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
For anyone arriving at Grand Central Terminal for a NYC visit, there is simply no better place that offers such a convenient, friendly, and comfortable accomodation. The staff is exceptionally helpful, the rooms are superlative in every significant way, and the stroll from any Metro North arrival platform to the reception desk is short, easy and pleasant.
We stayed as part of a group for the US Open in 2018. We had a suite and there was PLENTY of room! The room was wonderful and located in a very conveient place in the greatest city of them all! They didn't have a restaurant at the time. Not sure if they were getting one or not. Looks like they had one before but not currently. The coffee machine in the lobby is self serve and serves the best coffee and coffee drinks but was broken 2 of the days. It isnt the Four Seasons or St. Regis, but it doesn't pretend to be either...
One caveat: hidden facility fee not mentioned on hotwire that came out to something substantial. Free great coffee. Great location. Great staff. I would go back in a heartbeat if i knew about the fee.
Once upon a time, buildings like the Tuscany were pre-war apartments with tall ceilings and large, spacious rooms. Many hotels have taken these rooms and chopped them in half or in thirds to create more revenue, but appears that The Tuscany did not take that route: the room is absolutely huge, even by outside-NYC standards. It is nicely decorated, the bed is super-comfortable, the space feels and looks very clean, and even the shower was spacious (and plenty hot, with two shower heads). The hotel has a 24-hour fitness center and a really good automated Italian coffee machine that grinds fresh beans and makes all the Italian riffs on coffee/espresso/cappuccino.
Finally, the hotel is hugely convenient to Grand Central and many good restaurants. If it's at all close to the area someone needs to be in, I highly recommend staying here.
We had a long hallway inside our room and a small hallway off that hallway! Upon first arrival our room was right next to the elevator and I was worried that that would be a noisy room at night. I happen to love the sounds of Manhattan but this was the quietest hotel I have ever stay in in Manhattan! Place was clean and front desk people pleasant. I would stay here again, a very nice experience.