I have to start by stating the obvious that some other travellers seem to have missed - This is a budget hotel. A budget hotel with probably the easiest links into Manhattan - New York City. It is a lot cheaper than staying in the city itself and does exactly what it says on the tin.
It is not a high class hotel, it is a cheaper alternative. However, my experience was as follows.
Hotel Reception Staff were very helpful and polite and got us checked straight into our rooms even though we arrived at 12pm noon.
Room was on the smaller side but clean and fairly modern. Bathroom was very spacious and maybe a bit bigger than it needed to be!
Like other reviewees, we also had problems with the heating, it seems the thermostat didn't work so you either had the heating on or off! It has to be said though, even with the heating off the room held temperatures of 70-72 which I think is perfect so it wasn't a problem for us.
Subway is just down the street, a two minute walk. Not much around the hotel though as it is in the middle of a residential area. There is however a Deli and a grocery store within walking distance from the hotel.
We ate in the hotel on the first night and was very impressed with the price, service and quality of food, actually alot better than we though it would be!
Check out is 12pm instead of 11am which gives you that little bit extra time on your final morning.
All in all, for the money it is very good. If you want the Ritz, then stay in Manhattan and pay 50% more, if you want value for money with easy travel to Manhattan, you can't go far wrong with this hotel.
And by the way, if you have never been to New York, you will absolutely LOVE IT!