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Sonesta Hotels of New York takes our corporate responsibility seriously. That’s one reason we are pleased to be a part of the “Hospitality for Hope” and “Safe Stay” initiatives recently launched by the national hotel industry to provide hope and enhanced cleaning hotel practices and workplace protocols to meet the challenges presented by COVID-19. Learn more.
What time can I check-in and check-out?
Check-in time is 3PM, check-out is at 12PM.
What’s the hotel’s reservation cancellation policy?
Although we’d love for you to stay with us, we know things may come up. Hotel cancellation policies vary based upon rate and location – contact your hotel for more information
Is there Wi-Fi access at Fifty Hotel & Suites?
Yes – we want our guests to stay connected. Wi-Fi is available in the lobby of, and access to in-room Wi-Fi is included as part of the Hotel Facilities Fee.
Do you have a restaurant?
Although we do not have a restaurant on site, our Midtown Manhattan locale can’t be beat. With so many great restaurants in every direction, take your pick. Can’t decide, check out our Neighborhood Guide to find the right one for you!
What is Fifty Hotel & Suites smoking policy?
We are a smoking-free environments. Smoking in your room will result in a $300 fine.
Does Fifty Hotel & Suites offer business services?
Yes – access to business services, including high-speed internet, scanning and printing, is included in your Hotel Facilities Fee.
Is there a fitness center?
Yes – our hotel features state-of-the-art health and fitness center. Access to the fitness center is included in your Hotel Facilities Fee.
Can I bring my pet?
Absolutely! We are a pet-friendly hotel. Check out Sonesta’s PAWS (Pets Are Welcome At Sonesta) program for more details.
Is there a limit to how long I can stay at Fifty Hotel & Suites?
Not at all – Fifty Hotel & Suites welcomes guests to stay for as long as they like, whether it’s a day, a week, a month, or even longer. Visit our Services & Amenities page to learn more about extended stays.
Is there a refrigerator in the standard guestrooms?
All of our guestrooms have a minifridge which acts as a cooler. If a larger refrigerator is preferred, we recommend choosing one of our suites. The Cupboard, located in our lobby, is stocked with snacks and beverages from pretzels and popcorn, to coffee and seltzer. It’s available 24/7, and the perfect pick-me-up before heading into the city or back up to your room.
Can you hear the street noise from your room? What’s the quietest room type you have?
NYC is a vibrant city with exciting energy throughout its streets, but to reduce the exterior noise, our windows are double paned. If you’re extremely sensitive, a guest can put in a request for an interior facing room, which tends to be quieter.
What is the “Hotel Facilities Fee” included on my bill?
Fifty Hotel & Suites, Hotel Facilities Fee is $39 plus tax per room, per night and provides you with the following amenities:
- $10 daily credit to our Cupboard
- Access to UV Sanitizers
- Wireless internet access for all of your devices
- Package handling/storage prior to and during your stay for up to five (5) pieces
- Business services, including printing
- Local and domestic long-distance calls
- 24/7 access to our state-of-the-art fitness centers
- **Fee is exclusive of service gratuities
Is there a fee to have more than three packages delivered/held at the hotel?
We are happy to receive/hold up to 3 packages on behalf of our guests, 2 days prior to arrival and during their stay. There is a flat fee per package per day over the three complimentary packages and packages sent more than two days prior to arrival are subject to refusal or storage fees of an additional $7.50 per box per day:
- Small $5 (up to 15”x11”x3”)
- Medium $7.50 (up to “18×13”x3”)
- Large $10 (anything over)
Where can I learn about Fifty’s special offers and promotions?
Fifty Hotel & Suites, offers a wide variety of seasonal and hotel-based promotions and special offers, which are updated regularly – visit the Special Offers page to learn more or sign up to receive insider offers to find one that is just right for you.
Do you provide cribs? Is there a charge?
We offer Pack-n-Plays at no charge. Please speak to the front desk to make arrangements.
What is the Affinia Junior program?
At Affinia, we want everyone’s stay to be as comfortable and pleasant as possible – and that includes our youngest guests as well! Our Affinia Junior program guarantees a memorable NYC experience for the entire family. Visit the Affinia Junior program page for more information.
Do you have coin laundry facilities available onsite?
Yes, we have a laundry facility, onsite. Our machines are operated by a credit card.
How long does it take to get to Grand Central Station from your hotel?
Grand Central Station is just one subway stop via the 6 train, which is right around the corner from our hotel, or 8 blocks walking. The address is 42nd Street and Lexington.
Do the hotels offer valet services?
Valet Parking ranges from $55-$66 per 24-hour period for cars*. In-and-out privileges are not included.
*Please note, we temporarily cannot valet park large oversized vehicles including Chevy Suburban, Cadillac Escalade, GMC Yukon, pick-up trucks, or cargo vans. Our front desk team can recommend other local parking garages within the Midtown neighborhood
How close are you to MSKCC?
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center has a couple of locations. The MSKCC Rockefeller Pavilion on 53rd Street is just 3 short blocks away. The MSKCC on 64th Street is one subway stop away via the 6 subway – right around the corner from our hotel.
When was the last renovation?
A full hotel transformation was recently completed, where we invested more than $19M to upgrade the rooms, the public spaces, and to add a rotating art collection in the Club Room. From hand-blown mobile to works of abstract expressionism, Fifty is home to a curated collection of pieces by local artist. Enjoy spectacular art pieces in the lobby, Club Room and Den and touches weaved throughout all of Fifty’s rooms and suites.
What should I do and see during my stay?
Check out our Neighborhood Guide for more information about what to see and do during your stay. From restaurants to attractions, we’ve got you covered during your trip to NYC.
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Address: 155 East 50th Street, New York, NY 10022
Front Desk: 212.751.5710
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