The hotel is located just a block away from the Empire State Building and a short walk away from Herald Square and Macy's. There's a lot of dining options around the area which was a definite advantage. There is also an entrance to a subway station just a few steps from the hotel.
However, the rooms did not look like the images on Expedia. The hotel is very old and it shows. I'm not sure if it's only during our stay, but for the 3 nights we stayed, only 1 elevator was working. Since the hotel placed us on a high floor, waiting for the elevator was tedious.
There were free coffee and tea but only in the mornings and guests had to enter the adjacent bar/restaurant to get it. There was no kettle provided in the room and the hotel did not have any to lend us, which meant that to get hot water we had to go to the gym in the basement as that was the only place that had hot water after the morning coffee/tea service was finished.
Despite knowing that 3 people stayed in one of the rooms we reserved, the hotel continued to only give 2 bottles of water each day. Also, I'm not sure what the housekeeping had in mind when replacing the glasses that were in one of the rooms. On the first day, we had 2 glasses, on the second day, housekeeping left behind 1 glass, and on the third day, housekeeping gave us plastic cups.