I really liked this hotel. As a Choice Hotels member I've stayed at a lot of their properties. This was the first one with the new decor. It's modern and crisp. The service was excellent - staff was friendly and wanted to help. I did have some issues with the property: Only one elevator for nine floors = fairly long wait times. There's a dance club right near by playing LOUD music to at least 3:00 AM - not great for a good night's sleep.(we were at the hotel on a Friday night.) You can't beat the location near Times Square, Theater District, cruise terminal, Intrepid, etc.