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
Nice enough hotel in midtown, great service from the people in front. Room was pretty good, wish coffee was in the room not downstairs. Elevators could use an update. for the price it was well worth the stay.
Found a great price on Travelzoo. Very large, although somewhat dark, room. Bed was terrific. Bath was ok, a little small for two. Ok amenities. Extra large closet and a good dressing table area (not good light for putting on makeup, though.)
In room bar has a $10 a day credit. Nice touch.
Front desk staff were very helpful and made good suggestions for getting around and where to eat. Great coffee machine in lobby. Restaurant was under new management when we were there. Hopefully, they will get their act together.
All in all, a really good value for NYC.
The location was great - right around the corner from the meeting I was attending, and near late-night food. The room was very pleasant, the view was nice, but not worth the $300+ per night. Too many glitches in service. After letting me know about the "high quality" complimentary coffee in the lobby, they were out of it when I went down to get some prior to my meeting, leaving me to spend extra time finding coffee somewhere else when I had not planned for it. Also, although they have a "wake up call" button on the phone, it is not automatic. Instead, it leads to the front desk, which FORGOT to wake me up at the designated time. This was extremely problematic for a business trip. Other than that, the room was clean and comfortable.