The Tuscany – A St Giles Signature Hotel
What We Love
- Prime location just blocks from Grand Central Terminal (but on a quiet block between Lexington and Park avenues)
- Free WiFi
- Rooms are spacious by New York standards
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What To Know
- There’s no restaurant on-site, but there are plenty of quality options nearby
- Valet parking is $50 a day ($60 for oversize vehicles and SUVs)
- The hotel does not offer roll-away beds or sofabeds; book a connecting room if you’re traveling with family
- The hotel offers room service
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
A former W hotel, the Tuscany underwent a full renovation in late 2012, leaving things feeling fresh and modern throughout. The hip lobby opens up to a geodesic check-in desk, wrought iron branch decor, chic gray and white furnishings, and damask wall coverings fashioned from well-placed nailhead trim.
Bed and Bath
Housed in a former apartment building, the Tuscany has 124 guestrooms that are more spacious than most in the city, with Studios starting at 350 square feet and Loft Suites clocking in at 700 square feet. The residential feel continues in the decor, with comfy beds, cushy red velvet armchairs and graphic carpeting. Fully stocked minibars and iPod docking stations keep things modern. Bathrooms are equipped with Molton Brown amenities (including such welcome details as facial cleansing towelettes) and spacious rain showers.
While the Tuscany doesn’t have a full-scale restaurant, the Audrey lobby bar serves small bites alongside craft cocktails, wine and beer (stop by for happy hour, from 5:30 to 8 p.m.) and, come morning, a full daily breakfast spread. The Tuscany’s sister property down the street, the Court, has a similar layout plus a small, seasonally open courtyard to enjoy an alfresco breakfast. The Court also supplies the Tuscany’s room service menu of posh sandwiches and burgers, hearty salads and quick bites like quesadillas and buffalo wings (available until 11 p.m.). The Tuscany does have a leg up in the fitness department: There’s a well-equipped gym 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 Grand Central Oyster Bar or a fancy craft cocktail at the Campbell Apartment upstairs. For a quick bite and buzzing happy hour scene, join the flocks of suits at Park Avenue Tavern, across the street, or the in-the-know crowd at April Bloomfield’s newest 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, making stops in Long Island City, Greenpoint and Williamsburg.
How to Get There
The hotel staff was courteous and helpful. The location was great - very quiet for a midtown hotel - easy access to Grand Central and all the sights. Nice size room - bigger than I expected - and the beds were comfy, room was clean and had all the needed amenities. Will stay again when I return for a visit and have already recommended the hotel to friends.
My friend booked this fine hotel and was going to be celebrating her 40th Birthday there so I contacted the Manager secretly and he reacted immediately by promising to make her stay memorable. He was able to kindly upgrade her room, arranged for bubby on the actual birthday and some chocolates. The room had a fantastic view and she was really over the moon. I cannot thank the St. Giles Tuscany enough for this amazing kindness. When I am next in NY I will make sure to book here!
We checked in late like about 11:00 pm and the front desk, she was very friendly. She asked us whether we needed any help with getting around NYC and she was such a nice lady! I wish I could remember her name. But checking in and checking out was a breeze!
The room itself was spacious, I was surprised that it was huge. I wish I had taken a photo of the room. We got a king size bed. It was clean, the only downside was windows were not as wide. So, during the day there's no direct sunlight coming in.
Was pretty decent size not too small, not too big just right. There was no tub, so it was a shower.
I do believe they have in room service for breakfast and a bar at the lobby.
The only downside was that they charge you like a hotel fee for wifi, it was $30 or more I believe just find this ridiculous. They provide free wifi in rooms (because you pay the hotel fee) They provided self-service coffee and tea at the lobby
I don't think I'll be coming back here again just because of the hotel fee for the wifi. I would rather not pay the fee and not get the wifi service. But the rooms itself was comfortable.
The room is very clean with very comfortable size.
Friendly hotel staff and they are very helpful.
Price is very reasonable.
Nearby the Park Avenue is even convenient and lots of restaurant nearby.
Will definitely come back!
We stayed for three nights.I wish I could remember the name of the man who checked us in and checked in with us later - he was great. Very friendly and helpful staff; they even offered us an umbrella when the day took a rainy turn. Room was a good size, everything in good shape. Bed was quite comfortable. The hotel was in a great location - near Grand Central, JP Morgan library, NYC public library, walkable to the theaters. Booked directly through the hotel website and received daily credit for minibar items. What sold me completely was the coffee machine available in the lobby - fresh cafe lattes any time I wanted one! Only drawback was that during our stay one of the elevators was out of service, which made for a long wait to go up or down. But that minor inconvenience couldn't overshadow the visit. Will stay here again next time we go to NYC.