The Benjamin  4 stars

125 East 50Th Street, New York, United States, 10022  show mapSave
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Editorial review:

The Benjamin is a business oriented luxury hotel in a very convenient midtown Manhattan location. There are 115 sleeping rooms and also 94 very spacious suites. The décor is stylish and geared to providing incredible comfort for guests after a difficult and trying day of work. There is an even a choice of pillows to make sure you get a good night’s sleep. If you need some extra help unwinding, be sure to try their wonderful health spa. The staff is cheerful and always attentive to your needs.

Verified Reviews:

  • Bathroom was luxurious - Fabulous view from the balcony - Nice kitchenette
  • Bed was so uncomfortable - Helpful staff - Will definitely stay there again
  • Small kitchen - Peaceful entrance lobby - Rooms are reasonably spacious
  • Centrally located - Flatscreen tv - Linens are luxurious
  • Atmosphere were excellent - They charged for internet - No coffeemaker

Overview

Classical building located on the corner of 50th Street and Lexington Avenue boasts splendid four-star the Benjamin Hotel providing quick and easy access to Fifth Avenue, Grand Central Station, MoMA, Rockefeller Center, St. Patrick’s Cathedral and Bloomingdales.

On the premises you will find a wellness spa and modern business center equipped with the last word technology and equipment for up to 200 delegates.

All 209 suites and guests rooms come elegantly decorated with a signature Benjamin bed, luxurious Anichini bedding, work station, 42” HD flat screen TV, kitchen, mini-bar, and sleep menu.

The National restaurant offers main courses featuring international and local delicacies, drink cocktails, tasty coffee and tea.

La Guardia Airport is just 8.7km, Newark Airport 18km, JFK Airport 21km, White Plains Airport 41km and Islip Airport 74km.

Year renovated   2012.  Number of floors   26.  Number of rooms   209.

City Center New York - 3.4 mi
Airports La Guardia (LGA) - 5.5 mi, Teterboro (TEB) - 8.0 mi
Train Stations Grand Central Station - 2300 ft, Penn Station - 1.2 mi
Underground stations 51st Street (IRT Lexington Avenue Line) - 400 ft, Grand Central – 42nd Street - 2300 ft
Bus stop - 400 ft
Restaurants Smith & Wollensky - New York City (Cuisine: Steakhouse) - 600 ft, The National (Cuisine: American) - 100 ft

Rooms

Superior guest room 22.7sqm has 500-thread count Egyptian cotton sheets, a down duvet, a small kitchen galley with a mini refrigerator, iPod alarm clock/radio, HD flat-screen TV, and work desk with a multi-outlet station and high-speed internet access.

Queen deluxe studio 30sqm and deluxe studio 32sqm feature double-paned soundproof windows, two custom-designed Benjamin Bed, iPod alarm clock/radio, HD flat-screen TV.

One-bedroom suites 50sqm have either queen or king bed.

One bedroom deluxe suite 51sqm comes with a separate living room with a sleeper sofa, kitchen area with full-sized refrigerator.

VIP suite 147sqm is a two-bedroom suite feature two spacious bedrooms, a dining area, kitchen, two terraces for entertaining with awe-inspiring views of Midtown as the backdrop.

Dining options

Breakfast is served Monday to Sunday 7am to 10am at the National.

The National is a great 125-seat restaurant serving modern bistro menu flavors and local delicacies, traditional and creative drinks open daily from 7am to 1am.

Lunch is offered Monday to Friday 12pm to 3pm, dinner Sunday to Thursday 5.30pm to 10.30pm, brunch Saturday to Sunday 11.30am to 3pm and late night Monday to Sunday 10.30pm till midnight.

A full breakfast is served and charges are applicable. 

Work

The hotel's 200sqm of meeting space will fit you business meetings, conferences, networking receptions, or parties comprising five flexible rooms for up to 80 and 200 participants. Business center has all the modern amenities and facilities like high-speed internet connection, state-of-the-art audio and visual equipment.

Leisure

The Wellness spa on the third floor boasts four intimate treatment rooms featuring treatments with Elemis products and healing spa therapies open Sunday - Saturday from 9am to 9pm.

Additional features

Winks’ Kidzzz Club available to kids ages two to 12 and offers kid-sized robes, use of iPod pillow programmed with lullabies and audio bedtime stories, and lending library of family favorite bedtime books.

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Facilities

General
  • Parking (fee required)
  • Safe deposit box
  • Currency exchange
  • Pets allowed
  • Elevator
  • Concierge desk
  • Shoe shine stand
  • Storage space
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Front desk
  • Newspapers/magazines
  • Tour desk
Internet

Wireless internet is available in public areas and is free of charge.

Wireless internet is available in the hotel rooms and the rate is USD 14.95 per day

Guest Parking

Private hotel parking is possible on site and the rate is USD 55 per day.

Activities
  • Spa & wellness center
Services
  • Valet parking
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Ticket service
Dining facilities
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Cocktail lounge
  • In-room breakfast
Business facilities
  • Wi-Fi Internet
  • Business center
  • Fax/photocopying
Meeting facilities
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Meeting room
Children's facilities
  • Child care
Facilities for people with disabilities
  • Rooms/facilities for people with disabilities
Leisure and relaxation facilities
  • Sauna
  • Fitness center
  • Exercise gym
Room view
  • Interior view
Room facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Room service
  • Heating
  • Tea and Coffee Facilities
  • Cable TV
  • Satellite TV
  • Ironing facilities
  • Analog data port
  • Toaster
  • Mini-refrigerator
  • Foam pillows
  • Voice mail
  • Stove
  • Speaker phone
  • Bottled water
  • Bathtub
  • Pay TV
  • Work desk
  • In-room computer
  • Hair dryer
  • AM/FM alarm clock
  • Telephone
  • Mini bar
  • Shower
  • Radio
  • Refrigerator
  • Toilet
  • Microwave
  • Balcony
  • Private bathroom
  • Sofa bed
  • Bathrobe
  • Sitting area
  • Terrace
  • Kitchenette
  • DVD player
  • CD player
  • Cordless phone
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Dressing area
  • HBO available
  • Pillow top mattress
  • Slippers
  • iPod docking station

Policies

Check-In

from  3 pm

Check-Out

until  11 am

Children and extra beds
  • All children under the age of 12 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • Older children/adults may stay at the price of USD 40 per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • Maximum capacity of cribs in a room is 1. 
Pets

Pets are allowed on request.

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Superior guest room 22.7sqm has 500-thread count Egyptian cotton sheets, a down duvet, a small kitchen galley with a mini refrigerator, iPod alarm clock/radio, HD flat-screen TV, and work desk with a multi-outlet station and high-speed internet access.

Queen deluxe studio 30sqm and deluxe studio 32sqm feature double-paned soundproof windows, two custom-designed Benjamin Bed, iPod alarm clock/radio, HD flat-screen TV.

One-bedroom suites 50sqm have either queen or king bed.

One bedroom deluxe suite 51sqm comes with a separate living room with a sleeper sofa, kitchen area with full-sized refrigerator.

VIP suite 147sqm is a two-bedroom suite feature two spacious bedrooms, a dining area, kitchen, two terraces for entertaining with awe-inspiring views of Midtown as the backdrop.

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    Bed type: Queen Size Bed or King Size Bed or Double Bed
    Size: 1615 sq. feet
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            Deluxe Studio
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            Bed type: King Size Bed or Two Queen Size Beds
            Size: 345 sq. feet
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              Bed type: Queen Size Bed
              Size: 270 sq. feet
              View: Interior view
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                The Benjamin LocationWhat's nearby

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                What's nearby

                What's nearby.

                Among museums around you can visit Jeanie Johnson CO 100m, Architectural League 300m, Dahesh Museum Inc 400m, Sony Wonder Technology Lab 400m, American Friends of Tel Aviv 400m, Museum of Television and Radio 500m, Museum of Modern Art 500m, Art Dealers Assn of America 500m and American Craft Museum 600m.

                Famous landmarks are Grand Central Station, MoMA, Rockefeller Center, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Bloomingdales and restaurants and shops of the Fifth Avenue.

                Tourist attractions
                Shopping areas
                Museums
                • Jeanie Johnson CO
                  400 ft
                • Architectural League
                  1000 ft
                • Sony Wonder Technology Lab
                  1400 ft
                • Dahesh Museum Inc
                  1400 ft
                • American Friends of Tel Aviv
                  1400 ft
                • 1700 ft
                • Art Dealers Assn of America
                  1700 ft
                • Museum of Television and Radio
                  1700 ft
                Halls
                Universities, Institutes
                • Saint Bonaventure University
                  400 ft
                • Institute of Allied Medical
                  1000 ft
                • Cornell University
                  1400 ft
                • Gemological Institute-America
                  1700 ft
                Casinos
                Underground stations

                Local Attractions

                • Central Park
                  5200 ft
                  59th to 110th St., from Central Park West to 5th Ave., New York City
                • Museum of Arts and Design
                  5000 ft
                  2 Columbus Circle, New York City
                • Time Warner Center
                  5100 ft
                  10 Columbus Circle, New York City
                • Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park, LLC_
                  5100 ft
                  147 West 35th Street, Suite 1505, New York City
                • Frick Collection
                  1.0 mi
                  1 E. 70th St., New York City

                Near the hotel

                • Top of the Rock Observation Deck
                  2000 ft
                  30 Rockefeller Center, New York City
                • St. Bartholomew's Church
                  300 ft
                  109 E. 50th St., New York City
                • Forbidden Broadway
                  900 ft
                  47th Street Theatre, New York City
                • Seagram Building
                  900 ft
                  375 Park Ave., New York City
                • St. Patrick's Cathedral
                  1100 ft
                  460 Madison Avenue, New York City
                • Austrian Cultural Forum
                  1400 ft
                  11 East 52nd Street, New York City
                • Grand Central Terminal
                  2000 ft
                  42nd Street and Park Avenue, New York City

                Restaurants Nearby

                • Smith & Wollensky - New York City

                  60% likes this, based on 709 reviews
                  Cuisine: Steakhouse
                  Price Range: USD 40 - USD 60

                  600 ft
                  797 Third Avenue

                  Phone: 212-753-1530

                • The National

                  64% likes this, based on 283 reviews
                  Cuisine: American
                  Price Range: USD 20 - USD 40

                  100 ft
                  557 Lexington Ave at 50th Street

                  Phone: 212-715-2400

                • Bull & Bear Steakhouse

                  72% likes this, based on 329 reviews
                  Cuisine: Steakhouse
                  Price Range: USD 25 - USD 75

                  300 ft
                  570 Lexington Avenue

                  Phone: 212-872-1275

                • New York Luncheonette

                  63% likes this, based on 193 reviews
                  Cuisine: American

                  200 ft
                  135 East 50th Street

                  Phone: 212-838-0165

                • Starbucks

                  86% likes this, based on 15 reviews

                  100 ft
                  560 Lexington Ave

                  Phone: (212) 751-2937

                Getting there.

                By New York MTA (Subway) take the 6 train to 51st Street stop and walk one block to the hotel entrance.

                From LaGuardia Airport (LGA) it will take you 25-30 minutes by taxi or town car service to get to the hotel.

                From John F. Kennedy (JFK) Airport it will take some 30-45 minutes by taxi or town car service.

                From Newark Liberty International (EWR) Airport it will take 50 – 60 minutes by car or town car service.

                Getting around.

                The nearest heliports are New York East 34th St Heliport Airport 1.3km, New York West 30th St Heliport Airport 3km, NYC Central Park Airport 3km, New York East 60th Street H/P Airport 4.9km and New York, NY Downtown Manhattan H/p Airport 6.9km.

                Valet parking is available on site.

                The Benjamin Reviews

                Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at The Benjamin

                Average guest rating

                8.0
                out of 10
                Excellent
                Based on 302 reviews

                Rating by category:

                Rooms
                7.7
                Value
                8.0
                Dining
                5.1
                Service
                7.2
                Location
                8.8

                Individual guest reviews

                • Single

                  It was at a great location and nice room.

                  My husband's past experience with the Benjamin was that it was a great small midtown hotel. He remembered that it had a beautiful lobby, a great and attentive staff and everything was positive in every way. We selected it for my first return to NYC in 13 years - this kind of trip is a great rarity for us. The Benjamin was a huge disappointment. The fact that the hotel was under major construciton was never disclosed - the entire lobby was ripped out - ugly, not at all nice. The concierge and doorman were not always available when needed. The staff failed to give me a wakeup as requested on my departure day making me almost late for my flight. I was very disappointed and will not return. The Benjamin is most definitely off our list of NY hotels. Receiving no warning about the disruptive lobby construction, under the circumstances, made us feel that we were misled about the quality that we could expect. It was a huge disappointment.

                  • Average rating
                    5.0
                • Family with children

                  The hotel is superbly located near the 5th ave shops, the subway station and good restaurants. Highly recomended if you like to relax in comfort and luxury for a reasonable rate. The room was huge and thr bathroom also. Great for my older teens who could walk around on their own to Apple or 5th. The staff, concierge are polite and very helpful. Will definitely stay there again !

                  In the room the furniture needs a little updating and sprucing up. And a little more attention to gym hygiene and maintainence. The spa is closed for a while and you should let people knowin advance. Otherwise...superb!

                  • Average rating
                    8.8
                • Couple

                  The location is good. 10-15 min. walk to Times Square.

                  The door to the room were only a visual protection. We could easily hear the neighbours chattering and watching TV.

                  • Average rating
                    6.6
                • Family with children

                  Great room and location

                  Problems with elevator, room service, television, spa

                  • Average rating
                    7.4
                • Family with children

                  location

                  problem with internet and small bathroom in room 2003

                  • Average rating
                    6.6
                • Older travelers

                  Location to grand central,rooms were wonderful, beds comfrtable

                  • Average rating
                    10.0
                • Group of friends

                  Great idea to have microwaves/refrigerator/silverware in the rooms! I have stayed in many nyc hotels and have not seen this before. Great location, friendly staff!

                  Elevators were kind of slow and often had to wait for them frequently

                  • Average rating
                    9.2
                • Family with children

                  Loved the location, very friendly, personal hotel- not complicated!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

                  • Average rating
                    8.2
                • Single

                  Location. Clean room.

                  This hotel has quite some way to go before becoming a 5-star institution. It's clean but approach to service may use quite some improvement. You won't find a pair of sleepers or a shoeshine cloth when you need them - you have to call the concierge for this. You won't find a list of dialing instructions handy and have to call the concierge again to figure our how to make a call. The list of call rates is right there on the desk though ($15.99 the first minute and about $7.99 each additional for international calls). The concierge will accept a package delivery for you and promise to deliver it to your room but won't until you call her and inquire about your package. Whichever direct dial button on the telephone you use (restaurant, concierge, etc.) it will always take you to the Reception and you'll need to explain which service you tried to reach. The telephones are also pretty old and unpleasant. Pay-TV or music tv won't work when you need it... Thanks, but I'm not longing to return.

                  • Average rating
                    7.4
                • Family with children

                  Booked a 1 bedroom suite for a family of 4 and had an extra bed put in living room which worked well

                  • Average rating
                    7.4
                • Group of friends

                  I think the price of the hotel was great, especially because of it's location! It also was very beautiful with alot of personality!

                  • Average rating
                    9.2
                • Group of friends

                  hotel staff

                  Yes, I didn't like bad bed (sofa bed) it was criminal to sleep there

                  • Average rating
                    7.0
                • Older travelers

                  The location is ideal at Lexington and 50th.easy access to Park, shopping, museums, great restaurants, and subway.

                  • Average rating
                    10.0
                • Couple

                  Great service, kind people. Good rooms.

                  The elevators where always ocuppied and they did repairs on a Monday morning.

                  • Average rating
                    8.8
                • Family with children

                  At "The Benjamin" I was able to run all my errands, shop and eat with no problem. I slept very comfortably, and the hotel staff were very warm and helpful. It will always be my choice in nyc.

                  • Average rating
                    7.4
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