Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Sofitel New York Hotel Review Christmas 2016


Sorry for the delay in this post. It's been a busy few months for me! I had the pleasure of spending Christmas this year in New York City! The first time, and it was just wonderful. The weather was very mild, and I choose to return to the Sofitel New York Hotel for the holidays. I stayed one night in 2015 and was eager to get back. The location on West 44th street is perfect, close to Bryant Park and many other shops and restaurants. How gorgeous is their tree above? 

The lobby was really lovely for the holiday. I arrived Christmas Eve for 2 nights. 

I love a nice lobby because you can chill out while planning your next area to check out in the city. 


My room was ready when I arrived around 10:30am which was awesome. They upgraded my room to a Superior Room and they would have given me one with a view, but I didn't want to wait. The room was lovely, lots of room which I am a big fan to find in NYC! 

From being here before, I requested a coffee maker as one is not in the room automatically. They did bring me a Keurig machine while I was out.  

This has to be one of the best bathrooms I have seen in a hotel in the city. A Rain shower along with a wonderful tub, all marble and very big. I hate having a small bathroom, even if I am staying on my own. 




Christmas Eve brunch was pretty amazing from room service. I was in my glory and I saved some of the baked goods for the next day for breakfast. Good room service just makes your stay so much better. 


I also had room service another night for dinner. This burger was amazing and the fries are pomme frites which are made the French way, very thin and crispy. I was a happy person to say the least. 

They sent up some French macarons to welcome me back to the hotel. The advantages of staying in a French hotel. 


Positives: 
  • comfy heavenly bed 
  • candle with matches in the bathroom along with fresh orchids
  • marble bathroom, very large size 
  • rain shower that was so relaxing 
  • soaking tub
  • 24 hour room service from fabulous restaurant 
  • spacious rooms 
  • 10 minute walk from 16 subway lines 
  • Lanvin bath products 
  • beautiful lobby and lobby scent amazing
  • stellar location 
  • art work in hotel areas as well as the room itself
  • friendly, helpful staff
  • big closet space 
  • welcome gift of french macarons 
  • apple computers in lobby area 

Negatives: 
  • No Spa 
Sofitel New York
45 W 44th Street
New York, NY 10036
212-354-8844

4 star hotel
Boutique Style with 398 luxury guest rooms including 52 suites
Location: Broadway - Times Square
Valet Parking for a fee
Fitness Center
Business Center
Free WiFi in public areas and hotel rooms
Pets are allowed, charges may apply
Trip Advisor Ranking 57 of 464 (as of 02/05/17)
Trivago Rating 89 out of 100 (as of 02/05/17)
Price Range $237-$566 us dollars


Hotel prices are at their lowest in the months of January and February; their highest September and October. Sunday nights are the lowest prices for hotel rooms, in most cases. My go to places for checking prices for hotels are TrivagoTrip AdvisorHotels.com and Travelzoo. I am learning quite a bit about booking hotels during this process of featuring different hotels on this blog. 

Always remember to check the hotel's website itself, they are really trying to have you book direct and sometimes offer specials or a discount with AAA that is cheaper than the websites I mentioned above. I am also finding that if you book on your mobile device, you can save some money as well. I actually got a better rate via my mobile phone than using my AAA discount online direct at the hotel. You should really do some research on your price for hotel a few different ways, and ALWAYS book a room that you can cancel, you never know what may happen in the future. 


Remember to take into account for your total cost the NYC Hotel tax of 14.75% plus Daily $2.00 per room occupancy fee.

Would I reserve a night at the Sofitel New York again? This being my second time at this hotel, it didn't disappoint. I can't even think of many negatives about this place. The location is wonderful, you can walk just about everywhere and avoid taxi/subway rides. Many places to enjoy a meal in the area as well - both inexpensive and expensive. I will be back here I am sure. I would say this hotel is worth the full price of a room, but if you can find a deal, all the better.



My rating for this hotel, on a scale of 1 to 10 with 10 being perfect in every way, is a 9. 

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Disclosure: This stay was paid for by me. I will always state at the end of each review whether my stay was paid for by myself or if I was hosted by the hotel. I will honestly tell you about my experience at this hotel, not being swayed in any way by complimentary services. I know you value my opinion, and it is important to me to be as honest as possible. All opinions are my own. Thank you so much.


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