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Right in the heart of Midtown Manhattan, within walking distance of the Empire State Building and the Macy's flagship at Herald Square
The hotel's location is one of its biggest draws. It's just a block from the Empire State Building, the Macy's at Herald Square, and several subway lines. It's also a short walk to the transportation hub of Penn Station, with LIRR, NJ Transit, and Amtrak service.
The hotel also sits in the unofficial area of Midtown Manhattan known as Koreatown, surrounded by tons of Asian restaurants and karaoke joints. It's not hard to find good Korean BBQ or bars in the area, and unlike other business districts or areas of Midtown, the neighborhood doesn't shut down at midnight.
Those looking for a clean mid-range chain hotel right around the corner from the Empire State building can't do much better than this Hilton Garden Inn. Rates are affordable (for New York, at least) and the location is extremely convenient for seeing the sights -- the flagship Macy's store, Madison Square Garden, and multiple subway lines are also within easy walking distance. Just note that rooms ending in "02" are the smallest, so steer clear if you want a bit more space. Some of the city-view rooms have great views of the Empire State building, and all rooms have the microwaves and mini-fridges that are standard for the chain (and particularly helpful for saving money on food in pricey New York City).