I've been here a number of times and have written prior reviews. This hotel is great for first timers to NY City and is very convenient and reasonably priced (for NY) if you are going to a show. The good news and bad news is that it's right in the middle of the busy Times Square area. But a quick turn off 46th or 47th street and you lose the crowds pretty quickly. It's within walking distance to major attractions like Rockefeller Center, Radio Center Music Hall, St. Patrick's Cathedral, and the shops on 5th Ave. Security seems very good, screening at the street level elevators which just take you to the hotel lobby and then a second set of elevators go the the rooms. The lower level floors don't offer views as nice as the higher level floors, and you get more street noise at the lower level floors. The rooms have always been clean and comfortable. Consistently very good here.