I visited NYC on business and was looking for a reasonably priced quality hotel within or close to Manhattan. Four Points was an excellent choice. Although not right in Manhattan, this hotel is a 3 short blocks walk to the subway line ( 39th ave. N and Q). From this subway stop you are about a 15 minute ride to time square.
The hotel was clean, the staff super friendly and accommodating. They have a very nice lobby and a very active lounge, although did not spend much time in the lounge. They do not have a pool but I understand they have a nice workout facility.
The restaurant had good food, although limited choice as it is quite small. Eating is the one challenge you may find with this hotel. The selection of food choices is limited in and near by the hotel. You will have to cab or subway to food.
Overall, totally recommend the hotel.
Also, I flew in to Newark. Car fare to Newark was about $100.