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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
Travellers' Choice
At LIC Hotel, we emphasize cleanliness and comfort above all else and strive to provide our guests with the most convenient experience during their visit to the wondrous city of New York. Whether you are here to explore Manhattan or are traversing the local community in Queens, our hotel and staff are available to assist you to the best of our abilities. And at the end of the day, you can sit back with your loved ones and enjoy the spectacular view of Manhattan from our rooftop; truly a perfect way to wrap up a journey to New York!
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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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Ondrej K wrote a review Dec 2020
Trnava, Slovakia564 contributions98 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
1 Helpful vote
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: Travelled 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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VikkiBee wrote a review Feb 2020
Houghton-le-Spring, United Kingdom644 contributions324 helpful votes
I actually visited in September 2019, however due to travelling all over the world for the last 12 months, I am just in the process of writing all the reviews. This is my second stay in the LIC Hotel and it was just as good as the last one! The rooms are clean and BED BUG FREE with a safe and complimentary water. The bathroom was also very clean with a very powerful shower. Breakfast is included in the price and offer both hot and cold options with plenty of choice. It’s only a 15 minute subway ride into Manhattan and the subway station is only a 2 minute walk down the street which was perfect. I will definitely return again!
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
2 Helpful votes
Response from lichotelnyc, General Manager at LIC Hotel
Responded 11 Feb 2020
Greetings, Thank you so much for sharing your experience and for leaving such awesome praise. Based on your detailed feedback, we have a hunch you are a well-traveled individual which makes your commentary even more valuable. We hope to accommodate you again in the near future. Thank you for staying at the LIC Hotel.
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Melissa S. wrote a review Jan 2020
Houston, Texas2 contributions2 helpful votes
I booked the 2 twin bed room for $79/night. PROS: Location was within 2 blocks to the subway, a supermarket, a few local eateries, a postal services office and a few other businesses. The room and linens were clean. I undressed the beds to inspect for bedbugs and found none. The mattress is covered with a bedbug cover. There is no carpeting. The shower is PHENOMENAL. Hot and strong. I actually took 2 showers a day because it was the best i've taken in a long time (better than my home LOL). The breakfast looked tasty. I'm not a breakfast person so I didn't eat any, but there was sausage, scrambled eggs, toast, fruit, jam, jelly, butter, cereals and milk, coffee and tea, half and half and sweeteners. The front desk seemed knowledgeable and friendly. CONS: NOISY AS HELL. Be advised that if you are driven crazy with constant thumps, bumps, people dropping stuff from above and kids running back and forth on your head, you will fail miserably if you get a lower floor. The first 2 nights, there was a family with young kids. These rooms are not big so I don't know HOW they were running back and forth constantly. I finally got fed up and banged on the wall like I was the police, and they stopped. I tried twice to be moved to the top floor. The front desk lady did check both times and wasn't mean or condescending about it, but if there's nothing available, there's nothing available. The next 5 nights seemed to have a couple people up there. I could hear everytime they dropped something, got in and out of bed, used the toilet, etc but at least they were not making mad dashes across the space. I was counting the days until my checkout, and was up, packed and checked out by 10 to head to LGA to wait for my 3:36pm flight because I couldn't take it anymore. If you get stuck with a room above your head, my suggestion is to bring your BEST noise cancelling headphones and earplugs, and be prepared to sleep in them. Might I also suggest white noise apps. I used "Noise Generator" because it's customizable and can replicate a low rumbling sound (which you will need to counter the low rumblings upon your head). I won't be staying here again. Good luck.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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1 Helpful vote
Response from lichotelnyc, General Manager at LIC Hotel
Responded 31 Jan 2020
Greetings, Thank you so much for taking the time out of your day to leave valuable feedback. What you experienced during your stay is not the experience that most, if not all, our guests have while staying at the LIC Hotel. We sincerely apologize for not meeting your needs for a relaxing stay. We are extremely grateful for the opportunity to accommodate you and we will certainly be using your constructive feedback to improve the property. Thank you for staying at the LIC Hotel.
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US$107 - US$279 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United StatesNew YorkQueensLong Island City
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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 centre?
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 enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.