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“Great Hotel - Highly Recomended” 4 of 5 stars
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Sanctuary Hotel New York
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   132 West 47th Street, New York City, NY 10036 (Manhattan)   |  
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Ranked #25 of 457 Hotels in New York City
Tel Aviv, Israel
1 review
“Great Hotel - Highly Recomended”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

Loved the stay in the Sanctuary hotel. This was my second time there in 2 month. Hotel service is one of the best I have seen, great concierge service, Very nice breakfast, Great location (just 30 seconds from Broadway and Time Square.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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JeremyPoon, General Manager at Sanctuary Hotel New York, responded to this review, November 19, 2013
Thank you for coming back for another great stay.

It's loyal guests such as yourself, that simply puts smiles on all our faces. We would love to welcome you back to your new home away from home.

Best Regards,

Jeremy Poon
General Manger
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  • Location
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
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  • Value
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Louisville, KY
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155 reviews 155 reviews
37 hotel reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

This hotel offers a clean room, below-market prices, and a good location. That could easily add up to 5 stars, but only minor complaints are that the room layout is less than ideal (television almost unwatchable from desk) and I hate the mini ironing boards. Internet worked fine. I know I may be in the minority, but I also disliked the low pressure, overhead rain showerhead. I prefer one that can deliver a decent back massage. Those are all nit-picks and this is a great hotel. Will stay again.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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JeremyPoon, General Manager at Sanctuary Hotel New York, responded to this review, November 19, 2013
Thank you for your review.

We will certainly address your concerns and appreciate the feedback. For your next visit, we would love for you to try out one of our deluxe rooms. I trust that with the additional space and upgraded amenities, it would make your stay even more enjoyable.

Best Regards,

Jeremy Poon
General Manager
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Fairfax Station, Virginia, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

Sanctuary Hotel feels and looks like a night club, and it's extremely cozy and comfy.
It's right next to Times Square and an easy walk to all the theatres and restaurant row.
The service is wonderful all the way from the doorman to the check-in to the bellboy and then the check-out. The offerings were pretty good for a continental breakfast, just enough to get us to lunch. The room was larger than most and very comfortable. Good strong shower too.
Everybody was very friendly and we felt like we were taken very good care of throughout our stay.

Room Tip: We asked for a room with a view as there are only two on each floor, but there was a bit of street n...
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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JeremyPoon, General Manager at Sanctuary Hotel New York, responded to this review, November 19, 2013
Thank you for your feedback.

We hope that you next visit will be even better.

Best Regards,

Jeremy Poon
General Manager
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Athlone, Ireland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

Really enjoyed our 1 night stay here. All staff very pleasant and helpful. I researched a lot of Hotel's before landing this one and pleased with my decision. Sorry not staying longer. First time to stay over in the city but not first time to the city. Great to keep going all day and very convenient for start next day. Complimentary breakfast was very welcome and allowing for early check in was great start to our day.Very clean and very comfortable.sorry did not get to the roof top bar....good reason to return. Would thoroughly recommend this well located Hotel in the heart of the big Apple. I will be back........

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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JeremyPoon, General Manager at Sanctuary Hotel New York, responded to this review, November 19, 2013
Thank you for writing such a great review of us.

We are delighted to know that you had such a wonderful experience and would love to welcome you back in the near future. We hope that next time you have the chance to visit Haven Rooftop.
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Jeremy Poon
General Manager
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London, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

Just returned from a 4 night stay in N.Y at The Sanctuary. The door staff were amazing, very attentive and friendly. We were shown to our lovely room, but wish there would have been more daylight in there. There was a window in the room but it over-looked a built up courtyard area making it seem so dark. There was no mirror in the bedroom and no shelves in the bathroom to store makeup etc and this was the only room with any mirrors !. Breakfast was a joke..... for 3 mornings we had to ask staff to prepare some breakfast as there was literally NO food, not even a slice of toast for any of the guests at 9 a.m. We had to sit and wait for dribs and drabs of food to come out to the counter......terrible service, why wait for food to completely run out before you restock ?????. The location of this hotel was amazing !.

Room Tip: Ask for a room with good daylight.....not covered by buildings etc, and go somewhere else for breakf...
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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JeremyPoon, General Manager at Sanctuary Hotel New York, responded to this review, November 19, 2013
Thank you for providing us with feedback.

We are truly sorry to disappoint such a guest such as yourself. This is certainly not reflective of the service levels that we pride ourselves.

I would like to personally extend my sincere apologies for the inconvenience you experienced with our breakfast service. Rest assured that we have already address the matter and value all feedback provided from our guests.

I hope that you will provide us with another opportunity in the future and kindly ask that you contact me directly for future reservations. I can be reached at Jeremy@sanctuaryhotelnyc.com.

I look forward to hearing from you and would love the chance to welcome you back.

Best Regards,

Jeremy Poon
General Manager
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New York City, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

S.T.A.R. Managers? I don't care what the "S" and "T" stand for... anything that ends in "Any Requests" is okay by me. As soon as the friendly, young staff found out it was my friend's birthday, they showed up with a little gift. And for two nights, they did, in fact, fulfill all of our requests. Two free Proseccos are complimentary with each room, redeemable at the festive and comfortable rooftop bar. The room was clean, quiet and easy to control the temperature. The whole place (except the rooms) is very cozy and dark. This is perfect if your make-up is smeared or you don't need to see. We didn't. :) I highly recommend this hotel as a great place to stay in a great location for the theater and easy access to the subway.

Room Tip: We had two rooms. One had two large windows the other had one tiny one. If you prefer one or the ot...
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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JeremyPoon, General Manager at Sanctuary Hotel New York, responded to this review, November 19, 2013
Thank you for choosing The Sanctuary Hotel as the place to celebrate your 50th Birthday!

We appreciate the feedback and hope to see you back with us soon for another great visit.

Best Regards,

Jeremy Poon
General Manager
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Shillington, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

We had 4 nights at Sanctuary Hotel, which is ideally situated close to Times Square and Rockerfeller Center. Hotel is Chic and Contemporary and the Staff are Courteous, Polite, Attentive and Friendly. We had a Superior Delux Queen room which was a good size. However, it was on the 2nd floor overlooking 47th street where there were roadworks unloading at 12.30 a.m and starting at 6am, which wasnt the hotels fault at all but contributed to broken sleep. We did move rooms after 2 nights to rear of hotel, had 1 wonderful nights sleep but on 2nd night the alarm on the fire exit was broken and emitted a loud shreek every 20 seconds! Reception said they'd fix it but it wasn't fixed until the morning. We didn't ask for a discount on check out because overall we had a good stay. It is without a doubt the Staff that make this Hotel. The ~Haven rooftop bar is a great meeting place. Beds are really comfortable and the hotel decor is sumptuous.

Room Tip: Don't have a room at the front, go for the rear, even though you don't get a view, it is wor...
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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JeremyPoon, General Manager at Sanctuary Hotel New York, responded to this review, November 15, 2013
Thank you for choosing The Sanctuary Hotel as the place to stay for your 4 day trip.

I'm happy to hear that you enjoyed your time with us. I am however, very sorry for the inconvenience you experienced with the fire alarm. I would love to see you back with us again in the near future. Please do not hesitate to contact me directly for reservations. I can be reached at Jeremy@sanctuaryhotelnyc.com.

Best Regards,

Jeremy Poon
General Manager
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Address: 132 West 47th Street, New York City, NY 10036
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Location: United States > New York > New York City > Manhattan
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Wheelchair access
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Ranked #25 of 457 Hotels in New York City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Sanctuary Hotel New York 4*
Number of rooms: 111
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Sanctuary Hotel New York is located in the heart of midtown and steps away Times Square. This discrete boutique hotel offers highly personalized service with Sanctuary’s very own S.T.A.R.™ Program (Service Tailored to Any Request). Luxurious rooms are decorated with a rich warm palette that includes deep orange, chocolate brown and cognac. Leather headboards and crystal chandeliers add a touch of glamour, with pillow-top mattresses that compliment imported European sheets, duvets and terry. Each room includes iHome stereo systems that supports iPod, iPhone and iPad, HDTVs complete with premium movies, and Eco-friendly organic bath amenities. Sanctuary Hotel features a fireplace-adorned lobby with an energetic bar lounge offering signature cocktails. The hotel provides • Free Continental-style breakfast buffet• Free Wi-Fi• Free access to Equinox gym. S.T.A.R.™ Experience Managers are available to assist you with transportation services, restaurant reservations, theater and event tickets, to spa appointments or anything else that your heart may desire. ... more   less 
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