I have stayed here four times while visiting New York City. If you are simply looking for a place to sleep and qualify to stay, this is a great choice. The location is fantastic - Mid-town, Murray Hill, close to Grand Central and bus lines. I usually travel by myself here and have always considered this area relatively safe. The bathrooms/showers were renovated since my last stay and are more pleasant. I enjoy the library to relax and watch a little TV if I'm in by early evening. I enjoy breakfast at Scotty's down the street which always seems to be bustling during the weekday mornings.