Hotel 48LEX New York

Midtown, New York

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 plus tax per day (payable locally and subject to change).

This hotel has a resort fee of $40 plus tax per room, per day (payable locally, subject to change).

Resort fee includes use of the following amenities - ​​​Daily light contemporary breakfast served in The Lounge - ​All-day gourmet coffee and teas by request - available in The Lounge or on-the-go - Afternoon tea featuring London-based Newby Teas, served in The Lounge daily from 3:00-6:00pm - Evening wine and cheese reception featuring Sommelier-selected pairings - Access to all amenities of The Lounge - ​Evening turndown service (on request) - Bottled water in-room - Premium Wi-Fi access​ - Resort fee, tax and inclusions are subject to change - please see hotel check-in for current inclusions available to you upon arrival.

*Denotes local charge.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating They deserve 3 1/2

Jan 25, 2020 Lara R Lecco, Italy

I really have mixed feelings about this hotel. I stayed at 48Lex for a week during our Christmas holidays in NYC, with my parents. We booked 2 premier king salon rooms. Pros. The rooms were really huge for NYC standards, modern, with a big bathroom and a kitchen, and very comfortable beds. NYC streets noise was not a problem at all (btw, we were… Read more
I really have mixed feelings about this hotel. I stayed at 48Lex for a week during our Christmas holidays in NYC, with my parents. We booked 2 premier king salon rooms. Pros. The rooms were really huge for NYC standards, modern, with a big bathroom and a kitchen, and very comfortable beds. NYC streets noise was not a problem at all (btw, we were on the 20th and 22nd floors): and this is something you should definitely consider since the city is really loud. Good cleaning. Location is also very good: far enough to escape the craziness of Times Square but close enough to walk to Central Park, Fifth Ave, and other "touristy" places. Cons. We had 3 major issues during our stay. First one: we had a prepaid reservation (via booking.com) but at check-in, the employee couldn't find the payment even though we had a printed copy of the reservation clearly stating "PAID". So, dead tired after a 10 hr flight, to have access to our rooms, we had to pay the whole amount again + the deposit which was a lot of money. Once I got into my room I called booking.com customer service, they called the hotel and after 5 mins everything was cleared: the hotel had, in fact, already got the money, they just "couldn't see it". So we had to ask for our money back which took a few days since they had already charged our credit cards. Not a nice way to start our holidays... Second problem: the constant maintenance of the elevators. This 20+ story high building has only 2 elevators, or I should say 1 since, during our 8 nights stay, one would be out of service. In the morning we would wait 10-15 minutes for it. I completely understand and agree that safety must come first. But out of 8 days there, 7 were with only one operating elevator. Third issue. Breakfast. The complimentary breakfast was fair. The big problem was that finding a place to sit was really difficult since there's no real restaurant. And also, it took forever for the staff to replenish finished food. I must say, all the employees try hard to satisfy guests. But having the receptionists cleaning plates or making coffee is definitely not a good idea. Hire more staff!!! Overall, the experience was good especially because of the super nice rooms. And I'd probably stay there again. But there's a lot to be improved. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating The Lounge!

Jan 22, 2020 mikeballardre Corona, California

The room was nice but on the small side. My main complaint is the lounge... The evening wine and cheese was a little disappointing. The wine selection was poor, there's a charge for a beer or even a coke! The lounge closed for breakfast at 9am on Monday! On vacation I don't to be forced to get up early! Breakfast is until 11am every where!… Read more
The room was nice but on the small side. My main complaint is the lounge... The evening wine and cheese was a little disappointing. The wine selection was poor, there's a charge for a beer or even a coke! The lounge closed for breakfast at 9am on Monday! On vacation I don't to be forced to get up early! Breakfast is until 11am every where! Especially after paying $40 a day for the right to have breakfast! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Fabulous

Jan 19, 2020 SavvyTravelerEight

Had a wonderful one night stay here before heading out to another business trip. I had the suite on the 22nd floor that was filled with Windows overlooking the city. Special thanks to PEDRO for hooking me up as he knew I was a picky traveler who was sensitive to small spaces. The living room and the suite bedroom were very spacious. The room was… Read more
Had a wonderful one night stay here before heading out to another business trip. I had the suite on the 22nd floor that was filled with Windows overlooking the city. Special thanks to PEDRO for hooking me up as he knew I was a picky traveler who was sensitive to small spaces. The living room and the suite bedroom were very spacious. The room was clean and the bathroom shower was a decent size too. The 22nd floor was quiet as well which was an added bonus for NYC. I highly recommend for business trips or for leisure. The gym is 24 hours too which is an added bonus! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Fantastic Hotel

Jan 19, 2020 C D New York City, New York

Had a one night staycation in the Central Suite. Wonderful immediate impression with the offer of a hot Irish coffee welcome drink. The good times kept coming with the complimentary wine and cheese happy hour and plentiful continental breakfast. The liberal pet policy was also appreciated. Room was spacious and the bathroom products were a nice… Read more
Had a one night staycation in the Central Suite. Wonderful immediate impression with the offer of a hot Irish coffee welcome drink. The good times kept coming with the complimentary wine and cheese happy hour and plentiful continental breakfast. The liberal pet policy was also appreciated. Room was spacious and the bathroom products were a nice touch. The room had it’s own private terrace, which was lovely. However it was a little noisy at night (but that’s New York for you). Would 100% recommend and look forward to returning. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Too expensive for the service

Jan 16, 2020 MarceloGraziano

The Hotel location is fine. However, breakfast time ends too early (9:00am). The Fitness center structure is not adequate. Very expensive tourist tax rate per night made the cost benefit rate very unfavorable.