It is within walking distance of Macey's (3 mins), Empire state building (5 mins), the rock (5 mins), Time Square (15mins), and central park and Bloomingdale's is a 25 minute walk, with local Irish bars and places to eat.The hotel is very good for local connections, From JFK we got the air Train ($6) and switched at Jamaica to the train ($7) for Penn station with a 3 min walk to the hotel. Penn station (34th street next to Macey's) is also a Tube station uptown or downtown, $2.75 for a ride in any direction or distance, Ideal for the tube to Clark street and walk back in to the city over the Brooklyn Bridge to wall street ground zero and Liberty, with a short ride back.
The hotel is very clean, our Rooms were well maintained, and very comfy, with hot drinks in the breakfast room all day. The staff are very helpful, willing to advise and point you in the right direction without been condescending.
The Air con system was like a jet engine when it kicked in, and the room got cold quickly if the air con was off (Visited in early March with lots of snow).
The included breakfast was cereal and pastries nothing cooked. (was available on request at a cost)