This is a nice hotel. The check-in on the 19th floor is a nice touch. The service was very good, and the room was also very comfortable. The shower was excellent, and the Dove cleansing products were also a nice touch. However, I slept poorly. Partly that is me and partly the room. I need a supportive pillow. All four pillows were not comfortable for me - one is too low, two is too high. (Nice pillows for the average sleeper though.) I stayed at the end of January and the room was too hot. No matter what I did to the thermostat, the temperature would not budge from 24 to 25 degrees. This combined with the very nice, but very heavy, duck down duvet was not conducive to sleeping. I ended up taking the duvet out of the cover and just using the cover. I then fell asleep, but later woke up cold. Unfortunately, there was some idiot in another room who thudded around and kept intermittently banging something. Thankfully, it stopped completely by midnight.
Excellent links to subway station (Central Park). Take Exit 2 and there is even a private entrance to the Holiday Inn. There are now many coffee shops, restaurants, convenience stores, and even a pharmacy outside the hotel. I ate in the first floor lounge in the evening (closes at 7pm) and had the beefburger set. Was quite good although portion size was a bit small.