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
We visit NYC about 4 times a year for an extended weekend and have stayed at so many different hotels, some of them five star like The Peninsula. The Tuscany is luxurious, beautifully decorated, incredibly clean and offers excellent service! The rooms are truly HUGE is comparison, and offer more like a suite environment. Lastly, the bathroom is gorgeous and large with a luxury shower where two adults can bathe easily together. The room also comes equipped with all types of great toiletries and other items you might forget at home - and the mini bar is well stocked and well priced. This may be our new go to hotel - close enough to the theaters, but far away enough from the glare of Times Square - steps away from Murray Hill and all its eateries. LOVE LOVE LOVE
We booked 5 nights at the Tuscany, travelling from England to spend my 40th birthday in the city. After a bit of confusion overe payment for the room at check in we found our room to be spacious, clean, well equipped (we had requested a coffee maker for he room as recommended by another reviewer) although there is a bean to cup machine in the foyer. Sadly we didn't have a view from the room to speak of but we were really impressed on the whole. The bathroom had a wonderful shower and fresh linen and we appreciated the use of a safe in the walk in wardrobe.
After long days of exploring the city we were thankful for such a large and comfy bed and the aircon in such hot temperatures was definitely appreciated. We returned to a clean and tidy room each day too with a nicely made bed- thanks to the housekeeping staff.
The hotels location is ideal in midtown without being on a crazy busy street it is easy walking distance to many of the main sites- most in a very short space of time. Grand Central, The Chrysler and National Public Library are right on your doorstep. Plenty of great places to eat close by too- Hangawi (a Korean restaurant) is a must.
We didn't use the minibar and snacks as convenience shops were at the end of the road and I am vegan which meant most things I couldn't consume anyway.
I would happily recommend this hotel although I would say that even though I had mentioned at the time of booking that I was there for my 40th on 4th July, it wasn;t even acknowledged by the hotel. It would have been nice for management to have recognised this on the day. It was little things like this and the check in confusion that prevent me from giving 5 stars. It just missed the personal touch.
The Rooms are confortable and clean.
The coffee is delicious,for free and always available.
Close to times square...only 15 minutes.
The staff is always kind and ready to help.
Everything has been Perfect!
I had a wonderful visit. Its close to Grand Central Station but just off the main path enough to not be hectic. The staff was fantastic and the room was clean and spacious. I plan to use this as my primary hotel when visiting NYC, which is about 6 times a year.
Incredibly helpful and professional concierge. The rooms were clean, air conditioning was amazing in the heat, hotel was nice, all staff was great, I would highly recommend this hotel for any stays in NYC.