This hotel was just updated 3 weeks ago and they have done a fantastic job. The rooms are very nice with all of the updates: flat screens, new beds, electrical connections with USB ports, really nice bathrooms with Neutrogena amenities and nice desks. The restaurant was only open for breakfast but will soon open for other meals and will have a bar as well. Unlike most Hilton Garden Inns, this one is not wide open to the lobby but secluded. It also has several flat screens. The location is walking distance to some sights, the train, buses, etc. If you prefer a ride, they quickly arranged for a car for me and it was comparable to a cab. There is a good Irish Bar next door and several restaurants right down the street. It is about a 30 to 45 minute cab ride from LaGuardia and the rates are very good for it being on Manhattan. Definitely a hotel to consider for business or pleasure.