We spent a week in that hotel (family of 3) this October. Due to the history and its image it has been on our list for a long time. We knew (also from the reviews) it would be somewhat outdated, we were still keen on that experience...The true it, it is outdated - especially the rooms are. Though, we still enjoyed it. The lobby and the other main areas are great, the restaurants are good too (both Le Chine and their Steakhouse). The gym was somewhat disappointing. The location was absolutely great - just in-between the Park Ave and Lexington Ave... close to all great places to include Central Park.