The Hotel is exceptional, stayed at the Hotel May 14 -21 with my mom. The rooms are small, but who spends time in a room when your in NYC only but to sleep and rest before going out again. I read reviews before actually staying at the hotel and I hate to say but people some times go alittle over board on the truth. The only down fall is no vending machines nor ice machines are available in the hallways you have to call room service for a glass of ice. Last but not really an issue, the food at the Hotel is very expensive. There is a resturant call the Red Flame next to the Hotel and it's great on prices and the food is good. Over all the Hotel is a great place to stay especially with all the History it holds... Make sure to see Matilda the cat, she's everywhere... And if your visiting NYC for the first time, please experience the Subways and Metro Bus so you can get the full experience of NYC. Also this Hotel is next to everything, Broadway, Time Square... Be on the look out you will spot many Celebraties, we saw Denzel Washington, Chris Rock, Brad Garrett, Zach Braff, Aretha Franklin, Lawrence Fishburne, Montel Williams, and the cast from the View.