I recently stayed at the Amsterdam Court hotel while on business. The hotel was under renovation so it's interior was not neat, but the rooms were very clean. They were somewhat small, but that is what you should expect in NY. The one bad thing I had to say about the hotel is that the elevated was HORRIBLE. It was so slow, so be prepared to walk up and down stairs if you do not have the patience to wait. The other elevator was slow and took you to the wrong floors. The staff was nice and the hotel's overall look was appealing. The location was AWESOME, just 2 blocks from Times Square and 3 blocks from 5th Ave.
Pros: Good Location, Clean Rooms
Cons: , Elevators SLOW