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4404 21st St, Long Island City, NY 11101-5006
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#7 of 38 hotels in Long Island City
Travelers' Choice
Property amenities
Paid private parking on-site
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Rooftop terrace
Baggage storage
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Non-smoking hotel
Shared lounge / TV area
ATM on site
Self-serve laundry
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Room features
Air conditioning
Bottled water
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, Filipino, Korean


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Grade: 95 out of 100
56Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
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Lori B wrote a review 15 Sep
2 contributions3 helpful votes
Here is my honest review of this hotel. It is very BASIC. There are no bells and whistles at all. I didn't realize until my stay that this class of hotel is considered 3 star and that's exactly what it is. I'm really quite confused about all the glowing, positive reviews. I guess everyone's standards are different. First I will start with the PROS because it wasn't all bad. The staff is great, very friendly, helpful, and attentive. I had a few minor issues and they were addressed and rectified (when possible) in a timely manner. The location is great. There are plenty of places to get food, groceries etc. There are restaurants in the area. Very close proximity to Manhattan. The breakfast is included and it is good. Not your typical continental breakfast but bacon, eggs, sausage, pancakes etc. The area felt safe so that's definitely a plus. The hotel is very clean. Proper COVID protocols in place. Refrigerator in the room and a bottle of water left in the room daily. The shower is pretty amazing as far as water pressure goes. Now for the CONS. Again this is a very BASIC hotel. If that's what you're looking for then this is the place for you. This property definitely needs some updating, sprucing up, renovating or something. The mattress was terribly uncomfortable in my opinion. It was soft and lumpy. I asked for a replacement and was told by the front desk all of the mattresses were like that. There is no closet in the room only a garment rack. I had a room with a King size bed. The room is very small and the bathroom is small. The rooftop definitely doesn't look like the pics on the site. The only thing nice about the rooftop is the view. Like I said before this place definitely needs a refresh. It does have potential to be better if they spruced it up a bit. Maybe some paint and clean the rugs in the hallways. BASIC, BASIC, BASIC is all I can say. For some people this may be enough but for me it definitely wasn't. If someone wrote a detailed review like this when I was looking for somewhere to stay I wouldn't have chosen this place. You get what you pay for PERIOD!!! For reference I stayed here for a 4 day 3 night stay in September. And lastly there is scaffolding on the front and side of the building which made this place even more unappealing. (I know the scaffolding is only temporary)
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Date of stay: September 2021
Response from LIC Hotel Reservations, Guest Services / Front Office at LIC Hotel
Responded 1 week ago
Greetings, Thank you so much for taking time out of your day to leave detailed feedback! We are thankful for the opportunity to accommodate you. With our awesome location, cleanliness, spacious rooms, and a full breakfast included at no extra charge, most of our guests love our hotel. However, we completely understand that our hotel is not for everyone and we are completely receptive to all feedback and will take the appropriate steps highlighted in your review to ensure our guests continue to have a great experience. Thank you so much for staying at the LIC Hotel and have a great day!
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Minooka_Mary wrote a review Jun 2021
Pittsburgh24 contributions38 helpful votes
Just returned from 2 days at the LIC Hotel - this place is a GREAT value. Staff is great and special shout out to Maurice who makes your day with a great reception as you check in. The hotel is clean and amazingly roomy to be in NYC and not costing $400 a night. I was very pleasantly surprised. We got a parking space in the lot and were able to look out from our hotel room and see our car! Subway nearby to take you anywhere. A Trader Joes is popping up about 2 blocks away. Very very convenient. I WILL return.
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Date of stay: June 2021
2 Helpful votes
Response from LIC Hotel Reservations, Guest Services / Front Office at LIC Hotel
Responded 1 week ago
Greetings Mary, We sincerely appreciate the opportunity to accommodate you! There is nothing more motivating or rewarding than receiving feedback (both good and bad) from well-traveled individuals such as yourself. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again soon!
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Ondrej K wrote a review Dec 2020
Trnava, Slovakia564 contributions100 helpful votes
We enjoyed our stay at the hotel. We stayed there for two weeks in October 2019, it means before all the pandemic restrictions and new conditions. We hope for the possibility to come back. LIC is a standard hotel offering standard services and everything worked well. The rooms are spacious and well equipped. The WIFI worked properly. The added value of the hotel is the location and external spaces. The subway station is around the corner, the city center you can reach in few minutes. The grocery is just around the corner as well. The roof top area is amazing! You can bring your own food there or have drink and observe the evening skyline. Definitely recommend! The breakfast is the basic US type. For us Europeans it was quite monotonous. Hardly to expect vegetables, cheese or salami. That is why we have chosen for several times to have our breakfast at Court Square Diner - they offer great variety of breakfast types (be aware of huge portions :) Generally we were satisfied.
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Date of stay: January 2020
2 Helpful votes
shagron wrote a review Mar 2020
mansfield, nottinghamshire153 contributions94 helpful votes
Enjoyed a lovely 3 night stay with my partner. The hotel is located within 5mins of subway. Staff are very friendly and helpful. Rooms are basic but clean. A free breakfast is included in your stay and free tea and coffee is served thoughout the day and night.
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Date of stay: February 2020
2 Helpful votes
Response from lichotelnyc, General Manager at LIC Hotel
Responded 6 Mar 2020
Greetings, We at the LIC Hotel thank you for providing us an opportunity to accommodate you. We are happy to hear that you and your partner enjoyed your stay with us, and we are grateful to play a part in your visit to the Big Apple. We hope to have you again at the hotel in the future. Thank you for staying at the LIC Hotel.
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John S wrote a review Feb 2020
Plymouth, United Kingdom26 contributions22 helpful votes
This was our second stay in this hidden gem of a hotel...staff first class always a hello and goodbye on the reception. Breakfast always fresh and tasty Rooms clean and comfortable after a long day in the big city. Already looking at booking our next stay for next year. Highly recommended
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
2 Helpful votes
Response from lichotelnyc, General Manager at LIC Hotel
Responded 17 Feb 2020
Greetings John, We are sincerely grateful for another opportunity to accommodate you two again and are pleased that you had another great stay. If you need assistance with anything furthermore, please do not hesitate to reach out directly. I hope you had a safe and smooth travel back to the UK! Maurice
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Frequently Asked Questions about LIC Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to LIC Hotel?
Nearby attractions include MoMA PS1 (0.4 km), The Cliffs at LIC (0.2 km), and The Secret Theatre (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at LIC Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and breakfast buffet.
Which room amenities are available at LIC Hotel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at LIC Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at LIC Hotel?
Yes, paid private parking on-site and paid public parking nearby are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to LIC Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include John Brown Smokehouse, Court Square Diner, and Niforos Coffee Shop.
Is LIC Hotel located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.5 km away from the centre of Long Island City.
Are any cleaning services offered at LIC Hotel?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at LIC Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, Korean, and Filipino.
Are there any historical sites close to LIC Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting The National 9/11 Memorial & Museum (7.0 km), World Trade Center Memorial Foundation (6.9 km), and Hamilton Park (6.3 km).
Is LIC Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.