Again, thank you all for your advise. I will be going on a 4 night trip in April from the 11-15th, with my teenage son and DH. I have read a lot about which hotels, looked at maps, used google etc. and I am still so confused. I am looking for a place to stay that is under $350nt for the 3 of us. Living so close to LA, shopping is not in our agenda. We want to do all the tourisy stuff, bike around central park, see a broadway show,all we can fit in, in such a short time. We plan to stay out as long as our legs will carry, so we do need a hotel close to subway, be able to walk out and be around some action even if its late, but not necessarily right on top of it. Mostly a safe place should we decide to walk about. Its been a long time since we have been there and and a first for our son, we remember some places close to midtown weren't so nice, but again its been a really long time since. Please any advise would be appreciated.