I stayed at Morningside Inn during Christmas time. Of course the rates are higher in this season, but the manager (Patrick) was kind enough to make some arrangements for me to stay in a room with a bathroom for a slightly lower cost since I was travelling with my underage niece. He is a very nice person. Denise, the night-shift receptionist, is also nice, friendly and polite. Very different from one of the morning-shift receptionists, the brunette one, who is extremelly unfriendly and impolite. The cleaning girls are also nice.
The hotel is average. Bad points: internet access only at the lobby - which gets pretty crowded when many guests want to go online... - no breakfast (but it seems they're starting having it soon), the heating system is not very efficient, the stove in the kitchen on my floor was not working. Good points: Most os the staff is nice, the rooms are kind of small but comfortable (mattresses a little noisy...), cable tv, well located (near grocery stores, general stores, central park and subway station). Overall, a good hotel. Maybe the rates could be a little lower. I recommend it.More