Our Sofitel Stay In New York City

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My first visit to New York City two weeks ago included a little French flair.  This is because we stayed at The Sofitel Hotel.  My husband has stayed there for business so he decided that is where he would return and we would kick off my (and our daughter’s) very first visit to the Big Apple.  We loved our hotel.  

The Sofitel New York Hotel is American elegant with European influence in every corner.  Located between 5th and 6th Avenues, The Sofitel is close to Times Square and in walking distance to the Broadway shows.  Our view was awesome!

The lobby that leads to the elevators. A very cool backdrop for a sweet photo of us…two gals who just arrived in NYC for the first time.  So fun! 

Be sure to try the food at the Sofitel. Very good. We only did room service once because when in New York City, eating all over the city is a must. Since the Sofitel is a French hotel, I tried the French Onion Soup and it was truly the best I’ve ever had. Yum yum! 

Say yes to the bread! Yes, please as the bread at the Sofitel was worth the calories and the carbs in every warm, fluffy and flavorful bite. 

Don’t skip the bar at Gaby Brasserie Française at The Sofitel. The bartender was a master mixologist for sure. This cocktail, called the French Southerner’s Cocktail, was scrumptious. It is made with Grey Goose Vodka, St. Germain, lemon and lavender. It was refreshing and light. 

Another plus is that The Sofitel is a quick walk to exciting Times Square. Of course, I had to pose on the famous Times Square glass Ruby Red Stairs. 

The famous Ruby Red Stairs. My two perspectives I tried to capture with my camera. It was difficult to get a center straight-on shot with the massive crowds that are frequently there taking it all in…just like we were that day.


Catching a Broadway show is also very convenient from The Sofitel.  Read my blog post about how we did Broadway our way seeing a diverse variety of shows here. 


Another beautiful lobby shot. Such a pretty hotel. This one is my husband’s favorite place to stay in NYC. 

I completely forgot to photograph our room.  Every time we returned from a full day out in the city that never sleeps, we were so exhausted that we went to bed pretty quick!  View rooms on the Sofitel website. This property offers a huge range of rooms and suites with fancy high-priced themed rooms like the The Tony Awards suite that feature amenities from the actual Tony Awards.  Memorabilia like award-winning scripts.  Or book the Cher Suite.  Complete with some of Cher’s costumes and more, that room would be fun to stay in, but that was NOT our room!  I’m guessing that is way out of our budget.  I did not inquire…LOL!  To see the price range of the regular rooms (still very nice), look here.

I highly recommend the very nice Sofitel Hotel.  Many of the hotel employees are French.  It was fun to hear their accents and to listen to them speak in French since many tourists from France stay there and converse with the friendly staff.  The concierge is also very helpful with restaurant recommendations, directions or services like booking a personal driver if desired.  Check it out if you plan a trip to the city.  Let us know your favorite place to stay when visiting NYC. Leave your recommendation in the comments section.  Stay tuned for more Big Apple posts about where we dined and more.