Midtown - Times Square

Hotel Sofitel New York

Travelzoo Staff

Why We Love It

  • An elegant choice when going to the theater -- while Times Square is only two blocks away, the immediate area is quieter
  • In-house French restaurant is recommended by Condé Nast Traveler, an accolade that can lead to tasty yet pricey meals
  • Some suites have terraces facing the Empire State Building
  • French flair means fresh flowers and a more traditional look, though beds are notoriously plush and cushy

"The best" -- Frommer's

Map & Directions

JFK Airport is 30-40 minutes from the hotel by taxi (depending on the traffic), and the fare is approximately $50, not including tip or toll. Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street-Bryant Park subway stations are both two blocks away.

Rooms & Rates

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Set just a half block from Fifth Avenue in an ideal location for sightseeing, the Sofitel New York "brings a Gallic flair to Midtown West," says Fodor's. The 30-story hotel is located in Midtown West Manhattan, just a five-minute walk from the upscale boutiques of Fifth Avenue and Rockefeller Center. Times Square and the Theater District are only three blocks away. It is also extremely well placed for subway travel with some 16 lines in walking distance.

In the velvet-trimmed lobby, there are cascades of exotic flowers and friendly multilingual staff to welcome guests. The on-site French brasserie, Gaby, is recommended by Condé Nast Traveler magazine and is popular with pre- and post-theater diners, as is the sleek bar that serves up original cocktails and cognac. While there’s no spa, there is a well-stocked gym, open 24 hours a day.

All bedrooms at the AAA 4-Diamond property are roomy and feature the Sofitel’s trademark feather SoBed and floor-to-ceiling windows that make the most of the views (some even overlook the Chrysler Building). If you can afford it, opt for a suite with a terrace facing the Empire State Building.

From the press:
  • "There are many fine hotels on 44th Street between Fifth and Sixth avenues, but the best, in my estimation, is the soaring Sofitel" -- Frommer's
  • "Some suites have terraces with views of the Empire State Building that are worth the splurge" -- Fodor's



  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Extra beds / roll away beds
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Restaurant
  • Pet-friendly


  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour room service
  • 24-hour security
  • Airport transfer (fees apply)
  • Baby-sitting service on request
  • Butler service
  • Chauffeur service (fees apply)
  • Concierge service
  • Currency exchange / ATM
  • Express check-in / checkout
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Pillow menu
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Business center

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Fridge
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Mini bar
  • Pay-per-view / movies on demand
  • Safe
  • Sitting area
  • DVD / CD player & library
  • Flatscreen TV
  • iPod/iPhone docking station
  • Video games on request


  • Wi-Fi in guest rooms (fees apply)
  • Wi-Fi in public areas (fees apply)


  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • Bathtub
  • Hair-dryer
  • Separate shower
  • Luxury toiletries


  • Parking (fees apply)


  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible path of travel
  • ADA compliant rooms
  • Facilities for guests with special needs
  • Wheelchair accessible


Check-in: Standard Time is 3pm.

Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard Time is 12pm.

Children and additional guests: Children under 12 can stay free of charge when sharing parents’ room (on request and maximum two children per room). Extra bed available on request for children aged 13 and above: $50 per night, in all rooms except twin rooms and rooms with sofa bed. Charges will be added to your bill on checkout.

Pets: Pets are allowed on request and will be charged an extra $100 per stay. Charges will be added to your bill at the hotel.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

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Customer Service available Mon-Sun, 9am-9pm ET

Winner: People's Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite Customer Service

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.

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