This Novotel has been renovated to a high standard over the last couple of years. Our room on the 30th floor was very comfortable, with a stylish bathroom and enormous tv. Everything was just perfect . Our view overlooked amazing skyscraping office blocks, but many rooms have a view of Times Square. This hotel is just off the square so is not so busy , but we did not hear anything from our room. Central park is 10 mins walk, Empire State building 20 mins. We did not eat in the hotel as we were surrounded by bars and restaurants, but the bar was modern and funky and best of all was the outside terrace with firepits and stunning views. Recommended.