My husband and I spent New Year's eve at the HW. It was a very easy drive from NYC and well worth the trip. The location is picture postcard worthy- across the street from the lake, and easy walking distance to the beach; and the hotel itself is lovely. It's very well kept, and the staff is friendly and helpful. Our room (#10) was immaculately clean and beautifully furnished and decorated. There was a mini-refrigerator and coffee machine right in the room, but there's also a full assortment of Starbuck coffees and Tazo teas available in a seating area off the main lobby. I would definitely recommend the HW for a weekend escape any time of the year.