My recent business trip to NYC led me to try a much heralded Avalon hotel. Boutique, lovely, ultra warm and friendly, this is a gem for travelers--both business and families. The rooms are large, well-laid out, service is fabulous, and location optimal for visiting all parts of the city. Loved their cozy library and perfect for a meeting, with at the ready coffee, tea or hot chocolate. I have already booked there for two more upcoming trips.