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.

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Aug 8, 2022 Graceround

I originally booked the Redbury Hotel for my partners 30rh birthday but due to covid and staffing they rearranged our booking to the sanctuary. We arrived New years eve and enjoyed 4 nights in this beautiful hotel. Location is fab! I was pregnant at the time so made use of the tubes at the end of our road. The hotel is right in the middle of… Read more
I originally booked the Redbury Hotel for my partners 30rh birthday but due to covid and staffing they rearranged our booking to the sanctuary. We arrived New years eve and enjoyed 4 nights in this beautiful hotel. Location is fab! I was pregnant at the time so made use of the tubes at the end of our road. The hotel is right in the middle of times square which was perfect for bringing in the new year amd your just a short walk to the main attractions top of the rock and central park. We visited a show whilst there and again was in walking distance from the hotel so perfect location. I didn't pay for breakfast but I mentioned at check in we were here for a 30th and they upgraded our room and gave us complimentary breakfast. The rooms are so comfy and modern with a beautiful walk in glass shower. It just felt like you were staying in a typical new York Hotel from the movies. Staff were all very friendly and helpful. If your looking for somewhere to for a short city break in New York I would recommend this place. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Fabulous location for NYC

Aug 5, 2022 Lisa C Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

We decided to take a quick getaway to NYC and see a taping of a show at the Fox news building. I found the Sanctuary was close, reasonable & had a rooftop restaurant/bar. So, I booked for 2 nights. Honestly, I couldn't of asked for a better location. Half a block from the center of Times Square, the show at Fox was literally, directly across the… Read more
We decided to take a quick getaway to NYC and see a taping of a show at the Fox news building. I found the Sanctuary was close, reasonable & had a rooftop restaurant/bar. So, I booked for 2 nights. Honestly, I couldn't of asked for a better location. Half a block from the center of Times Square, the show at Fox was literally, directly across the street and great restaurants all around. The room was small, but it is NYC. It was modern, quiet & clean. The only complaint would be the door to the toilet weighed a ton and was so difficult to close, we opted to just use the curtain for the entire bathroom area, not a game changer by any means. Continental breakfast was included & was what you would normally expect. Coffee was very good, think it was Starbucks. My biggest disappointment was the rooftop bar, which could also be my own fault. Getting a reservation was close to impossible. Thursday, due to private events, we couldn't access until after 9pm. Too late for us after traveling, seeing the show & walking around. Tried for Friday, no openings. After traveling around the city all day, no luck. Then standing outside, we see folks walk up to the doormen, wearing casual clothes & sneakers ushered up to the restaurant, said specifically that they did not have reservations. I was thinking, huh??? Guess I should have asked more, but assumed I needed reservations. Never got to the rooftop. Moral of the story, either make reservations as early as u can ahead of staying and/or ask more questions. I would definitely stay here again. Location & cleanliness are key!! Read less
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Aug 4, 2022 marckK5811JT

Great property perfect location highly recommend! Close to all major attractions in NYC…. Great staff at property. I will stay again for a pleasure trip. Half block from Broadway 1/2 price TKTS!!! Walking distance to great restaurants and theater.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Best hotel with best staff

Jul 24, 2022 A739RKstuartc

We are at this hotel just now, we felt compelled to write this review as soon as possible, from the minute we arrived the friendly door men Doug (the taxi man) and Rashid made us feel so welcome, the hotel is a super chic boutique hotel with an excellent rooftop bar, with restaurants and the amazing Haven. I am a travel agent in the UK and I will… Read more
We are at this hotel just now, we felt compelled to write this review as soon as possible, from the minute we arrived the friendly door men Doug (the taxi man) and Rashid made us feel so welcome, the hotel is a super chic boutique hotel with an excellent rooftop bar, with restaurants and the amazing Haven. I am a travel agent in the UK and I will be recommending this hotel to all my clients, rooms are spotlessly clean, modern. Doug and Rashid who both work long hours always make time to chat and advise all visitors, they are very much an asset to the image of the Hotel. Looking forward to visiting again hopefully soon, thank you to all staff Read less
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Jul 12, 2022 CazJ19

stayed here for a week 9th may , loved everything about hotel and staff . So friendly and helpful , ideal location for exploring New York as it's just off timesquare . The rooms have large comfy beds and free toiletries , free grab and go breakfast set us up for the day , bagels , cereals , boiled eggs , pastries , all nice and fresh . Would… Read more
stayed here for a week 9th may , loved everything about hotel and staff . So friendly and helpful , ideal location for exploring New York as it's just off timesquare . The rooms have large comfy beds and free toiletries , free grab and go breakfast set us up for the day , bagels , cereals , boiled eggs , pastries , all nice and fresh . Would deffinetley stay here again (when my husband lets me book again with my mate lol) love love love love it thankyou xxx Read less