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
- 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
Not an ultra-luxury spot, but very nice for business or personal. Location very close to Times Square or Grand Central and much of mid-town. Not cheap, but it is NY after all. My suite was big with lots of separation between rooms and had windows facing 3 directions. I was on the top floor, so great views.
I stayed at the Sofitel New York many years ago and recall it being a pleasant experience. I would describe my most recent stay as satisfactory but nothing more. I arrived at the hotel at 3 am after bad weather delayed my flight. I booked a Luxury King room which the website described as being on the 3rd to 29th floors. The room which we were given was on the 3rd floor and can only be described as dingy. It was small for a "luxury king room" I thought. There were stains on the carpet visible as you walked in. The curtains were falling down in a couple places. I immediately called the front desk and asked for a different room and was told that there were no rooms available but I would be moved the next day. I was given a room on the 24th floor the next day which was also small and had the same layout, but was obviously in much better condition, and had different curtains, as well as upgraded toiletries and towels. So the question is why I was given the sub standard room originally. If I had not complained, I would have paid the same price for the original room. Nevertheless, it is my opinion that this hotel is living off past glory. The rooms are outdated and no better than a standard room at any other hotel. I have stayed in many excellent Sofitels around the world, (last year we stayed at the Sofitel Rabat which is a fantastic hotel), and it is a brand that I actively seek out. However, I would not stay at this Sofitel again. The only plus for me is the location in midtown. I do not think that the rooms are worth the price you pay. I will say that I did not use the restaurant or other facilities so I cannot comment on those.
At check-in, I was quickly looked after, but in a very distant and cold manner.
Minimum SLA, I would say.
This forms a stark contrast with the usual American commercial culture, as well as with the usual tone in European Sotifels.
There was no courtesy drink at the bar, no detail candy in the room.
Not that use or eat them each and every time I stat at a Sofitel, but it's a touch of human consideration for a faithful client that makes my stay a bit more like home.
Stayed here last night the hotel is perfectly acceptable. My issue is following the storm they thought it was ok to charge me $2000 for a night when the rack rate clearly displayed on my room door (the max rack rate chargeable) was $1299. I think it’s really sad when companies think it’s ok to exploit the misfortunes of their customers. Be ashamed Sofitel you are truly a disgrace. You don’t deserve any repeat customer and I for one will never use you again. When I pointed this out to the duty manager she couldn’t have cared less.
it was my first time trip to morocco
first to rabbat then to casa
in rabbat i stayed for 5 days then moved to casablanca for another 5 days
i have to say that sofitel hotel was the best in termsa of hospitality , food , drinks and view
iam very happy and sure will come back to ;lovely morroco and lovely sofitel