Hotel Sofitel New York
What We Love
- Jetsetter 2013 Award Winner
- Soundproof rooms make for a peaceful sleep
- Free WiFi
- READ MORE: Where to eat, play and shop in NY
What To Know
- Property opened in 2000 and receives frequent updates
- Not all rooms and suites have fantastic skyline views; those views are based on availability and cannot be guaranteed at time of purchase
- Valet parking is $60 per car and $70 per SUV, per day
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Get ready for a taste of Paris in this curved 30-story limestone and glass skyscraper in Manhattan’s neon heart. The Sofitel offers a mixture of French elegance and American comfort, plus a little Art Deco flair, with rich marble floors, formal sitting rooms and modern artwork hung on polished teak walls. Elevators pay homage to the romance of travel with Paris and New York backdrops featuring planes, trains and automobiles.
Bed & Bath
These digs, while not enormous, are roomy for NYC standards and make the most of limited space with soothing colors, soft lighting and modern design. Oh-so-French touches include indulgent Hermès bath products in Prestige and Executive suites and Lavin amenities in the other rooms. Heavy drapes, soundproofing and pillowtop mattresses with thick duvets ensure peaceful slumber. Marble bathrooms feel spa-like with orchids, candles and oversize tubs. The real stunners are the Prestige Suites, whose 24th-floor perch offers expansive skyline views from private terraces.
The Deco-inpired lobby makes a great meeting place, but the prized hangout is the Gaby bar and restaurant. The folding window walls are ideal for people-watching on warm days, and the mirrored columns, green marble and soft banquettes feel cozy in the winter. Settle in for modern French fare, such as a salad niçoise with seared yellowfin tuna and wasabi crème fraîche, or foie gras with cognac, fleur de sel and fig puree.
In the Area
The Sofitel New York has the ideal Midtown location for sightseeing. Walk uptown and you reach Radio City Music Hall and Rockefeller Center (check out the skyline views from the Top of the Rock). If you head a little bit west, you find Broadway theaters and Times Square. Less than three blocks away, the New York Public Library, on the National Register of Historic Places, houses one of the world’s largest rare book collections. Free tours are available Monday to Saturday.
How to Get There
I lovelovelove staying at the Sofitel in Manhattan. You can't beat the location, between 5th and 6th avenues, in the center of all the see-do-eat in Midtown (including the theater district), but just far enough away from the hubbub of Times Square to keep you sane. The rooms are nicely appointed, the lobby is a mini art gallery, Gaby lounge and restaurant are wonderful--far above your usual hotel offerings. And the level of customer care and service will keep you coming back. That's how it's been for me for more than ten years. I really like knowing in advance where I'll be staying when I visit NYC!
Birthday weekend for our grandchild, who was made to feel so special by the restaurant staff .
We appreciated the attention to detail and effort made to accomodate our early arrival and
need for transportation. Every staff member from the waiters to the front desk to the doormen are superbly trained and concerned for their guests. (And the beds and pillows are the best!) Not cheap but worth it.
We stayed two nights at the Sofitel after a cruise. The cruise port is about 5-10 mins in a cab from the hotel which is excellently located one block or so from Times Square and is surrounded by good restaurants and bars. One of the reasons we chose this hotel was that they offer a guaranteed late check out to 1700 for $150 plus tax as we were flying back to the Uk in the evening from JFK. From the moment we entered the hotel the service was superb. The hotel rooms are spacious and well furnished and they provide a kettle, tea and coffee in the room on request. We dined in the hotel restaurant one night prior to a show and the food and setting was excellent. When we return to NYC this will be our go to hotel.