Once again, we stayed for the weekend at Fitzers. What's not to like ? The location is excellent - just two blocks from Bloomingdales. The welcome and service were friendly, attentive and helpful with a distinctly Irish flavour. The bar is great with some of the best cosmos around (they serve a version with vanilla vodka which is deadly!) and you'll usually see someone you know or who is well-known in Ireland. The rooms are elegant and, for New York, comfortable and spacious. It's not cheap but, then, what is in New York ? We won't stay anyplace else in the city so long as the funds hold out. Saving already for the next trip in 2014.