This is an excellent choice for any traveler. It's close enough to the Broadway district to be convenient (a block away), but also just far enough off the tourist track to feel like it's in a real New York neighborhood. I'll book here on all subsequent trips.
Great location and price for the location. Rooms were good, not great, and if you don't need a resort style hotel, this is fine choice.
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.