The Upper West Side does not offer many hotel options so The Belnord, hidden among the row houses, tenaments, and brownstones, allows you to feel like a resident of this interesting, quintessential New York neighborhood.
Access to Central Park is also priceless.
That said, the photos posted here tell the entire story. The rooms are tiny but comfortable. There are no views, no amenities, no services beyond the basics offered by a staff of eager to please, well trained, but unpolished young locals.
It was perfect for business travel but only of you're working nearby or get an excellent rate.