The hotel is situated very close to three subway stations and is convenient for travel to mid town, downtown, Flushing, and Citi Field. The area itself is undergoing redevelopment, so if you want to overlook a nice park, then forget it, but I found the area fine for my purposes, it's a base for sightseeing in New York. I walked back in the dark from the Queensboro subway station and did not feel threatened. However, as with anywhere care should be taken.
The hotel offers breakfast which is pretty standard but perfectly acceptable fare, if there is a criticism it is that breakfast finishes at 9am weekdays.
The rooms are clean and functional. The staff are excellent, and this I found to be great. They couldn't do enough for me, giving directions, helping with any query I had about the area or where to visit, they are friendly and smile. I stayed for 8 nights and enjoyed my stay at this hotel and in New York City.