This was our first stay at the Blakeley (we are fans of the Michelangelo but the rates were too high). We booked a 1-bedroom suite that was on the 11th floor facing 55th Street. Although there is construction at City Center across the street, the room was quiet and we were not bothered by it at all. The suite was roomy, comfortable, and meticulously clean with great bedding. The mini-kitchen included a fridge, microwave, plates, glasses and utensils. We also appreciated the included breakfast (bagels, toast, English muffins, fruit, yogurt, cereal, etc.) in the tiny restaurant downstairs. The gym has only 2 treadmills, but we were the only 2 people in there each morning. Yes, the elevators are slow and the front desk staff could be friendlier and more helpful, but these are minor inconveniences. This place is a find; it's not a bargain but worth every dollar. We will definitely return.