We have returned to this hotel time and time again. The elevators are fast we stayed on the 41 st floor and never waited once.I hated the marriot because of uber slow elevators.
Yes there is street noise after all it is midtown but once you are on the street you are in the thick of it,so close to the theater district and walking distance to restaurant row. Large enough rooms so you are not on top of each other if you bring the kids. We have done both,been alone and with an entire family,there is always plenty to do.
The hotel restaurant has a fantastic breakfast buffet( a la carte too,). Great way to start the day and also a perfect place for night dinner also. This restaurant is always amazingly good!
The staff is always very accommodating and will return again!