Stayed at Hotel Beacon for a family weekend. Had the 1 bedroom suite which featured a full kitchen. Room was very clean and surprisingly for a NY hotel, very quiet! We were near the elevators (UH OH!) but much to my surprise there was no noise from the hallways or the street.
Location is great and highly recommended over the hubbub of Times Square. Near Museum of Natural History, The Dakota, as well as Strawberry Fields of course. Subway is convenient to the hotel, and Uber will get you to the Broadway theaters for about $10. First experience using Uber in NYC and it was such a pleasure over the normal cab experience. While everyone was wildly hailing cabs after Wicked, we just waited calmly as our Uber driver cruised in to pick us up. There's a fierce competition between Uber and Lyft right now in NYC, so take advantage of getting black car service at less than taxi pricing.
Back to the hotel, staff was friendly, parking is at nearby self parking lots at expectedly high NYC prices. Doorman steered us to a garage that was slightly less at $46 a day.
Would stay again as it was an oasis of calm in the naked city!More