We enjoyed our stay from July 1-6 and will recommend this hotel to friends. We have stayed in Manhattan before, but wanted a different experience. We were able to get a nice, new, modern room at a really great price. The room was small, as all rooms in NYC are, but the space was well utilized and we had everything we needed. Our teenagers enjoyed the flat screen tv, free wifi, and plenty of electric outlets for charging cell phones, ipods etc.
The close proximity to the Jay St. Metro Tech subway station allowed use to get to restaurants, shopping and attractions very quickly. We were also really close to the Brooklyn TKTS booth which allowed us to get dicounted tickets for Broadway shows.
We ventured up to the top floor on July 4 and had a great view of fireworks and the Statue of Liberty. It looks as if there will be a bar up there, but it isn't quite finished. The hotel shares a pool with the Sheraton, but we were too busy to swim.
The front desk staff was very helpful and we appreciated their help with extra towels, directions, and even holding our luggage before we left. Thanks Aloft!More