Stayed at Hotel Metro in 2004 so this was a return visit. The hotel is starting to look very tired in the rooms but the communal areas and free breakfast make up for any shortcomings. Since I visited last they have also revamped the roof top bar and this was a massive improvement.
The hotel is in a great location with Macy's and the Empire State Building only one street away.
Would highly recommend for a budget option in New York.