Hotel 48LEX New York

New York, USA

The hotel

As its name gives away, Hotel 48LEX sits on the corner of Lexington Avenue and 48th Street, in the thick of Midtown Manhattan’s social and sightseeing scenes. But the name doesn’t give away all its attractions. A deluxe four diamond urban sanctuary, your chic guest room’s designed to feel like a Manhattan apartment, dressed in muted charcoals and cloud whites, complete with silver linings. Inside your residential-style lodgings, essentials like a kitchenette are accompanied by luxuries like floor-to-ceiling city views, pantries with Dean & DeLuca goodies, and free PressReader access. Tearing yourself from your ‘apartment’ rewards you with complimentary breakfasts and wine and artisanal cheese receptions in The Lounge, with its cool cocktail bar; and modern American bistro dishes at Lexington Brass, whose famous brunches feature a ‘Make your own Bloody Mary’ bar.

Amenities

  • Room Service
  • Valet parking
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Laundry Service
  • Internet Access
  • Restaurant

Where is it

On the corner of Lexington Avenue and 48th Street, just a short walk from 5th Avenue’s shopping, Central Park’s peace, Times Square and Broadway’s theatre scene, and many of Midtown Manhattan’s most popular museums and landmarks.

Hotel information

116 rooms and suites. All with floor-to-ceiling windows with city views, 37” flatscreen TV, complimentary WiFi, telephone, kitchenette, safe, hairdryer, iron and board, and bathrobes and slippers. Queen Salon Rooms are 330 sq ft with floor-to-ceiling windows and city views have 1 queen-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Complimentary breakfast. The Lounge (light snacks, fruit, coffees and cocktails, complimentary evening wine and artisanal cheese receptions). Lexington Brass (American bistro, farm-to-table menu, brunches). Room service*. Fitness centre (24-hour). Complimentary WiFi. Concierge. Laundry/dry-cleaning service*. Valet parking from $70 plua tax per day (payable locally and subject to change).

*Denotes local charge.

Rating summary

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Traveller rating

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great hotel with super helpful staff

Jul 22, 2019 TravelGrl404

48 Lex is a wonderful botique hotel and the front staff were excellent. Destiny even quickly came to my room when I had an issues with the WiFi (that was operator error on my part) and solved the problem. Morning breakfast was perfect.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Amazing little hotel perfect for a New York City getaway!

Jul 22, 2019 jeriesguerra Toronto, Canada

My SO and I stayed here for the weekend for our 5th anniversary and the hotel staff was nice enough to leave a cute little message and some fruits in our room! The decor is perfect - modern, chic looking, clean, etc. The hotel is also in a perfect location! Elevators did have some problems at some points, but overall, amazing stay!
Image of the Tripadvisor rating F!*@ Great!

Jul 21, 2019 AlanFlaneur Hong Kong, China

Stayed a night at 48L primarily as a reality check on my usual go-to place. I am in the city most weekends and happy with my habits but change is a good thing, right? 48L falls into the gray area between boutique hotel and serviced apartment. My 2-room King Deluxe was spacious with a full living room and a separate bedroom with a wall-mounted… Read more
Stayed a night at 48L primarily as a reality check on my usual go-to place. I am in the city most weekends and happy with my habits but change is a good thing, right? 48L falls into the gray area between boutique hotel and serviced apartment. My 2-room King Deluxe was spacious with a full living room and a separate bedroom with a wall-mounted flat tv in each. Very attractive modern fresh design attributes, a good-sized bathroom w step-in shower (fully enclosed), and full minibar. The latter shows unusual creativity (and trust) with a wall wine rack holding 5 half bottles of reds and whites that are carefully curated - no bs wines these. Also half bottles of Macallan and Grey Goose. Snack assortment well beyond the kind of statement more typically provided by the trite combo of Snickers and Lays - but for a self-imposed aversion to packaged snacks, I’d happily add some snackage pounds. If your plastic can support it, you can hole up nicely with these offerings. Add the Nespresso machine and there’s a real sense of home in this room. Mini-bar exceptionalism is not typically found at this moderately-priced end of the hotel spectrum. Unrelated but with lobby access, Lexington Brass provides quality restaurant and bar services. The mimosa and bloody mary menus raise the 48L experience to the sublime. Minimal reception is vastly enhanced by excellent customer service from the likes of Tiffany and team. Overall a fantastic stay and value, and a reality check that shook things up in a very good and welcome way. Read less
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Jul 19, 2019 eao2019 Toronto, Canada

This was our fourth time staying at Hotel 48Lex. The Hotel is great and the staff are friendly, professional and extremely helpful. We would recommend Hotel 48Lex and definitely intend on returning in the future.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great hotel and service!

Jul 18, 2019 BillA3516

The room was amazing. We had coffee on our terrace in the AM. We forgot to call ahead for our car, even though the front desk told us when we checked in. And while we were waiting they offered we go to the lounge and have a glass of wine. Xiara even carried our baggage to the lounge and then back to the car for us. Exemplary service! Thank… Read more
The room was amazing. We had coffee on our terrace in the AM. We forgot to call ahead for our car, even though the front desk told us when we checked in. And while we were waiting they offered we go to the lounge and have a glass of wine. Xiara even carried our baggage to the lounge and then back to the car for us. Exemplary service! Thank you Xiara M. for making our stay memorable. Read less