Recently stayed at The Peninsula NY as the guest of a friend. This is a very good friend because I could never afford to stay at a hotel like this. I knew The Pen was one of the top hotel in Manhattan but I was completely blow away with the service and how friendly the staff were. Our room was a Junior Suite and although not very spacious by NYC standards it was comfortable. I loved the turn down service in the evening and the decor of the room was contemporary chic. The hotel itself wreaks of class and money and if you ever eat in the restaurant there you better have both because it was not cheap. However, I would not expect a hotel of it's reputation to be reasonable priced. Of course the clientele was business people, wealthy foreigners, and well heeled americans as well. If you can afford it I highly recommend this hotel however since I am not in the tax bracket of most of their guests it was a very lovely weekend stay I had.