You can't do better in Manhattan for location and service. The hotel is located across the street from the University, as others have said, and also is on the street that will take you to the mall and shopping areas. The staff are fantastic. Also, Houlihan's onsite is probably THE BEST restaurant in Manhattan. The room was clean and the beds were very comfortable. What really peeved me was the WIFI service, which in the four days I was there, was very erratic and confusing to access. It was totally down for a day and a half, and the rest of the time, I couldn't send e-mail because the signal was so weak. If you don't care about internet service and you have expendable resources, I would highly recommend this hotel.