As a Holiday Inn employee, I have pretty high expectations when I stay at a property. This hotel is wonderful! My friend and I came to the city for a wedding, and decided to make a trip out of it, staying 4 nights. This hotel is only 1 block from the N/Q line, which travels directly into Midtown. We used the subway every day, and it was very convenient. The neighborhood around the hotel doesn't seem like much, but I definitely didn't feel unsafe at any point. The front desk staff was very friendly and helpful during our stay, as well as the housekeeping ladies and maintenance staff. We never passed a staff member without a receiving a friendly greeting. Thanks for a great stay!!