My review from my blog of a stay a few weeks ago. Welcoming Experience Check-in was fast, and I was given the standard welcome amenity of two bottles of water. The main difference was that these bottles were in a Hilton Garden Inn bag. Overall, I found the lobby quite small and cluttered, with no room to maneuver if there were a bunch of people needing service from either the front desk or concierge. The Room I knew not to expect much from the room because this is a prime location in New York. The room was small, but there was enough room to move around and the bed and amenities were standard HGI stuff, but that is all one really needs for a room. The room was neat and clean and the noise was not overpowering, though I could still hear some of the noise from the street (from the 24th floor). The internet did get bogged down some, but that is to be expected with the number of guests. Overall, the room met my expectations. And one of the important parts of a hotel in Manhattan, the view: Hotel Features This is where I had one minor issue with the hotel. While the elevators had a decent speed, they were incredibly small, and the doors in the lobby lead you to believe the elevators are going to be much larger than they actually are. Also, they had signs posted all over the lobby signaling that the bar was closed while they awaited renewal of their liquor license. For me this was not a problem, as I tend to avoid hotel bars because of their inflated prices, but I know many travelers consider this an unforgivable sin. The Area The hotel has a perfect location, located right across Harold Square from the Macy's and next to one of the entrances to the 34th street Harold Square subway station. And Just on the other side of Macy's is the Penn Station subway station. It is within a reasonable walk to Times Square, but you don't have to worry about all of the bright lights. Summary Not the best HGI I've ever stayed in, but a great value, and great way to avoid using points in NYC.