My husband and I stayed in this apt. for a month in August. It is actually on the East side of Columbus, which is on the West Side of Manhattan. What a super location it is too! Not too far from the Lincoln Center, there are restaurants of every type, movies, shopping, and lots of fun NYC delights very close by. Central Park is a block away, and we walked often to Times Sq. and Columbus Circle.
The apt. is VERY neat and clean. Venessa is easy to work with on the rental. She left us lots of room for our stuff. The kitchen was spotless.
I doubt that you can stay in a hotel for this price, and I am sure that your life will be easier and more simple. There are 55 steps to climb, but my husband and I, who are in our 60s, considered it part of our daily workout. I recommend this rental highly.