If you want to get a feel of what it is like to live in New York City stay at the Belvedere Hotel, the rooms are comfortable clean and the Staff are very friendly and helpful. You are within walking distance of all the good restaurants and some of the attractions. You can take the big bus Tour you haggle with the ticket seller the price and what is included. You can go see the air craft carrier which also walking distance. The bellmen were very helpful in allowing us to unload our bags in front of the hotel and park for a brief time on the street while we checked in. They also were great when we needed to hail a cab. Check out was at noon, but the hotel offered two options for storing our luggage while we explored the city the following day. They will keep the bags for you, or there are self-serve lockers for smaller belongings.