This was my first trip to NYC and I'm glad we stayed at The Blakely. We were so close to everything and we walked everywhere. The hotel is located close to a variety of subway stops, so we always had transportation available. (We chose to not bring or rent a car and I am SO GLAD we did it this way so we did not have to mess with parking/driving in NYC) The hotel is pretty dated inside and the bathroom could use some refreshing, but really, we spent a lot of time out and about, so it worked well for us. The Blakely was definitely the most reasonably priced (for our budget) and worth it because of how convenient it was!