After paying a shed-load for four nights at the hotel, for some reason my bank card was declined a few times, very odd as I had quite a bit to spare. It turns out that the hotel take a deposit for 'incidentals', i.e use of the mini-bar or damages. However, they decided to take over £500 from my account!! I'm a 20-something travelling for work, I can't imagine I'm even capable of eating or destroying £500/$700 worth of goods! Lo and behold that really scuppered my leisure plans, particularly in such a expensive city, and my bank tells me I have no access to this money until 5 days after my check out.
Also, the free wifi is painfully slow, and you'll need $9 per-day to access their 'premium' wifi, so if you need to use the Internet I'd recommend finding a local cafe that has wifi.
The room was in a lovely condition, very comfortable bed and housekeeping/staff were very friendly. The hotel is only two blocks away from Central Park, a subway station, and the Natural History Museum, perfect for taking leisurely strolls or travelling downtown without needing a cab.