This was a great hotel to stay at for our first trip to New York City. It is 2 blocks from Times Square and only a few more to Rockefeller Center. It's a block away from the subway too! The location can't be beat! I felt safe the whole time. Cops are everywhere at night which gives a sense of security at least. It seemed like a decent neighborhood.
The hotel itself is quite nice (especially for a New York Hotel). We came quite early in the morning just to drop off our luggage and to our surprise they gave us a room (it was only 10:30 am). So that was super nice! We paid $260 for the night through Skoosh. That was a good deal for the location and the room quality. The room was small, but not extremely so. We had a room on the top floor and had a nice view of the city.
The bathroom was tiny, but had a shower/tub and a sink and toilet (obviously). It was very nice and the little details made it so. There was also a mini fridge and microwave and sink in the hallway between the bathroom and room. Very nice and useful!
There is a diner around the corner (Olympic diner). Very good breakfast for a decent price (about $6-$10 each). We ordered and the food was on our table within 3 minutes!
Dinner at the Italian restaurant was excellent (when you leave the hotel walk toward times square and take a left at the corner with the flower shop - the restaurant is about a block or 2 - I remember it had Cielo or Ciello in the name). Very Good food! Pricey? Yes, but for all we got it was a good deal. Appetizer (don't pass up the fresh mozzerella and tomato slices with basil - Incredibly good), 2 dinners, 2 sodas and dessert cost us $60. Not too bad for New York and also for great food. You might want to make a reservation, but we did walk right in and they were able to find a place for us.
We had a great stay at this hotel. I would definitely return if given the chance. If you are lucky enough to find this gem of a hotel, you won't be sorry.