I had 2 nights at Hotel Giraffe. It is in a fabulously handy area with some great shopping!
Lovely comfortable room with balcony which was really nice. On the evening I arrived it had been heavily raining all day and continued into the night so I had dinner at Bread & Tulips which is downstairs next to the hotel and the servece & food was excellent! Through the hotel I organised a car to collect me from JFK which was great and meant that I didn't have to come off a flight from Sydney and look for a taxi! The 'happy hour' for guests is a really nice touch and the complimentary breakfast great! I would certainly stay again on my next visit to New York!