I come to New York about 1x a month for business, and usually stay at a 5-star Midtown hotel that costs a small fortune (but preferred by the boss). Due to the demands of this trip, I had to find a hotel on the Upper East Side, and that was the Loews Regency.
This hotel has reasonable prices for Manhattan, It has a great location on Park Avenue. Very friendly and attentive staff. Seems in great shape after a renovation in art-deco style. Very comfortable beds and well-designed rooms. Love the touch with TV in the bathroom mirror!
I will be a repeat customer.