The Astoria was a beautiful older hotel in a very central location. The room was large and he bathroom was huge. I was there in early December 2003 and it was woonderful walking around and looking at all of the Christmas lights and the Christmas shoppers filling the streets.
Breakfast was excellent and the service was very good.
The only issue was the construction going on right across the street from the side of the hotel I was staying on. The construction started as early as 6AM and actually continued until 10 or 11PM - and it was extremely loud in my room, even trying to sleep with ear plugs. If the construction is completed, or if rooms on the other side of the building were available, I would strongly recommend this hotel.