Recently, our family rented two rooms for 4 nights for a family gathering of 8 persons, 3 of which were small children. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit, and would return again. Staff was exceptional, rooms were comfortable, beds wonderful. Be sure and request a larger room because, for the same price, there seem to be 3 different sizes. The smallest of these is really small. We enjoyed the location on 79th and Amsterdam, close proximity to Central Park, American Museum of Natural History, Children's Museum of Manhattan, uptown and downtown subway entrances within a block. Very near the hotel were any number of small of delicious restaurants. To mention a few that we tried: Nice Matin, hotel ground floor, Blondie's (across the street, great for hot wings), Coppola's across the street (easy to miss, delightful inside), Vai, in the next block of Amsterdam. Never disappointed. Also, across the street: Duane Reade's pharmacy, and a small deli with great breakfast and lunch sandwiches and snacks to purchase. Very reasonable. Loved our stay!