We stayed at the Marriott Marquis in the summer of 06. If you want to be where the action is in NY, the Marquis is the ultimate place to stay. You are right in the Times Square area and close to theatre, and great dining. Along with the experience of the Marquis, I would suggest that you consider the "Grey Line" tour buses as a way to see a lot of the city in a short period of time. This one two combination will make a trip to the big apple one you won't want to forget.