We stayed at the loc for a total of 4 night during a week. The hotel is new but the area is older and going thru re-gentrification of the whole area and a train sta is being built across the street(completion 2015).Saved a lot by being out of downtown but new York is never cheap! The staff are great,( especially Terquone who took the time to show us on a map where all the local subway stations were and how to get to our specific loc).There are 2 ssubway stations about a block away. There is a full breakfast every day and you can even make fresh waffles but the scrambled eggs were very dry and possibly instant. They have their own small bar open at night. Even though this is a new hotel, you can still hear the trains but it's not as loud on the upper floors(15 total). There is parking under the hotel(unk cost ) and might be by valet since the gates were always closed...very safe.