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
NYC trip to see "Network" with Bryan Cranston. We have been guests of other Sofitel Hotels, in Paris, London, Miami, Los Angeles, and Washington D.C. Imagine my surprise when I saw the theater for our show was not even a three minute walk away!
Perfect location for all of Manhattan. Usual excellent Sofitel amenities, including the best hotel beds there are. On the down side, the room decor is looking tired, breakfast was not a great experience, and our room wasn't ready on arrival, despite given time we would arrive.
I booked two rooms for the 13th to the 15th of April. Took my pregnant wife, my mother and my brother for a 12 day vacation in the USA.
I booked 1 queen bed room for myself and my wife, and a 2 single bed room for my mom and my brother.
When we arrived at the hotel we were told we were getting an upgrade for the 2 single beds room. We thanked and got our keys. When we got to the supposedly 2 single bed room, which was upgraded, there was a king size bed and a small roll-away bed at the bottom of the king size bed perpendicular to it.
My mother is 75 and she was not going to sleep on that bed for sure, and my brother is 6'4 and 240 pounds so the roll-away wasn't an option either.
We went down to the reception immediately to complain that we specifically asked for a two bed room, exactly because they had to sleep in separate beds, but big enough beds - not a roll-away. I guess they thought just because they were giving us a room with a king size bed, that would justify one of us to have to sleep in a roll-away.
May I say that we are talking about a US$350,00 room per night.
The gentlemen apologized but he had no room like the one we booked and it was out of his hands. I said, how can it be out of your hands when I have a reservation for 2 rooms where it is clearly stated that we booked a queen size bed room, and a 2 single bed room, and now we must sleep in a roll-away bed. I said if we booked a 2 single bed room how can he say he does not have one to give us?
He tried to give us drinks at the bar to compensate but none of us drink so it really didn't matter, then he said something about complementary breakfast, but that is not what we wanted. We just wanted the room we booked and not a roll-away bed room.
Besides that the internet was off for the whole second day we stayed there and we couldn't even print our boarding passes at the hotel.
Our rooms were prepaid so there was not a lot we could do about it. But we now know that if you book a room at a Sofitel Hotel, don't bother asking for the room configuration cause when you get there you may get something different then what you asked for. Guess con artists are everywhere these days. a shame for a brand that was once a real 5 star and now has come to this.
Recommend to never stay there!
The hotel is nice 4/5 stars by this reviewer. The lobby smells fantastic with displays of modern art. It’s located in a great place (theater district) especially for tourists. FYI: Close to the diamond district and Times Square. Rooms are a bit small and the bathrooms are slightly dated but clean and meet the needs of the guests. The Gaby restaurant located in the lobby is absolutely lovely. Seems to be a hidden gem in the masses of eateries in NYC. The food is plentiful and delicious. Unlike many restaurants in NYC, the portions are a good size and the entrees actually come with sides so you do not have to buy extra sides. The servers and management staff are very professional and helpful. Excellent service and highly attentive to consumers.
I stayed at the Sofitel because I got a ‘special price’ and I was more than pleasantly surprised. They speak French and English at the front desk (which I loved) and are so accommodating. During my visit, I lost my wallet outside Saks and they were so helpful. They provided necessary guidance and made some necessary calls for me. The rooms are well appointed and I must say they have the BEST croissants in NYC hands down (and I eat a lot of croissants). They were the best I’ve actually had outside France. Seriously. The midtown location is ideal and convenient to theater, shopping, restaurants and Grand Central. 5 stars.