Great hotel, reasonably priced and a fantastic location to see the sites. Ask for a room with a view of the City... the higher the better. The rooms are tidy but basic compared to the grand lobby of the hotel but who comes to NY to sit in a room?
The hotel is right next to Madison Square Garden with the Empire State Building, Maceys, Grand Central, 42nd St and Times Square all within short walking distance.
The hotel has a couple of bars but there are 2 good Irish Bars within walking distance, Tir Na Nog on the corner of 8th & 33rd and Harringtons on the corner of 7th and 30th both with great atmospheres.
The Tick Tock Diner within the hotel is your typical NY diner with excellent service and a huge choice of meals.... the breakfasts are well recommended to set you up for the day site seeing.
The red tour buses run from outside the hotel and are well worth the money. Take the downtown loop for Greenwich Village, Chelsea, Soho, Chinatown and Little Italy. Would definately recommend a stop off at Mulberry Street in Little Italy for lunch at one of the many pizzarias. There are stops everywhere along the route and the buses run regularly so its worth getting off a few times on the journey. The Brooklyn Loop is also worth the trip.More