to the hotel room after spending a day in Manhattan. Although we have to say that the low price made it acceptable, and together with the breakfast, it kept us from feeling scammed.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Vetiver is the newest addition to the luxury boutique hotels in Long Island City. We have elegantly styled guestrooms that were designed to welcome guests from around the world. Our spacious guest rooms have private balconies overlooking the Manhattan skyline, kitchenettes that include utensils and glasses for in room dining, spa-like bathrooms, large closet space for extended stay guests, and 24/7 concierge service that will handle all guest needs.With only steps away from Manhattan our location is convenient to many of the attractions of Manhattan, including the Empire State Building, Central Park, the United Nations, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Statue of Liberty, Times Square, Union Square, Byrant Park, Macy's Herald Square, Grand Central, Penn Station & Madison Square Garden and it is within a short drive of LaGuardia, JFK and Newark airports. We can arrange accommodation for meetings & events that can be held indoor or our patio outdoor.Hotel Vetiver welcomes all business and leisure travelers to enjoy the convenience and luxury a hotel should have. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Vetiver Long Island City, New York