In Midtown between Park and Madison avenues, this small, budget-friendly hotel is steps from 2 of New York's biggest attractions. The Empire State Building, with 2 sky-high observatories, is less than a 5-minute walk. After you're back on street level, you can walk a block farther to Macy's, known as the world's largest store. Join the savvy shoppers during Macy's giant sales, held several times throughout the year. If you're visiting during late March or early April, the store's free Flower Show will remind you that spring is in the air. Plenty of affordable dining options are also nearby: ethnic eateries, diners, and classic New York delis. It doesn't cost a penny to stand amid the dazzle of Times Square, less than a 20-minute walk. Don't want to hoof it? Take the Number 6 subway, a half-block from the hotel, northward to the heart of Midtown or southbound to SoHo, Chinatown, and the Brooklyn Bridge.
Before heading out, stop for breakfast at the Captain Café, a popular diner adjoining the lobby. Choose from a tempting variety of omelets and pancakes. Later in the day, the menu features burgers, gyros, and kebabs, along with thick, creamy milkshakes--all reasonably priced. Breakfast is complimentary.
Wireless Internet access (complimentary) is available in the lobby, or you can use one of the 3 computer terminals, where the first 10 minutes of high-speed Internet access are complimentary. While you're there, check out the paintings by David Dewey and other award-winning New York artists.
With so much to see and do in New York, you probably won't spend a lot of time in your guestroom. Still, you'll appreciate amenities like the compact refrigerators, TVs with HBO, coffee makers, and marble bathrooms with showers or shower/tub combinations.