After getting over the sticker shock associated with NYC Hotel prices, we narrowed our choice down to the Holiday Inn Manhattan View. We needed to be in the Soho area as well as Carnegie Hall and we needed a more affordable price than we found in Manhattan hotels for 5 nights lodging. We were pleased with this hotel, its staff, its cleanliness, and the convenience to the subway (2 blocks from the front door). There is a small store across the street and a good deli at the foot of the subway station that we enjoyed. The latest we returned to the hotel each evening was 10 pm and we felt safe walking from the hotel to the subway (We were a group of 2 adults and 2 teenagers). If we return to NYC, we would stay here again without hesitation.