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“A diamond in LIC!” 4 of 5 stars
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Z New York Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   11-01 43rd Avenue, Long Island City, NY 11101   |  
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Ranked #4 of 23 hotels in Long Island City
Gothenburg, Sweden
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“A diamond in LIC!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Located in Long Island City, just across the East River from Manhattan. The area is a little "seedy" (to say the least) but the hotel shines like a diamond in the worn area. First of all, the reception staff are absolutely amazing. So nice and serviceminded.

The rooms are far better than what you get for the same price in manhattan. The beds are very comfortable and all rooms have a view against the Manhattan skyline. Unfortunately the windows where really dirty, please cleen them!

Housekeeping had also been able to be a little better, because the interior is black so visible light dust, and the AC was dirty.
The shower is large but needed to be scrubbed., Shampoo and other products are included, and they were great things. The sink sitting out of the room and not inside the bathroom. Toilet door is only in frosted glass and will not lock, hear well through which can be good to know.

The breakfast was okay, bagels and assorted breads, yogurt, etc.. Unfortunately it was the same selection every day. If you go there for a week so if you get tired fast. Please, change the flavor of the yogurt and sometimes have slightly different breads. Would also be nice with some other toppings than just jam and maybe some fruit??. It probably depends on what you're used to eating, but it was not feeling so healthy!

Free shuttle bus every hour to drop you off at Bloomingdales. If the bus is full they will arrange quickly an extra taxis for those who did not fit. If it no traffic it takes 10min otherwise it can take up to 30min to get there.
You can also take the metro from the Queensboro Plaza, but it takes about 10-15 minutes to walk there and the area feels NOT secure. Met people who looked really wierd.

You can rent bicycles at the hotel and I would certainly recommend to cycle down to LIC Landing at Hunters Point and sit there and take something and drink and watch the sunset over Manhattan. Lovely place. Be careful when you ride there.
Local place John "somethin" Smokehouse just a block down from the hotel had great food!

We lived on the 3rd floor and heard almost none of the parties in the rooftop bar on the weekends.
Free Wifi and safteybox! Awesome"

To the hotel:

Try to keep the rooms in top condition and do not let them go down, fix abraded paint etc directly.

Vary the breakfast and try to make it a little healthier and more fun.

Put out some plant or other in the hallways. They look really boring.

Never stop beeing so kind and servideminded as you are, you are really amazing. Made everyone feel welcome!

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

first of all thanks to the managers (ARMANDO & IGOR) and the satff.
The rooms are perfect with a beautyfull view over manhattan.the staff was very kind and always there to help you and they had a shuttle service every day and every houre to manhattan. It is just a perfect hotel.
Best regards Pter and MAbel form zanzibar.

Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

I'm really fussy when it comes to hotels but I was massively impressed with the Z Hotel. This was a last minute, panic stricken booking after my previous hotel was double booked. Must admit I was concerned that the location was going to be a problem but rest assured its not. Its an amazing hotel. Beautiful decor, pleasant and helpful staff and the rooms were amazing. Although small they were lovely, cosy and the views...wow the views from the room and rooftop of Manhattan were out of this world. It was clean and tidy and I loved it. It had a free shuttle bus to and from the hotel to Bloomingdales but a few blocks away from he subway.

Can't fault the hotel and would recommend to anyone looking for a relaxing stay. As for the noise I didn't experience any noise myself. Thank you for an amazing stay in the best city in the world (baring London haha)

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

We recently stayed at Z Hotel while out of town for a wedding. The hotel was very clean and staff were friendly. Although the atmosphere was a bit stark, the view of the city was breathtaking! We enjoyed drinks at the downstairs bar, but the late-night noise from the rooftop lounge was a bit much.

There is no parking available other than street parking. Also, the hotel is located in a pretty industrial area. As a result, we had a good bit of trouble trying to get a cab or car service. Plan accordingly.

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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Durham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014 via mobile

Stayed here December 2012 & 2013 and will be staying again December 2014 on our annual NYC shopping trip.
This will be our 10th year in a row and after finding the Z ,I would never stay in manhattan again.
You would never get a room with a view like this and at this price.
Great service from staff and a very clean modern room.
The area is not an issue at all,and it's 5 mins away from the subway.
Fair enough there are not lots of bars etc nearby,but you can be in manhattan in 15 mins so it's hardly an issue.
The roof top is closed in winter so there's no noise either.
I've stayed in some of the more pricey hotels in New York,like the Waldorf and I can honestly say I would choose the Z every time.

Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014 via mobile

Avoid this establishment on the weekends. I have had bouncers try to prevent me from entering the building and loud noise from the party in the roof prevent me from sleeping, even 5 floors away. While this place is probably fine on a quiet night, absolutely avoid Thurs - Sun if you want any sleep or if you want to enter your hotel without being accosted by a bouncer. Buyer beware.

  • Stayed May 2014
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Lisa G, Director of Sales at Z New York Hotel, responded to this review, June 5, 2014
Dear Sir:

Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback. In light of your stay with us, my apologize that you feel you didn't have a restful stay. We do advise our guest at check-in that an event will be occurring on the rooftop and should you be sensitive to noise, a lower floor is recommended. We want to provide every guest with the utmost comfort during their stay. We are currently taking steps to correct the noise level to ensure a restful night. You will see a definite improvement and hope that you'll want to give the Z another try. With regards to the bouncer/security, it is very important that our security team greets every guest coming to the hotel in a respectable and professional manner. There are separate entrances for our hotel guest and guest attending the rooftop. This creates for a safe and controlled environment for everyone.

Should you have any further questions, please feel free to contact me directly.

Lisa
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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014 via mobile

I love the stay at Z Hotel and Armando offered the best customer Service ever at the front desk!! He was very helpful
with everything!!
It was a Great experience!!
The rooms were clean and nice!! The view to manhatan was amazing!!
Overall I loved my stay:))

  • Stayed May 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 11-01 43rd Avenue, Long Island City, NY 11101
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Location: United States > New York > Long Island City
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Family Hotel in Long Island City
#4 Romantic Hotel in Long Island City
#5 Business Hotel in Long Island City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Z New York Hotel 4*
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