Each time I go to New York I either stay right on Times Square or in Jersey City.
The advantages of staying in Jersey City is the Price and there is a PATH Train which cost you 2.50$ each way to get to 33rd Street corner 6th Avenue in Manhattan which is where the Big Macy's is in Manhattan also near Madison's Square Garden. The advantage of the Path Train is that it is open 24h....so you can party all night in Manhattan and come back whenever you want. In other towns you would have to take a bus but buses have schedules that end at the latest 1am.
The only thing I don't like about this hotel is the restaurant in the Lobby...I don't know if it's ever open.
But for breakfast there is a great breakfast place in front of the hotel called COSI...
Valet parking is 16$
It was my 4th time staying at this hotel.More