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SmarterTravel Spotlight: The Sanctuary Hotel New York

The appropriately named Sanctuary Hotel offers a quiet retreat in the heart of New York City where guests can relax in between exploring the best of the Big Apple.

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The Location

[st_content_ad]The Sanctuary Hotel is situated on West 47th Street between Seventh and Sixth Avenue—right in the midst of Times Square. The location is ideal for exploring New York City, with easy access to all major subway lines. Many iconic Manhattan attractions are within walking distance, including Central Park, Madison Square Garden, and Radio City Music Hall.

I found this central location extremely convenient, as it made it easy to pop back to the hotel quickly in the middle of the day to drop off a jacket or change and freshen up before heading out to dinner. We walked almost everywhere, but it was easy and fast to grab the subway from here (less than a block away) to explore other areas of the city.

The Rooms

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The Sanctuary Hotel has 113 guest rooms, all of which offer a surprising amount of space for New York City. I stayed in a Sanctuary Deluxe King room, which had a generous amount of space—hard to find in New York. The rooms feature pillowtop mattresses, European linens, a desk and chair, and a rainfall shower.

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Sanctuary hotel rooftop

The Sanctuary Hotel has three dining areas: The Sushi Lab, Haven Rooftop, and Tender Restaurant. The Haven Rooftop is open year-round for dinners, weekend brunch, and cocktails and is a popular spot for locals and tourists alike looking to enjoy a rooftop atmosphere.

Price and How to Book: Rooms start at $187 per night and can be booked on the Sanctuary Hotel’s website, or compare rates with TripAdvisor (SmarterTravel’s parent company).

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Caroline Morse Teel was hosted by the Sanctuary Hotel. Follow her on Instagram @TravelWithCaroline for photos from New York and all around the world.

By Caroline Morse Teel

Unfortunately for her bank account, Principal Editor Caroline Morse Teel is powerless to resist a good flight deal. Follow her on Instagram @TravelWithCaroline.

Caroline joined Boston-based SmarterTravel in 2011 after living in Ireland, London, and Manhattan. She's traveled to all seven continents, jumped out of planes, and bungeed off bridges in the pursuit of a good story. She loves exploring off-the-beaten path destinations, anything outdoorsy, and all things adventure.

Her stories have also appeared online at USA Today, Business Insider, Huffington Post, Yahoo,, TripAdvisor, Buzzfeed, Jetsetter, Oyster, Airfarewatchdog, and others.

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