Ive stayed two times at Hotel Pennsylvania, and yes it is a dump. One time i stayed on one days notice, another because i got it for 99 a night! However, i knew that i wouldnt be spending time in there other than to sleep, so it really didnt matter. Theres so many things to see and do, it doesnt matter to me. Its right next to Macys and the SUbway line to Chinatown, so it works out great for us. To each his own though