Hotel for Couch Potatoes: For New York Novotel guests who don't care to sample big city delights, management of the hotel at 226 West 52nd St. has created what it calls a "couch potato corner." That's where guests can rent games to take to their rooms so they can stay in and, perhaps, pretend like they are at home. Guests can now rent video games, including "Tournament Golf," "NBA All Star Basketball" and "NHL Hockey," or amuse themselves with hand-held Nintendo Game Boy systems. Or they can play electronic chess, cards, board games and videos. Some of the games are gratis; others vary in price from a few dollars to $20 for elaborate video systems that need to be installed in the room.