My wife and I stayed here for 5 nights coming in from La Guardia Airport was simple cost $25 with tip for a taxi from the airport. Whilst the surrounding area can initially make you question your safety you quickly come to realise you have nothing to worry about especially as the one of the 3 subway stations is only a 2 minute walk away. It also only takes 10 minutes to get into Manhattan which is a bonus and only 20mins the opposite way if you want to venture out to the Queens Mall. The hotel itself is great, nice rooms, well kept and staff who are always greeting you and ready to help with any extra requirements. Some other people have questioned the noise but we had no issues with noise coming from inside the hotel, it can be noisy from outside due to construction but we were up by 7:30 every morning so didn't really bother us. As hotels go in Manhattan the prices are quite high and I was able to get 5 nights with breakfast thrown in at a very good price for which I cannot fault. Breakfast was fine as vegetarians we were able to choose from all options breads, cereals, pastries, muffins, yoghurt, fruit, juices. The hotel should consider pro-actively topping these up every hour as many items do run out. Whilst the dining options are limited in the surrounding area there is a convenience store for basics. The room size was good and we were able to lay two suitcases flat on the floor with plenty space to walk around. My wife did point to the lack of a mirror other than the bathroom which can be one suggestion for improvement. I also felt the taxi service they offer does seem to be priced higher but I guess it saves you having to look for one yourself and they were prompt when ordered. I would love to stay here again and I would recommend this to everyone as a budget option whilst visiting New York City.