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45 W. 44th St., nr. Sixth Ave. (Midtown West)
New York, NY
(1) 212-354-8844 | www.sofitel.com
FOODGaby Restaurant - Art Deco glamour, modern French cuisine; 24-hour room service
DRINKGaby Bar - cocktail lounge
ROOMSContemporary design with Parisian inflections; plush, comfy, and soundproof; feather beds; spacious marble bathrooms
PRICE (STANDARD DOUBLE)USD 285
YEAR OPENED2000 (renovated in 2007)
# OF ROOMS398
CONNECTIVITYYes - Wi-Fi available
SPANo - but in-room services can be requested
SUBWAY47th-50th Sts.-Rockefeller Ctr. (B, D, F, M); 5th Ave.-Bryant Park (7); Times Sq.-42nd St. (1, 2, 3, N, Q, R, 7, S)
While certainly striking, Sofitel’s 30-story glass and limestone tower doesn’t exactly stand out among Midtown’s forest of eye-catching luxury hotels. Inside, however, it’s a different story: shrugging off chain hotel clichés with a cool Gallic savoir-faire, the Sofitel New York consistently wows with chic yet inviting public spaces, swish rooms where comfort is the first priority, and incredibly helpful and thoughtful service. Plus, they’ve got a très beau crowd of French jetsetters to scope…
GO HERE WITH
Colleagues; significant other; family; yourself
WHY WE LIKE IT
The truly outstanding service, ultra-comfortable rooms, and a certain stylish panache put the Sofitel leagues ahead of other luxury chain hotels in the city. Plus, the Midtown location is perfect for shopping, sightseeing, and business.
AMENITY WE LOVE
The gorgeous marble bathrooms with separate shower and tub.
WHAT WE WOULD CHANGE
The slow service and inflated prices in the restaurant.
GOOD TO KNOW
All rooms have separate bathtubs and glass showers; the suites, however, have deeper tubs. There is a small art gallery located on the lobby level that exhibits modern paintings from various local and French artists. Gaby Restaurant offers a convenient coffee-to-go service for early risers. There’s event space available for 10 to 200 guests in Le Grand Paris Ballroom, and all eight meeting rooms are wired with videoconferencing equipment and a slew of other tech options. Pets allowed. Valet parking available. There’s a boarding pass printing station in the lobby.
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