My husband and I stayed here while attending a family wedding; it was recommended by our relatives who live in New York.
Initially we found the place a little tricky to find as it is hidden behind a Best Western but luckily we went into the Best Western to ask directions and were directed through the carpark to the Sleep Inn. We arrived in the evening and, although the hotel is situated in what might be known as "the projects", didn't feel particularly intimidated.
We were impressed with the standard of the accommodation, cleanliness, comfort and friendly service. Rooms were of a good size and equipped with fridge, coffee maker, safe, hairdryer and iron.
Located in Long Island city, the hotel is 2 subway stops from the centre of Manhattan, without the Manhattan price tag. The local subway stop (21st and Queensway) was surprisingly user friendly and only a 3 minute walk away.
Breakfast was a bit of an event: the breakfast room is really rather small and it was often a bit of a squash to get everyone in comfortably. Having said that, the continental breakfast selection was excellent and this may have been reflected in the extra time spent by some residents in the breakfast room!
I would stay here again without question if visiting New York again.