My husband and I spent our first year wedding anniversary in new york for four nights and finding an affordable hotel in manhattan was impossible.
The rooms are spacious, beautifully decorated and you get a good selection of free tv channels. Shower is spacious and beautiful too.
The breakfast is good. I read a review before we left about lack of fruit, they've changed that and fruit is now an option. The only issue was no water but you do get juices and coffee etc. Water is available in the vending machine.
The staff were exceptional, especially Andrew in the lobby who nothing was too much for, and Miguelina in the mezzanine who was always so helpful and provided a great service during breakfast. It's clear the staff are very happy working here.
Now the area isn't the greatest however the subway is so close you hardly notice it. On the first night I was a little apprehensive because there were some dodgy looking people but after our first subway ride I was fine and the area isn't as bad as it seems. We had no issues at all.
The subway is about 20 minutes to times square with no changes. Definitely recommend the metro card, unlimited one week travel for $31. Taking taxis everywhere is seriously a waste of money considering the subway is so close.
The Mexican restaurant is also fantastic, burritos are huge and very tasty! The peruvian restaurant is nice too.
All in all definitely a better option to the overly priced manhattan. And manhattan is so noisy im glad we didn't stay there.
We will definitely stay here again.