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
First time guest at this brand and it was extremely good, very quiet rooms, extremely comfortable beds, and a huge bathroom with separate tub and shower. Excellent location just a short walk to Times Square.
This hotel is a good one! We really liked the fact that is was so close to Times Square and Broadway. The staff was amazing (they even speak French!)
We chose the Sofitel because they charge no additional fees for our dog but when we checked in they told us they changed their policy and now charge 100$USD.
The policy changed that day so they didn’t charge us but be aware they are now charging for pets. They also gave us many bottles of water even for the dog... what a sweet attention.
Our room was clean, the valet service was great and they were all so nice with our dog. I would go back for sure !
Tend to stay here when in NYC for shows given the easy waking distance to Broadway while still being just outside the Times Sq fray. Was upgraded upon arrival (didn't ask to be so; just part of the Accor benefits) but wound up wishing maybe that I hadn't been as the "upgrade" hallway smelled funky the entire visit, my upgraded room carpeting had a couple big stains and last, but certainly not least, the shower had pink mold on some of the lower sections. On the upside, bed was comfortable and sheets were crisp. Since I was busy and only there for one night, I opted to not waste time on requesting another room Not the worst hotel room I've ever encountered but also definitely not up to par. Wrote a much more positive review 7 years ago whereas now in 2019, whole hotel feels in need of a deep cleaning.