Not much at all, although if I had to pick a few things that maybe could have been better, they would have been these... The traffic from (and to) JFK was a nightmare due to major road changes that have been going on for the last 3 years, and have quite some time to go... Not that the hotel can do anything about that of course. It's right off the Williamsburg Bridge though, so once you get to Manhattan, you're there. There's a fair fee channels to choose from on the TV, although most of them are new channels, and I was a bit surprised to not find the BBC news / world service amongst it (not that you'll care unless your from the UK probably). The wi-fi was a bit intermittent when out on the balcony, and so could do with a booster. Lastly, the road outside is a 2 way street (not common in NYC), and so it gets quite busy... New York drivers LOVE to use their horns... all the time... every hour of the day and night... for no apparent reason... The windows didn't seem so thick, and so this would often wake you up in the night... not that I cared, as to me, that's one of the sound that I associate with this amazing city, but I guess it could bother some... The hotel do offer free earplugs (and sleeping masks) to guests though I understand it, so it's not really a problem that couldn't be remedied... Other than that, it's pretty damn mint
The location is perfect... major attractions such as the Brooklyn Bridge, The Statue of Liberty and The Empire State Building are all in walking distance, or just a few tube stops away. The shopping in the area is unreal... Spring Street is just one block over, and that leads to Broadway in just 3 blocks, where you'll find countless fantastic shops either on or just off it; from upmarket department stores such as Bloomingdales, to designer brands such as Diesel, Ted Baker and Michael Kors, to a host of independent clothing & shoes stores selling high quality fashions. Step back of broadway and you have your pick of amazing places to eat. Whether you fancy French, Italian, Oriental, American or anything else, you'll find a restaurant, lounge or cafe selling it... You'll also find a range of juice bars, bakeries and patisseries selling tasty smoothies, beautiful cakes and gorgeous pastries that literally makes you salivate as you walk by... The choice and the quality of it is endless. As a whole, the area is just outstanding... cosmopolitan and vibrant, and cool as you like. Back to the hotel... The staff are fantastic. So helpful & friendly. Our room was perhaps a little on the small side, but not so much so it felt cramped. The shower was great... Powerful and hot (important if you love having a shower). The bed was AMAZING... we both suffer from bad backs and struggle to get a good night's sleep most of the time, but we both had the best 4 nights sleep we'd had in ages. Flat screen TV and wi-fi were both good to have for when we were chilling out, and the balcony was perfect to kick back, take a load off with a beer and watch the traffic, people and world go by... One of the best bits about NYC if you ask me. We ate at the hotel restaurant, Cantine Parisienne, on our last night, and i would highly recommend it.