We stayed here for a few nights and got a very reasonable rate. When we first arrived (jet lagged and late at night!) we were a bit surprised by the neighbourhood - it is a but run down. But don't let that put you off - the hotel is right beside the subway and we found a bit of character when we walked around. As well as its handy location, what sets this hotel apart is its unique décor and the very helpful staff. This hotel is very modern and plush and the staff were very friendly and helped us get our bearings as soon as we arrived. If you are looking for a good hotel as a base to explore New York, you can't go wrong with this hotel.