For anyone who is running in the NYC Marathon, this is an excellent place to stay. The 72nd Street subway is only minutes away with express trains available downtown. There is a market and a deli just across the street with excellent food choices. The 5th floor ice maker had plenty for after race recovery. There's an excellent diner adjacent to the hotel. The room was absolutely perfect for this event. Nice bed, excellent shower, good linens along with having a kitchenette. An added bonus was the dirty silverware replaced every day. No need to even do dishes if you didn't want to. We did cook in the room and this was easily accomplished. Parking was on the other side of the hotel for $55 a day. Not cheap but it's NYC and a splurge. There were other parking garages available also. Absolutely no complaints and would stay there again. Staff was excellent!