The hotel overall was a great place to stay. We found all the staff very friendly and helpful. we stayed 4nights and found it was really good value to be out of manhattan. Be cautious ant staying Friday and Saturday nights though if you like your sleep.
Our flight in to New York was delayed but a short phone call to the desk and there was no problem with a very late check-in.
Originally our room was on the second floor but the man on the front desk put in a request to move us up for a better view and we were very pleased we were moved. The view of manhattan from any of the rooms above the 3rd floor is amazing.
The rooms themselves were clean and modern and the bathroom was good too. The shower room door is a little strange in that it isn't really a proper door, just a pane of frosted glass.
Travelling to and from Manhattan each day was really easy. The shuttle service runs really well and when the bus was filled there was a replacement called up to collect those who didn't have a seat. The subway station is only a 10 minute walk away if you are staying out late or just want a bit more flexibility. We walked down 23rd street to 43rd ave until we reached the hotel!
There are places to eat in Long Island city too if you don't feel like heading back into the hassle and bustle of manhattan. A 15-20 minute walk takes you to a collection of bars, restaurants and shops. We stopped at blend on vernon boulevard.
The only problem we had with the hotel was the noise on the Friday night. Although having read reviews we were expecting loud noise the rest of the experience we were not expecting and we weren't actually informed about the event by the hotel staff. We could hear the music from the corner of 23rd and 43rd on the walk home! Arriving back to the hotel there was a crowd of people outside and it did not feel like a hotel. One of the lifts was out of order because someone was sick in it. There isn't actually anything stopping party guests getting access to any of the floors either. perhaps an express elevator for party guests or one reserved for hotel guests would be better/ more secure. When we arrived back in our room on the 10th floor the music was ridiculous. Further into the evening there had been fireworks arranged about 2 blocks away which exploded at about our level which was a fright when you are just managing to fall asleep! It was disappointing as this was our last night in New York before heading off.
All in all we would stay here again but only during the week. Although the party atmosphere is great sometimes, it's not when you pay to sleep in a hotel, not a nightclub.
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