The Court Hotel- New York City : a Review

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Here’s another hotel review for New York City– this is an affordable option to bookmark for your next visit to NYC:  The Court Hotel

The Court Hotel

The Court: a St. Giles Premiere Hotel is the boutique sister hotel to The Tuscany (just two doors down).  I stayed at The Tuscany a couple years ago and I loved both the hotel and the area so much that I decided to give The Court a shot on this next visit.  The Court isn’t quite as fancy as The Tuscany.  The decor is perhaps a little tired in spots, but I really loved it.  It has an older charm about it.  You can get a room here for as little as (what I spotted) $119/night… which is pretty unheard of in New York City!!  Even the larger suites seem reasonably priced compared to the usual NYC hotel rooms. 

Map for The Court Hotel

The Court is located on the corner of Lexington and 39th- about 4 blocks from Grand Central Station in Midtown Manhattan. I’ve found this to be a good location because grabbing the subway or an Uber car or taxi to anywhere you want to go in New York City from here is easy.  It’s a good central location.

The Court Hotel 1

I stayed in a Terrace Suite, which boasts an impressive 750 square feet of space.  It would be the perfect spot for me to stay with my husband since there is a separate living room with a sofa and chairs.  He tends to stay up late while I want to go to sleep!  The sofa turns out into a bed, so this is a good one if you have extra people (like kids) too.

The Court Hotel 2

I found myself lounging here to work on my computer (the wifi was good!)  There is an in-room safe to store your valuables too.

The Court Hotel 3

There is a small TV.  You don’t really need a TV at all in NYC, so I found this to be perfectly fine.

The Court Hotel 4

One of the really great features of the room is this LONG work desk.  It was perfect for spreading out all of my stuff and making a big mess… while still having room to work.  If needed, there is a business center located on the 2nd floor where you have access to computers and a laser printer.

The Court Hotel 5

The bedroom is spacious- a comfortable KING in this suite.  I’ve stayed in so many NYC hotel rooms that were so noisy that you could barely sleep at night.  This one is super quiet.  There is a second TV in the bedroom too.  I didn’t photograph the bathroom, but it’s a shower-in-tub with a sink and a window.  There are nice bath amenities, bathrobes and a hair dryer included.

The Court Hotel 6

Another exciting feature of the Terrace Suite is the terrace!  It’s huge, and it has fantastic views of the city.

The Court Hotel 7

Since it was beautiful weather while I was there, it was nice to enjoy a glass of wine sitting on a lounge chair and gazing at the Chrysler Building.  Having breakfast on the terrace would also be lovely.

Central Park

I was in the city with my friend Sandy– we stopped for one night on our way to Italy.  There were so many things we wanted to accomplish in 24 hours, but our first order of business was to grab an Uber car and head over to Central Park to see what was happening.  We thought maybe with spring looming that we might see an explosion of blooming flowers.  We saw some… but not oodles.  Central Park is still impressive in any season.

Quality Italian

We hopped on the Open Table app to see what restaurants had a table for two available (bad idea… when you’re going to NYC, make reservations at least a couple of weeks ahead of time!)  LUCKILY, we found this awesome restaurant, which was a short walk from Central Park:  Quality Italian.  We shared appetizers, salad and excellent wine.  All of it was delicious.  People near us were eating pizza, which looked amazing.  I’d recommend this restaurant for sure– it’s a sister restaurant to Quality Meats.

The Court Hotel Bar

If we hadn’t had wine at the restaurant, we could have chosen to visit the bar adjacent to The Court Hotel:  Lexington’s Bar.  It’s big, hip and has cozy seating.  There is also a separate room with a fireplace and a billiards table.

The Court Snack Box

Back in the room at the hotel, there is a wonderful snack and booze selection to choose from.

The Court Breakfast

There is a restaurant just off The Court Hotel‘s lobby called, Beer & Buns.  They’re open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.  Their Indulgence Burger (already famous) must be ordered a day in advance to secure the freshest possible ingredients—freshly ground Kobe beef, white truffles, seared foiegras, and caviar meld into burger nirvana.  I wish I had known about this… it would have been fun to try it!  Guests of The Court are also welcome to use the fitness center located in The Tuscany Hotel next door.


The next morning we took an Uber car into the West Village to meet our friend Amie for breakfast.  What a treat!  Buvette is an adorable french cafe and bar.


This is Sandy with our friend Amie Valpone (The Healthy Apple blog).

Buvette Breakfast

The breakfast choices are simple and perfect.  I had tea and the most incredible poached eggs served on a bed of fresh peas (WOW!)  Sandy had eggs with bacon on toast.  Nothing super fancy, but it’s seriously one of my favorite breakfasts ever.

More Friends

This is Andie Mitchell (Andie Mitchell blog) and Gina Holmolka (Skinnytaste blog).  We met them for lunch at Momofuku Má Pêche– which I believe is in Midtown West (15 West 56th between 5th and 6th).

Pork Buns

They serve creative Asian-tinged creative American fare.  This is a picture of their (famous) Pork Buns.  We tried so many things… Habanero Fried Chicken, Vegetable Rice Cakes, Broccoli Salad, Beets… and they do this cool thing where they bring around “passed plates.”  The passed plates are additional dishes that you can choose to try- special things that are not on the regular menu.  It makes experience in eating there really fun!

Until next time, New York City….

The Court: a St. Giles Hotel: 130 East 39th Street, New York City
The Court was able to store our baggage while we explored NYC on our second day, and they were gracious enough to find us comfortable, reliable, affordable transportation to the airport too.

Disclosure:  The Court Hotel provided a one-night’s stay in order for me to review their hotel and share my experience with my readers.  I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend The Court as an affordable, spacious hotel room option in New York City.

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  • Lourdes wrote:

    WOW, WOW, WOW! I can’t believe that one can stay at a nice, clean hotel in NY for such a resonable rate. The sites, the food, the hotel, it all sounds wonderful. Been wanting to go to NY to check out some sites; now I can. Thank you for this info.

  • Joanie @ ZagLeft wrote:

    Lori, my husband and I and our two kids visited New York two years ago just after New Year’s and we all totally loved it.  We’ve been talking about going again very soon so I will definitely check out this hotel. It’s so hard to know where a great place to stay is, so happy to read your review.

  • Tara wrote:

    I would love to join you for any of those meals but have to start first with a glass of wine on that balcony. Looks like wonderful accommodations too. I have never been to NYC, ssshh, don’t tell, it is high on the bucket list!!

  • Heidi @foodiecrush wrote:

    I cant’ believe you found such a great room with a terrace! Will totally put this on the list for my next visit. 

  • carrie @ frugal foodie mama wrote:

    So, I am totally fascinated with that Indulgence Burger! It has to be good if you have to order it a day in advance! 😉 How much was it?? I must know, lol. 

    And the Court Hotel sounds like such a great choice when visiting NYC! I have never stayed overnight in NYC- only been on one of those crazy one day bus trips there and back, but I have been wanting to return and stay a few days next time. The Court looks perfect! 🙂 Love that terrace with the views of the city. 

  • Tiia wrote:

    Oooo! What a comfy looking place & loving the location! Gotta keep this in mind for our next NYC trip! 🙂 

  • Jessica – The Novice Chef wrote:

    Looks like it was an amazing trip and I will defiantly check out the Court Hotel next time we visit NYC! 

  • Deborah wrote:

    It has been way too long since I’ve been to NYC and this makes me want to go now!!  I’m definitely marking this hotel down- what a great price for the city! I think that terrace alone is worth staying for!

  • Serene @ House of Yumm wrote:

    Wow! New York City is on my list of places I want to go!  Sounds like you had a blast.  And that hotel terrace?!  So beautiful! 

  • Ashley | Spoonful of Flavor wrote:

    Finding a good place to stay that is spacious like this room is often difficult in New York City. It looks like you chose a great place for your stopover to Italy. Your breakfast looks incredible too!

  • Andi wrote:

    Wow! A terrace in a NY hotel room and you don’t have to be a millionaire – score! I have gone to NYC tons of times on business and for pleasure and I have NEVER had a room with a terrace – I love the architecture in the city, so this is s major plus for me. The room design is modern which I like as well, this is definitely a great spot. Love meeting up with other bloggers, so much to share and exchange, you look like you had a great time!

  • Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountain wrote:

    Adding this to my New York must-stay list! Gorgeous! 

  • shelly (cookies and cups) wrote:

    $119 a night? That is fantastic!!!!

  • Liz @ The Lemon Bowl wrote:

    I was just in NYC and got a chance to see Gina and Andie – they are both such gems! So glad you got to see them. This hotel looks like a great choice for my next visit!

  • Jenny Flake wrote:

    What a great looking hotel!  I’ll definitely going to check it out when I am heading to NYC, makes me excited to get back there!!

  • cookbook queen wrote:

    It’s so hard to find a reasonable hotel in the city…I’m going to have to check this out next time I’m visiting. It’s adorable!!

  • Sandy @ RE wrote:

    Those pork buns … OMG. They were amazing. All the food we ate was superb. Plus, so great to see Andie, Gina, and Amie! Great trip!