Got a good 3 nights for 2 (6 nights for 4 in fact) deal on a junior suite. Even with that this is an expensive hotel. But you are smack in Midtown between 5th and 6th, and a few minutes walk from most of the major subway lines.
Our junior suite on the 26th floor had a sizeable lounge separated from the bedroom by a short corridor, the bedroom had a grandstand view of the Empire State and Chrysler buildings. Big bathroom, separate shower, no skimping on the L'Occitaine toiletries. And it's QUIET. We've done the Times Square stay twice and there's no getting away from the fact that's noisy. Times Square is less than 5 minutes walk away, and yet the Sofitel is an oasis of calm.
Didn't do breakfast in the hotel ($54 for 2 is not cheap): I'd recommend Gregory's Coffee over the road or the Red Flame diner a few doors up.
Decent gym (24 hours). Free internet (you may need to be patient though) in the lobby. Staff are polite and helpful.
Beware the compulsory 15% service charge in the bar: it's not made clear up front. At these prices you may as well schlep along the road to the Algonquin, who do better cocktails.
Overall: great room, much more space than most midtown hotels. great view, but pricey. Brilliant location. Go room only and get the best deal you can. It's the best hotel by a long way of those I've stayed in in New York. Highly recommended.
- 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
- New York City Sofitel