The hotel for this New York City stay was Stay. It’s just off Times Square on 47th street. The rooms were New-York small but nice. The lobby was posh with a friendly, albeit uninformed staff. (I asked the concierge for the train schedule to the New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx. He was the second New Yorker who told me there was no garden in the Bronx—it was in Brooklyn and I should take a subway. But after pushing the issue, he learned that you can take the train from Grand Central Station to Botanical Garden Station in the Bronx. Later we asked for a club recommendation from Metrell at the front desk and after wracking his brain to even think of a club, he gave us directions that lead to nothing.)
Stay was a fun, affordable place to stay that was filled with foreigners and located in the center of Manhatten. The restaurant even turns into a wildly popular nightclub on the weekends. I’d stay at Stay again.