I stayed one night in this hotel and I quite enjoyed myself. I had a nice view of the Empire State Building colors (although it was a bit foggy/rainy the night I stayed). When I checked in, I was upgraded to a larger room at no extra cost. I rather liked the retro feel of the room. The radio was old school. Not an iPod dock or anything. A retro styled radio with an alarm and a clock with hands...not digital. I liked that, but I'm an old soul at heart. I happened to turn on a jazz station and let it play while I relaxed. I think the jazz added to the retro feel of the room. The TV is not retro (it's HD) and you do have all the other amenities such as mini-bar, in-room safe, hair dryer, plenty of towels, soaps, shampoos, etc...
My room was far enough from the elevator bank that it was quiet at night. Yes, there are small things that can be touched up. For instance, a little extra paint could be applied here and there to the window areas and the window treatments could be updated. However, I like a pitch-black room when I sleep and the current window treatments provided that. So I consider that functional and fine. For the price, I don't care if the shades are not brand spanking new, as long as they are not dirty and in disrepair. If they are clean, do the job, and don't malfunction, they pass my test.
The staff was very helpful and kind. I am a firm believer that staff can make or break a hotel. During check-in and check-out both members of the staff were polite and not rushed. St. Giles is a very nice, stable, clean, comfortable hotel with a great staff. There are diners and bodegas nearby for any snacking or food needs. Also you are within walking distance to Grand Central Station, which gives you access to many trains and subways. Also, if I'm not mistaken, there are a few airport bus lines that stop in that area as well (however you may want to research that to be sure).
I would definitely consider staying here again when I am in town for business. Perhaps more than one night this time.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The ultimate New York experience awaits you at The Court. While many hotels leave you feeling claustrophobic, The Court’s 199 spacious guest rooms (Superiors begin at 350 square feet) allow you to spread out in comfort and style. Signature Suites include the Empire Suite, the Chrysler Suite, and our fabulous Terrace Suites, featuring outdoor terraces with views of the city skyline. When you venture out, you will find yourself just steps away from Grand Central Terminal and the iconic Chrysler and Empire State Buildings. Icon Restaurant serves a variety of breakfast options each morning, while Court Bar mixes handcrafted cocktails by night. ... more less
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