The only good part about this stay is that I'm not paying for it. It seemed to be doomed from the beginning: there was a large group of people checking in just in front of me, and only one clerk on duty. There were two clerks open and available for "elite" status guests, of which there were few. As the line for the plebs grew just too long and embarrassing, the "elite" agents started calling us regular folks over to check in - after about a 30 minute wait.
The room itself - well, the pictures say it all: small, dirty, disappointing. Extremely overpriced minibar and room service options. And the strangest thing: just about every television network was available, except HBO (?) Five separate ESPN channels anyone? But not to worry, my floor mates kept me entertained with their loud banter that I could clearly hear through the walls. Some positives about this property: it is convenient to Midtown Manhattan, Central Park, Times Square and easily accessible by subway. So are any number of comparable hotels in the area. Try one of those instead.More