The Fifty Sonesta Hotel New York

Midtown, New York

Virgin rating

The hotel

A superb location in Midtown Manhattan, a contemporary neighbourhood filled with rich traditions, two blocks from The Rockefeller Center, Times Square, The Theatre District, Fifth and Madison Avenues Shopping, popular eateries and Manhattan’s most famous landmarks. Seductively sedate Guest Rooms and Studios and Suites featuring full kitchens so you can cook up a storm if the mood takes you. The arty vibe continues throughout the hotel, a collection of paintings, sculptures, photos and eclectic treasures by local New York artists. The Cupboard is conveniently located in the lobby provides gifts, souvenirs, snacks and sundries for purchase without going far.

Amenities

  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Internet Access
  • Valet parking
  • Close to City Centre

Where is it

In Midtown East, as handy for its sightseeing as it is for its business connections, the hotel is steps from restaurants and wine bars, and just a few blocks from Fifth Avenue’s St Patrick’s Cathedral. Transfer time from John F. Kennedy International Airport: 30 minutes.

Hotel information

252 rooms and suites. All with flatscreen HDTV, iHome docking station, WiFi access*, mini-fridge, coffee maker, safe, hairdryer, iron and ironing board.

Standard Rooms are approx 325-400 sq ft with 1 king-size bed or 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults.

Studio Suites are 433 sq ft and have a kitchenette with hob, microwave, fridge, coffee maker and toaster with 1 king-size bed or 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults. 

Junior Suites are larger at 507 sq ft with a living area with sleeper sofa, kitchenette with hob, microwave, fridge, coffee maker and toaster with 1 king-size bed or 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 5 adults.

  • Book by 31 May 2024  to receive up to 45% off stays between 14 May– 31 Dec '24. Terms and conditions apply. Blackout Dates apply. Applies to certain room types. 

Lobby Lounge with iMac computers. European Continental Breakfast available in the Club Room from 7.00–10:30am for a fee $20 per person (payable locally, fee subject to change and excludes tax & gratuity). The Cupboard* (snacks and souvenirs, in lobby). 24-hour gym. Laundry facilities*. Complimentary WiFi in lobby. Valet parking $65 plus tax per day, or $75 plus tax per day for oversized vehicles (payable locally; subject to change).

This hotel has a facility fee of $39 plus tax, per room per day (payable locally, subject to change).

Fee includes: $15 daily credit to our Cupboard, complimentary Wi-Fi access, unlimited local/long distance calls (excluding international), complimentary use of the Fitness Center, a one-time $15 laundry credit for the stay. (inclusions are subject to availability and change).

* Denotes local charge. 

One person must be aged 21 years and over in each room at check-in.

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May 29, 2024 Tayhostie1 Fiji

If you would like the staff to role your eyes at you, have no pots and pans available as well as cooking utensils (upon request only) in accommodation that offers cooking facilities - then this is the spot for you. Over a period of 2 days we had to keep asking for utensils, pots and pans. All jokes aside. It such a pity a "manger" on a power… Read more
If you would like the staff to role your eyes at you, have no pots and pans available as well as cooking utensils (upon request only) in accommodation that offers cooking facilities - then this is the spot for you. Over a period of 2 days we had to keep asking for utensils, pots and pans. All jokes aside. It such a pity a "manger" on a power trip can change the whole outlook of your experience. And don't bother with the "upgrade request" - you get over charged on arrival and then get accused of not actually submitting the request, even though you have emails to prove it. Enjoy! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Good Central location in Midtown Manhattan…but be aware of the Resort Fee!!!

May 25, 2024 terri b

The location of the 50 Sonesta was perfect for our needs. It is central & within walking distance of many of our destinations such as the Met, MOMA, NBC Tours, & Times Square. Also, easy access to Grand Central to catch a subway to 9/11 or Battery Park. The hotel staff was very friendly & helpful. The room itself was quite tired looking & could… Read more
The location of the 50 Sonesta was perfect for our needs. It is central & within walking distance of many of our destinations such as the Met, MOMA, NBC Tours, & Times Square. Also, easy access to Grand Central to catch a subway to 9/11 or Battery Park. The hotel staff was very friendly & helpful. The room itself was quite tired looking & could use some updating. The kitchenette, which was a necessity for us, had basic but very minimal requirements. There were utensils & a small pot & pan. We had to purchase a knife that could cut a few veggies…not a problem, but could have been provided. My main complaint was the fact that we were charged a substantial “Resort Fee” of around $40 US per night despite the fact there are no amenities in the hotel, other than a small gym. I felt this was another form of tax grab. Unfortunately, the hotel was unable to make adjustments since I had booked online with Expedia. That fee added a cost of $200 US for a 5 night stay. A substantial and unnecessary expense! Otherwise, the hotel, staff & location are recommended for a short term stay in the Big Apple!🍎 Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating A better stay than last time!

May 22, 2024 Bucajack Toronto, Canada

This was my third stay at this hotel since it's my company's preferred rate hotel and this stay was much better than the last one. My room was in far better shape and far bigger than last time. As always it's very conveniently located for business travellers needing to stay in Mid Town.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Amazing Hotel, Romeo your'e a legend

May 6, 2024 danielbT9548HT Andover, United Kingdom

This hotel was based in very good location 50th street on 3rd avenue, its walking distance from 5th avenue, times square (and a beautiful walk past 5th avenue, st. patricks cathedral, rockefeller center and radio city hall, honestly iconic walk), one block away from subway, two blocks from grand central station. the location was brilliantly close… Read more
This hotel was based in very good location 50th street on 3rd avenue, its walking distance from 5th avenue, times square (and a beautiful walk past 5th avenue, st. patricks cathedral, rockefeller center and radio city hall, honestly iconic walk), one block away from subway, two blocks from grand central station. the location was brilliantly close but perfectly distant from the touristic areas. the hotel it self was small and personal but extremely modern and stunning, the suite we had was a two bed room but had a kitchenette with fridge, microwave, storage cupboards etc, the bathroom was stunning with marble vanity table, light up mirror and stand in bath shower. we had a view of middle east side and 3rd avenue which i love people watching so couldnt have been better. The staff are incredible, im a smoker so spent a lot of time at the front door smoking and chatting with the staff, and well i tell you i made a good friend in ROMEO (door man) it actually made my holiday he gave me all the secrets to the city and told me the best places to go based on our family preferences he is the most humble and friendly guy i have ever met travelling he is an absolute gem of the hotel, and in case you get to read this MR Daniel (shreck lol) really appreciated your time and companionship my friend. When i go back to NYC i will definately book here again and you should too Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Wonderful stay

Apr 28, 2024 297hannahc Haywards Heath, United Kingdom

Had a lovely stay here at the hotel the staff are amazing and rooms are kept clean and very good location highly recommend a* our room was very spacious the lobby is lovely and welcoming always greeted very nicely by polite staff would definitely stay here again