I've been to NYC three times over the past 2 years, staying in a different midtown hotel each time. The next time I go I plan to rebook at the Iroquois. Two blocks from Times Square on one side; two blocks from Grand Central Station on the other. Small room (it is NYC), w/o a view -- but I loved the room. It was clean, looked like it had been recently refurbished and was comfortable. The staff members were uniformly polite and while I was with a friend, it was safe enough for a woman to stay alone. I went to a play on 46th St by myself on Saturday night and walked back to the hotel after with no problem. I would have liked easier access to ice (you had to call room service, but they were prompt), but nothing else bothered me at all.