Stayed in New York at the end of October. First, we worried about being so far outside the city, but it wasen't a problem at all. The hotel had a car, and drove guests two and from The city center all day. The ride took about 10 minutes, and ended close to Bloomingdales. Also, taxi is not axpensive at all, and we payed about 10 dollar from the hotel to the city.
Staff was friendly and helpful.
We we're lucky and got a room on the top floor (11th). The view of the Manhattan skyline was perfect, and you would totally miss that if you decide to stay in the city center.
Sad thing is that there's not many things close to the hotel. A restaurant around the corner, but not anything else interesting..