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“Just really average.”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of City View Inn

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City View Inn
Ranked #29 of 31 Hotels in Long Island City
Drums, Pennsylvania
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65 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Just really average.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2013 via mobile

Not dirty, not pristine. Very dated. Sign in the lobby says shuttle to the subway was every 30 minutes. It's really 30 minutes after you asked about it. That's when they called the Shuttle. I elected for the 20 min walk instead. I booked a king with a whirlpool. Whirlpool was just a bathtub. But on the upside, to make up for the some bad: check in time was 3pm. They let me check in very early. 10:30.

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potomac, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2013

Overall a good value for the buck. my room had minor issues, such as clogged bath tub drain, room lighting was a little dark, tv playback was not clear on both screen and sound. good breakfast. enjoyed the shuttle services.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Rio Rancho, United States
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2013

My wife and I stayed here as a stop on our honeymoon and were completely dissatisfied. It is not close to anything, and the shuttle service is unreliable! The room was like a 70's adult movie set with ridiculous mirrors taking up entire walls! The hallways, lobby, and worst of all, the room all smelled of generations of smoke. Cost was low, but spend the extra and stay somewhere else.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2013

First i'll preface by saying the good, their complementary breakfast, which I normally pass atother hotels was too good to resist. With that said, that was the ONLY positive thing about our experience. The hotel staff was unhelpful, and the room was DEPLORABLE. Had I not made the mistake of booking this for a two-night no refund special via hotwire, we would have run away! The bed was completely sunken in on the one side, right where someones middle region of their body would likely be. The refrigerator, alarm clock, and lights were all unplugged upon arrival. Being that we got their at bedtime, I decided to go downstairs and as soon as the gentleman saw me coming back down, he picked up the phone and immediately said, we only have one double bed room left sir on the phone. I got the hint. The next morning, we were told they have complementary shuttle service. Its actually a 'jitney' car service that they will call for you in the morning, but only after asking your room number to make sure you aren't checking out (see other reviews). After waiting for quite a while, the "shuttle" came. I use that term loosely. Upon coming back to the hotel after attending to our business in the city, I wanted to sit and do paperwork. Upon pulling out the chair at the desk, it was covered in various stains. You can leave your imagination as to what they were, as there were several, but I have my own views. The elevator is slow, the hallways stink of stale smoke. And to top it all off, its located in what appears to be an old orphanage building 100+ years old, with none of the charm, and across from a cemetery. We walked from the subway to the hotel the second night, its a good 20+ minute walk, and the neighborhood does appear to be pretty safe although no amenities nearby.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled on business
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United States
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4 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2013

This hotel, like all the ones in Long Island City - offers a TON in location and proximity to lots of Sunnyside and other great, affordable restaurants. Also shares with the others: staff who don't really care one way or the other. Since this attitude prevails throughout the LIC area, none of the hotels has any incentive to improve.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled solo
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Niagara Falls, New York
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2013

I booked this hotel for work as we were doing a job in mid-town Manhattan and it was close to where we needed to be. I realized I had made a mistake as soon as I walked in! The front desk is surrounded with bulletproof glass and the whole place is run down and dirty. The staff looked totally inconvenienced by our arrival and made little help to find parking which was virtually non existent. The rooms are dirty with the paint peeling off the walls and they have one elevator which is super slow. I was actually worried about bed bugs in this place and was getting nervous given the circumstances. I went down to the front desk the next day to tell them we were checking out early and I was greeted by a surly looking woman who actually said to me "what do you want?" when I approached the front desk. This place is miles away from the subway as well and the so called shuttle didn't leave when it was supposed to. If you walk it it will take about 1/2 an hour!! Do yourself a favor and don't stay here! Go stay in Brooklyn for less money and waaaaaay better quality hotels.

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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled on business
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Hermosillo, Mexico
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2013

You get what you pay for. Location is out of Manhattan but still good as you may use the closest metro station (40th) that takes you all the way to Times Square in 12-15 minutes ride. Little old fashion, full breakfast, beds comfortables, all BW features we can expect from this hotel chain, clean, in a safe neighborhood, but in front a cemetery. In the downside you might think about transportation to and from the metro station, they say there is a shuttle service between hotel and metro station. As we were a party of 5 people (2 adults, 3 children) we never received this service because taxis don't ride 5 persons eventhough they are children. So, because of several reasons they refused to provide this "free transportation". My family was a little tired because of this and unless they offer a lower rate I would stay here again.

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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Additional Information about City View Inn

Property: City View Inn
Address: 3317 Greenpoint Ave, Long Island City, NY 11101-2011 (Formerly BEST WESTERN City View Inn)
Region: United States > New York > Queens > Long Island City
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #29 of 31 Hotels in Long Island City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2 star — City View Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 71
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