Sanctuary Hotel

Midtown, New York

Virgin rating

The hotel

The clue’s in the name — The Sanctuary Hotel is a haven in its own right. From a sushi restaurant and rooftop cocktail bar, to richly detailed rooms, you’ll be spoilt for choice with where to spend some down-time. Make the most of the complimentary breakfast each morning, and be fully-fuelled to spend the day exploring the Big Apple. You’ll even have the hotel’s S.T.A.R concierge on hand for ‘Service Tailored to Any Request’, so you can (quite literally) make this your very own sanctuary.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Close to City Centre

Where is it

On West 47th Street, 2 blocks from Times Square and 5th Avenue where it meets Broadway. Theatres, the Rockefeller Centre, St Patricks Cathedral and Fifth Avenue Shops are all within walking distance. Transfer time from John F. Kennedy International Airport: 50 minutes.

Hotel information

113 rooms, all with air-conditioning, HDTV, iHome iPod docking stations, safe, mini-bar*, hairdryer, and iron and board. Superior Queen Rooms are approximately 210-225 sq ft with 1 queen-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Deluxe King Rooms are more spacious at 315-325 sq ft with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child (rollaway bed is available for an additional fee).

Deluxe Double Double Rooms are as above, but with 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

  • Receive Complimentary Continental Breakfast Daily
  • Virgin Holidays customers receive a waived facility fee with a value of $21.75 per day.

Haven Rooftop Restaurant and Bar (open for brunch, lunch and dinner) with evening entertainment and cocktails, Sushi Lab Rooftop (open for lunch and dinner), Chemistry Room Restaurant (open for dinner), Complimentary WiFi and Continental Breakfast Daily.


Wheelchair accessible rooms available on request. Please note that these rooms are subject to availability and may be restricted to specific room categories and bedding arrangements. Rooms and facilities vary between hotels so please check at the time of booking. For more information and contact details please check out our Special Assistance page

One person must be aged 18 years and over in each room at check-in.

*Denotes local charge.

Rating summary

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Traveller rating

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Highly recommended hotel

May 16, 2022 CharlieBrownKTX

First, the hotel is in an excellent and convenient location in the city. Second, All of the hotel staff we encountered were friendly and helpful. Next, the room was nice and quiet. Lastly, we ate dinner on the rooftop and the service and food were very good. The only recommendation I have is that when it comes time to change the color scheme in… Read more
First, the hotel is in an excellent and convenient location in the city. Second, All of the hotel staff we encountered were friendly and helpful. Next, the room was nice and quiet. Lastly, we ate dinner on the rooftop and the service and food were very good. The only recommendation I have is that when it comes time to change the color scheme in the hotel, I would recommend going with lighter, softer colors. But again, we were very pleased with our stay and recommend it to all readers making a trip to NYC. Read less
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May 16, 2022 Nik_0370 Maidenhead, United Kingdom

Stayed at this hotel from 7th-14th May, I would highly recommend this hotel, midtown Manhattan. Close to Times Square. The Hotel it’s self was beautiful, the room it’s self was great, shower was just perfect after a day out in New York, Had great Blackout blinds… which is a must in a city that never sleeps. The staff themselves were so genuine… Read more
Stayed at this hotel from 7th-14th May, I would highly recommend this hotel, midtown Manhattan. Close to Times Square. The Hotel it’s self was beautiful, the room it’s self was great, shower was just perfect after a day out in New York, Had great Blackout blinds… which is a must in a city that never sleeps. The staff themselves were so genuine and friendly and made us feel really welcome everytime we stepped through the door. The breakfast included was a plus. Read less
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May 15, 2022 SairaRasheed

I was extremely impressed by the beautiful interiors and the styling of the rooms. I cannot emphasise enough how comfortable the rooms are and partially due to the way they are styled with fabrics and colour schemes that make you feel like you are home away from home. The staff is extremely friendly and helpful and the sushi restaurant is to die… Read more
I was extremely impressed by the beautiful interiors and the styling of the rooms. I cannot emphasise enough how comfortable the rooms are and partially due to the way they are styled with fabrics and colour schemes that make you feel like you are home away from home. The staff is extremely friendly and helpful and the sushi restaurant is to die for. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great location, tired property

May 2, 2022 lizard165 Yorkshire

Great location if you want to be near Times Square. Fixtures and fittings are tires and dated. The bed was really comfortable if not I feel we would have been looking to find another hotel. Our room was more like a modular room as there was only a curtain separating the bedroom from the shower/sink area. Not much chance of someone sleeping while… Read more
Great location if you want to be near Times Square. Fixtures and fittings are tires and dated. The bed was really comfortable if not I feel we would have been looking to find another hotel. Our room was more like a modular room as there was only a curtain separating the bedroom from the shower/sink area. Not much chance of someone sleeping while you had a shower. First impressions were great as you were welcomed by door staff before you walked into the dim lit interior. More of a outdated look rather then boutique look. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Excellent stay

May 2, 2022 eilaklemetti

Considering Times Square is very busy (especially now as the covid restrictions are being lifted) this is a perfect choice to be in the middle of everything yet have a peaceful and relaxing stay. The hotel has been renovated and up-to-date, the staff is one of the friendliest I've seen in a long time and the location is impeccable. The room is… Read more
Considering Times Square is very busy (especially now as the covid restrictions are being lifted) this is a perfect choice to be in the middle of everything yet have a peaceful and relaxing stay. The hotel has been renovated and up-to-date, the staff is one of the friendliest I've seen in a long time and the location is impeccable. The room is tiny, as they all tend to be in NYC, but its design is optimal with pretty much everything you need for a comfortable stay. The only tiny thing I'd suggest would be is a coffee maker.:) They serve complimentary coffee in the lobby so that makes it up. The breakfast is included, which includes hot and cold drinks, pastries and eggs. Enough to start your day and spare some space for a delicious lunch somewhere else... Also their rooftop bar/restaurant is cute, albeit you can't really see a lot around as the surrounding buildings rise much higher. To sum it up: great staff, comfortable room (excellent mattress and pillows!) and perfect location. Read less