I tried 4 and 3 stars for a couple of weeks first. Went up to 205 on 4 and 195 on 3. I would have gone slightly farther than that but I am pleased with this price. i have never stayed at this hotel but it sounds fine.
If yopu are not frightened of the subway, I suggest you stay anywhere in Manhattan and not limit yourself to midtown. that being said i am having no luck getting a room for mid November at a reasonable price.