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“" Long Island City Jewel "”
The staff was great and always helpful. The surrounding neighborhoods are full of neat little restaurants with great food and diversity. I felt totally secure my entire stay. The hotel is not located where you would expect, but the location is great, in a really neat neighborhood. You cross the 59th. street bridge and you're in Manhatten. Subways close to the hotel. The ride from La Guardia is only 15 minutes to the hotel, 5 miles. Stay at the Verve on your next trip to NYC, you won't regret it.
“Best Choice for Manhattan on a Budget”
I found this hotel after becoming discouraged by the exorbitant prices of Manhattan hotels. A five-minute subway ride across the river, this clean, comfortable hotel was half the price of any decent hotel I could find in Manhattan. The neighborhood is a bit empty on weekends, but is safe, and well-lit at night - my wife and I never felt uncomfortable walking the two blocks from the train station back to the hotel in the evening. The front-desk staff were friendly and helpful, the bed was large and comfortable, and the room had a big flat-screen TV and a fridge. It was the perfect spot to come back to after a long day of walking around the city.
I thought that the hotel itself was great...but I don't think I will stay in Queens next time. There's not much to there breakfeat but it's a nice snack to start off your morning. There was also no food vending in the hotel but the guy at the front desk gave me some fruit and things from the dinning area witch I thought was very nice of him.
“Excellent alternative to expensive Manhattan hotels”
The Verve has a justified reputation as the best small hotel in Queens. Located between two nearby subway stops, it's just across the East River in the Long Island City neighborhood. The hotel provides many amenities, incl. in-room refrigerator, safe, wall-mounted TV and quality furnishings. With five soft pillows and a comfortable bed, good rest is assured. Complimentary breakfast, 3 available computers, and all-night coffee self-service are some of its other features. Staff is very helpful and can provide transportation options. Restaurants are plentiful farther north on 36th and at the N-line's final stop on Ditmars Avenue; suggest Latin or Greek because those neighborhoods are distinctive for their cuisine. Only serious complaint might be about noise - not just the steady rattle of the subway a couple of blocks away, but also because the lobby is open 24 hrs/day and some guests don't seem to understand that rumbling in at midnight may wake others. Breakfast is varied and plentiful, but bakery goods seem day-old and the popular waffle irons may yearn for a better waffle batter.
gem of a hotel, a few block walk and two subway stations away from Manhattan.
New facility. Good location in an up and coming area near subway stops. Friendly staff and management. Reasonable rate. Parking in garage at $20 extra, but worth it.
“Will Stay Again!”
Great hotel. Staff was excellent. No bugs, no dirt, no mess. Great free breakfast and wireless internet - they even have computers/printers for guests to use. Laundry room was also appreciated!
My wife and I visited New York at the end of December 2008. We couldn't afford to pay $300-$400 per night for a room in Manhattan. We ran across the Verve hotel on Expedia after searching EVERYWHERE for a decent deal. We got the room for three nights for under 1/3 of what we would have paid elsewhere. What a deal! The hotel is very new. The staff was extremely friendly and trying to please. The were more than willing to give advice on the city and subway lines, etc. The continental breakfast exceeded our expectations. The hotel is about three blocks from the Queensboro subway stop, so you have access to local and express lines. My wife and I rode a bus from Baltimore that dropped us in midtown Manhattan. It wasn't much of a hastle at all to ride the subway across the river to Queens, drop our bags, and head back to Manhattan. The hotel is that close . . . we never had to pay cab fares. The subway stop is literally a five minute walk. The hotel is in an up and coming area. We never felt in any danger though. I wouldn't necessarily want my wife walking from the subway to the hotel alone at night--but together, we felt fine, and we were out until the wee hours of the morning. We would DEFINITELY stay again. The location is amazing--it's right across the river, and the subway ride is literally five minutes to midtown. The hotel is in great condition and VERY spacious for a New York hotel (yes, the bathroom is private). I hope when we go back we can stay at the Verve again.
“Great place to stay”
I just stayed one night, but I walked around the neighborhood right after I arrived. It is in kind of an industrial area but there a few restaurants that can be walked to, not fancy, but good food and reasonable prices. The cafe has a good grilled cheese sandwich. The subway is a few blocks away and is a pretty quick ride into Manhattan. The accommodations were very nice. The bed was very comfortable. My only complaint was that the treadmill was broken.
“5 min from central park great hotel”
5 min from central park great hotel, with indoor parking!