I have been meaning to write this review for some time,...i stayed in this hotel in March 2012 and was very impressed by it. The rooms were very modern and clean and comfortable. The location of this hotel is ideal for blending in with the locals. some great bars and restaurants close by and has a subway station right across the road so its very easy to get around the city. This was my first time to New York and staying in this area made the trip even more amazing...i would definitely recommend this hotel for anyone wanting to mingle with New Yorkers and not base themselves in the usual tourist spots. The staff at LES were extremely helpful and polite.