May 8, 2012

St. Giles Hotel New York - The Court Review

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.

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Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Disappointing. I guess you know where 'not' to stay the next time:@)

Kris said...

It doesn't sound much better than a Motel 6. Did they leave the light on? LOL LOL

It seems ashamed to spend good money only to find out the room is depressing. (I've seem my share of them too) We stayed in a new Comfort Inn and our room was so nice. Beautiful white duvets, lovely decor but no Philosophy toiletries....sigh. Guess they thought if they put upscale toiletries in the St Giles Hotel, The Court it would make up the difference! LOL

Blondie's Journal said...

What a shame, Carmie. I've had this experience once or twice and it's maddening. Did you complain at all about the plumbing?


Anonymous said...

Thank you having this on your blog. I love finding out about different places to stay while in NYC or in this case not to stay there. I will make sure to make a note of it for the next time I am there.


NYC, Style and a little Cannoli said...

Thank you for this one as I am always thinking of staying here when I go in August for the US Open. Sorry to hear it was not up to par for you.

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