Standard room, $170-$330; suite, $260-$480
6 at 51st St.; 4, 5, 6, 7, S at Grand Central-42nd St.
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The Helmsley Middletowne Hotel lives up to the stature of its namesake, Harry Helmsley's wife, Leona. It's short—on amenities, rooms and lobby space. However, this hotel does have one hot commodity: location. Geared more toward the business traveler, the Helmsley Middletowne offers corporate types an easy commute to the city's business centers while avoiding the tourist traps of the West Side. For those in town for pleasure, the hotel offers an extra dose of Manhattan's famed international flavor, as many guests come from the nearby United Nations headquarters. For this reason, hotel’s multilingual staff knows how to say "send more towels" in over 287 languages. (OK, maybe not 287, but if it's good enough for "The Queen of Mean," it's good enough for us.)Pros
Traveling with kids? Children under 12 stay for free.
There's a good chance the lobby may not be big enough to hold your family and your luggage at the same time.