In case you didn't already identify the photo above, our first recommendation is, of course, the Library Hotel, which is located on 42nd St in Manhattan, within walking distance of Grand Central Station, Times Square, and the NY Public Library. Aside from the novelty of the whole library theme (each of the hotel's ten floors are categorized by the Dewey Decimal System), the 60-room hotel offers free breakfast, cozy rooms, and a second-floor Reading Room for curling up with a book and forgetting the world.
In particular, this place would be perfect for Murray, since the 7 train, which goes all the way out to Flushing, where the US Open takes place, stops at 42nd St!
Along similar lines, we'd also give the view-tastic Trump Soho a shot. Soho is notoriously a nonstop party scene, but it's also kind of mellow during the day, and when you're 30 stories up in the Trump Soho tower, you're not likely to be disturbed by that much anyway. Oh, and their Taschen library overlooking the lobby is to die for.
Back uptown, we'd be willing to bet you'll find plenty of peace and quiet inside a room at The Benjamin. Not too many hotels are as obsessed with the idea of a "perfect night's sleep" as these guys—starting with the fact that they employ a full-time Sleep Concierge, whose job it is to help guests navigate the extensive pillow menu, send up a CD of soothing music, and even help put your kids to sleep.
Just don't ask for an Ambien, they can't help you there.
[Photo: Library Hotel]