My wife and I stayed at the Shoreham for a NYC weekend getaway. The hotel was small and older, but was nice. We were upgraded to a newly renovated luxury suite. The room was large by NYC standards, with a seating area and a sleeping area, but there was no view. The room was equipped with two plasma TVs, but they were only hooked up to antenna service and the reception was poor. But we did not pay $500/night to watch TV anyway. The hotel had a very cool shower with 5 showerheads squirting from all directions and a tub/spa. The shampoo was Aveda brand, which I never heard of, but my wife was impressed. But the best thing was the complimentary cappuccino bar.
Pros: complimentary cappucc, the 5 headed shower, plasma TV
Cons: no view, no parking