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Hotel Vetiver
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   29-11 39th Ave, Long Island City, NY 11101   |  
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Ranked #6 of 23 hotels in Long Island City
Zurich, Switzerland
1 review
“clean, comfortable, good location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

It was in Queens region of new york city. It was easily connected to all touristic places. Times square was reachable in 20 min by subway (good for NY scale). It was clean and comfortable. The room was quite modern but the hotel itself was not fancy and dis nit have fancy lobby! I recommend a stay there!

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service

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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014 via mobile

I want to say that if it wasn't for the front desk lady Joanna, Brian who helped me with my luggage or anything I asked and housekeeping for keeping my room tidy I wouldn't return.
Joanna was so so very pleasant to me. During my stay (for a week) I was greeted and welcomed by Joanna and Brian..as if it was my first day visiting your hotel. Unfortunately the young lady who does the breakfast was not only rude and unfriendly but VERY SLOW with service.
I left about a $60.00 tip specifically for the 3 individuals (1.Joanna, 2. my housekeeper (I don't know their name) and 3. the houseman Brian for OUTSTANDING customer service!
Also your hotel was very pleasing to the eye. Very clean and neat. I will reconsider my stay with you because of the great individuals who helped my stay more welcoming.

  • Stayed April 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

We did a round-trip of the East Coast and started off with a hotel near Times Square and booked Hotel Vetiver for our last night before leaving the country. Based on the price I paid, and the fact that breakfast was included in the price, I wasn't expecting too much and I was pleasantly surprised!

The hotel is very close to the subway station which has frequent trains into Manhattan (6 stops to Times Square). Three blocks further, you can also get the E train to JFK, so it's very convenient.

The hotel itself is stylish and modern, our room was clean and the bed was massive. We were upgraded from a studio, which we booked to a bigger room and it was very spacious!! (I'm assuming that the shorter your stay, the more likely they are to upgrade you if there's free rooms as I doubt that there is any walk-up business).

Also, the dining and drinking options in the area, whilst a bit more limited than downtown, is cheaper and actually makes choosing a bit easier. (If using the Tripadvisor app specific for NYC, many places in the area are not listed there, so don't think there is nothing!).

Room Tip: I would ask for a room with a view when booking (we didn't have one, but it didn't matter).
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

3 sisters from Belfast came here to stay because it was more affordable than manhattan hotel prices on offer. The beds were comfortable the continental breakfast great to set you up for the day and staff lovely. 3 minute dander to the subway to get to Times Square and a further 5 minutes to a different subway line to see different parts of Manhattan. We flew in to Newark and travelled to the hotel by train and subway which was doable to cut costs, with heavier luggage though it may prove difficult for some but a train ticket at $12.50 and then we bought a subway ticket for the week at $31 you can't beat it, we did opt for a courtesy car via the hotel for the journey home as our baggage had got heavier with the shopping! This cost us each $30. The hotel has a lovely restaurant/bar next door called The Dutch Centrall - great for happy hour drinks and food also good if you need a break from Manhattan but we never did it was good for a drink before bed or an early lunch before hitting the city. We had a fabulous 7 nights at this affordable, comfortable hotel and recommend it with pleasure.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

Location: Instead of staying in Manhattan island at high prices, we preferred to stay at Hotel Vetiver at very reasonable price. The hotel is in just 2-3 minutes walking distance to the subway station (39 Av.). By taking N or Q train, you can be at Times Square in 15 minutes. The neighborhood was safe and there were a market and diner nearby in case of any need.

Room: We as a group of 3 stayed at a room with two double beds. The room was spacious, tidy and nicely decorated. We had enough space for each person and 5 big suitcases! The housekeeping service was perfect. It was so comforting to relax on great smelled linens after a long day in NYC.

Breakfast: At our first day, we loved the breakfast! There were bagels, croissants, 2 types of jam, several yoghurts, cheese, cake, cereals and fruit salad. The breakfast had all types of food that we needed to boost our energy for the day. But it was repetitive! On the 6th day, we got bored from the breakfast. May be it would be better to serve different kind of foods in different days.

Service: All hotel employees were friendly, smiling and attentive. They were always willing to help and did their best to satisfy our needs. Especially great thanks to Nargiza!

Overall: Hotel Vetiver will be our first choice if we go to NYC again! And I know we will one day:)

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Tadley, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

Stayed for 7 nights. Friendly, helpful staff. Easy access to the subway.Clean room, comfy beds and so peaceful after a day in Manhattan.Slightly disappointed - no fridge, no kettle (coffee maker heated water very slowly but didn't boil) and no view. Breakfast room ran out of food or utensils every day, but we really appreciated breakfast, especially fresh fruit and croissants.
Enjoyed our stay and would recommend.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

We liked the convenience of this hotel to the city. The room was clean, modern, and clean. We loved the balcony and view of the city from the room. We had the top floor. We also loved how the area had a lot of restaurants and stores. The bed was very comfortable and the linens were clean and of good quality. The only thing that we didn't like is the noise of the trains going back and forth, but it was tolerable. Other than that, we enjoyed our stay. We will definitely go back!

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 29-11 39th Ave, Long Island City, NY 11101
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Location: United States > New York > Long Island City
Amenities:
Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Romantic Hotel in Long Island City
#3 Business Hotel in Long Island City
#6 Family Hotel in Long Island City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hotel Vetiver 2.5*
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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