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
- 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
This hotel cost £1000 for three nights and I have to say wasn't worth anywhere near this amount, but it was peak season.
Upon checking in to the room, it was clean an a reasonable size, with a nice bathroom. All of the handles to the drawers in the room had for some reason been removed and the general decor of the room could have done with a lick of paint.
The major issue was that the window frame on one of the window had been removed with a shoddy repair. There was a consistent draft and after an hour of trying to close the window it became apparent there was a bigger problem as the room was like an ice box due to it being -2/-3 outside and similar inside so we had to run the heating all night. I broke my toe upon arriving in NYC so couldn't face moving rooms as I was in a lot of pain. Also, no room service available which is unheard of for a 4* hotel.
Staff were very helpful, requested an early check in which was nice as we arrived 2 hours before the room should have been available.
Booked the hotel through booking.com where all fees were included. However after checking out and being told there were no additional charges there was $80 added to my credit card and a £15 room service charge. We were told there was a $10 credit from the minibar per day and ate two tubes of nuts at $12 each. My credit card company have got the 80 removed but the hotel are contesting the mini bar. Had they been honest at checkout this wouldn't be an issue but I feel like they deceived me and now I'm having to retrospectively take action after my stay which is disappointing.
The location is great for all the main attractions and we'll connected with Grand Central just a block away, plenty of good non tourist bars and food outlets and the hotel has a nice touch of including a local cell phone which you can use around the city for maps and local calls free of charge which is a nice touch.
So good and bad really, if you get a cheap deal go for it but 370 per night was excessive.
I stayed at The Tuscany a few weeks ago and have no complaints at all. The location was great--near Grand Central which turned out to be a great place for a quick lunch. Try "The Grain Bar"--you won't regret it! The hotel room was spacious and comfortable, the nights were perfectly quiet and I had a very restful stay. Highly recommend.
Very Nice at First Appearance! When walking into the hotel, you are welcomed by the staff to a very nice lobby with 24/7 free coffee. Rooms are nice size, but a bit run down. The drawer front on one side of the bed was completely missing, however the drawer was still there. Were told on check in they would call when the room was ready, they did not call or text. I believe it is a little expensive for the price. We had a view of the Chrysler Building which was very nice.
My partner and I have just returned from an amazing honeymoon in New York and we had decided to stay at The Tuscany.
We went for the superior room which was pretty big. I didn’t expect it to be as large considering the location. The bed was massive and very comfortable. It was really quiet of an evening so we slept well. We could see the Empire State Building from the window which was pretty cool. I also have to say that it was all very clean and well maintained.
Location is very central to all the main attractions, aside from the Statue of Liberty we were able to walk to everything which was great.
The staff were friendly, and the complimentary coffee was a nice touch in the lobby.
Despite lacking a restaurant, the hotel bar was lovely and they allowed us to eat our take out food in the seating area in the lobby.
There is a very good diner round the corner called “scottys diner” which serve all the very American style breakfasts like pancakes / waffles which we highly recommend for an authentic New York diner feel. Giuseppes pizza is opposite Scottys Diner which do amazing pizza at a good price. There are lots of other food places within walking distance too.
Overall we were very satisfied with our stay, in terms of location and value for money, I think it’s hard to beat this one. Would highly recommend. Close enough to all the attractions but quiet enough to relax. Perfect!
I had a great stay at the Tuscany. Jennifer Kim at the Concierge Desk in particular went out of her way to welcome us and make our stay extraordinary. I would highly recommend her and the Tuscany to any visitors to New York!