We stayed here for six days, and we loved everything about it. We had a corner room on the ninth floor. My husband is a light sleeper, and never had a problem even with the busy street below. We started every night with drinks in the lobby bar, which puts all other lobby bars to shame with its elegant, yet warm atmosphere. Guests of the hotel are assured a spot in the lobby, while non-guests may be turned away. There is a very popular Italian restaurant attached - we didn't actually eat there, but instead ordered it to our room after walking about 10 miles one day. It was delicious. And having never been to NYC, I was expecting people to be rude, but all of the staff makes sure that your visit is special. I think it is well worth the price.