We are a family of 5 (kids aged 11, 7 & 5) and I have made tentative reservations at 1) Hotel Beacon, 2) Affinia 50 & 3) Courtyard by Marriott Manhattan/Midtown East. All are accomodating for families with 3 kids but I wondered is the Upper West Side much more kid-friendly than Midtown East? My eldest child suffers from anxiety & I am a bit worried that Midtown will be too fast-paced for him. I am leaning towards Hotel Beacon, but I would love your thoughts? We also need to be close to a convenience store (preferably one that caters for a gluten-free diet).