This was a really great choice of hotel, more by luck than judgement. It was incredibly quiet, comfortable and well-appointed, and the staff were unfailingly polite and professional. Breakfast was maybe a bit thin for those used to the German style, but a plus point was that tea and biscuits were available in the afternoon.
Room service was absolutely delicious. We tried the soup, the fish and the crêpes, and all were extremely good.
The position of the hotel is also a big advantage. You can walk down to the water's edge and get ferries across the Hudson and East River. This made it a real haven of peace within New York.