The Fifty Sonesta Select New York

Midtown, New York

Virgin rating

The hotel

Relax in the large Club Room and Den at this boutique hotel before experiencing the vibe of 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. They’ve splashed $19 million on a refurb getting ready for your stay, with otherwise seductively sedate Studios and Suites featuring full kitchens. The arty vibe continues throughout the hotel, a collection of paintings, sculptures, photos and eclectic treasures by local New York artists. Continental breakfast is available for purchase, and can be enjoyed in The Club Room. 

Amenities

  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Room Service
  • 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 board, and pillow menu. 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 separate 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.

  • Booking Bonus: Receive $10 daily Cupboard Credit per room, space available room upgrade and early check-in when staying a minimum of 5 nights between 1 May-31 Dec ’22 booked between 30 Apr –06 Jun ‘22.Any applicable offers have been calculated into the prices shown. Offers may not be combinable.

The Club Room and Den, fireplace, TVs. Lobby Lounge with iMac computers. The Cupboard* (snacks and souvenirs, in lobby). Room service*. Gourmet cold-pressed juices*. Grocery delivery service*. 24-hour gym. Laundry facilities*. Complimentary WiFi in lobby and The Club Room. Valet parking $65 plus tax per day, or $75 plus tax per day for oversized vehicles (payable locally; subject to change).

One person must be aged 19 years and over in each room at check-in.

*Denotes local charge.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Very good base for big attractions

May 16, 2022 Dawnie100 Shipley, United Kingdom

Loved this hotel. From start to finish! The doormen are amazing - especially Romeo, who learnt our names very quickly. Check in and out was made very easy. The reception staff were fab too. The room was basic - but a very good base for our stay - my view is that it is somewhere to put your head down for the night. Housekeeping came in every… Read more
Loved this hotel. From start to finish! The doormen are amazing - especially Romeo, who learnt our names very quickly. Check in and out was made very easy. The reception staff were fab too. The room was basic - but a very good base for our stay - my view is that it is somewhere to put your head down for the night. Housekeeping came in every day. There was little bits missed - like an empty bottle behind one of the bedside tables - but all in all, very good. About 15 mins walk from Times Square, so still a little noisy at night with rubbish/garbage collections and horns peeping znd sirens - but that isn't the fault of the hotel. I would definitely stay here again. We were made to feel very welcome and even when they had a disruptive guest, they couldn't apologise enough. Close to Grand Central station, St Patrick's cathedral and Top of the Rock. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Spacious! Great staff!

May 5, 2022 lht22 San Francisco, California

Everyone was friendly and helpful. I suppose the bathroom could have been better cleaned. It smelled a bit musty but I had disinfectant wipes & used them on the shower curtains/shower. It was fine after that. (I didn't bother mentioning to the hotel.) Everything else was great. The location was convenient and nice with the subway 1-2 blocks away… Read more
Everyone was friendly and helpful. I suppose the bathroom could have been better cleaned. It smelled a bit musty but I had disinfectant wipes & used them on the shower curtains/shower. It was fine after that. (I didn't bother mentioning to the hotel.) Everything else was great. The location was convenient and nice with the subway 1-2 blocks away as well as a 24 hour Duane Reade. I picked up bagels across the street a few mornings. The suite was SO nice - kitchenette was really useful with a burner and small pans, small fridge, microwave, dishes/utensils, sink, and dishsoap. It was really roomy and perfect for me & two teenagers. (I told them NY hotels usually aren't this spacious & to lower their expectation for next time.) Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Fantastic hotel and staff!

May 4, 2022 colins2013 Culcheth, United Kingdom

We stayed 6 nights and will definitely go back! The staff were all really helpful and genuinely friendly. The rooms are a lot bigger than I've previously experienced in New York. What is amazing is the central location to everything. Times Square 15 mins, Rockerfella centre 10 mins. Top tip, if you go to Grand Central Station (10 mins) they have a… Read more
We stayed 6 nights and will definitely go back! The staff were all really helpful and genuinely friendly. The rooms are a lot bigger than I've previously experienced in New York. What is amazing is the central location to everything. Times Square 15 mins, Rockerfella centre 10 mins. Top tip, if you go to Grand Central Station (10 mins) they have a deli/food market at the front that has an amazing sushi stall! Lots of other deli foods available. Downstairs is Magnolia bakery! Read less
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May 2, 2022 bobbies300

I have emailed this hotel via there website as is there preferred method 4 times now and heard nothing back - I have a reservation with them that I need to speak or communicate about but nothing back in over 4 weeks.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Good stay

Apr 27, 2022 awhammond1 Fort Washington, Maryland

The room needs remodeling and clean/replace the carpet. Overall the room was ok. Housekeeping need to be aware of the bed linen condition before putting it on the bed. One of the bed mattress pad had holes and old blood stains on it. Once it was reported housekeeping provided clean linen. Close walking distance to area attractions (Times Square,… Read more
The room needs remodeling and clean/replace the carpet. Overall the room was ok. Housekeeping need to be aware of the bed linen condition before putting it on the bed. One of the bed mattress pad had holes and old blood stains on it. Once it was reported housekeeping provided clean linen. Close walking distance to area attractions (Times Square, 5th Avenue, and Rockefeller Center). The front desk staff was very good. And the doorman Romeo was so helpful with our luggage, opening the door, and flagging taxis for us. Read less