I was really impressed by Hotel Beacon. Unlike the other hotel I stayed at in New York, the hotel and rooms actually look better in reality than they do on the website.
The location is great - wonderful shops, restaurants and subway nearby. The hotel is professionally run - staff are well-presented, friendly and attentive to their guests. The foyer, lifts and rooms are bright, light and immaculately clean. The lifts are fast. The windows are double-glazed to block out noise. Free WiFi is available in every room and free internet access and printing in a little room off the lobby.
The kitchenette in the room is tiny but stocked with all the utensils you need to make breakfast or a snack.
On my third night a family with noisy children arrived at about 2am and proceeded to whine, scream and run up and down the corridor for the next 4 hours. I asked for a room change the next morning and was offered one immediately and a porter arrived to help me to move.
Both my rooms faced Broadway and I loved the view of the buildings, rooftops and, in the higher room, the Hudson river.
This is where I will stay on my next visit to New York.