The Court – A St. Giles Premier Hotel
What We Love
- Ideal location for hitting all the sights, just three blocks south of Grand Central Terminal and within walking distance of Bryant Park, the New York Public Library, Times Square and more
- The 199 guestrooms are large by New York standards, with the smallest at 350 square feet, and all have flat-screen TVs, spacious en suite bathrooms and free WiFi
- Just off the lobby, Beers & Buns restaurant is a fun spot to try regional and international brews and creative slider-inspired dishes
What To Know
- The hotel gym is located at sister property the Tuscany, just down the block
- Book a Terrace Suite on a high floor for views of the nearby Chrysler Building; rooms on lower floors overlook surrounding buildings or the hotel courtyard
- Valet parking is available for an extra $50 per night (plus tax, no in/out privileges), and pets are welcome (maximum two per room, up to 50 pounds total) for a one-time $150 cleaning fee per pet
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
Just three blocks south of Grand Central Terminal, the Court NYC is in a prime location for seeing all the major sights, but it feels far away from the Midtown fray, on a quiet block at 39th Street and Lexington Avenue. The low-lit lobby has a loungey vibe, with circular banquettes around two imposing columns and a claret-curtained entrance to the fun Beers & Buns restaurant. Upstairs, all 199 guestrooms are spacious by New York standards (the smallest are 350 square feet), and they’re done in red, white and chocolate shades and outfitted with flat-screen TVs, work desks and full-length mirrors. The spacious bathrooms have standalone showers or tub/shower combos and posh amenities by Philosophy. In the summer months head down to the courtyard lounge for breakfast alfresco, or hit the hotel restaurant, Beers & Buns, for a well-curated list of local and international brews and slider-style bites. The famous Indulgence Burger, made with a gut-busting mix of Kobe beef, white truffle, foie gras and caviar, should be ordered at least 24 hours in advance. And while there’s no gym at the Court, sister hotel the Tuscany is half a block away and has a well-equipped fitness center on the second floor.
In the Area
Take advantage of the proximity to Grand Central Terminal — if not to catch a train, at least for an old-school seafood dinner at the Oyster Bar or a fancy craft cocktail at the Campbell Apartment upstairs. For a quick bite and a buzzing happy hour scene, join the flocks of suits at Park Avenue Tavern, across the street, or the cool crowd at April Bloomfield’s Mexican venture, Salvation Taco. Looking for some scenery? Head west to Bryant Park, or all the way east to the river for a ride on the East River Ferry, which makes stops in Long Island City, Greenpoint and Williamsburg.