The Beacon is the perfect hotel for me. It's immaculate and quiet, meeting my top criteria. But it also has attentive, polite staff, doorman, and concierge. It has two great grocery stores across the street (one organic), and my room had a kitchenette so I was able to start each day with a leisurely, healthy breakfast in my room. Finally, a large, safe subway station is only a block away. Hotel Beacon made my stay in New York so much fun!