We've stayed at the Royalton multiple times and I always love coming here. The lobby feels cozy with the dark colors and ambience. I always feel relaxed. Great place to hangout and grab a drink. The standard rooms are not huge, not to be expected in NYC, but are sleekly decorated and everything feels clean and has an eclectic boutique feel.
The location is phenomenal, it's a quiet cross street just blocks from Times Square, Theatre District, 5th avenue, Rockefeller center and Central Park are all within easy reach. My wife and I jog up and into Central Park every morning when we're there.
The staff is always super friendly and helpful. If you're looking for a great hotel in NYC give the Royalton a look. I don't think you'll be disappointed.