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Tuesday, April 11, 2017

The Court - A St Giles Hotel Review ~ New York, NY

Gabrian and had to go to NYC last week to get his Chilean Passport. Since we had the expense of getting to the city, I decided to turn it into a couple night getaway (which actually turned into four nights). We booked a great deal with Hotwire for our stay. Hotwire, gives you fantastic prices. They tell you the star rating, the amenities offered, and a general idea of the location of the hotel. Once you have paid for the stay, they reveal the name of the hotel. We were lucky enough to get The Court - A St Giles Hotel.

The staff was incredible from the moment we walked into the hotel until we left. They were welcomed us every time we went into or out of the hotel. They were happy to help with suggestions. And the most important to me was that they were so kind to Gabrian and made it feel like it was his home in NYC (I honestly think he was ready to move in by the end of our trip).
We were given room 708 and for me it was the ideal location. I liked being on the 7th floor. It was high enough that we felt like we had privacy but not so high that we couldn't spy on the street below us. Our other favorite part was that we were right next to the elevator. It was so nice when we were loaded down with bags to step off the elevator and have our room be right there.

The room was huge. I have never stayed in a room in NYC with a room this big. I honestly think Gabrian could have done summersaults across the room without bumping into anything. The closest was so big, you could fit a large child in there to sleep. It had a full size dresser inside of it!

The room included a mini fridge but did not have a microwave (I am not sure if they had one available if you asked for it). One of the few annoyances we had was the fridge was filled with a mini bar of super expensive items. We had to pull all of their stuff out of it so that we could put our stuff in it. Not a huge deal but thought I should mention it.

The bathroom was also huge. Gabrian really enjoyed their bathtub (we stopped at Lush and picked up a couple of bath bombs to really make bath time fun). I appreciated the large window sill in the bathroom because it gave me a place to place our toiletries and clothes when we were bathing. I wish the window would open a little in the bathroom to let the steam out.

We also made great use of the table/desk workspace provided. We used it for dining and storage while we stayed. It was incredible how big that space really was. If you were here on business, you could easily do some work in your room.

My favorite part of the room was the chair by the window. I spent countless hours in that chair. I just loved watching the city go by while relaxing in the room. I liked to pretend we lived there and that was my neighborhood.

We couldn't have picked a better location if we had tried. We ended up being only a 3 minute walk from the Chilean Consulate. We were also very centrally located. We could walk to most of the highlights that we wanted to visit (including Grand Central, Times Square, Macy's, and Broadway). It wasn't quite as touristy as Times Square but gave us the benefit of having everything near us.

We were only supposed to be there for two nights but a snowstorm happened back at home while we were there. We had to reschedule our flight and ended up with two extra nights in the City. We called the in-house reservation and she gave us an incredible rate for a Friday and Saturday night ($127/night).

I think the only negative I could say is that the hotel is looking slightly worn. Not anything that is a big deal but I need to be honest. The room was impeccably clean and the bed was one of the most comfortable I have slept in (and don't even get me started on those wonderful pillows). Just little things here and there that looked worn.

Overall, we are completely in love with The Court (and hope to move into it some day). We can't get back to stay there again. If you would like to try them out for yourself, they are located at 130 E 39th Street, New York, NY.