This hotel is towards the budget end of the Manhattan hotel line up. Being located in Midtown only a few blocks away from Grand Central Terminal means that it has fantastic connections for public transport (it isn't far from Penn Station either!). This was the main plus point for us and the main reason for choosing the hotel.
As for the hotel itself I can only really describe it as a 'get what you pay for' place in that for the £100 ($160) a night we were paying it was perfectly adequate. The lobby is quite nice and the staff are friendly to a point (looking for tips) which gave a good initial impression, I also couldn't fault the cleanliness of the hotel in the communal areas and the rooms. The room itself (we were in a standard room on the 8th floor) was a little dated with a CRT TV and a pretty knackered looking (though functional) A/C unit. The bathroom was also a little tired looking as well but also perfectly functional (though the shower did take a while to heat up!).
We didn't try the breakfast as we felt it was expensive and we could get better value from local deli's including the Gigi Café on 34th Street and Essen on Madison Avenue.
All in all I was fairly happy with the hotel but would probably go somewhere a little more upmarket if budget permitted.More