Stayed here for a st Patrick's days weekend and the as previous reviews have stated, this hotel is a cheap alternative to staying in manhatten, the subway is five minutes away, with 3 stops to fifth ave. The rooms are spacious modern and clean, the shower was great always plenty of hot water. The reception area is tiny, someone has done a great job on their website making the reception and bar area look much bigger than it really is.
The staff were all friendly, if you are doing New York on a budget then this would do you nicely.
The proximity to the subway does mean that you can hear the subway throughout the night, but it's not a big deal, the air con is noisy and as it cuts in and out throughout the night this could be an issue for light sleepers.
Things to note; the hotel will take a 100doller deposit for incidentals, if you put this on your card, it will take a week or so to get this refunded, if you pay cash you collect it on checkout!
When getting cabs back to the hotel from manhatten, cab drivers are not likely to know this hotel, but they seem to know the Holiday Inn, which is across the road, so ask them to take you there.
If you are going to do the touristy thing around the Statue of Liberty, don't pay for the boat tours, the statue and Ellis island are still closed due to hurricane sandy, so get on the Staten Island ferry, go to Staten Island and come back again on the same ferry, it goes past the statue and its free.
To summarise, it's a good little hotel, but you get what you pay for
- 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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- Hotel Vetiver Long Island City, New York