There was a stove in my room!!! I'd never use it, but it was indicative of the efficient design of the room, which managed to have a fully stocked kitchen (and a table tucked under the desk to eat on). It was New York small, but everything I could think to want was available. One of the elevators was down the first night, but it was fixed the next morning. Housekeeping never made it to our room until we were taking a break around 5pm between our matinee show and our dinner, but we if we'd had an urgent need we would have called. Those are minor quibbles. The room was comfortable and really well designed, the breakfast was filling and delicious (and yes crowded but I've worked out a strategy for all hotels that offer breakfast involving getting breakfast for myself and my husband, on a tray and then getting out of there), we found a great dive bar next door, and a wonderful bodega over on 8th Avenue. I lived in New York for 16 years and I consider it my second home, and I think this location is great because it is away from the crowds but close to everything convenient. My husband and I are avid Hilton Honors members (though we never achieve anything above Silver) and so since we visit New York several times a year, we are very familiar with New York hotels in the Hilton family, and we are definitely adding this to the hotels we check first.