The OUT NYC is Among the Best!
I stayed in a room near the Great Lawn. Although there was some noise from a party one night and ambient music could be heard often, I found the room comfortable. If you're concerned about noise, inquire about a room in a more insulated part of the building. The staff is very efficient and friendly. The on site restaurant, KTCHN, has excellent food, and there are fun things to do around the building. The neighborhood is improving, and I felt safe outdoors near the hotel.