- Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Luxury in a crisis
"Great hotels," I heard someone say, "are like a world unto themselves." In this scary time, fleeing from Spain back to the U.S., a respite from the real world is exactly what I needed for one night, and the Sofitel did not disappoint. I picked it because I could walk there, without depending on a shuttle. As soon as I entered the feeling of calmness and normalcy washed over me. I even had a free drink in the bar, which was open and serving as though nothing was amiss. I awoke the next morning rested and refreshed, ready for the next leg of my anything-but-normal journey home.