We returned the the Blakely for an opera weekend, having selected it originally for proximity to Lincoln Center, and enjoyed it just as much the second time. If you can splurge for the 1-bedroom suites, they include a small sitting area that's very comfortable. We have found the hotel to be very quiet at night, and the staff are uniformly friendly and helpful. Given the lack of nice accommodations around Lincoln Center, this place is only a 10-15 minute walk and makes visiting Lincoln Center much more enjoyable. The breakfast in the restaurant is another plus.