Well – what can I say about this hotel that has not been said quite a few times..? You don’t get to the top 30 on this site by being a poor hotel..! I think that its important that I review this hotel, not the holiday as that would be very unjust to the Sanctuary – I had a great time in NY so it will of course bleed through to this review (but I will try to be impartial!).
Now, I have read that the rooms are small – I do however wonder where people are used to staying... We had the Superior King room – there was ample space for 2 people here, in fact it was decidedly a big room. Its NY – you will not get a massive room if you book the smallest one the hotel offers... It was very well decorated, had all we needed and looks amazing. There are a few sets of draws, a cupboard, safe and separate toilet away from the shower. The shower is unreal – I could use that every day with pleasure! You of course get hairdryer, shower gel, shampoo and soaps along with dressing gowns and some very nice towels.
The rest of the hotel lives up to a very high standard, this starts as you pull up outside with the doormen (who are great) helping us out of the cab and into the hotel... The reception staff are fantastic and the welcome drink is a great touch (Coffee and Tea available) and sets the tone. I was a touch jaded at check in as I am sure many people are but they looked after me very well...
The concierge staff are world class – Jacob & Jimmy are fantastic. If you want to know anything they will help – and they literally know everything, from Coney Island to Central Park and everything in between. The helped me arrange Champagne on arrival and this was presented so well (along with some cookies for Mrs Armstrong’s Birthday and a card signed by ALL the hotel staff – how nice is that!). They really are the Stars of this hotel...
The haven is nice, but not really my cup of tea – so it’s unfair to comment on this as I prefer a different type of bar. However, it’s very nice up there and I am sure some will love it... The cocktails are well made and look great and the staff as across the hotel offer a very high level of customer service.
All in all this is a great hotel, location for Midtown is perfect – but again, your 100 yards from Time Square so expect some noise! This was however not an issue – but I have seen people use this as a negative. Again, its NY and in the thick of it so what is to be expected here?!
Will I stay again, yes if I return to Manhattan – but if there was a hotel ran by this team anywhere else I would go there too!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Winner of multiple hospitality awards including International Hotel of the Year at the European Hospitality Awards, the Sanctuary Hotel is a leading Manhattan Lifestyle design hotel that delivers a unique approach to service that is beyond expectations with Sanctuary Hotel very own S.T.A.R. Program (Service Tailored to Any Request). Our S.T.A.R.™ Experienced Concierge Managers are available to assist you with transportation services, restaurant reservations, theater tickets, and anything else that your heart may desire. Sanctuary Hotel New York is conveniently located in Midtown Manhattan Theater District near Times Square and Rockefeller Center. A walking distance to Radio City Music Hall, Fifth Avenue Shopping, Bryant Park, Broadway, Hell's Kitchen, Columbus Circle, Central Park and major subway lines. The hotel boasts 113 luxurious rooms decorated with a rich warm palette that includes deep orange, chocolate brown and cognac. Leather headboards and crystal chandeliers add a touch of glamor, with pillow-top mattresses that compliment imported European sheets, duvets and terry. Sanctuary Hotel offers: • Free Breakfast Buffet • Free Wi-Fi internet access • Free Gym Passes to Equinox Fitness Center nearby • Free local and toll-free calls • Concierge and business services TENDER SPORTS BAR: The chic & Intimate Tender Lounge is ideal for enjoying hand-crafted cocktails in a glamorous and eclectic ambiance created by acclaimed designer Josh Held. A polished brass bar anchors the lounge with walnut beaded chandeliers and wood panels, while vintage Parisian table lamps sit atop the silver veined stone top. TENDER STEAK & Sushi Bar and PRIVATE DINING ROOM The chic & Intimate Tender Lounge is ideal for enjoying hand-crafted cocktails in a glamorous and eclectic ambiance created by acclaimed designer Josh Held. Long banquettes with bright turquoise tufted leather line both sides of the lounge and sit against hand-applied murals over original brick walls. HAVEN ROOFTOP LOUNGE AND RESTAURANT – OPEN ALL YEAR ROUND Haven is nothing short of a hot hideaway above the city. The venues feature a French inspired menu created by Chef Madison Belem and an innovative cocktail menu created by mixologist Isaac Grillo. The year-round rooftop transforms its design with each season with the view of Midtown Manhattan Skyline. ... more less
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