If you want to be within walking distance--but out of earshot--of New York City's biggest attractions, The Court – A St Giles Premier Hotel fits the bill. Housed in a historic brick building, this luxury boutique hotel was completely refurbished in a hip, modern style. You'll be in the heart of Murray Hill, a popular Midtown enclave with its own neighborhood vibe. Loads of low-key restaurants and bars are nearby, especially along Third Avenue, just steps away. Walk 3 blocks north to Grand Central Terminal, where you can admire the star-studded celestial ceiling, indulge in a slice of New York cheesecake, and, of course, catch the subway to points around the Big Apple. Valet parking is available surcharge.
The Court – A St Giles Premier Hotel is also an ideal base for your Manhattan shopping spree. You can walk 3 blocks west to Fifth Avenue and work your way up toward Central Park, stopping by famed retailers like Saks Fifth Avenue, FAO Schwarz, and Tiffany & Co. If you're heading to Times Square, a 15-minute walk from the hotel, take a moment along the way to snap a picture of the iconic marble lions guarding the New York Public Library. Stroll through Bryant Park, a Midtown oasis behind the library. Need a more focused workout? The Court – A St Giles Premier Hotel offers complimentary access to the 24-hour fitness center at St. Giles - Tuscany, a partner hotel around the corner.
Get set for the day with continental breakfast (surcharge) and a complimentary New York Times in the hotel's casual-chic Audrey's Café & Lounge, also open evenings. For nightlife with New York flair, there's no need to leave the hotel. The onsite LEX Bar, created by the Gerber Group of nightclub fame, is a seductive spot with plush banquettes, candlelit corners, and creative cocktails.
Ready for bed? Guestrooms are particularly spacious, compared with most New York hotels. Beds are layered with fine linens and fluffy down duvets. You can watch a late-night show on the flat-panel TV, or check email via wireless Internet access (complimentary). Bathrooms come with spa-inspired amenities, bathrobes, and makeup/shaving mirrors. Your four-legged friend is welcome here, too: Pets up to 50 pounds are permitted for a deposit and a surcharge.