We wouldn't stay anywhere else after this perfect trip. Unbeatable on location, with no noise at all in the room and with a brilliant rooftop terrace, this hotel is right in the heart of Manhatten. On the next street down from the Empire State, just 5 minutes walk from Times Square and you can easily hop on the subway just 30 seconds walk from the hotel. We had a much larger room than we were expecting for NY with a fridge (useful for keeping water/lunch items cool), a big TV with plenty of channels and a shower room.
Fantastic service, room always spotless for us and the staff even put the air conditioning on when the weather was really warm.
The area felt very safe and it's only a small street so not much traffic.
We stayed for around 6 nights and managed to see absolutely everything in the guide book, mainly due to the superb location of this hotel. The breakfast was brilliant - every kind of bagel and huge muffins, fruit, toast, drinks etc. The restaurant also has a nice little restaurant which is not too expensive and was very quiet, snug and good to relax.
There are a couple of grocery stores just around the corner so very easy to buy water, food etc. A good steak house with beautiful stained glass inside right across the street. Pax, round the corner, is superb for custom-tossed salads. Macy's is just down the street, too.
No negatives to report... okay, so we paid a little more than some other hotels in Manhatten, but it was totally worth it. I don't think you'd find a better location in the whole of NY. If we go back, we will only stay here.