I spent 8 nights here for business and to attend a conference. Overall, a highly positive experience.
From the moment I arrived, service was prompt, professional and gracious. The lobby décor is sober but welcoming -- deep carpets, comfortable sofas, fresh flowers. Check-in was very quick. In just a few minutes, it was all taken care of. I am an Accor frequent guest and received a room upgrade at no extra charge (my rate was about $450 per night including taxes).
My 21st floor room was well laid out with a very comfortable bed. The free Internet connection worked fine. I was near the elevators but the soundproofing of the room was excellent -- it was very quiet.
A Duane Reade (sp?) store was around the corner, handy for stocking up on sundries. As I arrived fairly late in the day and was too tired to venture afield for dinner, I ate in the hotel restaurant the first night. That was just so-so; nothing bad, but nothing memorable. A cappuccino the next morning was disappointing. So while the hotel is a wonderful place to stay, I suggest eating elsewhere. It's NYC, no shortage of choices!
If I could change one thing about the hotel, it would be the location. I am simply not a fan of the Times Square area. Nonetheless, I would happily stay here again.
Note: the conference I attended was at a large Mid-town chain hotel where some colleagues were staying. What a difference! It was like a train station at rush hour in their lobby, the halls were clogged with housekeeping carts all day, the rooms badly needed upgrading, service was lacklustre to non-existent. I was so glad to go "home" each night to the welcoming calm and luxury of the Sofitel, esp on the nights when a trio was playing soft jazzy French music in the lobby salon.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The ultimate in comfort and convenience, this thirty-story building in midtown Manhattan-a contemporary statement in limestone and glass-is just a stone's throw from Fifth Avenue. The modern-day traveler will enjoy the amenities on offer at this fine establishment, set within easy reach of Manhattan's most celebrated attractions. These include Times Square, Broadway theaters, world-famous restaurants, famous boutiques, art museums and corporate headquarters. Good access to transportation links. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Sofitel New York Hotel New York City
- Sofitel New York City
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