This is one of the nicest hotels I have ever stayed in (and one of the more expensive ones) I went with girlfriends and we had two adjoining rooms that were really beautiful. Easch room was large with a good sized bathroom, and one even had a soaking tub that fills with water in 60 seconds. One of my biggest regrets of the trip was that we didn't have time for a bath! But the shower was equally luxurious, with both a regular shower head and a rainwater shower head in a separate shower stall. The room itself was very large by NY standards with a sitting area that felt separate simply because the room was designed with wood on the alls and ceiling where the small sofa and chairs were while the rest of the room had high ceilings. Each room is decorated differently, but both our rooms had this wood sectioned sitting area that was cosy and nice to sit in. All the items in the mini bar -- Cracker Jack, chocolate chip cookies, and other treats, are complimentary -- you only pay for liquor and since our rooms looked out on the hotel's beautiful courtyard we never heard any kind of city noise ever. It was quite possibly the quietest night I have ever spent in New York. The doors to all the rooms are made of solid antique oak and are beautiful and also great at keeping out any noise. You need a key to get to the upper floors in the hotel which is nice from a security point of view...The courtyard would be a lovely place to enjoy drinks in the summer, but it was a bit too cold when we were there, so we instead spent one evening drinking in The Drawing Room, a lovely sitting room/bar where you can have morning coffee, afternoon cocktails, or be served food from the hotel's outstanding restaurant Locanda Verde which is literally right next to this room. We drank delicious Cosmopolitans, ate terrific appetizers from the restaurant next door, and spotted two Hollywood stars while we were there. It was the prefect New York experience! The room has a giant fireplace and lots of low lying couches and easy chairs and service is friendly but professional. The hotel also has a beautiful spa with a gorgeous indoor pool that is kept at 85 degrees and was an oasis of calm. There is free internet at the hotel but it didn't work very well for us, but everything else was pretty much perfect. There are lots of great restaurants in the neighbourhood, and we particularly enjoyed Bouley and Bubby's...but there is not a ton of shopping nearby so if that is your focus you will need to cab it or take the subway our of the neighbourhood. If you are looking to splurge, I would highly recommend this hotel.