This is a great choice of hotels if you want or need to stay in this neighborhood. The area is a bit "rough" but wide selection of bars and restaurants close by, just not upscale, to say the
least. Area is a bit run down, some trash on street etc.
Note there is no free wi-fi unless you are an IHG member. Close to subway stop and Katz's deli. Very young cosmopolitan feel to hotel, staff and guests.
Definitely a place I would stay at next time in NYC [Less]