My family stayed at the hotel for three nights in June. The staff was friendly but nothing over the top special that stood out. There is no shuttle to/from any of the NYC area airports. No problem getting a taxi though, even at 4:00a.m.
We were told the hotel did not have cots so be advised if your kids do want to sleep in the same bed. The best part of the stay was the size of the room. I've been to NYC before and the room at the Courtyard was twice as big as some of the other rooms I've stayed in.
The hotel is on the corner of 52nd Street and 3rd Avenue. There is a CVS pharmacy within a block and we used it to purchase water and breakfast bars.
Nothing amazing but I would stay there again.More