I was recently in Manhattan for business. Since I live near the city, it is always fun to stay in Manhattan rather than just commute as I did for years.
My recent trip had me staying at the St. Giles Hotel The Court in Manhattan. Located in the Murray Hill section of the city and only 3 blocks from Grand Central, I was interested in seeing what this hotel had to offer.
Boy, was I disappointed.
While the hotel staff was young and hip, friendly and helpful, my hotel room was very disappointing.
When I walked into my room, I felt as if I had walked into an old folks home, no offense to old folks. No design astethic whatsoever. The lampshades were all askew. No personality. Nothing that said we were living in the 21st century.
Dark, dank, sad, old.
My room looked nothing like this.My bathroom sink drained ever so slowly. The bathtub drain was slow. The tiling and caulking in the bathtub was a mess. When I flushed the you-know-what, I had to close my ears and run out of the bathroom or else I would've gone deaf (if I wasn't already deaf from the loud a/c unit).
The best thing about the joint were the toiletries provided by Philosophy.I honestly felt like I was on one of those investigative shows like 20/20 or Nightline. You know the ones where the reporter goes into a hotel room with a blacklight and all the lights turned off only to see stains from I-don't-even-want-to-know-what, appearing everywhere.
Not my first or second or even third choice for a hotel in Manhattan.