OK I'll get this out of the way - yes the elevators take awhile to show up but if you remember that this is a 40 floor building full of people who are all using them around breakfast and 5pm - 7pm you wil be ok. I'd also ditch the free breakfast which while nice was a bit too crowded...you can walk to the Teleon Cafe about a block away and get a decent breakfast for $5 and get out to start your day.
The staff were great, the hotel has great views on the high floors and there is a secret roof deck that gives a nice view of the west side. There is no bar in the hotel but the slowly revitalizing west side has no shortage of places to go with Tir Na Nog next door and Beer Authority around the corner. The layout of the room can be odd and yes its a NYC hotel room so it is smaller than average but its a good experience.
Oh one other tip - in an effort to be green they have those Gym Shower pump things of Shampoo and Bodywash in the showers. That didn't phase me but its worth noting if you are planning a stay (oh and since its NYC there is a Duane Reade around the corner).
Did I mention that there is a full fridge and a microwave in the room?
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